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Make an informed choice. Most missionaries serve through sending organizations. How can you and your church choose the one that’s right for you? Here are just some of the reasons you might choose Ethnos360.

A biblical goal

Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all nations” – literally, of every people group (Matthew 28:19). We know from the book of Acts that Paul and many in the early church put this into practice by establishing mature churches among previously unreached people. The Apostle Paul wrote that he desired to take the gospel where it had not gone (Romans 15:20). While the world has changed a lot since then, the Word of God never changes, and thousands of people groups still have no functioning church. If you are convinced that planting churches among unreached people groups should still be a priority of God’s people, Ethnos360 is a good choice for you. That’s our focus.

“And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation.” Romans 15:20

Effective ministry

Since you’re going to be investing your life in bringing tribal churches to maturity, and your church will be pouring in prayer and resources, you want to be certain you are part of an effective ministry.

In Ethnos360, you’ll be part of a team that is establishing churches guided by proven methodologies and a well-thought-out model of what a maturing church should look like. Church planters work in the context of the people group’s culture and language, so the message of God’s Word is clearly understood. The Bible is carefully translated so it speaks to the people. And God’s Word is presented through foundational Bible teaching, which lays out God’s story as God Himself unfolded it, step by step.

We believe God has guided us in developing these tools and methods, and it is by His grace that Ethnos360 has been highly effective in establishing churches that grow in grace and faith, and that join in reaching tribes and transforming lives.

Foundational Bible teaching

  • Christ-centered
  • Chronological
  • Practical
  • Adaptable

Maturing Church Model A yardstick for effective church planting


If you were given the opportunity today to make disciples in an unreached tribe, would you know where to start? Would you be prepared to face the extreme challenges? And how would you know when your task was complete?

Ethnos360 provides specialized training for the difficult, complex and long-term task of establishing maturing churches among people who often lack any understanding of the God of the Bible. Field-experienced missionaries will give you practical lessons. Your education will not stop in the classroom; it will follow you wherever your ministry takes you.

  • New Tribes Bible Institute Study all 66 books of the Bible with a missions emphasis in two years.
  • Missionary Training Center Two years of practical training for cross-cultural ministry
  • On-field orientation Learning the country’s language and worldview
  • Consultant program Ongoing assistance and education for learning culture and language, Bible translation, Bible teaching and more


Ethnos360 exists to serve the local church. We’re as committed to working as part of the Body of Christ, as we are to the task of completing the Body of Christ.

The local churches that send: We are committed to an ongoing partnership to serve and facilitate pastors and members as they fulfill their role in their God-given mandate to make disciples of all nations. We do missions as part of the church, and expect all our members to have a sending church, and to maintain a healthy relationship with that church.

The local churches where we serve: We desire to come alongside as servants, helpers and partners to assist the church to find and fulfill its God-given role.

The local churches God plants through our ministry together: We believe God desires to entrust local churches to local believers in order to pursue their mission in the world, so that’s our intent as well. We seek to help them grow in interdependence and unity with the rest of the Body of Christ.

“For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:13-15


You’ll be part of a network of dedicated men and women in the USA and overseas who are experienced at meeting a variety of needs such as processing contributions to your ministry, assisting in educating your children, maintaining electronics, providing flight service, figuring out how to buy what you need from a variety of vendors, and developing the tools and materials you need to communicate about your ministry. This frees you to focus on your specific role in establishing maturing churches.

Ethnos360 Team Members:

  • Bible teachers
  • Pilots
  • Networking specialists
  • Mechanics
  • Bible translators
  • Literacy teachers
  • Programmers
  • Construction workers
  • School teachers
  • and more ...

We encourage you to plug into the ministry God has for you, whether with Ethnos360 or elsewhere. This is a big decision. Investigate. Ask questions. Engage in a dialogue. Above all …

  • Stay in God’s Word
  • Ask for His direction, and
  • Follow Him.

Explore your opportunities with Ethnos360:

Learn more about becoming a skilled associate or a career missionary.

Or contact the Connection Center:

Connection Center
312 West First Street
Sanford, Florida 32771-1231