Life on the mission field today requires a nuanced sensitivity - especially in countries where pockets of the true church already exist. Kingdom expansion in such countries, for the most part, don't need pioneer church planters and they certainly don't need patronizing imperialism. They need humble, culturally-sensitive partnership.
As we continue to build our partnership with the Evangelical Free Church of Sudan, we need to think long and well about our attitude as we teach, disciple and resource our African brothers and sisters to reach their own people. One of the best recent articles written to help equip us to think carefully about cross-cultural partnership - and the particular damage which we American Christians are adept at exporting - is called "How [Not] To Be An American Missionary in Scotland." If you're eager to help grow the church globally in a decidedly healthy way, I'd encourage you to read Robertson's article. You can find it here.