New Tribes Mission is an international church-planting mission organisation. NTM UK is the British branch of the organization.
New Tribes Mission works among people groups who have had little or no access to the Bible, mostly in remote locations in Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region. While providing practical help such as medical care, community development and literacy education, missionaries share Bible lessons that allow the people to choose for themselves whether to believe on Jesus Christ and follow Him.
Those who believe are discipled, and trained as church leaders, teachers and missionaries themselves. The NTM missionaries’ goal is to equip people to lead their own church, while they provide support such as Bible translation and lesson development and advice.
In addition, missionaries train people so they can continue to provide basic medical care, literacy instruction and other practical helps to their own people.
New Tribes Mission was founded in the USA in 1942. From the beginning, two things have made NTM distinct among missions organizations:
NTM is non-denominational. More than 3,000 missionaries from a variety of evangelical churches serve in Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region.
NTM is international, with missionaries from nearly 30 countries. NTM UK is the UK organisation. It is a registered charity, based in North Cotes, Lincolnshire. Examples of affiliated organisations in other countries are NTM USA, NTM CANADA and MNT Brazil.
NTM Aviation, which provides flight services for missionaries around the world, is based in McNeal, Arizona.
NTM UK operates the Missionary Training Centre in North Cotes, Lincolnshire.
NTM USA has missionary training facilities in Waukesha, Wisconsin; Jackson, Michigan; and Camden County, Missouri. NTM USA also has a mobilisation centre in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.