The Swedish Alliance Mission (SAM) is a Christian denomination with approximately 145 local churches and 13 500 members. We operate in around 20 countries and have around 30 national and international workers. The wish to share the gospel of Christ is our roots, our identity and our future.


The vision for SAM is "Together, we want to receive, be molded by and embody Jesus Christ in the world." Based on this, we have chosen four areas of development that we are focusing on in various ways until the year 2025.

Spiritual Development

We want to help each other live closely to Jesus Christ and let faith mold our entire lives.

We work with:

  • International discipleship school
  • An annual Bible course
  • Training for our pastors and leaders

Evangelism and Church ministry

We want to lead people to a life of faith in Jesus Christ and form fellowships where believers grow as disciples.

We work with:

  • Evangelism and Bible translation in several places worldwide – Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania
  • Church planting in Sweden and abroad
  • Church development

Social Justice

We want to create conditions for individuals and communities to overcome poverty, exclusion, and oppression.

We work with:

  • International projects including education, community development, and sustainable livelihoods
  • Integration issues
  • National advocacy work through collaborative organizations

Creation and Environment

We want to be a constructive voice and a positive example for a sustainable lifestyle and responsible stewardship of God's creation.

We work with:

  • Environmental policy providing guidelines for our local churches
  • Environmental certification at our central office and environmental education for our local staff
  • International projects aiming for environmentally sustainable development


In Sweden, one of SAM's missions is to support and equip our local churches. We offer theological and practical support, coaching, information, and other relevant resources for churches, members, and employees. We also work on planting new churches in Sweden, especially in areas with low Christian presence. About ten national workers are involved in church planting projects in Sweden.

We are also involved in the theological education institution "Academy for Leadership and Theology" (ALT), in collaboration with EFK (a baptist denomination) and The Pentecostal Alliance of Independent Churches. Here, students are trained for pastoral roles and other ministries. We also support Mullsjö Folk High School, which offers biblically oriented education as well as other programs.

Our mission includes international development work and humanitarian aid. We are engaged in evangelism and Bible translation, pastor and leadership training, church planting, health care and social welfare, education, and community development. In all these efforts, we collaborate with both local and global partner organizations. Some of our initiatives also involve our own international workers, totaling around 20 individuals.

The Swedish Alliance Mission Youth (SAU) is an independent organization closely associated with us. They work with children and youth, primarily through events, camps, and leadership training. We collaborate on several initiatives.

The headquarters of both SAM and SAU are in Jönköping, with connected congregations and associations mainly located in southern Sweden.