Pioneers InAsia mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches.
Pioneers inAsia began in 1989 and was birthed out of the international Pioneers movement. Pioneers was started by a couple named Ted and Peggy Fletcher in the USA over 35 years ago. The Fletchers had a burden for unreached peoples and desired to create a missions agency that was flexible to send out non-traditional missionaries. The Fletchers themselves did not have formal Bible training, but did have important skills in other areas that they knew they could use on the mission field (Ted had previously been the national sales manager for the Wall Street Journal). In 1979, Pioneers sent out their first missionary from the USA and in the years since, have established 18 offices internationally that share a common vision of mobilizing teams to share the Gospel among the unreached.
As of November 2016, Pioneers has 3,122 international members serving on 315 teams in 108 countries among 207 unreached people groups
OUR CORE VALUES
Pioneers inAsia adheres to the core values of the international Pioneers movement. These values are at the centre of our mission and can be seen in many aspects of our mobilisation process, as well as our work overseas.
PASSION FOR GOD
Our passion is to glorify God throughout the nations of the world, through obedience to the Bible, and by living and proclaiming the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Our hope is to share God’s love with those people in places where the Gospel is yet to be effectively proclaimed.
We empower our members through an interactive approach to decision-making, based on mutual trust and accountability.
LOCAL CHURCH PARTNERSHIP
We believe that the local church is central to God’s mission thrust. We therefore desire to assist and facilitate missionary sending congregations to maximise their effectiveness in world evangelisation.
ETHOS OF GRACE
In all our relationships, we endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect which encourages each of us to attain our full potential in Christ.
We are not lone rangers. Our entire ethos and structure rest on the strength, growth, creativity, diversity and cohesiveness of our teams.
INNOVATION AND FLEXIBILITY
The message of God’s love in Jesus Christ is timeless and there are a thousand ways to make that message known. We see ministry methods as flexible and changeable according to people, circumstances and locations.
CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENTS
We pray God will use us to bring into being, healthy congregations that will multiply until the whole people group is impacted by the Gospel