1. Be absolutely sure of your own salvation
    1. Several missionaries have gotten saved after serving on the field
    2. Others have fallen into deep sin
    3. Others have totally quit on God
  2. Be an ardent student of the word of God
    1. Read it all through
    2. Be disciplined in spending time with God each day
    3. As a student you read to learn and apply
    4. You should be able to see God changing you through the word
    5. Become a self feeder
  3. Fall in love with the church, if you don’t like fellowship with God’s people how will you spend a life time bringing others into the family and building the family
  4. Become a discipling machine, if you do not disciple now you will not do so then either, remember you will only be more of tomorrow whatever you are today
  5. Learn to cross the street and find new people and witness to them and get them in church
  6. Be involved in local outreach and getting to lost people to share the gospel with them
  7. Read missionary biographies
  8. Get real training for the mission field
  9. Develop personal convictions so that you can stand no matter what others do or think
  10. Get victory over sin and temptation
  11. Develop a strong marriage because it will be tested
  12. Become a disciplined and self motivated person
  13. Get your thought life under control
  14. Develop your gifts and be honest with yourself
  15. Know who you are and just live out who you are in Christ
  16. Do by living out who you are, pay your bills, and do not be known as a deadbeat or someone who does not pay your bills
  17. Notice what I didn’t say
    1. Worrying about where you are going to go-mission field
    2. Getting to the field as quickly as possible without getting trained
    3. Getting a prayer card
    4. Getting a mission board
5 Comments
  • Posted February 21, 2013 11:53 am
    by Jonathan Anderson

    Thank you for the podcast!
    I was wondering how you delt with the fact that it can be hard to find a lot of books in Spanish while working in Peru? I’m thinking more about being able to give some good reads to the guys that I am discipling right now. I just have a hard time finding good books that will challenge them in thier spiritual growth. How did you go about this in Peru?

  • Posted March 4, 2013 4:58 am
    by Jason Holt

    Great steps to remember. Thanks for your investment in us!

  • Posted September 20, 2014 12:52 pm
    by Kanon Bloom

    Enjoyed this podcast. I noticed that much of the needed steps towards becoming a missionary have to do with your own personal walk with Christ. What is the number one thing do you think that causes a person that wants to be a missionary to neglect his own walk with the Lord?

    • Posted September 20, 2014 12:59 pm
      by Austin Gardner

      Friends, Family, Future, Fun, Fellowship, all the good things will keep you from the best if you are not careful!

  • Posted September 20, 2014 9:24 pm
    by Kevin Page

    Great information. This will preach. Helps in missions but will help every Christian. Following this advice would help everyone to reach men with the gospel.

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