Sixteen Effective International Faith-Based Organizations

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Here's my top picks. I invite you to partner with these international, faith-based organizations influencing the world today. I've only chosen ones I have personal knowledge and experience with—so I can recommend them to you.

I’ve listed these so you can get connected with the ones that have experience in specialized fields of practice you might be interested in. Research them, follow them on social media, financially support them, and find ways to volunteer with them.

If you’d like to commit to full-time service in another country, consider applying with these agencies.

International sending agencies that recruit, train and send people to live in unreached people groups to make disciples that make disciples:

  • Ethnos360 (formerly New Tribes Mission, specializing in Bible translation for tribal animists) www.ethnos360.org

  • Frontiers (specializing in serving Muslims) www.frontiers.org

  • International Mission Board (specializing in serving Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists) www.imb.org

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators (specializing in Bible translation for unreached people groups) www.wycliff.org


International faith-based disaster relief, rehabilitation, and community development agencies:

  • Compassion International (specializing in relief, rehabilitation, development) www.compassion.com

  • Food for the Hungry (specializing in relief, rehabilitation, development) www.fh.org

  • Global CHE Network (specializing in preventative medicine, evangelism, development) https://www.chenetwork.org

  • International Justice Mission (IJM) (specializing in social justice using law) www.ijm.org

  • World Vision (specializing in relief, rehabilitation, development) www.worldvision.org


International organizations focused on discipling university students at home and abroad


Mobilizing groups that can train you to prepare for effective work in other cultures.