Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God's good news, we believe that He has called us to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where he is least known.
Trusting in God for help, we hope to facilitate more people, prayer, and funds for Christ's global mission, particularly making disciples where He is least known.
We are convinced that God's primary means of relating to and transforming the world is the church. Thus, where there is no church, we are committed to evangelism and starting churches. Where a church exists, we are committed to strengthen the church through teaching the Bible, developing leaders, and equipping the church to fulfill Christ's Commission. Our ideal church-mission relationship is a dynamic interdependent partnership that reaches out together to love the unreached world.
yet our primary purpose is to facilitate local churches to send cross-cultural workers. We seek to humbly serve and boldly challenge churches in their obedience to God's mandate to be witnesses in all the world. In many countries, the emerging church is catching the vision for cross-cultural missions but needs help to establish sending agencies. Our desire is to assist churches to set up mission boards with the hope that some of their missionaries may be dual members with SIM. We desire to be a church-planting mission and a mission-planting mission!
We appreciate and work closely with specialized missions in Bible translation, radio, development, evangelism, medicine and aviation. Our distinctive is not our methodology, but our church-focused vision. We are seriously involved in Bible translation, hospitals, radio, development and aviation, but all these are a means to plant, strengthen and partner with churches. Our focus is the church, not a strategy.
They come from 60+ different countries and serve in more than 70+ countries in every continent of the world (excluding Antarctica). Established in 1893, SIM includes Africa Evangelical Fellowship, Andes Evangelical Mission, International Christian Fellowship, and Sudan Interior Mission. Through SIM, over 9 million people have become believers, and more than 18,000 churches have been established.
SIM Canada is a registered Canadian charity (Registration #12994-7537-RR0001). SIM Canada is a member of, and accountable to, the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities.
SIM has a rich history of founders who journeyed to difficult places to share the gospel. In Africa, Asia, and South America, these pioneers formed missions committed to reaching people who had never known the love of Christ. Over the years, these missions discovered they shared a similar passion, and joined under the single banner of SIM.
Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) began in 1893. Canadians Walter Gowans, Roland Bingham, and American Thomas Kent had a vision to evangelise the 60 million least-reached people of sub-Saharan Africa. Unable to interest established missions—most of which said reaching the Soudan was impossible—the three set out alone.
Illness overtook all three. Gowans and Kent died of complications in 1894, and Bingham returned to Canada. On his second attempt, Bingham caught malaria again and was forced to return home. Unable to return to Africa, Bingham sent out a third team. They successfully established a base 800 kilometers inland at Patigi, Nigeria in 1902. From there, the work of SIM began in Africa.
Purchase By Prayer to the Nations: A Short History of SIM by Gary Corwin