Our field partner in Ethiopia wrote to say that the sheer number of people in Addis Ababa can feel overwhelming, even suffocating, but he sees all of these people and recognizes that, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few." Join him in praying to "the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Without you, this work would not be possible.
Thank you from everyone at Global Teams!
|Global Teams Prayer Day
|Thursday, April 2|
|North America Events
|Saturday, May 2|
|Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana|
Global Teams International (GT) was founded as a Christian missionary agency in 1983. In the year 2000, it became clear that our particular calling is to work with people groups who have not yet been reached with the Gospel (unreached people groups). This would be accomplished through multi-national teams as increasing numbers of believers from Africa, Latin America, and Asia joined GT as missionaries.
Global Teams has grown to be 19 worldwide bases which are training and sending 400 missionaries from 25 nations to work within 149 unreached people groups where 35 self-propagating Movements to Christ have emerged among Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and others. In just two of these Movements, Global Teams has access to 1/3 of the world’s Muslim population. The vision of Global Teams “to see the heart of Christ in the skin of every culture,” is rooted in Biblical truth as found in John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” As a result of this approach, we see Movements to Christ emerging in forms and expressions that fit the culture of the people and enable the Gospel to flow and spread like yeast in the dough.
Global Teams reaches people for Christ right where we find them. God ordained the nations into which all people are born, therefore we honor folks and learn how they think, live, work and play. Knowing that God goes in front of us to all people, we look and listen for how He is already at work and follow the Holy Spirit, building trust and earning the privilege of extending the Gospel of Christ to them.
Global Teams plants churches into existing family and social networks. We build upon the cornerstones of family and community for the spread of the Gospel. New believers immediately go back to their families and communities to share their faith. As whole families and communities come to Christ, existing social and family relationships are preserved and become a Movement to Christ. Like yeast in the dough, faith multiplies rapidly and the Movement quickly becomes self-sustaining. Through careful study of the Bible, a worship style is developed that will allow this Movement to Christ to continue to identify with their own culture and people group.