Partnerships

Left to right (back row): Connie McClelland, Marti Wade, Nancy Spitters, Denny Spitters, Mike Pollard, Doug Bastian (front row): Charlie Conley, Greg Fletcher

"If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." – African proverb

arrowA changing landscape

There was a day when missionaries packed their belongings in coffins, set sail on steamers, and never returned. Churches and supporters back home provided finances and expected occasional reports from the field, but opportunities for hands-on involvement were limited.

The landscape of missions has since changed dramatically. Global needs and opportunities are in a state of flux. Technology, communications, and reduced travel costs now permit senders and sending churches a far more direct involvement in missions. At the same time, God is awakening local churches and believers to reclaim their Biblical role in world evangelization.

arrowSeeking authentic partnership?

Is your church eager for authentic partnership in world evangelization? What do these words mean to you?

Our mission, at Pioneers, is to initiate church-planting movements in partnership with local churches. We're convinced that the church, missionary, and mission agency each brings a unique, God-given design, perspective, and set of strengths to world evangelization – resources that will only be maximized as we intentionally work together.

We are eager to team up with you. We believe God is using, and will use His Church to disciple, encourage, support, direct, and care for generations of Christian workers worldwide. We want to explore ways Pioneers can help your local church fulfill its calling and dreams for global outreach.

arrowSo what do we mean by "partnership"?
  • Partnerships work toward collaborative ends agreed upon by all partners. Our goals are determined by our common values and vision. One partner does not enter the partnership to achieve the other partner's agenda.
  • One size does not fit all. Every church is different; therefore every Pioneers partnership with a local church will look different and may change over time. We call it a "contextualized church partnership."
  • Partnerships are built on relationships and trust, developed primarily by listening, conversation, and exploring possibilities.

Does your church dream of a mission partnership that goes beyond sending and funding of a worker? So do we. Please browse this section of our website to find out more. Or you can contact us directly at 1.800.755.7284.