As Christians living in the West, we have almost unlimited access to the Scriptures, we may study in the Bible institute or seminary of our choice, and we are privileged to have most of the great books of Christianity translated into our own language.
This has been God’s blessing upon the West, and there is no need for us to apologize for our abundance. It is only required of us that we be good stewards in using our resources for the advancement of our own faith and in making the same resources available to our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world.
The HeartCry Missionary Society works with indigenous missionaries whom God has raised up for Himself in some of the most remote places on the earth. Although they are often without much formal training, God has taught them and made them competent. There is a sense in which we would do well to sit at their feet and learn, but there is another sense in which their lives and ministries would prosper even more if they had at least some of the resources that abound among us. It is, therefore, HeartCry’s goal to provide whatever training and resources necessary to advance the Gospel through these indigenous missionaries around the world.
Before we continue, we must acknowledge that much damage is being done to the work of God on the “foreign field” by some of the teachings which are exported by Western Christianity. The superficial evangelism and church growth strategies that have done a great deal of damage to the cause of Christ in the West are having a greater and greater influence upon Christ’s ministers in the Majority World. In some cases, the very columns of the Christian ministry – expository preaching, intercessory prayer, sacrificial service, and personal evangelism – have been given a back seat to seeker-friendly strategies and state-of-the-art media presentations.
It is HeartCry’s goal to encourage indigenous pastors and missionaries to continue striving to know God and submit their lives and ministries to the dictates of His Word. To put it bluntly, our passion is to demonstrate to God’s men that God’s Word is all-sufficient for all things in life and ministry. It is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (II Timothy 3:16-17).
In striving towards our goal of building up the indigenous church and its ministers, we have adopted the following means: Bible Conferences, Bible Distribution, Literature Distribution, and Theological Education.