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Making disciples among the unreached
     

Albanian Ministries

People Groups
Albanians
Major Religions
Islam
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry
SEND workers focus on Albanian families, many of whom have experienced war and loss in recent years and identify themselves as Muslim. SEND engages these families through village outreach, outdoor adventure and English camps, youth ministry, university outreach, Bible studies, sports and TESOL, and community health.
Spiritual Climate
Albanians tend to have a high Islamic identity but do very little to practice their religion. However they are slowly and quietly responding to the gospel, particularly through the camps, and discipling these new believers is vital to their growth process.
Team Goals
SEND’s ministries in this part of the world began in 1993 when short-term teams of farmers answered the government’s call for help to retrain local farmers after the commune system failed. SEND workers have continued to cultivate close relationships and are free to engage people with the gospel in respectful ways.

Central Asia

People Groups
Muslims living in Central Asia
Major Religions
Islam
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry
We bring the message of Jesus to address felt needs, make disciples, and help develop fellowship groups and church networks among Muslims peoples in Central Asia. SEND works with evangelical churches, when they exist, to help them develop ministry and church planting among Muslims. SEND also partners with other agencies to provide personnel in administration, education, health and development. SEND’s goal is to create great commission believers who will reach their neighbors, other people groups, and neighboring countries.
Spiritual Climate
Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea to China. It is called the “stans” for the countries ending in “stan” meaning “land of.” Historically, Central Asia has been closely tied to its nomadic peoples and the Silk Road, acting as a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe and Asia. It is the home of many unreached Muslim peoples but also a significant Slavic population. Russian is the trade language for many of these countries.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Central Asia will:
  • Train and mentor leaders for effective ministry
  • Launch new fellowship groups
  • Enlarge camp and club ministry for children and youth
  • Facilitate English training for all ages in order to build bridges to the gospel
  • Partner with existing agencies in health, development, and education

China

People Groups
Tibetan Buddhists, Yi, Hakka
Major Religions
Ethnic religions, Buddhism, Non-religious
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry
SEND targets the unreached peoples of China. As many young adults leave the villages to find work, SEND seeks to evangelize these minority peoples in major cities, disciple, and train them in partnership with local believers. SEND workers then mentor them as they return to their villages to reach extended family and friends who are totally outside the reach of the gospel.
Spiritual Climate
In a culture of rapid economic and social change, families are being torn apart as the young adults leave home in search of work, often returning only once a year. Grandparents raise grandchildren without their parents. Young adults are marked with a general sense ofpurposelessness, loneliness, and lack of direction. Jobs are scarce and don’t pay much.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND China will engage work among five unreached people groups in order to see thriving bodies of believers.

India

People Groups
Home to 2,152 people groups, over 350 of whom are unreached Muslim groups.
Major Religions
Islam
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SEND’s Ministry
SEND workers, in partnership with a sister organization, will engage Indian Muslims by building bridges of friendship and understanding. The team will work with a local church and partner agency to use literacy, micro-finance, and community health and development to minister in communities and connect Muslims to Jesus. SEND’s goal is to create Great Commission believers who will reach their neighbors, other people groups, and neighboring countries.
Spiritual Climate
95% of India’s population is part of an unreached people group and these groups speak 1,500 different languages. How will they respond to the gospel if they have never heard it? Currently, India only has seven missionaries per million people. The Indian church and missionaries need more help to effectively communicate the gospel.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND India will:
  • Recruit people willing to learn a new language
  • Seek to establish a spiritual reputation in local neighborhoods
  • Follow social networks in sharing the gospel
  • Use stories to present the gospel
  • Sensitively but courageously seek to gather people together for worship

Macedonia

People Groups
Slavic Macedonians & Muslim Minorities (Albanian and Roma)
Major Religions
Macedonian Orthodox, Islam
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SEND’s Ministry

SEND has established a church in one of the fastest-growing suburbs of the capital city, and national leadership has taken responsibility for the ministry. Sports ministry, language classes, and Business as Mission initiatives are key platforms for building relationships and sharing the gospel. A second church is being planted, a third one is in early stages and a fourth one is preparing for launch.

