WEC International USA | Distinctives - Multicultural Teams, Living Life Simple, Training in Community and More...
We intentionally work in multicultural teams. Our missionaries come from five continents and more than 50 countries. For nearly half of us, English is not our first language. Diversity enlarges our teams’ worldviews and reduces the danger of imposing our home cultures on the churches we plant.
WEC is structured to allow our field teams to make strategic local decisions autonomously. We believe that when our teams get together to pray and wait on God, the Holy Spirit will lead them in a spirit of fellowship and unanimity. However, this doesn’t mean we all do our own things. We’re all accountable to a published set of WEC principles and practices.
We accept that obeying Jesus’ call to mission means following Him on a journey that includes sacrificing earthly treasures that don’t last to pursue heavenly ones that do.
God has led us to adopt a financial policy that gives visible evidence to His worthiness of our trust. Seeking first His kingdom, we communicate what God is up to in our lives without appealing for funds, and then trust Him to provide what He already knows we need.
Our financial policy centers on a simple reliance on God to provide everything we need. We aim to base financial decisions on God’s leading rather than fixed budgets and seemingly closed doors. (Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:11-13, 19 and Matthew 28:19, 20)
We’re convinced that community is one of God’s most powerful tools for transformation, and so we work hard to nurture authentic community. Like other WEC sending bases, WEC USA trains and cares for our members in the context of a community where our staff live and work.
Lead by Patrick Johnstone and now Jason Mandryk, WEC’s “Operation World” team is an integral part of WEC and continues as one of the forerunners in global missions research. The information they provide helps shape and clarify our understanding of God’s direction for us as a missions agency.
The book “Operation World” is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is a recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature. It’s also listed in “Christianity Today’s” list “The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals.”
“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him.” This was C. T. Studd’s answer to the many who said he was too old, sick and crazy to pioneer such a mission—and it continues to be WEC’s motto today. Get to know more about our history.
WEC works in more than 70 countries around the world. Learn more about where we serve and what we do.