Liebenzell Mission of Canada is part of Liebenzell Mission International (LMI) – an international, evangelical Christian mission founded in 1899, born of spiritual revival in Germany in the late 1800’s. Liebenzell Mission was initially the German Branch of the China Inland Mission, later branching out on its own under the name of Liebenzell, after the town where the mission set up its headquarters. From seven “sending countries”, Liebenzell has about 230 missionaries filling a variety of ministry roles, serving in approximately 25 countries around the world.
And Jesus came and said to them,“All authority
in heaven and on earth has been given to me,
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the Name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I
have commanded you; and lo,
I am with you always …”
LMI is actively involved in missions in a wide variety of ways, working in co-operation with other Christians worldwide, to bring the hope of God’s grace through His son Jesus Christ to those in need throughout the many nations of the world.
Some of the facets of our ministries include:
Missionaries sent out by Liebenzell’s sending countries work as part of international teams on LMI approved mission fields, with an elected Field Leader who helps the team: support each other, establish goals, and work towards mission field objectives. Field leaders are accountable to the International Coordinator, elected by the joint ministries representatives of LMI. This international Management Committee meets yearly and consults regularly throughout the year regarding joint international efforts.
Liebenzell’s home office ministries include outreach and evangelism in the home country as well as support for international missions endeavours. Each sending country of Liebenzell also has programs in its own country, designed to reach people of all ages for Christ and ignite within the hearts of these people a passion for ministry and international service. Many of Liebenzell’s sending countries have multi-cultural populations which allow a first step towards reaching the nations with God’s love and hope. For example, Liebenzell Mission of Canada works with immigrants to the Greater Toronto Area, providing physical help and sharing the gospel with those who are open to hear it.
The Executive Director & CEO of Liebenzell Mission of Canada is Mark Outerbridge, who came to missions leadership in 2005 from a secular executive career.