The Antioch Initiative envisions a network of diverse, indigenous churches desiring to multiply the supremacy of Christ, by making disciples of all nations through the preaching of the gospel and the planting of Intentional Gospel-Centered communities throughout the world. (Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 43:7-21; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 14:15; Luke 24:44-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8).
......is to make disciples cross-culturally through church planting in under-resourced and hard to reach areas of the US and the World.
Most mission work exists in “Reached” areas of the world. 80% of foreign missionaries minister in “Christian” and already evangelized areas, while the unreached and un-evangelized has just 2.5% of the world’s missionaries.
While the Antioch Initiative is a Gospel, Church Planting ministry, and not an NGO, we cannot ignore the oppressive living conditions of some of the countries we work in, so Ai endeavors to empower the people through micro-business loans to start self-sustaining businesses to help the people earn a life-giving wage, and then, in turn, serve the Lord with their basic needs met.
Reaching the people with the truth of the gospel contextually, and bringing people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Then strengthening new believers in the teachings of Jesus Christ through discipleship and connecting them to healthy indigenous churches with qualified leadership.
Establish a base alongside local ministries to train those desiring to participate in the “Great Commission” and who desire to be sent to plant churches to reach their own culture for Christ.
(Acts 11:26; 19:9-10)
The Antioch Initiative is not normally a giving agency due to lack of funding, but during the Syrian Refugee Crises and the COVID Pandemic, Ai has given thousands of dollars in aid and will continue to aid those in need as it is able. Any donations directed for aid are given directly to that project.