OUR PURPOSE

Imagine being in a hard place where it is perceived as dangerous and the body of Christ has to meet discreetly. A hard place where the lost who chooses to follow Christ have to face persecution or even experience death. How then shall we bring the gospel into these hard places and embody Christ's love to the lost?

With Interserve, we launch workers out to these hard places to make Jesus Christ known. These hard places span across Asia and the Arab World, where there display a hostility towards the gospel. We make Christ known by meeting the practical needs of the spiritually, materially and socially impoverished people. Wholistic Mission involves the demonstration of God's kingdom in every sphere of life. This incarnational, integrated approach, with evangelism and discipleship as its foundation, is at the heart of our mission call. 

ABOUT INTERSERVE

 

OUR STORY

It all began in India, when some ordinary British housewives who were expats in India, taught Indian widows how to read, provided basic healthcare and shared about Jesus Christ, in 1852. 

INDIA

NEPAL

PAKISTAN

The work gradually spread to neighbouring countries, such as Pakistan (following the Partition of British India) and Nepal, which was completely closed to Christianity until the 1950s (the Nepali Church now consists of over 400,000 people). In 1952, men were accepted as workers for the first time – until then, only women were allowed to join. The work has spread to all the countries of Asia and the Arab World, and Interserve workers are sent from many countries, including Singapore, England and Wales, Canada, Holland, the US, Malaysia, South Korea, Germany, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerlan,  Brazil, etc.

 

OUR work

Interserve has been around for 164 years. We have 16 sending bases that are collectively sending out over 800 Partners & On Trackers.

We are serving in nearly 40 hard places

The Unseen Quarter

Only 3% christian workers serve in hard places.

The reality is more than 1/4 of the world has no personal access to the follower of Christ.

 

"The Interserve-er realises that each and every individual is a person whom God loves

and who was made in the image of God. There is a diamond there, but the diamond is in the rough.

So He is moulding His love into our hearts, at the same time He is allowing us to reflect that love

to the people we are serving."

- Patrick Krayer, National Director of USA

 

values

Our identity in God, shapes our values and operating principles. Love, compassion, grace, holiness and a passion for right relationships are the foundation of our commitment to be an authentic Christian community. Throughout the history of Interserve, as God brought people to our company and as God shaped Interserve, we can identify values and operating principles that contribute to our distinctive culture.

 

The following describes who we are and how we aspire to grow. They are given in no order of priority.

Dependence on God

We depend on God in everything and for everything. Therefore, we worship and wait on Him, pray and intercede, listen and obey.

Partnership

God has called us to participate in his Kingdom work. Therefore, we minister in a spirit of humility and interdependence. We practice participatory, local leadership. We prioritise relationships and partnership with other parts of the Body of Christ.

Community

God is three-in-one and has made us for community. Therefore, we make every effort to maintain unity, we invest deeply in relationships, and we care, pray for, respect and submit to each other. We are generous and flexible in attitude and behaviour.

Oneness in Christ

We are one in Christ. Therefore we reject all prejudice, including that based on gender, race, social status, culture and biblical spiritual traditions. We rejoice in God-given diversity. Women and men serve in ministry and leadership.

Integrity

Our lives reveal the Gospel in word and deed. Therefore, in our lifestyle, work, relationships and spirituality, we are consistent, authentic and honest.

Wholistic

God is reconciling all things through Christ. Therefore, we seek to be and to make whole-life disciples, care for creation and intentionally bear witness to the whole character and work of God through worship, proclamation, service and fellowship.

Servanthood

Jesus came to serve. Therefore, we joyfully serve in love and humility. We make the effort to learn local language and culture. We choose to go to hard places and to the marginalised.

values

Our identity in God, shapes our values and operating principles. Love, compassion, grace, holiness and a passion for right relationships are the foundation of our commitment to be an authentic Christian community. Throughout the history of Interserve, as God brought people to our company and as God shaped Interserve, we can identify values and operating principles that contribute to our distinctive culture.

 

The following describes who we are and how we aspire to grow.

They are given in no order of priority.

Oneness in Christ

We are one in Christ. Therefore we reject all prejudice, including that based on gender, race, social status, culture and biblical spiritual traditions. We rejoice in God-given diversity. Women and men serve in ministry and leadership.

Dependence on God

We depend on God in everything and for everything. Therefore, we worship and wait on Him, pray and intercede, listen and obey.

Partnership

God has called us to participate in his Kingdom work. Therefore, we minister in a spirit of humility and interdependence. We practice participatory, local leadership. We prioritise relationships and partnership with other parts of the Body of Christ.

Community

God is three-in-one and has made us for community. Therefore, we make every effort to maintain unity, we invest deeply in relationships, and we care, pray for, respect and submit to each other. We are generous and flexible in attitude and behaviour.

Servanthood

Jesus came to serve. Therefore, we joyfully serve in love and humility. We make the effort to learn local language and culture. We choose to go to hard places and to the marginalised.

Integrity

Our lives reveal the Gospel in word and deed. Therefore, in our lifestyle, work, relationships and spirituality, we are consistent, authentic and honest.

Wholistic

God is reconciling all things through Christ. Therefore, we seek to be and to make whole-life disciples, care for creation and intentionally bear witness to the whole character and work of God through worship, proclamation, service and fellowship.

Contact: 91793633

Email: start@interserve.org.sg

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