Equipping Leaders

90% of churches in the world are led by men and women who have little or no training for ministry.

Our goal is bold: To make relevant theological education, practical training, and spiritual formation accessible to every ministry leader in every nation!

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Establishing Churches

People far from God need a church up close.

Church planting is needed in every major city and in every unreached people group of the world.  We help local church planters start new churches that proclaim Christ as Lord and pour themselves out in loving service for their communities.

You can help national church planters to impact a neighborhood, city, or people group.

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Engaging in Holistic Ministry

Compassion for people was the heartbeat of Jesus.  

The risen Lord Jesus sends us out to victims of human trafficking, to children-at-risk, and to men and women stuck in cycles of poverty and injustice.  We partner with the church in these contexts to help them share Christ’s love and find sustainable solutions for their communities.

We cannot preach what we do not live.

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Our Vision

To see a flourishing church, led by well-equipped local leaders, serving every city and neighborhood of the world.


A flourishing church…

– Proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ.
– Demonstrates the gospel through loving community that overcomes the divisions of society.
– Pours itself out for the good of its neighborhood through acts of service, mercy and justice.

A flourishing church requires…

– Local leaders who are formed theologically, spiritually, and practically so that they serve in the Way of Jesus Christ.

Flourishing leaders. Flourishing church.
Flourishing world.

The Change We Make

Our Values

1 Seek God First

We seek God’s Kingdom, presence, and sanctifying work in us as foundational to our lives and ministry.  

2 Serve Partners Well

We desire the flourishing of our partners as brothers and sisters in Christ and co-workers in the gospel.  We are only as successful as our partners.

3 Live Boldly

We are moved to action by Christ’s call and the deep needs of his world. We embrace change and innovative solutions to accomplish God’s will in our generation.

4 Commit to Community

We strive for healthy relationships and create communities that display grace, affection, humility and mutual support.

5 Surprise By Love

We seek the good of all people and choose Jesus’ way of love and servanthood even when it is hard to do.

What does success look like for UWM?

Leaders formed deeply in the Word & Way of Jesus.
Churches multiplied and poured out in love for their neighborhoods.
Partners serving together for evangelism and social justice.
People of all nations following Jesus!

Flourishing Leaders. Flourishing Church. Flourishing World.