1937
Japan invades China, creating a crisis in the life of the Chinese church. During WWII, more than 6,000 missionaries are displaced.
1943
Duncan McRoberts is one of the last missionaries to leave China. Later that year, China Native Evangelistic Crusade (CNEC) is formed, beginning partnerships with native Chinese missionaries.
1949
CNEC supports 150 evangelists in China and helps start two Bible colleges.
1960s
Under Allen Finley’s leadership, CNEC changes to Christian Nationals Evangelism Commission. Partnerships expand throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
1970s
International Partners added in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
1980s
International Partners added in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
1985
CNEC becomes Partners International.
1989
Luis Bush, Partners International’s second president, develops the concept of the 10/40 window.
1999
God gives new vision to focus on the least Christian regions of the world.
Today
Working with 50+ International Partners in over 30 of the least reached countries.
Since 1995
More than 30,000 churches planted and 14,500 small groups started
Nearly 1.6 million have come to Christ
More than 5.8 million assisted through relief and development