What long-range view does true partnership require?
A3 keeps the big picture of indigenous ministry in mind. From the outset in a given country, A3 sets out to decrease reliance over time. We desire to establish a sustainable ministry in every country usually within a 12-year period; we believe that we are successful if we achieve these objectives:
- Local Ownership of the national leaders in a country.
- Local Leadership: observe a viable Leadership Team in place.
- Local Faculty: 50% of faculty members coming from inside each country.
- Local Resources: decreasing level of financial support needed from outside.
Sustainability means that, over time, each country will require fewer resources—primarily money, faculty and guidance—from outside, especially the West. More funds generated from within the country, more internal faculty and greater decisionmaking lead to greater independence.
Where is each partnership headed?
In reality, there will always be interdependence rather than complete independence, because we are the body of Christ. We are finding that faculty from across Asia are increasingly effective at helping one another grow deeper than if each country was isolated. In summary, then, our goal is independence in financial matters, but creative collaboration in most other areas.
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This one-sheet, double-sided flyer outlines the Essence of A3 in terms of our four desired ministry outcomes, the A3 leader development model and our ultimate goal for sustainable ministry in each country.