WOI is a missions agency, which means we’re a ministry organisation that exists to facilitate Christian missionary endeavour. This includes things like: evangelism, discipleship, church planting, community transformation, and humanitarian aid.

We’ve been around since 1932.

Pentecostal and Charismatic in ethos, WOI has a passionate belief in the life-changing power of the Gospel and a dependence on the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.

Our primary focus is the majority world.

We have a missions force of around 250 expatriate missionaries, serving in over seventy nations, who lead hundreds of indigenous leaders across the globe.

Our primary mission is to impact least-reached people groups with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

What is a people group? It is an ethno-linguistic group, distinguishable by their language, culture or beliefs. There are 16,000 people groups in the world. Of these, a staggering 6,000 are classified as un-reached or least-reached.

What does this term “least-reached” mean? A people group is classified as least-reached if they have so few Christians that they can’t disciple their own people or plant their own churches. Of if there is no known Christian presence in that people group.

Least-reached people groups equate to over 40 per cent of the world, or approximately 3 billion people. They often live in difficult places, they speak difficult languages, and they’re hard to reach. But we are compelled by the love and message of Jesus to go and reach these people.

Our goal is not evangelism alone, but, through discipleship and leadership training, to enable them to disciple their own people and plant their own churches, then go to reach other peoples with the Gospel.

We primarily do this through five main focuses, all under the acrostic of REACH.

Raising Leaders – We’re committed to the ongoing development and discipleship of leaders.

Evangelism and Church Planting – We actively share the Gospel and empower people to plant churches.

All-Nations Mobilisation – We partner with local churches to empower Christian people to make a difference in the nations.

Children’s Ministry – This is one of our strengths. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” We believe in doing all we can to influence the new generation.

Humanitarian Aid – It is Christian to care. It is Christian to help people in times of need. We want to do what we can, where we can, to help communities in practical ways, especially after natural disasters or major crises.

We are making a difference!

Is God calling you to serve the people groups of the world? You can go on a short-term team, you could be an intern and serve with experienced missionaries for 6, 12, 18 months or longer (it’s up to you), or perhaps God is calling you to go and serve as a missionary somewhere in His world.

We’re here to help you on your journey. We have well-structured pathways to help you fulfil what God has placed in your heart.

It’ll be challenging, it will stretch you, it’ll be uncomfortable, but your life will never be the same.

Together, let’s impact the people groups with the life-changing message of Jesus.