4 AXES OF THE HPM (Holistic Partnership Mission)
Each local church plays the leading role in the MUPG church planting mission. The church first prayerfully engages in adopting a people group, makes disciples within the people group and plants churches, leading the effort all the way till the people group eventually matures enough to engage in mission work on their own. Each local church establishes the strategic planning and mobilizes all the human, material, spiritual resources as needed. The members of the church themselves get directly involved in the ministry of discipleship and church planting by: 1) short-term church planting mission trips 2) sending off long-term missionaries as ‘strategic coordinators’.
2. LONG-TERM MISSIONARY
The long-term missionary sent off by the local church becomes a ‘MUPG strategic coordinator’. He/she seeks and trains workers in the mission field while also working in partnership with the indigenous workers to effectively engage in church planting mission. The long-term missionary in conjunction with the indigenous workers prepares and supports short-term missions teams sent by the local church on a regular basis. He/she is also responsible for taking care of the church planted to train and equip the workers, while seeking opportunity to pursue after next MUPG target.
3. MISSION ORGANIZATION
The mission organization, with its expertise in the mission field ministry supports the local church in providing mission field information, training, network and tools needed. In addition, the mission organization trains the pastors of the indigenous churches planted so that the disciple-making church planting can expand to more people groups. GAP-FTT serves to train/liaise/support the long-term missionaries and field workers in working in partnership with the local churches.
4. INDIGENOUS CHURCH
The indigenous churches are the existing churches that reside among/near the MUPG that either have been there or planted by the local churches. They share the same strategic mission goals and plans with the local churches and execute them in the field. While serving as intercessory prayers, when the local church sends short-term mission teams, they serve as ministry partners. They pre-screens the ‘persons of peace’ ahead of time and guide the mission teams as interpreters during the mission trip. GAP-FTT serves to establish the partnership between the indigenous churches and the local churches that the King’s mission can prevail.