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Core Missionary Task

The core missionary task (CMT) is the language the International Mission Board uses to describe the center of their missions strategy.

The CMT consists of six phases:

  1. Entry
  2. Evangelism
  3. Disciplship
  4. Healthy Church Formation
  5. Leadership Development
  6. Exit/Partnership

Core Missionary Task Diagram

These aspects of the task are not neccessarily linear, though they do follow a rough progression. Furthermore, the task is meant to be a spiral, in that once you reach the end, you begin partnering with the churches and leaders you've developed to further engage in the missionary task.