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

Why We Are Unique

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 unreached people groups—an estimated 3.1 billion people living in approximately 5,992 people groups who have no valid opportunity to respond to the Gospel. Due to environmental, political, and economic challenges these people groups are largely ignored by the majority of the world’s cross cultural mission organizations. LBIM’s mission focus is concentrated in this 10/40 window, intentionally going to people and places most isolated from gospel access.

What we do

Our mission is to glorify God as we make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the world with a present emphasis in Chad, Japan and Taiwan, resulting in congregations with a like vision and purpose.


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 equips missionaries who proclaim the gospel in some of the hardest to reach places on earth.

Make Disciples

LBIM seeks to plant Biblically grounded churches that are in turn reaching their neighbors with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Support Partners

LBIM has planted Church bodies in Cameroon, Chad, Japan, and Taiwan. We now partner with these sister denominations in mission to unreached peoples.


Literacy Work

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

Holistic Ministry

LBIM seeks to love God and our neighbors by providing clean water, famine relief, community development, and education to those in need.

Taiwan: Dreaming of Chad

A government official wearing a flowing jellabiya, a long tunic common in Chad, greeted us with these words, “Thank you for coming to visit our country, to see it with your own eyes. A Chadian proverb tells us that what is close to the eyes is close to the heart.” His...

70 Years of Ministry in Japan

The Lutheran Brethren Church of Japan, led by Pastor and President Takayama, gathered in Sendai November 3-5, 2019 to celebrate 70 years of God’s faithfulness and the proclamation of the gospel in northern Japan. They gathered at the Sendai International Conference...

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...

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. The children are not only learning the basic skills of reading, writing and math, but also the love of God through the story of Jesus Christ. In November 2019, a second grade was added. The vision of LBIM is to add a grade, teacher, and classroom each year until Gethsémané de Meube is a complete elementary school offering grades one through six.

We are excited to share this Glimpse Project video series with you. We trust you will be blessed by them as you view them, and that you will better see the fields are ripe for harvest.


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.