There’s a lot of excitement in the air as NTM positions to send out the next graduating class of missionary candidates who will impact areas of the world that have never before seen the light of the gospel. …And with their going out will be the coming in of a new group of students preparing to multiply the effort of planting thriving churches among unreached nations.
New Tribes Mission has been training and equipping missionaries for the last seventy-five years. It seems only yesterday that we embarked on this journey, leaving home and homeland, brothers and sisters, mother’s and father’s for Christ and the gospel. Multitudes of servants have gone before us and many more have come behind us.
The missionary effort today is unlike that of a generation or two ago as we now have new advances in technology that make the task more doable. And yet it takes the human effort as learners and goers to embrace an understanding of other cultures and the worldviews that bind lost people in spiritual darkness. Although para-church organizations have the tools in place to equip ambassadors of the gospel, sending and supporting those who will go is the sole responsibility of the church.
That’s where we come in…
We are now in an all-out effort to see the next generation of missionaries raised for the purpose of making disciples where there are no disciples. Our desire as we partner with churches is to assist them in their efforts of recognizing those whom God is motivating to serve in unreached places, and then helping them prepare the way so they can be trained.
We’re looking for sincere followers of Christ –singles and young couples, families and second-career individuals who will count the cost of service. We’re looking for those who see that investing their time to reach lost souls is well worth the sacrifice of what they may give up in this life.
While the methods of imparting the gospel has a fresh face, the mandate and message are as timely as the day Christ commissioned the church for the task. …And that’s a task that can be completed within the next generation.