We have a particular burden to assist the persecuted
Church and the struggling Church in developing countries. It is
our intention to work in a way that most glorifies Christ, without
creating or encouraging dependencies or entitlement. We seek to
give the struggling Church a “hand up not a hand out”.
To that end, we seek to promote trust in Christ alone, believe that
anything we do that causes the local Church to trust in our Ministry
instead of Christ is ultimately destructive.
In short, it is our intention to “work
ourselves out of a job” by equipping the local Church
to be everything that Christ commanded it to be. To this end,
we seek to assist and equip the local Church for healthy growth
so that we are no longer needed and can move on to other mission
fields and repeat the process.
Seen here in City Soleil following
the Haiti earthquake.
We believe that we can be most effective in developing
local Church leadership by ongoing Discipleship and continued Theological
Education for Pastors and Lay Leaders. Also recognizing the need
to reach the next generation for Christ, we emphasis training for
Youth and Children’s workers. As we believe that many of the
problems facing the developing Church have a generational origin,
it is therefore our intention to simultaneously equip the existing
Church Leadership and the Youth and Children’s Leaders, helping
to ensure continuity in future church growth.
EMI Legal Statement of Purpose
To carry out the great comission which Jesus Christ
gave to his church In Matthew 28, 18, 19, Mark 16, 15, Luke 24:46,
47, John 20:21, Act 1, 8 by evangelism, discipleship, planting churches,
assisting missionaries, identifying and training pastors, providing
resources for church planting and church growth, developing, translating,
and distributing appropriate material to carry out the work, holding
seminars, conferences, and clinics throughout the world and such
anncillary works as may become available for service to Our Lord,
It is the purpose of the corporation to carry out
this purpose in such a manner as to allow the corporation to qualify
under section 501(3) of the Internal Revenue Code such that contributions
to the corporation will be tax deductable to the donar.
Don and Suzy Warren
Equipping Ministries International
P.O. Box 1125 Washougal,