Founded in 1995, Beautiful Feet (formerly Heart of God Ministries) is a specialized missions agency that is called to partner with local churches to train and send long-term, church-planting missionary teams to people who are still unreached by the gospel.
Following Jesus To Unreached Peoples! We are sold out to Jesus! He is our passion and our pursuit. It is because of His great love for the unreached that we go. We recognize that the unreached peoples of our world have the greatest need and the least opportunity to enjoy life in the Kingdom and to understand our Savior’s great heart of love. So we follow Jesus to them, establishing Communities of Hope in the darkest parts of the world.
Six Distinctives of Beautiful Feet: Jesus and His Kingdom – We desire to always be passionately and whole-heartedly pursuing Jesus and His Kingdom, honoring the greatest commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37) Radical love for one another – We strive to love each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, wholly committed to each other, accepting one another as we are, but continually inspiring each other on to good works. We aim to face any circumstance or conflict with humility, openness and unconditional love, honoring the second commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Compassionate ministry – When Jesus came, He laid out His ministry agenda: “to bring Good News to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19). As His hands and beautiful feet, we model our ministry after His – focusing on the physical needs of people in concert with the spiritual. Incarnational lifestyle – Just as Jesus became flesh and “dwelt among us” (John 1:14) to show us what God is like, so our missionaries go and live among the people, like the people. Contextualization of the Gospel –
Our missionaries intentionally share the good news of the Kingdom without the cultural aspects of American Christianity, so that people may encounter Jesus within the context of their own cultural understanding. Church planting movements –
Beyond focusing on individuals, it is our desire and intent to see a rapid multiplication of Communities of the King, enabling an entire people group to have access to the Good News of Jesus.
Beautiful Feet - What We Do
There are still more than two billion people who haven’t ever heard that Jesus came to earth to rescue them. Many of these people are still living in primitive and hopeless conditions where death, disease and hunger are daily realities. There are no churches, no Christian radio broadcasts and no Bible translations in a language that they can understand. Each of these people has never even had the opportunity to respond to Jesus’ call to salvation. Beautiful Feet is a specialized missions agency that is called to partner with local churches to train and send long-term, church planting missionary teams to these people who are still unreached by the gospel. TRAINING For those who have already decided to give their lives to plant churches among the unreached, Beautiful Feet offers intensive preparation called Beautiful Feet Boot Camp. Boot Camp is designed to provide each missionary candidate with comprehensive pre-departure training that will prepare them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually for pioneer church-planting work. Students spend time getting grounded in spiritual disciplines, as well as being equipped with skills like cross-cultural communication, language acquisition, conflict resolution and incarnational living. SENDING After completing Beautiful Feet Boot camp, Beautiful Feet sends new missionaries to join existing church-planting teams for a two-year contextual apprenticeship while they are learning the language and culture of the people that they’ll be working with. Just as Beautiful Feet missionary teams are committed to long term service in order to provide entire people groups with access to the gospel, Beautiful Feet is committed to providing missionaries with continuing care in order to help them succeed on the field through means like strategic advice, emotional support and continued education.