At Southeast Missions we invest our resources to multiply disciples of Jesus amongst the world’s least reached.

Why should I volunteer?

The last command Jesus gave his Church was to make disciples of all peoples, The Great Commission.  After millennia of significant sacrifices by Jesus followers’, best estimates suggest that 3.2 billion people or 42% of the global population have still never heard the Gospel for the first time. Of that number, 75,000 unreached, the capacity of 185 Boeing 777s, die every day never having heard this good news.

Using Limited Resources Wisely

Mission statistics tell us that more than 98% of all global Church mission giving is spent ‘reaching’ people and people groups that have already been reached, meaning that less than 2% is spent reaching the un-reached. At Southeast, after many years of difficult decisions, and careful partner selections, we’ve reversed those numbers. Now, more than 99% of the mission budget, that portion of our general church budget allocated from your giving, is invested to reach the remaining un-reached and make disciples of all peoples!

Security Concerns

The easier locations and peoples of the world have been reached. The most challenging to reach live in limited or no-access regions of the world but the task to complete Jesus’ command remains the same. For security concerns we will withhold precise locations, names or identifiable events that might compromise programs or endanger persons serving or being served. Any photographs on our site will be generic but reflect what is typically be seen at these locations. Thank you for understanding.
Partner Requirements

Who do we consider for partnership? Alignment with Southeast Missions requires that organizations fulfill all these 4 criteria before a partnering discussion begin. The mission must be:

1.    Growing and multiplying disciples of Jesus.

2.    Spending a minimum of 75% of each dollar invested to deliver their programs.

3.    Actively equipping and empowering national believers to lead and grow the Church amongst their own peoples and nation.

4.    Able to provide evidence of measurable outcomes. These are change and transformation metrics that prove growth as disciples of Jesus amongst their target audience.

Partner Organizations

We presently invest in 12 mission organizations working to make disciples of Jesus amongst the unreached and satisfy all our filtering criteria. Some of these organizations work in more than 100 nations. When possible, our investments are designated to specific programs at specific locations where the least reached are found. We can share the names of partner organizations who have already made their pages public. These include:

Countries Where Our Investments Go

This link below shows a map of the world.
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99% of our investments go to the countries in Red which are the least reached countries.

Short-term Mission Trips

The world of short-term missions is rapidly changing. These trips are still valuable both to us who serve and, as appropriate, those we serve. Given the increased security concerns of our primary partners, we only send short-term teams at their invitation. These teams would provide very specific projects which serve to open doors and further the work of those serving long-term. As these may come available, we will market and recruit locally at Southeast. Again, whether we serve at their locations or not is entirely based on their invitation.

However, there are many short-term opportunities available for individuals, families, Life Groups, etc. through our e3 Partners connection. We would highly recommend them and have worked with them in 9 of the 90 nations they serve. You can choose timing, location, program focus and costs that match your needs. You’ll receive pre-trip training, organized programs while on the field and post trip support.

Short-term Without Traveling

Most of the church will not go into full-time ministry. But what if we could make it easier for the 99% to join the 1% in the Great Commission? With modern tech providing instant connection to nearly all locations in the world, churches like ours are now able to connect you directly to missionaries who need coaching in the areas of your expertise. We partner with Switchboard whose web-based tool can match missionary coaching needs with your valuable skills as a Kingdom Consultant. No seminary, passport of packing your family up to live overseas is needed. It begins by entering your skill sets and a 1-hour connection with the missionary to determine if it's a good fit for you. See the Switchboard website to get this started!

Refugees & Asylees: The World Is Coming To Us

Another significant opportunity to ‘serve internationally’ is to join the work of ministries in the Denver area that focus on refugee and asylee care, our new neighbors that we, as disciples of Jesus, are called to love. Thousands of the world’s refugee and asylee population, from more than 25 nations, are being re-settled within an hour of Southeast. The world of the unreached are coming to us and grateful for care,tutoring, ESL partners, youth sports programs and more. If prompted to serve and love these new neighbors, we recommend 3 Denver based organizations that are actively delivering well designed programs and looking for volunteers: Lutheran Family Services, Project Worthmore, and Restoration Outreach Program.

What’s Next?

Scan our partner’s sites, pray for their requests, check out Switchboard, consider how you can serve our refugee and asylee neighbors, and contact us at missions@southeast.org with any questions you have. We’d love to hear from you and share in more detail about our part in fulfilling the Great Commission!