SEND Macedonia needs:

  • people who love Christ - who want to share Jesus with others and devote their time and efforst to Him
  • people who love people - who love to connect, spend time, and invest in the lives of others
  • people with grit - who persevere, have passion, and are courageous
Spiritual Climate
Macedonia’s Eastern Orthodox heritage gives many a false sense of Christian identity based on a complex system of rituals, saints, and religious holidays.  This system often serves as a kind of vaccine, making people resistant to the life-giving gospel which is obscured or even absent in the traditional church.  Many Macedonians go through religious motions while espousing the atheism pushed on them during communist rule.
Team Goals

2020 Vision

By the year 2020, SEND Macedonia hopes to:

  • Mobilize 1,000 prayer partners for our Muslim ministry
  • Be joined by 20 new SEND missionaries
  • Establish 5 new kingdom businesses
  • Begin 4 new church plants
  • Build 1 new church building
To join the 2020 prayer team, contact the Macedonia Area Director.

Middle East

People Groups
Middle Eastern Peoples
Major Religions
Islam
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SEND’s Ministry
How will almost 1.5 billion Muslims respond to the gospel if they have never heard it? If their view of the Bible is distorted and they think everything in the West is Christian? The Church must step up and explain the truth clearly, but with gentleness, love and compassion. The Church needs to send its best to live incarnational lives among Muslims.
Spiritual Climate
The unreached live in difficult places to reach, both physically and spiritually. To touch them we must trust Jesus to guide and sustain, be creative to find open doors, and be considerate of other ways of living. Being alert and sensitive to differences will aid in sharing the Good News with them, but the most important thing is to love Muslims as Christ loved us.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Middle East will:
  • Seek to communicate a culturally relevant biblical message in the heart language of Muslim people in the Middle East
  • Share the gospel in biblical stories
  • Develop leaders in ways that fit the local context

Russia

People Groups
Russians from unengaged regions and levels of society; Unreached people groups living in Russia
Major Religions
Islam, Russian Orthodox, Tibetan Buddhist
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry

Ethnic Russians — along with over 100 minority people groups across Russia’s vast territory — are unreached. In partnership with local believers, our teams endeavor to engage unreached people groups with the gospel and with the goal of starting reproducing gatherings of believers. We are excited to see God open doors of ministry in new locations and among new unreached groups. Click here to find a prayer guide for unreached people groups in Russia.

Spiritual Climate

Vast regions of Russia have no gospel witness. About two-thirds of the Russian population identifies with the culturally and politically strong, but spiritually weak, Russian Orthodox Church. Evangelical Christians remain a small percentage of the population (less than 2%), while Islam is Russia’s fastest-growing religion. Russia’s legacy of atheistic communism created a spiritual vacuum, with people attempting to fill their emptiness with wealth, sex, and other material pursuits. As a result, Russia suffers from rampant social problems including high suicide rates, human trafficking, alcoholism, drug use, and HIV. In this spiritual climate, SEND seeks to bring the light of the gospel to unreached places and partner with local believers to start new churches.

Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Russia will:
  • Provide theological education to local leaders
  • Plant new gatherings of believers among unreached people groups
  • Explore engagement with other unreached people groups
  • Equip believers in church planting and cross-cultural ministries
  • Reach youth through camping ministries
  • Disciple believers and strengthen families
  • Teach English for evangelism
  • Engage international students on college campuses
  • Work with teenage orphans who are aging out of the system

Would you be a good fit for this team?

SEND Russia needs:

  • People who love Christ – who have a growing relationship with him, who want to share their faith in Christ with others, who want to give their lives in service to him
  • People who love others – who love to build relationships (through many different means) for the purpose of sharing the gospel and teaching biblical truths
  • People with character – who are flexible, persevering, purposeful, and courageous servants of Christ

