Our Mission Statement
A pamphlet from our archives which shares the origin of Baptist International Missions, Inc. entitled "Beginning of Miracles" issued a statement of purpose and a "Call To Arms" that still speaks truth to us today: it stated...
It is our determination to continue as we have been doing through the years in maintaining a strong scriptural basis, a world-wide outreach, and a complete commission in that we are to win souls to Christ and organize them into strong local churches... As long as we stay in this path and take a strong stand against compromising theological trends, we will have the blessings of God and His grace will be upon us. We know that we are living in critical days, just prior to the coming of our Lord Jesus. God help us to be faithful in our practice, fervent in our preaching, and dedicated to the task.
BIMI is committed to keeping the main thing the main thing: The Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-19). As the Church labors to fulfill this standing order, BIMI yields its resources in an effort to aid local churches in their labor to send missionaries to the field of God's calling. These "sent ones" stand in the gap and perform the work of the local church on the foreign mission field by evangelizing the lost through clear presentations of the Gospel in a culturally relevant fashion. Once a nucleus of baptized believers is developed, it can be organized into a local, autonomous Baptist church. National leadership is trained to lead this newborn church in spiritual growth and maturity. This is accomplished through Bible colleges and institutes where pastors and lay leaders are equipped to assume leadership roles.
We are a faith mission agency. Every missionary must trust God by faith to provide the financial and prayer support needed to enter the mission field. Missionaries are not guaranteed support by BIMI. They receive faith commitments from churches who agree to undertake their financial and prayer support. This includes all of the various directors. Financial integrity demands accountability. As good stewards of the funds God has entrusted to our care, we are accountable both to the government and to supporting churches. Financial accountability is maintained through a yearly audit conducted by an independent accounting firm.