Missions - ETHNOS NZ
A THRIVING CHURCH FOR EVERY PEOPLE
Focus Bible Church supports ETHNOS NZ, which is a CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTING ministry. Of the world’s 6,500 people groups, 2,500 are still unreached. ETHNOS New Zealand helps local churches mobilize, equip, and coordinate missionaries to these tribes. Visit ETHNOS NZ Web Site (Click here) Visit ETHNOS NZ missionaries (Click here)
METHOD – WE MINISTER AMONG UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS: In 2,500 of the world’s 6,500 people groups, there is no church, nor is there any work being done to establish a church. These are the people among whom ETHNOS New Zealand works.
WE WORK IN THE INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND LANGUAGE: These indigenous cultures and languages have isolated them from the Gospel. Missionaries must learn their language and understand their culture in order to clearly present the Gospel and effectively plant a church.
WE PRESENT FOUNDATIONAL BIBLE TEACHING: Unreached people groups have no concept of the God of the Bible. So Bible teaching begins at the same place God began — at the beginning. Chronological Bible teaching presents a foundation for understanding Jesus’ death and resurrection.
WE ESTABLISH MATURE CHURCHES: Following the pattern seen in Acts as God’s people carried out the Great Commission, missionaries seek to establish mature churches that can take their rightful place as agents of change in their own communities and partners in the Great Commission. Below are a few informative videos which give us insight into the work that ETHNOS NZ does.