International Gospel Missions has been working with American churches, missionaries and national pastors for over 50 years and are now in 27 plus countries. IGM is the catalyst, which unites the missionary and the national pastor with the American church. Missionaries and national pastors are accountable to IGM for the funds they receive for personal support, ministry and projects.
“Together, Reaching the World for Christ” entails the Great Commission (Mat. 28:18-20) and the significance of His church (Mat. 16:18). The “local” church takes on a tremendous role in carrying out the furtherance of the Gospel. This sequence perpetuates the continual propagation of the Gospel through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). The ultimate goal is new church plants emerging to join the mighty army of God in reaching this world with a hope that overcomes discouragement, poverty, and the uncertainties of daily life.
Therefore, it is not just the presentation of the Gospel, but the need of maturing the new believers to do the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12-13 & 2 Tim2:2). The local church becomes the key to sustaining an outreach that fulfills the Great Commission. When IGM first established a relationship with a national pastor in Kenya, he only had 2 churches. With help from American missionaries and supporters, he now has planted over 100 churches, 2 Bible schools, Christian elementary schools, hundreds of orphans are being cared for and he has churches in 6 African countries. This same paradigm is being repeated over and over throughout the world. IGM cannot do it alone, but together, by the mercy and grace of God, follow Him in faithful obedience.