Frontiers New Zealand is part of the Frontiers international movement which seeks, with love and respect, to invite all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus.
Why We Exist
About one in four people in the world is Muslim. Most have never met a follower of Jesus, nor had the opportunity to learn about Jesus himself. Our goal is to see God raise up an indigenous gathering of followers of Jesus among all Muslim people groups.
What We Do
Frontiers New Zealand helps individuals and their supporting churches make disciples of Jesus in all nations.We do this often by living, working and raising families in Muslim communities. We show through our lives and words that God loves all peoples. We identify with Muslims but also seek to bring new hope and blessing. We are guests in their community, not seeking to convert people to a foreign religion or culture but still wanting to clearly present the truth of Jesus.
We seek to serve God among the unreached and unengaged peoples of the Muslim world. We do this in a variety of ways. This is inspired by the creative character of God who has made us all unique, but who brings all cultures together in his community. Frontiers welcomes individuals, couples and families. We welcome younger people and more mature people alike.
Who We Are
In 1982, Frontiers founder Greg Livingstone asked himself three simple questions.
- 1. Why are Muslims so often excluded from hearing the redemptive message of the Gospel and the gift of Jesus Christ?
- 2. What is the God of the Bible going to do about it?
- 3. How can the first communities of Muslim-born believers begin where none currently exist?
From this, Livingstone began a new way of ministry, sending teams of Christians to bring hope in Christ to Muslims. The Frontiers Movement was born.
Since 1982, Frontiers has helped reduce the number of unengaged Muslim people groups to 1,000+. We look forward to the day when our work is done, and the message of the Gospel has been brought to every tribe, tongue, and nation (Revelation 5:9).
Much of our progress has been due to our commitment to learn from our mistakes and to identify and promote practices that our teams are finding helpful. Our learning is greatly enhanced through being a culturally diverse movement. Today we have more than 1,100 members in over 240 teams serving in 50 countries around the world. Our learning is greatly enhanced through being a culturally diverse movement with 30 national 'sending' offices worldwide.
If you want to dig deeper and talk to us more about who we are and what we do, please get in touch through the Contact page.
Our values are embodied in our Statement of Faith