The Asia-Pacific region, with half the world’s population – mega-countries like China and India, mega-cities, mega-economies, mega-religions, mega-unreached, mega-strongholds and mega-openness – challenges us to respond creatively to its mega-opportunities in planting, strengthening and partnering with churches, here and around the world.
Our diverse teams, ranging from Pakistan in the west, Mongolia in the north, Japan in the east and New Zealand-Australia in the south, are at the cutting edge of discipleship and leadership development, urban ministries, sports and business-based ministries, children and youth, and community development. We are intentionally listening to the voice of Asian and Pacific theologians and leaders. We want to respond strategically to justice issues, including natural and human disasters.
SIM sending countries, including newer sending contexts such as North-East India and Malaysia, are well placed to complement established ministries with innovative sending church initiatives. Change is a given; learning our posture; faithfulness and courage essential; grace our approach.
Together we envision appropriate, effective and biblically-based ministries and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region facilitated by a maturing, gracious leadership passionate about the whole gospel and with the capacity to maximise opportunities to fulfil the mission of Jesus in the world to advance God’s kingdom.