St. Louis, Missouri
World Impact St. Louis focuses on training indigenous leaders to plant and strengthen urban churches by resourcing urban leaders and developing strong missional partnerships with other like-minded Kingdom-builders in the city.
St. Louis hosts a TUMI satellite where urban lay leaders and pastors receive theological training to equip them for furthering God’s kingdom through church planting. This TUMI satellite has extended to a TUMI satellite in Mexico, has great potential for expansion within the growing immigrant communities in St. Louis, including Nepalese, Ethiopian, Bosnian and other ethnic groups.
The city of St. Louis faces many challenges of poverty, violence and brokenness and is segregated both racially and economically from the larger community. As we minister in the city, we see over and over again that the need is great, but God is greater.
World Impact established a ministry presence in St. Louis in 1976. The initial ministry efforts concentrated on evangelism and discipleship through children's Bible clubs. As World Impact developed a favorable reputation in the community, missionaries extended their efforts to the families of our Bible club children through various outreaches and church planting efforts.
We were able to partner in the planting of two churches. These churches are effectively sharing the love of Christ through a variety of outreaches and services in their neighborhoods.
We continue to have a passion to see Jesus proclaimed in St. Louis. Through our continued presence in St. Louis, we are committed to do all we can to recruit, empower and release urban leaders who will plant churches and launch church planting movements in the St. Louis area and beyond.