Website - pioneers.org
Grace Community Church is the "Sending Congregation" for a young couple who are currently serving in Western Asia in partnership with Pioneers (see below). For detailed information and how you can assist their work through prayer and financial support, contact the church office at (209) 531-1902.
About Pioneers International
Values:Unreached Peoples - Pioneers focuses on those with the least opportunity to hear and understand the gospel. Church Planting Movements - We want to see new believers united in fellowship with other believers, forming churches that plant churches—until all peoples are reached. Local Church - Pioneers partners with sending churches to plant new communities of Christians. We also work alongside local, indigenous fellowships wherever possible. Team Focus - Teams that are both task-and member-focused are the core of Pioneers. This is crucial since many of the world's remaining unreached peoples are in difficult and isolated pockets of the world. Innovation and Flexibility - Reaching the world's remaining unreached peoples requires creativity and a sensitivity to the unique calling, vision, and needs of each missionary. Ethos of Grace - Understanding that each person bears the image of God, we endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect in all our relationships, encouraging each one to attain his or her full potential in Christ. Participatory Servant Leadership - Pioneers has a decentralized leadership structure. We are principle- rather than policy-driven, applying an interactive approach to decision making that is based on trust. Passion for God - The Great Commandment is our motive for the Great Commission. We want to live our lives fully surrendered to Him so that all nations may know that He alone is God.
AccountabilityFINANCIAL INTEGRITY - Pioneers is a member of ECFA, an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public's trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Founded in 1979, it is comprised of over 2,000 evangelical Christian organizations, which qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions to support their work.INDEPENDENT AUDIT - Each year, Pioneers is audited by independent certified public accountants. Download Financial Statements.ECFA - ECFA's Standards of Responsible Stewardship focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fund-raising, and proper use of charity resources.MISSIO NEXUS - Pioneers is a member of the Missio Nexus, formerly Cross Global Link. All member missions of Missio Nexus affirm and declare their belief in and defense of the historic Christian faith.