World Team has more than 200 years of combined global mission history between two agencies which merged in 1995. Regions Beyond Missionary Union (RBMU) was founded in 1873 by the Irish revivalist H. Grattan Guinness. Worldteam, originally West Indies Mission, was formed in 1928 in central Cuba by Elmer Thompson and B.G. Lavastida.
From the start, we aim to equip local believers to become the leaders of new churches, with a vision of seeing each one reach out and multiply. We provide ongoing leadership mentoring and training, especially in areas where the church may be young and facing rapid social and economic changes.
We seek to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to all areas of life and ministry. The gospel is the message we are called to share and a truth that masters our hearts and shapes our interaction with the world around us. We aim to prepare our successors for success in all that we do. Churches multiply when we draw out the gifts and talents of those whom we’re discipling so that they are equipped to carry out the ministry on their own.
World Team - What We Do
The gospel must be applied to the whole person, addressing physical, spiritual, and social needs. Our church planting teams develop unique ministries tailored to the specific needs of the people they serve. We work in teams because living and serving in community is the best gospel witness to a watching world. Teams with a diverse collection of gifts and experiences are better-equipped to endure and thrive among the challenges of cross-cultural ministry. Most of our workers serve long-term, investing the time needed to learn language, culture, and build relationships. Our model is Christ, who emptied himself of the privileges and powers of divinity in order to carry out his mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nhiP_HZBw0&feature=youtu.be