by Andy Corley
From the jungles of South America to the tropical islands of the South Pacific, from the high plains of Mexico to the Sahara desert in Africa, from the frozen lands of Greenland to the mountainous terrain of Papua New Guinea — NTM missionaries apply this 9-step general strategy to see indigenous New Testament churches established that truly glorify God.
1. NTM analyzes a remote people group and prayerfully considers starting a ministry in a new location.
2. Missionaries move into the location, build their houses and get established.
3. They study the language and culture of the people and begin to build relationships.
4. They teach people to read and write in their own language and start health and socioeconomic programs.
5. Missionaries teach the Bible chronologically from creation to the resurrection of Christ.
6. As the Holy Spirit works, some people accept Christ as their Savior.
7. A church is established and God’s Word is translated.
8. Leaders are ordained. As the new church matures, missionary involvement decreases.
9. Tribal believers go out from the new church as missionaries.
This process is the same challenge that Paul lays out in Romans 10:13,14: "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED. How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?"
We are the preachers. And we’re working together as a missionary team to take God’s Word to those who are the most unreached – Millions of tribal people around the world.