In our day, the church in Latin America, Africa, and Asia is rising to take the lead in world Christianity, and inviting the church in the West to join them in mission. The time is ripe for the global church to unite as never before for the great work of making known the good news of Christ and the Kingdom through word and deed.
United World Mission serves and facilitates partnerships that advance Kingdom work in alignment with our mission. It is a process of building relationships, joining competencies, and sharing resources to accomplish God's purposes.
Effective and healthy partnerships require hard work, a learning posture, and careful communication about expectations and results. Our philosophy is to build mutually transformative alliances - relationships where all parties involved are changed by serving together in ways that honor Christ and demonstrate his love and grace to the world.
Ways to Partner
You can partner with UWM by sending missionaries and by supporting them financially, through prayer, and by your active encouragement. This is a valuable way to partner in missions because your missionary can be "incarnate" in the context, learning the language and culture, building relationships, and serving long-term with local Christians to equip and encourage them in fulfilling the great Commission.
You can partner through connecting with the work of your missionary or a national partners through projects and short-term mission trips. You build relationships, often long-term, with your missionary's team and partners, strengthening their longer-term strategy.
You can partner directly with a national church, denomination, or training organization. These are often best facilitated (or at least launched) with the help of a missionary facilitator that knows both languages and cultures well, is gifted in facilitation skills and partnership competencies, and is trusted by all partners.
You can partner directly with a UWM missionary as a national partner outside of the U.S. Some of our missionaries serve directly under the leadership of national partners where it makes sense to coordinate our resources. Other missionaries serve alongside national partners as their primary ministry, but under the leadership and care of United World Mission.