How do you do your mission?
Is church planting all
Are you an American
Do You go to the 10/40
How about China, Mexico, India, or all those other places?
What does least-reached
Can I teach in your
How are the
Will you help me raise
Why do you emphasize
Will you support my
How do I plant churches?
Is SEAMIST a denomination?
What are your
What will you traine me
What is your mission?
It is the mission of South East Asia Mission Teams to preach the
gospel and plant the church in South East Asia. This
defines what we believe God has called us to do as a missions
organization. This is what we exist to do.
How Do You do your
Our vision is to recruit, equip, send, and assist missionary
teams that effectively preach the gospel and successfully plant
the church among the least reached people groups of South East
Asia. This give us a “roadmap” so we can accomplish our
planting all you do?
Our goal is to plant the church especially where there are none
or only very weak churches. To do that you have to win
some people to Jesus, baptize them and get them together in
worship and sharing God’s Word, and teach them everything Jesus
commanded. All these tasks can be done in hundreds of
Our missionaries do prayer, translation work, radio programs,
bible studies, evangelistic crusades, tent-making, all kinds of
teaching, street evangelism, medical missions, social work and
community development projects… and many more things to get the
gospel out of their lives and into the hearts and minds of the
unreached peoples of South East Asia.
Are you an
South East Asia Mission Teams is a Non-Stock Corporation in the
Philippines, SEC Reg. # G200001063. Our Board of Directors
is mostly Filipinos. We are a “sister” agency to World
Indigenous Missions in New Braunfels, Texas, USA.
Our current general director and his wife are WIM missionaries
assigned to work with SEAMIST.
Do You go to
the 10/40 window?
Yes, of course. We want to send teams to Myanmar,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and the
Philippines. All of these countries are in the 10/40
window. We also go to Indonesia although it lies at the
How about China, Mexico, India, or all those other
No, our call is to South East Asia. If you are
called to some other place then you are not called to work
directly with SEAMIST. We will refer you to WIM and other
agencies that can help you.
We want to send our missionaries to the peoples of South East
Asia that have not heard the gospel in a way they could
understand and receive Jesus. We look for groups of more
than 10,000 who have none or few churches and little work going
on, and who really need missionaries to come and work.
teach in your bible college?
We train our workers, rather than teach them. There is a
difference. Teachers are needed everywhere, but SEAMIST
does not have a Bible College at this time. We are open to
veteran missionaries that want to help train workers.
How are the
All SEAMIST missionaries are faith missionaries just the same as
most western missionaries. That means they raise
prayer and financial support from churches and individuals who
God uses to provide for their needs. When God calls a
person He provides everything they need to succeed.
Financial support is sent to our office, the giver gets an
official receipt, 10% is given to SEAMIST, and 90% is given to
help me raise support?
We train our missionaries to raise support. We do not
provide the support for them, they have to seek God and pray and
go out and find the people and churches God is calling to be
their partners in mission. When they do that in faith and
obedience, God always provides for all their needs. We do
all we can to help each missionary find the support they need,
including helping them network with foreign sources and
Why do you
Jesus sent them out two by two. We send missionary
families to places where it is difficult to work. They
need two or three to be able to overcome Satan and establish
God’s kingdom where no one has done that before. Teams
provide encouragement and accountability. Teams succeed
where individuals fail. We think of a team as three or
more “units”, a unit being a single or family. During
training a team may be not be possible.
support my ministry?
We often get requests to help other ministries. We pray
over every one, but we usually can only assist our own
missionaries. If you are affiliated with another agency,
they should help you get your financial support. If you are
independent, then you will need to do this for yourself.
If you have your own ministry from the Lord, He will supply all
How do I plant
Don’t worry, we train our missionaries to plant churches.
We use on-the-job training techniques rather than a classroom.
Our training base is in the Philippines so you can get practice
doing the things you will need to do when you finally arrive at
the place God called you. We will help you find a strategy
that will work and then use it for the Lord.
Is SEAMIST a
No, we are a mission agency. The churches we plant are
under many different groups. There are no “SEAMIST”
churches. We have no pastors.
Yes. Any church can use SEAMIST as an agency to train and send
their missionaries. However, SEAMIST agrees with the
Pentecostal and Charismatic perspectives on faith and doctrine.
See our Statement of Faith.
What are your
1. You must have a clear call from God to
be a missionary or church planter.
2. You must have a conviction that it is the will of God for
your to server with South East Asia Mission Teams.
3. You must have a strong desire to reach an unreached people
4. You must have a local church or organization to send you.
Your pastor or leader must agree that you are called by God to
be a missionary and approve of your choice to join SEAMIST as a
5. You must be mature in your faith, active in ministry in your
church, and you should know the Bible well. If you need
more training, we will help you.
6. You must be willing to work hard to raise your prayer and
7. You must be willing to be trained under a SEAMIST trainer.
What will you
train me to do?
Each candidate is given a unique training program that will
especially prepare them to go to the people and place they are
called to. Survey trips and helping to plant a church are
a part. All get training in indigenous principles,
cross-cultural communication, language learning, church
planting, leadership, and teamwork. You may even earn a
degree in Bible Studies if you have not had full bible training.