Training national pastors is a key part of church planting.
Why is it vitally important for missionaries to focus on partnerships with national church leaders? Why has there been relatively little evidence of nationalization in missions for so many centuries? Why are there multiple churches around the world that lack a vision for world-wide missions/church planting? There are many biblical and practical answers for these questions. We are living at a time when the greatest needs around the world are to equip national church leaders with the necessary skills to handle the Word of God accurately and to cultivate the heart to shepherd the flock of God with integrity.
Be involved in your local church now if you want to go to the mission field.