In 1987, Mike Downey left the pastorate to create a small missions organization. It consisted of believers going into new cities, preaching the Gospel, and leaving behind new churches. Originally named Global Missions Fellowship (GMF), this new organization focused on making a lasting difference around the world by securing networks of local partners who lay the groundwork for short-term mission teams. In 2005, Global Missions Fellowship became e3 Partners. Nearly 30 years later, we are serving over 50 countries, supported by a passionate team of 400+. Thousands of Christians are joining us on hundreds of expeditions every year to spread the Gospel and transform communities.
Our mission is simple. We equip God’s people to evangelize his world and establish his Church. And we do this through critical partnerships. We partner with individuals by providing training and opportunities to make a difference in the world. We partner with international churches to help them thrive and expand their reach. We partner with local churches by offering international missions opportunities. We partner with other ministries to maximize our impact in new communities. We partner with financial supporters to provide necessary resources for others.
In the midst of our greatest darkness, Jesus stepped out of heaven to restore peace, justice, and bring salvation through His work on the cross and His victory over death. As followers of Jesus we’re called to join Him in His work and take the Gospel to the darkest corners of this world. We seek restoration for the oppressed, the marginalized, and the overlooked.
e3 Partners - What We Do
We prepare concerned Christians to share the Gospel in their everyday lives and around the world. Tools like the Evangecube® and SECOND groups provide believers with mechanisms that simplify evangelism and global church-planting. Meanwhile, I am Second uses the power of storytelling to communicate God’s grace to all audiences. We bring the Gospel into new cultures by developing leaders who make disciples. Our short-term mission trips allow believers to set aside a week of their lives and introduce Christ to new people and communities. From church-planting and initiatives to community transformation and medical work, there are numerous opportunities for anyone to make an impact. With each mission, participants get the chance to intentionally nurture their new relationships well after the trip. We establish churches designed to reproduce within their culture. In doing this, we institute ongoing cultural change within the region. Our mission trips are the launching point for these new churches. The impact of our work is felt in many areas of society. We touch people spiritually through our evangelism and church-planting efforts. We also touch people physically through AIDS awareness and Malaria prevention programs. Additionally, our medical mission trips provide critical healthcare to those without proper access. E3 Partners is also tackling some of the most critical social justice issues in our culture by working through local churches to end human trafficking.