South Asia

People Groups
Muslims
Major Religions
Islam
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SEND’s Ministry
SEND workers engage South Asian Muslims by building bridges of friendship and understanding. Through partnerships, the team uses medical services, literacy, and community health and development to minister in communities and connect Muslims to Jesus. SEND’s goal is to create Great Commission believers who will reach their neighbors, other people groups, and neighboring countries.
Spiritual Climate
80% of Muslims don’t even know a Christian, let alone have a Christian friend with whom they could raise spiritual questions. How will they respond to the gospel if they have never heard it?  The Church must step up and explain the truth clearly, but with gentleness, love and compassion. The Church needs to send its best to live incarnational lives among Muslims.
Team Goals
In the next five years, South Asia will:
  • Recruit people willing to learn a new language
  • Seek to establish a spiritual reputation in local neighborhoods
  • Follow social networks in sharing the gospel
  • Use stories to present the gospel
  • Sensitively but courageously seek to gather people together for worship

Southeast Asia

People Groups
Muslims
Major Religions
Islam
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SEND’s Ministry

How will hundreds of millions of Southeast Asian Muslims respond to the gospel if they have never heard it? If their view of the Bible is distorted and they think everything in the West is Christian? The Church must step up and explain the truth clearly, but with gentleness, love and compassion. The Church needs to send its best to live incarnational lives among Muslims.

Spiritual Climate

The Southeast Asia team focuses on Muslim people who were first introduced to Islam by Arab traders nearly 1,000 years ago. They are disadvantaged and poor, often living on the fringes of land taken from them by immigrants from the north. The team uses agricultural training, literacy, tutoring, community health and development, education, and more to minister at universities and in communities and to build bridges to Jesus.

Team Goals
In the next five years, Southeast Asia ministries will:
  • Seek to communicate a culturally relevant biblical message in the heart language of local Muslim peoples
  • Share the gospel in biblical stories
  • Develop leaders in ways that fit the local context
  • Develop healthy families of faith that initiate Disciple Making Movements

Would YOU be a good fit for this team?

The Southeast Asia team is looking for committedhard-workingresilient people who maintain a close walk with Jesus and display a passionate desire to see more Muslims following Jesus. Candidates should demonstrate a genuine love for people and intentionality in their time, skills, and conversations, in order to bring a Kingdom perspective of holistic ministry into the context of daily life and trusting relationships. They should be flexible learnerswilling to live simply in order to identify with our Muslim friends. 

If you love Jesus, enjoy building relationships, and have a passion for Muslims and for storytelling, you would be a great fit for this team! 

 

 

Spain

People Groups
Spaniards, Immigrants from: Latin America, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa
Major Religions
Roman Catholicism, Islam
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry

Most evangelical churches in Spain are small, have few resources, and outreach is slow. The SEND Spain team partners with local churches to help train leaders and look for opportunities to plug Spaniards into ministry. Mobilizing and training youth leaders is a big need to reach the next generation.

Spiritual Climate
Spain is at a crossroads: still recovering from economic crisis while moving from a long history of cultural religion to a modern culture of secularism and materialism.  There is not much hope for the future.  True hope in Jesus Christ is shared through relationships built on time and trust.  Social assistance, English conversation, and sports ministry create contact points for church planting.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Spain will:
  • Equip all SEND ministry sites to full function teams
  • Mobilize five Spaniards into ministry (in or out of Spain)
  • Establish one Muslim ministry team in Spain
  • Establish two MDE initiatives
  • Establish a Resource Training Program with at least six events per year (e.g. children’s ministry, youth leadership, marriage enrichment, pastoral training, evangelism, counseling, and missions)

Ukraine

People Groups
Ukrainians, International students
Major Religions
Ukrainian Orthodox
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SEND’s Ministry
A decade-long vision is being realized as Ukrainian churches are ready to send missionaries. Both short-term and long-term Ukrainian missionaries are going to Central Asia, Russia and beyond. This mission movement is young and needs training, guidance, support, and member care.
Spiritual Climate
The evangelical church in Ukraine is strong in many cities and regions but some areas are less than 1% evangelical. Ukraine is also home to over a million people from 30+ unreached people groups. Because the soil is hard in these places, the existing churches tend to go where the gospel more easily takes root. The Ukrainian church needs vision and a model for reaching these areas.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Ukraine will:
  • Develop a church-based theological education program to supplement traditional theological education
  • Launch a church-planting work in a major unreached people group
  • Start a strategic new church plant among Ukrainians in an unreached region
  • Decide the best missionary-sending platform for the Ukrainian evangelical church and participate in its formation
  • Expand ministry to the marginalized as a stimulus to Ukrainian churches

New York City

People Groups
Pakistani, Bengali, Yemeni, Albanian, West African, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian and Turkish
Major Religions
Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry

Thousands of internationals from least-evangelized countries come to New York City every year for business, education and political service.  Our vision is to see reproducing churches planted among the 52 unreached people groups of New York City and the 6,500 unreached people groups that remain in the world today. Currently there are five community-based teams reaching out to unreached people in their neighborhoods. We also have teams working with international students at a variety of campuses throughout the city. We focus on making disciples among these people and training them to start reproducing churches when they return to their home countries. 

