Josiah Venture started in 1992 when three couples made an initial 10-year commitment to help churches in Central and Eastern Europe reach young people for Christ, after decades of communist oppression. Their mission was to equip young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission through the local church.

Now, 25 years later, Josiah Venture's disciple-making ministry has multiplied to more than 300 staff serving in 14 countries and remains faithful to their original mission. With an emphasis on empowering indigenous leadership, over half of the staff are nationals from their own countries.