The key in every local and national situation is to develop relationships, with leaders of local churches coming alongside the people to help fulfil their visions. Alongside this we seek to establish what level of authority they wish to give us as we minister into their situation.
Our first priority is to care for leaders, their marriages and families as from experience we find that this is a key fact for developing the churches.
Through the main leader we help the other leaders in the church with pastoral care, training and equipping. From this base we are able to minister effectively into the whole church, encouraging everyone to take the gospel out into their communities.
Many leaders in the developing nations struggle to provide for their families. Unemployment is high and churches are not able to support their leaders with a living wage, which can create great pressure in the family. Raising regular support for them makes a tremendous difference to all of the church.
Thanks to the internet we are able to keep in touch with leaders and send articles and teaching materials to encourage them. Also it is good to be able to connect with them by phone. When visiting them we always try to stay in their homes and hold local conferences and seminars to serve the leaders in the locality.