Ministry pillars

Sowing God’s Word

BIBLE DISTRIBUTION

Our road map for living is the Bible. In the Middle East, Central Asia and the Gulf Region, the mere possession of a Bible can lead to fierce persecution and sometimes even to death. Providing believers with God’s Word gives them hope!

Providing God’s Word is strategically important since:

  • Firstly, many believers in the Middle East and Gulf Region are without Scriptures. 
  • Secondly, the governments control access to the internet, blocking many Christian websites, including those which provide access to the Bible.
  • Thirdly, apart from converts from Islam, millions of people inside the area, are seekers who have a strong desire to read the Word of God.

Successful distribution of Scriptures allows seekers to make a choice for Christ and assist new believers to grow in their faith and understanding of Biblical principles and truth.

Frontlines International is committed to providing Bibles and other Christian literature in the most difficult countries of the Middle East and Gulf Region.

Our field partners have identified the areas of greatest need, and we have developed plans to provide God’s Word to believers and seekers of Jesus Christ. We deliberately respond to the expressed needs of the those who face danger for their faith in Jesus Christ. Please partner with us to help meet the needs for Bibles and Christian Literature!

A Deeper Walk With God

BIBLICAL TRAINING

God’s Word places great worth on godly leadership in the church. The spiritual vitality and theological integrity of local churches often depends upon those in leadership. In the West, where the church enjoys freedom, opportunities for theological education, training, and pastoral encouragement are abundant.

In areas where serving Christ often brings harassment and even arrest, church leaders face all the challenges of ministry with few of the necessary resources.

And yet, they continue to faithfully serve our Lord who has called and appointed them. The same Lord has called us to hear their voices, and respond to disciple them in order to deepen their walk with God.

Our goal is to strengthen the faith of new believers, by giving them discipleship training through social media and by making discipleship materials available in their language. The project includes the recording and posting of 24 lessons, as well as the production and distribution of the first book of In The Light (ITL) lessons in their language.

A small project team is in place to record the lessons and make the lessons available on social media. The materials will be provided in digital and printed form for distribution into target countries.

Training also includes multi-year pastoral education and seminars designed to improve specific leadership skills. But so much more could be done!

When Frontlines International provides theological, biblical, and pastoral training to church leaders, we are helping to deepen the church’s message and expand it’s influence. History has shown that the stability and very existence of a church in the midst of great suffering often hangs on the strength and courage of its leaders.

Help In Time Of Need

BRINGING RELIEF IN JESUS’ NAME

A vital part of Frontlines International ministry arises from our awareness that religious persecution reaches into every area of the victims’ lives. Severe opposition, harassment, and outright discrimination not only bring fear of physical harm, but also prevent believers from finding and keeping employment, or obtaining education for their children. In some cases, Christians are pushed from their homes and prevented from using any governmental services.

This program is strategically important, because we are focusing on a first-generation group of believers, who are actively involved in outreach, but who are under threat of being forced out of their areas due to persecution.

2,400 individuals will be served with humanitarian support, allowing them to survive and stay in the region. Emergency relief helps them to remain as salt and light within their own communities.

Through Christian Relief programs, Frontlines International brings hope and help to Christian families. Along the way we have discovered an amazing truth: our suffering brothers and sisters, who choose Christ above their earthly well-being, testify again and again that Christ is treasure enough. It is our great privilege to love and care for them, providing immediate help so they can survive as the Light of Christ in great darkness.

We continue to seek new ways to help persecuted believers to stand strong in times of trial. In areas where Christians are refused employment… job skills seminars are provided, allowing many to start their own businesses. Frontlines International provides literacy training, nutritional and medical assistance.

As the church continues to grow so does the opposition. And while we cannot eliminate religious persecution, we can swiftly come to the aid of those Christians in great needs.

CHURCH COMMUNITY 

REACHING THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Numerous people in countries with hostile regimes are coming to faith in Jesus Christ. Our church outreach initiative builds strong communities who, as they grow in their faith, attract other seekers, They function as salt in light in extremely dark environments.

Frontlines International works with qualified, indigenous pastors who have a heart for evangelism, a  love for the Word of God, and a passion for the Great Commission. We train them in evangelism, discipleship, church planting and pastoral care.

Church community in a closed country is strategically important as the number of seekers has tremendously increased over the past five years. When new believers face  extreme hostility from the authorities, from tribal factions and from radicalized family members, the support of community is critical.

Former Muslim background believers are among the most severely persecuted believers in the world.  Mission activity is a life threatening ministry.  They need close support. A ministry support team maintains close relationship with pastors, communicating with them on an almost daily basis.

We believe that it is important for indigenous Christians to take the lead in church planting in their countries. Churches that begin this way are more resilient and less dependent on outside support. But they need help getting started.