INDIGENOUS - MISSIONS AIMED AT TRAINING NATIONAL PASTORS GLOBALLY
The missionary endeavor is as ancient as the Word of God. Our task to make him known, to bring joy to the nations and glory to God, identifies us as his people. Our job must never change until he comes again to reign on this planet. Until then we must keep the essence of his commission as simple and straightforward as possible. There is nothing simpler than the message Paul gave to Titus on the little island of Crete nearly two millennia ago. May our generation obey this once again.
When available, why not train the nationals? After all, they already know the language, understand the culture, and care about their own family, relatives, and people.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bruce Snavely has served as a missionary church-planter, pastor and a college and seminary professor and presently takes theological training to indigenous pastors through the foundation he began, Global Baptist Training Foundation
For twenty years, he served in Canada starting and pastoring churches. Since 2001, he has taught on the university and graduate levels. Snavely earned a master of divinity degree from Moody Theological in 1999 and a PhD in historical theology from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 2007.
Snavely continues to teach as an adjunct professor, and through Global Baptist Training Foundation, trains groups of pastors in Africa, Asia and Central American. He is married to Grace, and they have four married children and twelve grandchildren.