The Baptist Bible Fellowship believes strongly in the indigenous church principle. Every church established by a BBFI missionary should one day be:
Self-governing - they should have a national pastor
Self-propagating - they should reproduce "after their kind," other local churches
Self-supporting - they should be able to operate without the help of financial support
The Baptist Bible Fellowship has established stringent missionary approval requirements in order to present to the churches missionaries who are well educated, practically experienced and spiritually mature. The opportunity arises to voluntarily work together with sister churches in a mutual effort without ecclesiastical control. We are a fellowship, not a denomination. There is nothing for the local church to join.