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International Mission Board – IMB

INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD

In the words of William Bullein Johnson, first president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Foreign Mission Board was created with the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845 “ . . . for the purpose of organizing an efficient and practical plan, on which the energies of the whole Baptist denomination, throughout America, may be elicited, combined and directed in one sacred effort for sending the word of life to idolatrous lands . . . .”

The International Mission Board (IMB) continues in that original purpose of being part of 46,000 Southern Baptist churches focused together in one sacred effort to fulfill the Great Commission among all peoples.

One. Acting as a single unit. Undivided. Singularly focused with a singular nature, a singular goal.

Sacred. Reverently dedicated and devoted to God. Holy. Not beginning in the heart or mind of man. Flowing from the heart and mind of God, and can be accomplished only through His leadership and empowerment.

Effort. An earnest and strenuous attempt. Requiring physical and mental exertion, dedication and commitment. Living and working as if the outcome is impacted by the commitment exerted.

What is this one sacred effort? According to our Lord, it is to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

Therefore, our mission is evangelizing, discipling and planting reproducing churches among all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission. And, our vision is a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation, knowing and worshipping our Lord, Jesus Christ.