The research problem addressed in this article discussed whether so-called missional local
churches too often escape local contextual involvement by sending money or even people
to work on their behalf ‘elsewhere’. Is it true that local churches take the easier ‘money-way’
out to save a missional public face? The hypothesis is that missional integrity is in essence
to be ‘firstly’ contextual relevant ‘before’ being nationally and even globally involved in
mission. A basic assumption is that every local church is a gift of God to a specifically and
even geographically defined context.