XCF Engagement Standards

The following are the standards by which we decide how closely aligned a ministry is to Xenos' priorities in missions. The missions division conducts a careful examination of ministries before forming cross-cultural partnerships or sending missionaries overseas.

  • Least Reached: the ministry works among the least reached which means a low percentage of the population is evangelical. This definition includes unreached people groups (UPGs) where the percentage of evangelicals is 2% or less. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to unreached people groups and this will continue to be the case. The term "Least Reached" is used in this context to expand the scope of our missions initiatives to include responsive fields where the evangelical presence is greater than 2% but remains a small minority. These countries and peoples are also in much need of resources and assistance.
  • Responsive: the ministry works among people groups that are responsive to the gospel and bearing fruit.
  • Relief and Development: the ministry works among the poor, and there is an opportunity to engage in meeting basic physical and humanitarian needs as part of evangelism and church planting activities.
  • Church Planting: the ministry prioritizes house church planting through evangelism, discipleship and indigenous leadership development.
  • Church Planting Success: the ministry not only prioritizes church planting but also has demonstrated past success in planting churches.
  • Indigenous Leadership Development: the ministry seeks to develop national leadership for all aspects of the ministry.
  • Evangelical Orthodoxy: the ministry is orthodox in both theology and practice.
  • Training: the ministry prioritizes the equipping of the saints for the work of service. There are opportunities available for XCF to provide training.
  • Student Ministry: The ministry emphasizes reaching the next generation. Reaching the next generation for Christ is necessary to have a long-lasting impact on a community or people group.
  • Result Oriented: the ministry tracks and shows measurable evidence of changed lives.
  • Experience and Capacity: the ministry has a proven ability to manage financial and human resources. The scope, pace and rate of growth are appropriate.
  • Demonstrates Accountability: the organization reflects transparency, independent governance, and financial accountability.