Ministry Priorities
Inviting People to Be Disciples of Jesus
EVANGELISM
IM shares the gospel of Jesus Christ in respectful and creative ways.
DISCIPLESHIP
IM nurtures both individuals and communities as they grow in their knowledge of and commitment to Christ.
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
IM trains church leaders in both formal and nontraditional settings.
Proclaiming God’s Reign of Justice, Peace and Abundant Life
IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
IM serves immigrants and refugees, building upon the celebrated immigrant and refugee ministries of American Baptist congregations, regions, national organizations and partners in order to develop similar ministries on a global level.
PEACE AND JUSTICE
IM works with the Body of Christ around the world to embody God’s love in situations of discord, suffering and conflict.
ABOLITION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND GLOBAL SLAVERY
IM provides exemplary services to survivors of trafficking in persons and all forms of modern-day slavery.
EDUCATION
IM promotes the liberating power of education through ministries that range from basic literacy through graduate study.
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
IM transforms lives in the name of Jesus Christ by empowering people and communities through economic development.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
IM engages in curative, preventive and educational ministries around the world that promote holistic health and wellness.
Equipping the Body of Christ to Engage in God’s Mission
PROMOTION OF MISSION “FROM EVERYWHERE TO EVERYONE”
IM assists the efforts of churches and partners around the world as they engage in cross-cultural ministry and send their own missionaries.
SHORT-TERM MISSION ENGAGEMENT
IM promotes and provides opportunities for individuals, churches, American Baptist regions and educational institutions to engage in life-changing cross-cultural ministry experiences.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
IM inspires youth and young adults to grow as disciples of Jesus.
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
IM contributes to the strength and vitality of partners around the world and in the U.S. and Puerto Rico helping to develop increased capacity to do their ministries.