Strategic Partnership Formed with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism

22 February, 2024
A group of men in an ABWE meeting

A strategic, educational-focused partnership with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) was announced today by the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

ABWE is a collective of more than 400 like-minded churches and thousands of supporting groups who for more than 90 years have been singularly focused on the Great Commission. Based in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, they multiply leaders, churches and mission movements among every people group.

Through this partnership, leadership, staff and missionaries of ABWE will receive tuition awards for a wide range of Moody educational programs, including the following:

“In collaboration with Moody Bible Institute, ABWE now offers our missionaries and staff access to distinguished educational programs at preferential rates, reinforcing our commitment to equip them with profound biblical knowledge and practical ministry skills, said Paul Davis, president of the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. “Together Moody and ABWE share a vision for seeing workers equipped and sent to serve in God’s harvest fields.”

ABWE has planted more than 5,000 churches globally. In the last year, alone, they have planted almost 400 churches, trained approximately 3,000 students and provided healthcare to more than 97,000 patients as a platform for sharing the gospel. According to ABWE, there are still an estimated 7,000 unreached people groups across the globe, totaling more than three billion people.


“This is an exciting partnership for Moody because ABWE is reaching diverse cultures and people groups in more than 80 countries with the aim to disciple new believers and help churches multiply so they can reach their own nation,” said Dr. Dwight Perry, Moody’s provost and dean of education. “Our vision is to see the gospel proclaimed to every person, so we are humbled that ABWE has chosen Moody as their education partner to help staff and missionaries to be biblically grounded, practically trained, and to engage the world through Gospel-centered living. We are praying that God uses this partnership to reach the unreached and strengthen the Church globally to fulfill the Great Commission.”

In addition to tuition rewards for each educational program, Moody will collaborate with ABWE on creating customized curriculum and other educational experiences to meet their ongoing needs for leadership development, theological training, and other ministry related efforts.

Staff and missionaries with ABWE who are interested in pursuing academic opportunities at Moody, should email the Moody Partnership Team at