I came across an article, Missions Doesn’t Stop When a Group Has Been Reached, written by David Sills, this morning. It is worth reading. It explains one reason we are so committed to a ministry of teaching and discipling pastors. Following are a few sentences that especially stood out to me:
Nationals will one day be the best teachers, theologians, authors, and preachers for their national church—but only after they have been prepared. The background developed through generations of being steeped in pagan worldviews and false religions does not evaporate on praying a prayer of salvation. This is why Christ commanded us to disciple them.