Possibly. Your role may complete a phase of the ministry before the final goal is achieved.

Examples might include:

  • Your job is to translate the Bible into another language so that church planters can use it for their task.
  • Your job is to homeschool the children of missionaries in a remote part of a country so that the team can stay on the field. When their children all finish high school, your task may be finished before the team’s ultimate task.
  • Your job is to start a business that a team of missionaries can take over and run as their entry into a creative access country. When the business is well established, you may move on to start a new business as missions endeavor elsewhere.