Faith mission is a term used most frequently among evangelical Christians to refer to a missionary organization with an approach to evangelism that encourages its missionaries to "trust in God to provide the necessary resources". These missionaries are said to "live by faith." Most faith missionaries are not financially supported by denominations.
Early advocates of faith missions included many Plymouth Brethren missionaries such as:
- Hudson Taylor, missionary to China, and founder of the China Inland Mission, who advocated "Moving men, by God, through prayer alone" and not soliciting funds at all.
- Anthony Norris Groves, referred to as the "father of faith missions".
- George Müller, who ran orphanages in the Bristol area of England.
Other early leaders included:
Modern examples include:
- Jim Elliot, martyred missionary to the Huaorani people of Ecuador
- The missionaries of The Faith Mission and of the Two by Twos sect
- Robert Pierce, founder of World Vision
Faith mission organizations
- Echoes of Service
- Mission Africa
- OMF International (formerly China Inland Mission)
- WEC International
- Tucker (1983), 335
- Dann, R.B.Father of Faith Missions: The Life and Times of Anthony Norris Groves (1795–1853), Authentic Media 2004, ISBN 1-884543-90-1
- Tucker (1983), 194