A Passion for Jesus and His Purposes in the Earth
Antioch International Movement of Churches
Since the Antioch Movement was established, our passion has been to see the Church advance the Kingdom of God around the world through evangelism and discipleship. We aim to see our personal lives, relationships and ministries reflect the following core Biblical values.
The Antioch Movement’s first discipleship school begins at Highland Baptist Church in Waco, Texas led by Jimmy and Laura Seibert.
Discipleship School outreaches result in the Antioch Movement’s first international church plants in Russia, Mongolia and the Middle East.
Antioch Ministries International (AMI) is started to support church plants and train and send new missionaries. AMI now supports 150+ missionaries by offering coaching, pastoral care, ongoing equipping and logistical support.
The Antioch Movement plants its first U.S. church in Boston, Massachusetts and holds its first conference for international missionaries, iCON.
Jimmy and Laura Seibert start Antioch Community Church in an abandoned grocery store in Waco, Texas around a simple devotion to Jesus and His purposes. Antioch Waco becomes the birthplace for the Antioch Movement, training and sending hundreds of missionaries and church planters over the next twenty years. Waco continues to serve as the central office for AMI and the Antioch Movement.
One month before 9/11, two of the Antioch Movement’s missionaries are arrested by the Taliban secret police in Afghanistan. Antioch church members, friends and supporters rally together for over 100 days of 24-hour prayer on their behalf. Heather and Dayna’s imprisonment and miraculous release makes international news. Their testimony stirs the Antioch family to continue believing in God’s grace and provision, even for those working in the hardest places.
The Antioch Movement opens a missionary retreat center providing pastoral care for field workers. The retreat center is currently located in Portugal with two new locations opening soon.
The Antioch International Field Office opens in Southeast Asia to continue equipping and supporting the Antioch Movement’s international missionaries.
The Antioch Movement sends 1,800 short-term volunteers from Antioch U.S. churches to nine different European cities in a project called ENGAGE THE CRISIS, offering relief and hope to refugees in crisis.
The Antioch Movement now has missionaries or churches in 77 locations across 39 countries.