I really appreciate the perspective from the Killeen network and what they say about pursuing Paul's model of ministry in being a Tent maker.However a different vantage on scripture shows that his tent making was intermittent with receiving funds, not a salary, from churches. At the base of both options was his faith in God for provision, something which Jesus made fundamental in discipleship.He sent his disciples out without a purse , then later on once they had learnt the lesson of God´s provision, with a purse.
Having been a simple missionary for the last many years, I have found that training indispensible since on many occasions we have been in countries where "Tent making" has been an impossibility. We have always been in need but can witness to God's supernatural provision on countless occasions. Is it not important that supernatural provision from God should also be within the experience of Simple Church so that apostolic workers can be sent out confidently? Without this knowledge there could be a holding back from sending apostolic workers unless there is ample funding.Jesus did the opposite, he discipled his followers into utter dependence on God's provision.