South America Mission, or SAM, must focus most of thier resources on the discipling and training of local leaders, who will in turn repeat the process until growing, witnessing churches are multiplied across the continent. SAM believes that, especially in the early stages, leaders are best developed in the context in which they will minister.
SAM emphasizes smaller, highly contextualized, local training programs which provide theological education as an essential part of the larger process of leadership development. SAM believes that while Biblical leadership requires knowledge and skills, it is ultimately based on character. SAM believes that there is no substitute for relationships in developing character.
SAM is committed to structured discipleship models which faithfully and effectively impart knowledge of the Bible while facilitating teacher-disciple relationships in the context of life and ministry