COMMITTED
Knowing that God’s will is for every tribe, tongue, and nation to worship Him alone, has given us a great burden for the hundreds of unreached people groups in India. This is why we’re COMMITTED to doing whatever it takes to make the redeeming story of Jesus available to them!

There are four major facets to what we’ve committed to do: Please click on a topic below to learn more.

1 - SENDING
Global missions is not just something that we do, but it is something that proceeds from who we are as the body of Christ. The church is missionary by nature.

“As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” John 20:21

Because so many millions are waiting to hear in India, we have committed to the call of sending disciples out from within the local church to go and share the message of redemption in Jesus with them. While we value our partnerships with other agencies and organizations, we fully recognize that Jesus is looking to His church to take the responsibility of sending.

For us this practically means:
1) preparing & training people to go
2) supporting them as much as possible financially
3) providing accountability & encouragement while they’re serving overseas
4) faithfully lifting them and their ministry up in prayer
5) helping with logistics
6) mobilizing others to visit and/or join them
7) helping them readjust when they return home

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:14


2 - PARTNERING
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” Philippians 1:3-5

Partnership is something we highly esteem and value. Our primary goal is to partner with Indian nationals who share our common vision to initiate church planting movements among people groups who have limited access to the Good News. Those who are more interested in reaching their community and region with the knowledge of God’s glory than they are to build up their own church or reputation are those we strategically partner with. Our heart and strategy is to come alongside them in life to life relationships to encourage, equip, and empower them to reach India for Jesus. We know that they are more effective at reaching their own people than we are, so we see ourselves as “catalysts” providing them with the tools and vision to get going on their own.

We are also very grateful for our partnerships with other local churches and organizations. We strive for unity and collaboration with those God has privileged us to work beside. Sending Team India is a part of what we call a “community of practice”. This means that, rather than being an island to ourselves and thinking we have everything right, we have consistent communication and sharpening with other sending churches, and cross-cultural workers who are putting global missions into practice. We follow a “best-practices” principle i.e. good practices are set aside and replaced by the “best-practices”.

3 - TRAINING

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Training is the main action step that our workers are engaged in. Once we’ve established partnerships with locals we begin training them in how to train others in four primary areas.

1) How to enter unreached areas
2) How to share their story and God’s story with them (Their testimony and the Gospel)
3) How to start a foundational discipleship process with them
4) How to start simple churches among them that are healthy and reproducing

Then, we help them develop local leaders and empower them with a passion and vision to send out disciples to other unreached areas. From start to finish we ask ourselves these questions, “is our training simple?” “is it effective?” “is it transferable/reproducible?” “is it sustainable without outside help and funds?” We base all of our training off of the foundational commands of Jesus, the principles of Jesus’ disciple-making process, and the common principles found in every known church planting movement.

4 - MULTIPLYING

Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply”. Genesis 1:28

So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. Acts 16:5

In all of our sending, partnering, and training we ask ourselves this question, “What is our end - vision or our final goal?” While we are humbled that God would use us to impact even one lost soul for Christ, we believe God’s heart and vision for the unreached in India is greater than ours.

Our end-vision is that a vast multitude from every Indian tribe, region, and language would know and worship Jesus as Lord! When we sit down and consider the population of unreached people in India, it seems almost impossible to reach them. However, the secret is revealed when we begin to consider the significance of multiplication. When the Holy Spirit is moving among a people group and that group is being trained to multiply churches, anything is possible!

If Sending Team India sends one person to India to start a church, this is not enough. However if we send even one person to train others how to train others to make disciples and start churches, then we begin to move towards a ministry that is fruitful and multiplying, rather than one that just adds a few here and there


In addition to our four action steps above, you can also click here to learn about our work of restoration with women and children.