Who We Are
Independent Baptist Mission
ABWE is an unaffiliated, independent Baptist missions agency providing like-minded churches with vital services to expedite their Great Commission ministry. We serve local churches by providing administrative oversight and training for the missionaries that they recommend to us. This includes member care, financial coordination, team building, professional training and general administration.
ABWE is international in that we have administrative offices in both the U.S. and Canada, and we partner with indigenous missions agencies and churches around the world. We are intercultural in that we welcome personnel from every racial, cultural and national background residing in North America.
The ABWE Family
The total ABWE family is about 1,200 people (including field personnel, headquarters staff, short-term and retired missionaries and board members). More than 900 missionaries serve alongside our national colleagues in about 60 countries.
Sending and Supporting Churches
The number of churches that send missionaries with ABWE is about 500, and the number that support our missionaries is 4,000 to 5,000.
ABWE missionaries carry out a complete spectrum of biblical ministries, specializing in discipleship-evangelism that plants and multiplies churches which will pick up the torch of missions themselves and launch their own local and global missions movements. Our objective is: church-planting movements leading to missions movements for the glory of God. “From every nation to every nation!”
ABWE distinctives include: doctrinal integrity, focus on evangelism and disciple-making, pursuit of life-long training, commitment to excellence, emphasis on team building, compassion-in-action and partnering with nationals.