We desire to assist local churches in reaching out locally and globally. Our dream is that all churches would implement an “Antioch sending church” model, identifying and sending missionaries much like the Antioch church did with Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13). As a para-church organization, GFM has resources to help the local church fulfill its calling in making disciples of all nations.
GFM offers cross-cultural outreach opportunities among unreached people groups through short-term mission trips and summer internships that we pray will serve as catalysts to get church members living daily “on mission.” GFM has resources such as our Step In study that can help individuals develop a heart for the nations and figure out their next steps in missions. Some of our staff travel to assist in organizing missions conferences, speak at events and in Perspectives courses, and consult with missions committees with a goal of helping churches get more involved among unreached people groups.
GFM’s excellent online missionary training school curriculum can be adapted and implemented into your context, making your church a “missionary training center.” Alternatively, if they don’t have adequate resources to equip cross-cultural workers, churches may “outsource” their missionary training to us. We have trained almost 400 people from local churches through our in-person, five-month missionary training school before they head out to the mission field.
Below is a document that explains what Global Frontier Missions has to offer local churches to help them grow in their missions vision. The other is a packet for churches that are interested in developing a formal partnership with GFM.
*Quoted from Missiologist Dr. Ralph D. Winter of the US Center for World Missions.