Via qualified and capable leadership, we invest in such a way to entrust divine truth, a healthy church, and biblical ministries into the competent hands of missionaries who will do the same with a strategic missions focus (2 Tim. 2:2; Rom. 15:20). Our investment first encompasses teaching biblical doctrine to the gifted leaders, elders, and deacons of Tottenville Evangelical Free Church (TEFC) who can teach others also. By training our faithful men, we are strengthening our entire church congregation for a generational and global duplication of Christ's Church.
Being fully equipped doctrinally and morally, TEFC can then internationally entrust divine revelation to another generation of faithful men as the pillar and support of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15), the institution that Christ promised to build globally (Matt. 16:18). This kind of investment in even one church ensures sent and/or supported missionaries in other countries receive an endowment of spiritual reproductive ministers and ministries that honor Christ's divine truth.
Qualifiers for “Strategic"
Unreached People Groups
UPG - where there may be biblical evangelism but no indigenous community of legitimate Christians with adequate numbers, resources, and tools to evangelize their own people group without outside assistance.
Regions in which protestant/evangelical Christianity represents less than 5% of the population
Creative Access People Groups
CAPG - environments in which there is biblical evangelism but where overt proselytization may be considered offensive or even illegal.
The 10/40 Window
The 10/40 Window - home to the majority of the world's least evangelized countries.
The “ least evangelized" are people who have a minimal knowledge of the gospel.
Unengaged Unreached People Groups
UUPG - where there is no known active church planting underway for the present UPG.