Future Missionaries

What is missions?  What is a missionary call, and do I have one?  What does missionary life look like? Most importantly, how do I take the first step? Please take a few minutes to explore the resources below. See if our frequently asked questions are yours too, and read the answers. These videos will inspire you, including Emmanuel Kwizera's vision for Africa and The Distant Boat, a movie which tackles issues you may be facing, too. Be sure to click on resources of note to discover even more relevant topics for every prospective missionary.

Resources

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6 Reasons Why You Haven't Gotten to the Field Yet

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Are You Ready to Go?

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What Are the Characteristics of a Message Bearer?

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Ask a Missionary

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Calling - Your Questions Answered

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Perspectives – What God has to Say About Missions

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9 Practical Ways to Prepare for Missions

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An Indian's Encouragement for the Global South

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How the Local Church Prepared Me for Missions

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Femi Adeleye's Challenge to You

Resources of Note

All Africa for Jesus

Emmanuel Kwizera shares the vision of every African worshipping Jesus in an inspirational message about "Why is missions important?" Pastor Kwizera, from Rwanda, serves as the International Missions Director for African Enterprise, based in Kenya.

The Distant Boat

The Distant Boat tells the fictional story of Max, a young urban Kenyan who has it all. Max's whole life and perspective is challenged when he meets Yusef, whose people have no church and no Christian witness. Although he wants to help, opposition from family and friends almost causes him to give up. This movie addresses uniquely African challenges in doing missions, and will change the hearts of all who see it.

FAQ

A missionary is a person who is sent out to work cross-culturally, often in a spiritually dark place where others have not heard the Gospel.  They leave their homes, extended families, church, and comforts to minister to others, often at great cost.