Regions In Need is committed to the following distinctives:
The Gospel – The Bible makes it perfectly clear that the Gospel is the power of God for salvation to all who believe and that apart from believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ no one can be saved from the condemnation of God for their sins (Rom. 1:16). According to 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, the Gospel which, must be believed and embraced alone for salvation is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was raised from the dead, and is alive (as proven by all who saw Him in His post resurrection state). We are committed to the preaching of this Gospel alone believing that salvation from the condemnation of our sins is found only by trusting in Christ alone (Acts 4:12). We also believe and teach that true saving faith is a gift of God given through the preaching of the Gospel of Christ (Rom. 10:17) and that such a faith also encompasses repentance which is also required for salvation (Acts 20:21). We, without apology, understand and teach that salvation is by God’s grace alone through faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for God’s glory alone in accordance with the Scriptures.
Gospel-Centered & Driven Theology – We are committed to theology which sees the gospel as being primary to a correct understanding of our salvation, our sanctification, and the Scriptures. The Scriptures, correctly understood, reveal Christ and His work of effecting the Gospel (Lk. 24:44-47). In addition, the gospel frames the entire canon of Scripture beginning with the protoevangelium in Genesis 3:15 and ending with the Book of Revelation and therefore must be recognized as a primary driving force in shaping a correct evangelical theology.
Local Church Focus – Our intention is to assist local national churches in their missionary responsibilities, not replace or usurp them. Wherever possible and whenever possible Regions In Need will work with local churches in training, supporting, and sending out national evangelists/church planters.
Pioneer Church Planting – Our training is specifically designed for those wanting to be prepared for pioneer evangelism and church planting among unengaged and unreached people groups. All of our trainers including our founders are working among unreached people groups. In addition, we support a cadre of men and women, who having been trained by Regions In Need, have been sent to strategic locations to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches among unreached peoples.
Sacrificial, Costly, & Risk-Taking Ministry – The people we train will be sent into hard-to-reach and hard-to-minister places for the Gospel. We do not believe the Great Commission to go into all the world to make disciples applies only to the relatively safe places in the world. We understand and recognize that in order to make much of Christ and His Gospel in places and among people who despise Him suffering, hardship, loss, and even persecution must be expected and embrace