Pioneers Core Values

What drives us?

The mission of Pioneers is to mobilize teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches. But what does that look like?

The core values of Pioneers reflect the passions, practices and personality of its members and drive us to plant churches in the world’s most challenging environments.

See also our Statement of Faith or read Personality of a Movement and watch the video Why Go With a Mission Agency?

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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.

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.

Ethos of Grace

We value people. We understand that each person bears the image of God. Therefore we endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect in all our relationships. We also encourage each one to attain his or her full potential in Christ.

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.

Participatory Servant Leadership

Pioneers has a decentralized leadership structure. We are also principle- rather than policy-driven. We use an interactive approach to decision making that is based on trust.