The leaders of Makers and Means International have the firm conviction that, according to God’s Word, the Church is the focus of God’s work in this world
Just as the first apostles focused on establishing churches wherever they preached the Gospel, so we too must follow their example in planting new churches or revitalizing failing churches in all the world.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Biblical, Moral, and Financial Integrity
Under Local-Church Authority
Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women . . . who provided for them out of their means.
The leaders of Makers and Means International (MMI) have the firm conviction that, according to God’s Word, the Church is clearly the focus of God’s work in this world, and therefore it should be the focus of our work as well.
Our vision is to see leaders trained, the poor evangelized, and new churches established across the world.
Our mission is to bring together those indigenous pastors that are currently doing this Gospel work around the world with those in the U.S. who desire to finance that Gospel work.
Through the work of Makers and Means International, every dollar that is given to these indigenous leaders will continue to work far beyond the donor’s lifetime, as these churches continue to grow and multiply, and the Gospel speeds forward to new peoples and areas.
What We Do
- We identify and verify proven, biblically-sound indigenous church leaders that are actively accomplishing these things.
- We bring together those indigenous leaders with individuals and churches in the United States who are looking for trustworthy international Gospel ministries to financially support.
- We provide a streamlined method of payment to that mission from the various supporters, in which 100% of the mission donation goes directly to the mission.
We report to our mission supporters about the physical and spiritual needs of their indigenous mission through mission progress reports and updates on new mission opportunities. Most importantly, we work to establish personal relationships between the indigenous leaders and the supporting churches through communication and mission trips. In this way, mission supporters can more effectively pray for the needs and goals of the mission and people they support.
We provide our mission supporters with opportunities to physically participate in the mission they support.
- An International Discovery Trip in which leaders of supporting churches visit the indigenous church to meet the mission workers and travel with them to see their Gospel labor in action.
- A Mercy-Outreach Mission Trip in which mission supporters travel to a poor area to distribute food, clothing, and medical supplies while the Gospel is shared.
- A Medical Mission Trip to a poor barrio or rural village, giving much-needed medical care while the Gospel is shared.
- A School Arts Camp Mission Trip where the group teaches painting, drama, and music to hundreds of students for an entire week while sharing the Gospel.
- A Vacation Bible School Mission Trip, where up to 500 children attend the VBS activities and receive a hot meal every day for a week.
Once a supporter physically works alongside their mission workers, they become passionately dedicated to their indigenous brothers and sisters, and to the hard work they are accomplishing!
We collect and ship goods and materials to the mission location for use in ministry projects and outreach. Some examples would be art supplies or musical instruments for the Generations of Change ministry to students, medical supplies for the medical outreach to poor districts, or electronic equipment for church leadership training. These supplies ultimately result in greater opportunities to reach people with the message of the Gospel. By combining the contributions of many donors, MMI is able to substantially affect and expand the work being done throughout a region or nation.