Ministry Focus

Church Planting

Jesus called us to go and make disciples of all nations. At ABWE, we believe that process isn’t complete until these disciples are gathered into a local community of believers: a church.

Church planting is the heartbeat of evangelism, and it’s at the core of who we are at ABWE. Since the day our first missionary, Dr. Raphael Thomas, arrived in the Philippines, virtually every ministry we undertake is geared toward creating new believers, discipling them, and helping them worship God together as a church — and eventually send their own missionaries throughout the world. It's this same investment that helps our missionaries bring much-needed restoration to communities where once-strong churches are on the verge of collapse.

Use Your Passion for Church Planting on the Mission Field

It's hard work, but for those called to the challenge, there is no greater reward on earth than watching a the church you've helped to plant grow in its love for Jesus.

If you are bold in your love, tireless in your patience, and have a passion for living out your faith, then we want you on our church planting teams. To help plant and restore churches, our missionaries engage in an wide variety of ministries, including:

  • Bible studies
  • Business ministries
  • Church restoration
  • College ministries
  • Coffeehouse ministries
  • Hospitals
  • Music ministries
  • Sports ministries
  • Women’s clinics
  • Youth camps

If you are passionate about starting new churches or restoring struggling churches, we want to talk to you.

Is God calling you to use your skills on the mission field?

Opportunities with this Focus

Church Planting Internship

Church Planting Internship in Cape Town, South Africa
Short Term or Long Term
Ministry Focus

Deaf Ministry Coworkers Needed

A growing deaf ministry seeks coworkers to help nurture faith among Portugal's Deaf community.

Cross-Cultural Internship

Join us in a cross-cultural ministry opportunity in Ukraine and experience authentic missionary life, Ukraine culture, and the ministry of the hosting ABWE missionary.
3 Months