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Leadership Engagement Philosophy

Leadership Engagement Philosophy

The Leaders With Whom We Engage

Identify indigenous leaders engaged in ministry

Leader characteristics for which we look:

  • active in the calling
  • passionate about calling
  • teachable or moldable leaders
  • faithful (reliable, proven)
  • Spirit-led
  • grace oriented
  • openness or adaptability in ministry

We identify where God is at work and focus our efforts there – with emphasis on the “10-40 window” areas and spiritually needy areas among least reached or unreached people groups.

The Philosophy With Which We Engage

The teachers and trainers of IMD International are itinerate – working with indigenous leaders to help them accomplish their mission and vision.

  • We focus on accelerating kingdom growth.
  • We emphasize building of leaders, not organizations (not buildings, not hierarchies).
  • We stress a significant return to Biblical philosophy, authority, and sufficiency.

The Resources We Bring To The Engagement

Leadership Engagement

Experienced, proven, Spirit-led teachers and trainers

  • Counsel, encouragement, and referrals
  • Caring, Spirit-filled relationships in a network with mentors and co-laborers
  • Biblically oriented and Spirit-driven printed resources
  • Income generation projects and (on occasion, direct financial support)

The Outcome of Our Engagement

Stronger, more Biblically oriented, Spirit led leadership

  • Enhancement in the development of the next generation of ministry leaders
  • A worldwide network of ministry partners
  • Faith expressions that correspond to those of the Bible
  • Production of Antioch-type churches and ministries
  • Connect teachers and trainers in the USA with international ministry leaders

From an IMD Donor:

Giving to IMD was Spirit led from the first. Now it’s a part of our giving plan. We don’t target a specific ministry or area in IMD. We have grown close with many leaders and contributors and know that the ministry leaders are lead by the Spirit and the funds are put where God would have them be – 100% of the funds. God knows more than we do where the funds should be directed. We have given to individual ministries as a sort of “gift” but this is above our normal giving and again given because 100% goes directly to the ministry. I’m amazed at what God does with our small gift – it truly multiplies as we watch the ministries of IMD grow.


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