Faith mission is a term used most frequently among Evangelical Christians to refer to a missionary or missionary agency with an approach to evangelism that requires its missionaries to "trust in God to provide the necessary resources" and who are not financially supported by denominations with a fixed salary.[1] Mission historian Ruth Tucker noted,

"For faith missionaries, the purpose of missions was to save lost souls from the eternal torment of hellfire and brimstone."[2]

Faith missionaries

Early advocates of faith missions included many Plymouth Brethren missionaries such as:

Other early leaders included:

Modern examples include:

Today, WEC International, Echoes of Service and OMF International are examples of modern organizations that practice faith missions and support missionaries who 'live by faith'[5].

See also


  1. Tucker (1983), 335
  2. Tucker, Ruth (1983). From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya A Biographical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan. ISBN 0310239370
  3. Dann, R.B.Father of Faith Missions: The Life and Times of Anthony Norris Groves (1795-1853), Authentic Media 2004, ISBN 1884543901
  4. Tucker (1983), 194

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