SIM is a community of God's people who delight to worship Him and are passionate about the Gospel, seeking to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.
We are a Gospel community that is:
1. Committed to Biblical Truth
We are committed to Biblical truth and joyfully affirm historic, evangelical Christianity. With courage, we declare to the nations the good news of new life in Jesus Christ.
2. Dependent on God
Our motto is 'By Prayer' and in faith we depend on God for the provision of all our needs. We will demonstrate diligence, integrity, sharing, and accountability in cultivating and using the resources God provides.
3. People of Prayer
Prayer is foundational in our life and ministry. By Prayer, we praise God, seek His direction, request resources, and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our ministries.
We are committed to the urgent and unfinished task of making disciples of Jesus Christ in all nations. In doing this we desire to work in loving, trusting, interdependent relationships with churches and other partners who share our vision.
We are committed to being a mission that begins, nurtures, and equips churches to be the expression of Christ in their communities and to reach out with cross-cultural missionary vision and action.
6. Concerned About Human Needs
We humbly acknowledge that the ultimate human need is to know God. We also believe that He has called us to compassionate, holistic service in this broken world by alleviating suffering, fostering development, and effecting change in society.
7. A Christlike Community
We desire to be a transforming community dedicated to becoming like Christ in love, servanthood, holiness, and obedience to the Father. We believe that following Christ's example means sacrifice, sometimes hardship, and perhaps even death.
8. A Learning, Growing Community
We believe in the worth and giftedness of each person in SIM and of those we seek to serve. We practice the giving and receiving of discipleship, life-long learning, consultative leadership, mutual development, and training as enduring disciplines.
9. Strengthened Through Diversity
We are intentionally interdenominational, international, and multiethnic. We believe this expresses the unity of the body of Christ in the world. We believe we will be more effective in ministry as we incorporate the richness of cultural diversity in SIM and celebrate our oneness in Christ.
10. Responsive to Our Time
We will respond with creativity and courage to evolving needs and opportunities under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To be effective and relevant, our ministries, priorities, and structures are subject to ongoing evaluation and adaptation.
If you share these Core Values, if you believe in the same biblical truths, and if you feel God has called you to the same purpose, we encourage you to consider prayerfully how you should respond.
We don't claim to always live up to these values, but they form the standard against which we measure ourselves. If you share these values, as well as the biblical essentials by which we live, and would like to grow in the expression of them, perhaps God is leading you to identify in some way with the SIM family to pray, to give, to go.