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. Accreditation of the ministry and/or missionary and level of engagement on the part of XCF depends on how closely the ministry aligns with these standards. It is not necessary for a ministry to fulfill all of the standards below to receive full accreditation. The purpose of this list is to determine a ministry’s degree of alignment with our strategic priorities. These standards are also not in order of priority.

  • Least Reached: the ministry works among the least reached which means a low percentage of the population is evangelical.
  • 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 and discipleship, demonstrating 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.
  • Responsive: the ministry works among people groups that are responsive to the gospel and bearing fruit.