- About WEC
What Matters to Us
The Bible is our ultimate rule for faith and practice. We believe the following four principles (which we call the Four Pillars of WEC) are essential in our lives if we are to fulfil our God-given commission. They also convey our WEC ethos.
Faith is relying on God alone - not our gifts, the mission, or our supporters - to meet every need and challenge we face, to open closed doors and hearts. Total reliance on Him for the grace and power we need to think, speak, live and serve well. WEC makes no appeal for funds.
Sacrifice means saying "yes" to God in all things, learning obedience through suffering. Some are called to lonely, unhealthy, dangerous places. Some have died in service, others risk life, security and health. We are risk takers as we journey with other believers in the security of obeying God's call.
Holiness is about being set apart. We're not set apart for the nations. We are set apart for Christ Himself. It's the discipling of our own hearts as we daily live in God's presence and see Christ living in the peoples of the world.
Fellowship is our oneness in Christ. WEC is a genuinely multi-ethnic family, committed to the unique blessing of international teams. We seek the mind of Christ together in decisions seeking unanimity in all matters. We value mutual accountability and relationship over structure and authority.
One long-term WECer reflecting on WEC's Four Pillars had this to say,
"We need active faith, not to prove that we are heroes of faith, but to enable us to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in reaching the unreached. Our lives must be characterised by authenticity (holiness), so that the Good News can be seen by those who never enter a church. As passionate envoys of Christ, we want to live simply and are willing to pay a price (sacrifice), in order that the Gospel can reach the hard places. Finally, why fellowship? Not as an escape route from personal responsibility and not as something a WECer could ever demand, but as indispensable mutual support in that great push for the last frontiers."
We are convinced that prayer is a priority
We uphold biblical truth and standards
We affirm our love for Christ's Church, and endeavour to work in fellowship with local and national churches, and with other Christian agencies
We accept each other irrespective of gender, ethnic background or church affiliation
We desire to work in multi-national teams and are committed to effective international co-operation
We recognise the importance of research and responding to God's directions for advance
We believe in full participation and oneness in decision making
We value servant leaders who wait on God for vision and direction
We promote local and innovative strategies through decentralised decision-making
We make no appeals for funds