"But I hope as you become stronger in your faith, we will be able to reach many more of the people around you. That has always been our goal. Then we will be able to preach the good news in other lands where we cannot take credit for work someone else has already done."
2 Corinthians 10:15b-16 CEVDCUS06
Here is a great summary of the hope and goal of missions :
- To reach many people in any one locale
- To train up & strengthen the new believers so that they will become partners in outreach and discipling.
- As local believers become active in outreach then the missionaries/apostles can go to another place and start again.