For many years I've wondered why we have a culture in our Church of the Nazarene that seems to nearly worship our growth into new countries/areas? Why is it that we have some internal need to constantly geographically expand?
Over the years I have wondered why we haven't chosen, say, 50 countries in which we are plowing deeply. How does a denomination of our size have the capacity to keep a meaningful presence in 160 world areas?
I've traveled to several of our world areas and have been mostly impressed that nearly all aspects of NMI are underfunded.
What would happen if GMC declared that we are pulling back to 100 world areas in order to strengthen and deepen our ability to minister in those areas?