Diaspora ministries are those that are serving amongst various ethnic groups who have internationally relocated or been displaced to major urban centres in the West. In recent years, it has been recognised that people do not need to travel overseas to be engaged in cross-cultural mission. It can often take place down the road, or even next door. The world has come to us. In response to this reality, Pioneers has been focusing upon building diaspora ministry teams around the world. There are numerous teams operating throughout US cities, and there are already 7 teams working in major Australian centres. These teams are providing various practical services for different ethnic communities (ESOL, driver training, trauma counselling, etc.) and therein sharing lives and the gospel with them.