FMI is not a sending organization; it is an empowering organization. Unlike most Western mission agencies which recruit, train, and send missionaries from here to go there, all of FMI’s overseas church planters, pastors, and evangelists already live there – they are indigenous to the countries where they serve. Our distinctive strategy allows FMI to serve in some of the world’s spiritually darkest countries in extremely cost-effective and time-effective ways.
Because of the economic realities of the countries where FMI operates, a national pastor working in his homeland is supported through FMI at $120 per month. Our indigenous church planters and disciple-makers do not need visas to live or work there; they already speak the language, understand the culture, and enjoy significant relationships with people within their communities… so they’re ready to serve full-time from the moment our national boards approve them for church-planting work.