Lutheran Brethren International Mission is privileged to serve in Cameroon, Chad, Japan, and Taiwan. In each of these countries we work together with the national church to plant churches, evangelize, educate, and minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the people.

Why we are different

Lutheran Brethren International Mission works within the 10/40 Window—a rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is home to the majority of the world’s unevangelized countries—an estimated 3.1 billion people living in approximately 5,992 people groups who have no valid opportunity to respond to the Gospel.

Billion People

Unreached People Groups


What we do

Our mission is to glorify God by being a Church that proclaims the gospel with an intensity and scope proportionate to our responsibility within the larger body of Christ, so that the Great Commission is fulfilled in and on behalf of our generation.


Mobilize in Mission

LBIM facilitates the congregations of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren in their call to fulfill the Great Commission.

Send Missionaries

LBIM recruits, trains, and supports missionaries who proclaim the gospel in some of the hardest to reach places on earth.

Make Disciples

LBIM seeks to plant self-propagating Church bodies that are expected to reach their neighbors with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Support Partners

LBIM has planted Church bodies in Cameroon, Southern Chad, Japan, and Taiwan. These sister denominations are partners in mission.


Literacy Work

LBIM has translated the full Bible into the heart language of seven unreached people groups, and the New Testament into an additional eleven.

Holistic Ministry

LBIM models the joy of living in relationship with God through Christ Jesus by seeking to provide clean water, famine relief, and education to those in need.

Taiwan: Bamboo and the Church

As I enjoyed a hike with Ethan and Sandy Christofferson in the highlands of western Taiwan, I was in awe of the local grass that towered over my head. That’s right… grass! Bamboo is the most common grass on the planet, boasting over 1,400 different species! It is the...

Mission of God

I was in the middle of my first year of seminary, sitting next to my wife Sonja during a J-term presentation by Dan Venberg about LBIM’s mission work, when I first really heard about the work our Church has been called to and the need for missionaries. Afterward, as...

Counting It All Joy

The woman is curled up, hugging her knees to her chest, lying on her side on the floor. There is a guard, so she can’t escape. She has been denied food and water for two days. She has been threatened with death. Her children have been taken away and beaten. And she is...

Glimpse Project: Chad 3.0

Immediately after Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well, as recorded in John 4, his disciples return to him after their food procurement mission into town. They are perplexed as to why Jesus is talking with a foreign woman, and at his apparent lack...

Meet Matt and Christina

Matt and Christina were commissioned as missionaries to Chad with the Church of the Lutheran Brethren on October 27, 2019 at Good Shepherd Church in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They and their five children are scheduled to fly to France on December 29. They will arrive...

Our Latest Work

In November 2018, Gethsémané de Meube School opened in a one-room grass hut with over 50 kids enrolled in first grade. In November 2019, a second grade was added. The vision of LBIM is to add agrade and teacher each year until Gethsémané de Meube is a complete elementary school offering grades one through six.

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Our missionaries come from a variety of different backgrounds. We have former engineers, nurses, school teachers, and truck drivers. God is using their unique gifts and life experiences to reach the lost with the good news of His Son Jesus Christ.

Is God Calling You to

LBIM is looking for people to go as missionaries to proclaim the Gospel among the unreached people of Africa and Asia. If you feel God might be calling you to mission work among the unreached, please contact us.