An international worker (IW) shares the Gospel with people around the world. The C&MA focuses on sending IWs to share the message of Jesus with least-reached people groups, people who have very little access to the Gospel. More than 200 IWs are serving around the world right now.
41% of IWs are serving in creative access countries (CAC), places where people may be imprisoned or otherwise persecuted for sharing their faith. Information about workers in CACs, such as name and specific location, cannot always be shared, to protect the safety and security of local people.
Be inspired by stories from IWs; these are stories of God’s goodness, His abiding presence, and the astounding things He does for people. Be encouraged by these stories of God’s power, and discover how you can pray for IWs and the people they serve.
Are you interested in living on mission internationally? As a resource of the C&MA, Envision identifies and develops future missional leaders who innovate, establish, and strengthen communities of faith in key urban environments. Learn more about Envision opportunities: short-term trips, internships, go global careers, leadership development, and ministry resources.
Five “S” Regions
International workers live across the Five "S" Regions, which are constituted by the following geographical areas: Sea-to-Sea (Canada), Caribbean Sun (Central and South America and the Caribbean), Desert Sand (West and North Africa), Silk Road (Europe, Middle East, Central Asia), Asian Spice (South East Asia to East Asia).
Current dispersion of IWs per "S" region:
Ministry tracks are ways International Workers serve overseas; they include Church Development, Justice and Compassion, Marketplace Ministries, and Worker Support. Learn more about the Ministry Tracks.
Five "S" Strategy
The Five "S" Strategy is a unified, global thrust to reach least-reached people groups (LRPG) in the world. LRPGs are groups in which evangelical Christians comprise less than 2% of their population. According to Joshua Project, there are over 7,000 unreached people groups, representing 42.1% of all the world’s people groups1.