The growth of the Church in many parts of the world and their acceptance of the responsibility to take the gospel to the ends of the earth has resulted in many of these churches sending missionaries in large numbers to numerous countries (Harley 1995:3). Although the motive is honest and sincere there is a crucial need that is often neglected. Discipleship training with specific reference to leadership skills seems to be the single most crucial issue in spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth (Krallmann 1992:13). This highlights the importance of discipleship and training in missionary’s lives and ministry.

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