A personal vision and calling from God to minister to people will be the foundation of each person’s and each team’sministry efforts.
Our goal is to proclaim Jesus through word and life.
Language fluency will enable more meaningful interpersonal relationships and effective ministry.
It is important to care for the needs and well-being of team members, and to hold fellow workers and ministry partners to high standards of integrity and morality.
Clear, honest, and adequate communication is vital to effective ministry and healthy relationships. Each team member is responsible to maintain open and honest communication with their fellow missionaries, organizational leadership, and their home church.
SENDING CHURCH SUPPORT
A supportive sending church is a foundation for a missionary’s success and longevity. GTO encourages workers to developstrong ties with their home church and cultivate this lifeline of support.
Effective ministry often requires actions outside of our comfort zone and areas of expertise. This allows the Holy Spirit’spower to act in place of our human weakness.
EMPOWERING LOCAL CHRISTIANS AND MINISTRIES
It is vital that mission work becomes self-supporting or multiplying as soon as possible. Empowering and supporting local Christians to lead will help develop sustainability and increase overall impact.
INTEGRITY OF CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
Integrity of Christian character is one of our most effective tools in making God’s name great.
DOCTRINE & PRACTICE
The Bible is our final authority. The 1963 Mennonite Confession of Faith expresses our understanding of Biblical doctrine and practice.