The purpose of The Philippian Fellowship, shall be to solicit and provide various means of support and encouragement to Evangelical Pastors, churches, or ministry leaders who are currently serving in various countries, and who meet the criteria for sponsorship as established by The Philippian Fellowship. This will be accomplished by fostering a close relationship between the sponsoring church or individuals and the pastor, church, or ministry leader being sponsored. This support shall include, but not be limited to: the financial support, prayer support, technical assistance, counseling, training, and encouragement, as required to allow a pastor, church, or ministry leader to either initially pursue or enhance their ability to effectively minister within the developing nation.