Ministry Priorities
Inviting People to Be Disciples of Jesus
Evagelism

EVANGELISM

IM shares the gospel of Jesus Christ in respectful and creative ways.

Discipleship

DISCIPLESHIP

IM nurtures both individuals and communities as they grow in their knowledge of and commitment to Christ.

Theological Education

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

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

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.

Abolishing Slavery

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

EDUCATION

IM promotes the liberating power of education through ministries that range from basic literacy through graduate study.

Economic Development

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

IM transforms lives in the name of Jesus Christ by empowering people and communities through economic development.

Health & Wellness

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
Everywhere to Everyone

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 Missions

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 & Young Adults

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

IM inspires youth and young adults to grow as disciples of Jesus.

Capacity Building

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.