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:
By the year 2020, SEND Macedonia hopes to:
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.
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.
SEND Russia needs:
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.
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.
The Southeast Asia team is looking for committed, hard-working, resilient 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 learners, willing 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.