Why We Do What We Do

AWM is about making disciples of Jesus Christ, seeing churches planted and transforming the Arab world.

The video below gives a snapshot of our core values.

What keeps us focused as a mission?

Unreached Peoples Of The Arab World

The Arab world lies at the heart of the Muslim world. The vast majority have yet to hear the gospel. AWM-Pioneers focuses on people groups who have little opportunity to hear and understand the gospel. With a few exceptions, many major towns and cities still have no Christian presence. Where there is a presence, the Church is often under pressure.

Working in Partnerships

Both in the sending process and while ministering in the Arab world, AWM-Pioneers recognises the importance of working in close cooperation with the local church. We want to be a valued partner in facilitating the overseas ministries of UK sending churches. And where there are national churches with a heart for the unreached, we want to partner with them in the task if possible.

Church-Planting Movements

To us, church planting is not simply grass roots evangelism. It means long term commitment to the process of empowering and equipping local believers to become disciple makers. We seek to participate in church-planting movements through a huge range of diverse and creative activities.

Working Through teams…

AWM-Pioneers workers serve together in teams to seek the Lordโ€™s vision and purpose for their ministry. Ideally, a team consists of at least three people who are committed to each other and to their common ministry task.

Ministry Methods

To fulfil the mission statement, AWM:

  • Mobilises long-term cross-cultural workers from the international Body of Christ. Short-term workers are also mobilised as appropriate.
  • Focuses on evangelism, discipleship, Bible teaching, church-planting and leadership development among unreached peoples within the context of holistic gospel witness.
  • Uses creative, relevant and culturally appropriate media strategies.
  • Works in co-operation with others who share our evangelical position and purpose.

As well as providing encouragement and training to national fellowships, we are committed to pioneering cross-cultural ministry.