Liberty World Ministries inc.
Dr. D. F. Steeves
“Isn’t it strange that
princes and kings, and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
and common folk like you and me are builders for eternity.
To each is given a bag of tools; a shapeless mass and a book
of rules, and each must make ere life has flown, a stumbling
block or a stepping stone” ~ R. Lee Sharpe
A Message from the Director
The organized church must endeavor to move in a
new direction! It needs to be on the ‘cutting edge’ of what God is
doing from a spiritual perspective and from a social perspective.
“We are living in an age
hopelessly below the New Testament pattern, content with a neat
little religion” – Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones, MD
We must implement a more progressive approach
to change, a change that reflects the need for being more
individual and relational; if we
are to bring Hope and Healing to our generation!
I have always been impressed with the way the
Lord Jesus confronted Zacchaeus, in the encounter with him on the
Jericho Road. In Luke’s Gospel chapter 19, verses 1-10 we read the
account and this is how it transpired in a contemporary idiom.
Zaccheaus was small in stature and wanted to see Jesus, so he
climbed up into a tree for a better view; Jesus saw him and looked
up in the tree. Zacchaeus said to himself; He
sees me. Then Jesus called
Zacchaeus by name, and Zaccheaus said; He
knows me. Then Jesus said, Zacchaeus you come
down. Zacchaeus said; He is interested
in me. Then Jesus said, Zacchaeus come and visit with me in your
home today. Zacchaeus said; He values
me, and as a result of that personal encounter, Zacchaeus
immediately responded and had a radical transformation of character
and lifestyle, he had a ‘spiritual rebirth’ as described in John’s
Gospel chapter 3 - now that Beloved was a personal, individual and
relational encounter! Like Zacchaeus,
everyone wants to be recognized, understood, loved, accepted and
forgiven by both God and man – as Christians, we must seek to find
where people fit into this equation!
In Matthew’s Gospel chapter 25, verses 35-40,
we find another example of the ministry of the Lord Jesus having a
personal, individual and
relational approach to
people, when He said,
I was hungry and you
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me
telling the solemn truth: Whenever you
did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored,
that was me
– you did it to me"
Again, hear the words of the Lord Jesus in
Mark’s Gospel when He said, “…Those that
are well have no need of a physician, but those that are sick…”
It is so very wonderful to realize, that the Lord God of
heaven and earth would eat and drink with people as ourselves on a
Our generation will only come to God, when it
sees new demonstrations of the great love of God in practical ways!
The Lord Jesus then went on to say,
“Now is the time to pour new wine into new
bottles” – Mark 2:22
we dare to change our thinking – we change our world!
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Liberty World Ministries was incorporated Federally in 1982, as a Relief and Development Organization, Missionary Society, and Church Planting Ministry, with the Head Office in Abbotsford, BC.
Liberty World holds a charitable status with Revenue
Canada and has for the past 25 years. It is operated by a duly appointed Board
of Directors and an administrative staff of dedicated Christians from various
walks of life, who desire to be guided by the Holy Spirit in ministering to the
This ministry began in response to a vision that General William
Booth had, when he saw multitudes perishing in a turbulent sea with no
one to rescue them. As a result of this vision, I could no longer deny
the desire of my heart to reach those unreached perishing souls!
In 1978 I traveled to more than 40 countries of the world observing the
great neglected areas of human need, that had not yet been reached with
the gospel, and seeing the wretched plight of humanity, I was deeply
moved, wept and cried out to the Lord of The Harvest - oh Lord send me
into that harvest!
After much prayer Liberty World Ministries Inc. came into being,
providing a 'holistic' ministry encompassing spirit, mind and body.
Liberty World principles are based on the teaching of the Bible as found
in Matthew's Gospel chapter 25:31-36; 28:18-20.
To respond fervently to
the command of the Lord Jesus Christ as seen in the Gospel of
Matthew 28:16-20, in sharing the good news of the Gospel to as many
as possible, as expeditiously as possible and with the utmost
compassion, grace, understanding, and respect to the cultural
The priority of
Liberty World Ministries is the
sharing of the Good News to those throughout the world, who have not
had an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel of our Lord
“For I have an
obligation to all peoples, to the civilized and to the savage, to
the educated and to the ignorant” - Romans 1:14 - Good News
Our aim is to make the
Gospel available in the following practical ways
Recruit, train and send
anointed servants of the Lord locally and in many countries
2) To establish churches in
these countries, that they who have responded to the Gospel,
will in turn follow the pattern of the Book of Acts, in living
and sharing the Good News with those who have not yet responded
to the Gospel of Christ
3) To be involved in relief
and development programs
To ordain and credential
ministers Provincially across Canada and in other countries.
Ministries provides for an
affiliation and a ministry covering for Churches, Pastors, Ministers, Ministries, Missionaries and
Mission Societies and has for many years. We can
also provide interim Pastors, and Ministers for churches who are
temporarily without leadership. We extend an invitation to those
desiring an affiliation and an ministry covering!
Dr. Duane F. Steeves DD
To my many
supportive ministry friends
Please allow me to say how very
much you are appreciated. Without your help and faithfulness, we never
would have come this far. However, we still have a long way to go!
Teamwork enables us to accomplish what otherwise would be impossible.
Being a team member and a team player, gives an opportunity to realize
I want to take this opportunity to invite people from all walks of life
to come and join with us in this ministry experience!
Pastor Duane Steeves