What are some of the first steps to becoming a missionary?

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Do you wonder what people might ask a missionary? If so, this is one of the top 10 questions asked on “What are some of the first steps to becoming a missionary?” Click the button to read this article with answers from missionaries.


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This article addresses the question, “What are some of the first steps to becoming a missionary?” Several missionaries answer this question. Read answers from missionaries who are serving cross-culturally with varying years of experience on the mission field around the world. 
The first step is to pray, but this article is a good starting place if you’re curious about the answer to this question. Jesus gave His church the Great Commission. Every disciple of Christ is to engage in His Great Commission. Speak with your church and missionaries if you want to better understand God’s calling on your life and about engaging in the Great Commission. 
Below are some initial statements from missionaries. Click on the button to read the article and get their full answers. 

“Six early steps from my journey.”

Answer from Deborah, who has served with Youth With a Mission and OMF International in Norway, Thailand, England, and South Asia for seventeen years.

“Here are some great places to start.”

Answer from Jeff Boesel, Director of Mobilization for One Challenge.

“Start by serving in your church.”

Answer from Don Parrott, who has served as a mission pastor, missionary, and mobilizer and now with MissionNext. This is excerpted from the MissionNext newsletter, The Bridge.


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