The 1000 Missionary Movement (1000 MM) is a training institution of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church initiated by the Northern and Southern Asia-Pacific Divisions. Its purpose is to train, send and support 1,000 young people every year as missionaries to every part of the world, hence the name 1000 Missionary Movement.
“With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world! How soon might the end come–the end of suffering and sorrow and sin!” (Education, p. 271). Our young people should be saved from the evil influences of the world and one of the ways to do this is to get them involved in global evangelism!
Vision, Mission and Values:
Our Vision for the 1000 Missionary Movement is to work with God in training young missionaries to do service for Jesus, wherever they may be called to labor. We envision that this training will include strengthening the missionaries in their spiritual foundations; giving them training in evangelistic aspects such as preaching and teaching, as well as Literature Evangelism; and preparing them to reach souls through the healing discipline of Medical Missionary work.
After a training consisting of four weeks, our missionaries will be prayerfully sent out to various mission fields near and afar off, even around the world. The missionaries will be trained and supported in their various fields of duty where the Lord shall see fit to place them.
The 1000 Missionary Movement is guided by the basic beliefs and values inherent in the mission and vision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church :
- Providing a harmonious environment in which our missionaries are encouraged to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Friend.
- Having a balanced learning environment that strengthens the body, expands the mind, and develops character.
- Promoting personal responsibility, leadership development, and the joy of service in this world and for service in the world to come.
- Learning how to reach and practicing tolerance of other cultures and differences, empowering our missionaries to act upon injustice in order to make a difference.
- Expecting all members of our training community to be forthright and honest, to maintain personal integrity in all relationships, and to embrace our core values. Respect for God, ourselves, and our fellow human beings is fundamental.
- To be partners with the work of God by training young missionaries in practical ways to fulfill the Great Commission of the church (Matt. 28:19,20).