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The Values that Guide SIM's Work Around the World

SIM’s core values bind us together and guide us in our work of responding to need, proclaiming the gospel and equipping the Church. Grounded in the Scriptures, these values represent our collective priorities as an organization of 4,000+ workers from 65 nations, working in over 70 countries worldwide.

committed to biblical truth

We are committed to biblical truth and joyfully affirm historic, evangelical Christianity. With courage, we declare to the nations the good news of new life in Jesus Christ.

dependent on god

By prayer and in faith we depend on God for the provision of all our needs. We will demonstrate diligence, integrity, sharing and accountability in cultivating and using the resources God provides.

a people of prayer

Prayer is foundational in our life and ministry. By prayer we praise God, seek His direction, request resources, and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our ministries.

mission focused

We are committed to the urgent and unfinished task of making disciples of Jesus Christ in all nations. In doing this, we desire to work in loving, trusting, and interdependent relationships with churches and other partners who share our vision.

church centered

We are committed to being a mission organization that begins, nurtures, and equips churches to be the expression of Christ in their communities and to reach out with cross-cultural missionary vision and action.

concerned about human needs

We humbly acknowledge that the ultimate human need is to know God. We also believe that he has called us to compassionate, holistic service in this broken world by alleviating suffering, fostering development, and effecting change in society.

a christ-like community

We desire to be a transforming community dedicated to becoming like Christ in love, servanthood, holiness, and obedience to the Father. We believe that following Christ’s example means sacrifice, sometimes hardship, and perhaps even death.

a learning, growing community

We believe in the worth and giftedness of each person in SIM and of those we seek to serve. We practice the giving and receiving of discipleship, life-long learning, consultative leadership, mutual development and training as enduring disciplines.

strengthened through diversity

We are intentionally interdenominational, international and multiethnic. We believe this expresses the unity of the body of Christ in the world. We believe we will be more effective in ministry as we incorporate the richness of cultural diversity in SIM and celebrate our oneness in Christ.

responsive to our times

We will respond with creativity and courage to evolving needs and opportunities under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To be effective and relevant, our ministries, priorities and structures are subject to ongoing evaluation and adaptation.

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