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OUR STORY

From their first service in 2007, Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Dubai, has grown from a handful of families to a community of over 4,000 people from 90+ nationalities.  It is truly a foretaste of heaven and a testimony to God’s great faithfulness.

A desire to better resource Gospel work in the region led the leadership to launch Arabian World Partnership as a platform to enable giving to bless Fellowship and other gospel ministries in the Arabian Gulf.

After a season of prayer and planning in early 2019, a non-profit 501c3 application for AWP was submitted in July 2019 and approved soon after. To God be the glory!

We are excited to see how God will use AWP to help make disciples who make disciples of every nation.

Our Vision

We envision vibrant partnerships with churches and Great Commission ministries in the Arabian Gulf that are fully funded and emboldened to labor to see gospel breakthroughs among the unreached.

Our Mission

AWP exists to glorify God by creating opportunities for believers to connect with and support trusted ministries in Arabia.

OUR VALUES

The principles that guide our organizational priorities

Reaching the Unreached

We support gospel outreach to reach the unreached.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8

Waiting Proactively

We endeavor to keep in step with the Holy Spirit, not getting ahead of Him and not lagging behind.  We invite Him to show us where He is working. When He does, we eagerly join Him, fully expecting Him to supply the strength and power needed to accomplish His work.
John 5:19-20; Isaiah 40:29-31

Believing the Unbelievable

We use God-given talents, gifts, and relationships to maximize kingdom impact.  We are convinced that we serve a God “who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think according to the power at work within us for His glory in the church and in Christ Jesus…”
Matthew 25:14-30; Ephesians 3:20-21

Serving Donors First

We believe each donation is a sacred transaction and we value the donor more than the gift.  We aim to serve each donor and process each gift in a way that glorifies God.
Philippians 4:17; Colossians 3:17

Giving Generously

We aspire to be generous people and we encourage member ministries and financial partners to do the same. As Paul exhorted the Corinthians, we want to excel in the grace of giving. We embrace the identity and calling, “blessed to be a blessing”.
2 Corinthians 8:7; Genesis 12:1-3

Casting a Compelling Vision

We pursue the art of good story telling in order to cast a compelling vision for believers to invest their treasures in heaven.  An eternal perspective is essential to giving generously.
Matthew 6:19-24

GET TO KNOW OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

Matt Burns, Executive Director

Matt and his wife Lori have served in vocational ministry for 26 of the 31 years they’ve been married, five of which were in Dubai. They have three married daughters, one teen-age son who lives with them in Northwest Arkansas, and five grandchildren!

Matt’s passion is to encourage believers and churches to grow in their grace of giving. He finds great joy in helping them connect and partner with ministries that are advancing the gospel among the unreached in the Middle East. Matt reports to the AWP Board of Directors.

OUR BELIEFS

SCRIPTURE

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life and conduct.
2 Tim. 3:16, Eph. 6:17, Isa. 28:16, 1 Cor. 3:11

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict of sin and regenerate the sinner upon believing in Christ, at the time of regeneration baptizing the believer into the one body of which Christ is the head; and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Rom. 8:28-30 , Rom. 12:1-2, Psa. 32:8, Heb. 13:20-21

RESURRECTION

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting and conscious punishment.
Rev. 20:4-6 , 1 Thes. 4:17, Acts 24:15, 1 Cor. 15:21, Matt. 24:51, Matt. 25:30

ANGELS AND SATAN

We believe in the existence of angels who worship God and minister to believers. We also believe in the existence of Satan, the devil, a fallen angelic being who with his demons opposes God, His people and His work. We believe that Christians today can have victory over Satan and his evil schemes through their identification with Christ who defeated him powerfully and conclusively at the cross.
Gen 28:12, Heb. 1:6, Isa. 14:12, Luke 10:18, 1 Cor. 15:54-55

ONE GOD

We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Col. 1:15-20, Acts 11:15-18, Mat. 16:15-17, Gal. 4:6 , Acts 2:33, Luke 3:21-22

SIN

We believe that man was directly created by God in His own image, that all men are sinners by choice and by nature and, as such stand condemned before God. The entire human race is, therefore, lost and only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and regeneration of the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
Gen. 1:27, Col. 3:10, Judg. 1:15, 1 Tim. 1:15-17, Luke 5:32, Acts 20:21, Acts 4:12, 1 Thes. 5:9 , 2 Thes. 2:13

THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the head. We believe the local church is a congregation of believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ governed by His laws and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word. This will include winning people to Christ, establishing them in the Word of God and discipling them to reach others.
1 Cor. 1:9, John 1:13, Acts 13:47, Mark 1:17, Matt. 10:1

BAPTISM

We believe that believers’ baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
1 Cor. 10:16, Acts 2:42, 1 Thes. 5:9, 2 Tim. 3:15, John 14:6

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the full deity of Jesus Christ; that He was born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and, as such, is God perfectly manifested in the flesh; that He died on the cross, a perfect and complete sacrifice, in our stead and for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where at the right hand of the Majesty on high, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
John 1:6-14, John 1:17-18, Mat. 1:18-23, Isa. 9:6, Col. 2:8-10 , Mark 16:19, Acts 2:33-36, Mat. 28:1-10, Rom. 8:26-27

HOPE

We believe in the personal, visible, bodily and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to complete His saving purpose and to fulfill the biblical promises, and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
Mat. 24:30, Mat. 24:42, 2 Pet. 3:10, 1 Thes. 5:1-2

SALVATION

We believe that the atoning death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by personal faith are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus, become children of God.
Gal 3:24-29 , Rom 5:18-19, Rom 4:25, 1 Pet 1:23, John 3:3

LIVING TO GLORIFY GOD

We believe that all the saved should live in such manner as will honour and glorify and not bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord, and that it is commanded of God to remain separate from false doctrines and sinful pleasures, practices and associations.
2 Tim. 1:8-10, 2 Cor. 9:13, Rom. 12:2, 2 Peter 1:4