Missionary Development Farm System
"Missionaries don't just happen. We must intentionally pray for and build the next generation of missionaries." - Kevin Ezell, NAMB President
This is the heartbeat of the "farm system." Having enough missionaries to support Southern Baptists effort to impact lostness in North America will require an intentional effort of developing the next generation of missionaries. In order to plant healthy churches, we need to be investing in an intentional, church-based "farm system" to train young missionaries who will someday become new church planters. Just like major league baseball's farm system helps pro baseball players develop and sharpen their skills, this farm system will prepare our next generation of missionaries for the front lines of the mission field.