The traditional role of CP funding to facilitate missionaries on the field is critical to Englewood Baptist Church’s strategy. From our perspective, being able to connect our mission efforts through our SBC personnel both in the United States and around the world allows us to skip over the vetting process that would be necessary without our mission agencies. We trust that if the SBC sending agencies have approved these persons we can work with them with confidence.
We also have the knowledge that our work is not something that is “one and done.” We are part of an overall strategy for a particular place or people group that will have ongoing work taking place even when we are not present.
Having CP funded personnel on the field makes our work more effective. We work in many locations and it would be difficult for us to master all the cultural norms that would make us most effective without the training and guidance provided by our field personnel.