Upon arrival in PNG church planters begin with study of the national trade language and PNG culture. After forming teams church planters move into villages, and begin an intense time of culture and language acquisition of the local language while building relationships among the people.
After reaching proficiency in the culture and language, church planters write Bible lessons and translate Old Testament portions and the New Testament into the local language. This takes place while systematically teaching Bible lessons in order to build an understanding of God’s Word. In most cases the church planting team is involved in literacy training. The ongoing work of the church planter is to see new believers discipled and develop local church leadership.