Ethnos360 founded as New Tribes Mission in 1942
New Tribes Mission is an international church-planting mission organization. NTM USA is the US branch of the organization.
Ethnos360 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.
Ethnos360 was founded in the USA in 1942 as New Tribes Mission. From the beginning, two things have made NTM distinct among missions organizations:
1) They works only among the world’s least-reached people groups
2) They equips those groups to lead their own churches
It is non-denominational, with 2,500 missionaries from a variety of evangelical churches serving in Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region.
It is international, with missionaries from nearly 30 countries. Ethnos360 USA is the US organization. It is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, based in Sanford, Florida.
NTM USA has missionary training facilities in Waukesha, Wisconsin; Jackson, Michigan; and Camden County, Missouri. NTM USA also has a mobilization center in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.
NTM Aviation, which provides flight services for missionaries around the world, is based in McNeal, Arizona.
The Missionary Training Center prepares you for career ministry with Ethnos360. Think about it: If you were given the opportunity today to plant a church in an unreached tribe, would you know where to start? Missionary training teaches you about the complex concepts involved in tribal church planting, such as understanding culture and learning language, so you can effectively communicate cross-culturally. We’re also vitally concerned about your walk with God, so that in an isolated, high-pressure environment, your relationship with God can survive and even thrive.