Our teams in the Middle East are seeing lives and communities transformed by the power of God with some of the most unreached and unengaged populations in the world. Whether through a thriving business platform or at the other end of the spectrum, serving Syrian refugees, our desire is to see integrated community transformation become a reality throughout the Middle East.
We’re especially focused on working alongside:
- Unreached and Unengaged Muslims
- Disadvantaged Communities
anchors we've identified for greater impact
Pursue greater dependence on the Spirit
...by growing in spiritual listening skills, fasting, and prayer. Together we’ll trust Jesus for breakthroughs of his Kingdom in our communities.
Mobilize more field staff
Using a three-pronged approach:
- Send more people to our existing teams so by 2017 no location has just a single unit
- Establish multiple community sites within a day’s drive of each other to create Community Clusters in countries where we serve
- Launch new ministries to the unengaged in new countries
*This approach strengthens our work in this area because it is healthier for staff, helps reduce attrition, provides depth of leadership, facilitates cross-training, and brings expertise and larger impact within each people group.
Advance disciple-making movements (Jesus Movements)
...by developing and empowering indigenous leaders (Persons of Peace) for greater sustainability, multiplication, and ownership.
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.
Our vision is to see lives and communities transformed by the power of God.
The lives of Syrian refugees have been significantly impacted with an estimated four million displaced from their homeland. This has put their situation on the front pages of news agencies and social media debate. But who will be the hands and feet of Jesus to them? There are urgent medical needs, poverty, hunger and an inability to work.
Some of the most unengaged people of the 10/40 window have little access to freedom and forgiveness. People in extreme poverty who have never met a follower of Jesus, nor seen his way of life lived out in front of them, nor even within earshot! They have no access to fellowships in their area, little or no access to Scripture, nor access to relationships with believers. Join us in reaching the unreached of Central Asia.
We desire to provide access to food, freedom, and forgiveness in the communities we serve. With refugees, we’re meeting their medical and everyday needs as well as engaging them in Discovery Bible Studies. In communities with the unengaged, we’re seeing communities solve their clean water crisis by piping in water from fresh springs 5-7 kilometers away from the village, as the whole village comes together to change their situation.