Spiritual Climate

Many of the immigrants that we work with are very open to talk about spiritual things, though they come from very different religious backgrounds. 

This graph shows the number of people (left) and people groups (right) living in New York City who are followers of these religions. 
Unreached people groups in New York City

Team Goals

Our goal is to see unreached people reached with the gospel through Discovery Bible Studies which will then become reproducible house churches that spread throughout the community as well as in their home countries.

Atlanta

People Groups
Refugees and immigrants from South and Central Asia, Middle East, and Africa
Major Religions
Islam, Hinduism
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SEND’s Ministry
Every year, thousands of refugees and new immigrants enter the US. For many, Atlanta becomes their new home.  Our vision is to share the love of Christ with these people and see reproducing churches established within their communities both here and abroad.  Currently our team is reaching out to South Asians in a variety of ways as they help these new neighbors get established in America.  The team is also beginning to see some join them in Bible studies to explore who Jesus is.
Spiritual Climate
Many of the immigrants that we work with are very open to talk about spiritual things, though they come from very different religious backgrounds.
Team Goals
Our ambition is to love people deeply, help them explore who Jesus is, and see culturally appropriate churches develop that can reproduce themselves.  We also desire to be a catalytic presence to churches in the area by offering them opportunities to serve and share the gospel with the many refugees and immigrants in their area.

Muslim Ministries

People Groups
Muslims in the Balkans, Atlanta, Central Asia, China, India, Macedonia, Middle East, New York City, Russia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Spain, Ukraine
Major Religions
Islam
Videos
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SEND’s Ministry

We bring the Hope & Light of Jesus to make disciples, plant churches and help develop church networks among Muslim peoples. We often start by addressing felt needs through projects such as improving literacy, micro-finance, medical clinics, and community health and development — all in order to build bridges of trust into communities. We believe we must explain the truth clearly, but with gentleness, love and compassion. 

Learn more on our SEND Hope and Light page. 

Spiritual Climate

We share our planet with about 1.7 billion Muslim people. Naturally, such a large group represents amazing diversity. There are regional, cultural and language differences.  Some are deeply committed to their faith. Others are more nominal or practice a version of Islam that also incorporates folk religion. Some are refugees who have recently fled violence committed in the name of religion and, as a result, are questioning their faith. Some hear stories of Abraham and recognize Truth. Others dream of Jesus and ask to study his Word. Many see prayers in Jesus’ name answered and want to understand the source of his power. Because God is at work, “we are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history,” says author David Garrison. 

Team Goals
  • Mobilize 40 new workers for ministry to Muslims by the end of 2017.
  • Encourage prayer for the unreached Muslim population.
  • Urge the church to realize the need to reach out to Muslims.
  • Share with the church the encouraging response of Muslims coming to faith.
  • Build bridges into unreached Muslim areas.
  • See new disciples raised up in the Muslim world.
  • Model disciples reaching out to disciple others — and see others go on to use this model.
  • See new churches started and reaching out to others. 

Opportunities in Muslim Ministries

NYC: Seed Weeks
Needed:
Join International Project (SEND’s partner in NYC) for a week of abundant gospel sowing...
Country: Muslim Ministries, New York City, United States
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Disciple-Making Movement Worker among...
Needed:
Resilient, focused, hard-working mid and long-term workers with a passion for seeing Muslims...
Country: Asia, China, East Asia, Muslim Ministries
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years)
Language & Culture Learner - China
Needed:
Resilient, focused, hard-working short and mid-term workers with a passion for seeing...
Country: Asia, China, East Asia, Muslim Ministries
Term: Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)

Project in Muslim Ministries