Frequently Asked Questions about Serving in Mission
Serving in Mission was begun in 1893 as the Soudan Interior Mission. As other groups working outside Africa merged with SIM over the years, the decision was made to keep the acronym (SIM) as our official name. In the UK, we are known as Serving in Mission but, around the world, we form a part of the large international organisation called SIM. Read more about SIM's history here.
Our desire is to see the church of Jesus Christ growing across the world. We are always church-focused so we work as church planters in pioneer areas or in partnership with local churches in discipleship, evangelism, or theological education. We have ministries of Bible translation, radio outreach, community development, medicine, HIV and AIDS ministry, and aviation.
Serving in Mission
- planting thousands of churches, now with millions of believers
- over 60 hospitals & health clinics and 90 institutions for training Christian leaders
- Bible translations & distributing millions of books for Christians around the world
- providing sources of safe water for over 250,000 people
- innovative HIV and AIDS ministries in Africa and Asia
- dozens of Christian radio ministries
- encouraging and facilitating new mission agencies in former mission fields
For more on the work we do see the 'What we do' page.
Serving in Mission does not pay salaries and our missionaries live ‘by faith’. This means missionaries receive prayer and financial support from churches, friends, and others who believe in their ministry.
All who join Serving in Mission are committed to the essential truths of biblical Christianity. See our statement of faith.
Being a missionary requires physical and emotional stamina and a resilient character. Click here for a questionnaire to aid your thinking as you consider missionary service.
A good place to begin is the Qualifications for Service questionnaire. Why not complete that first?