Step 1 - Recognition and Contact
Recognize your call
A difficult problem for many Christians is how to discern whether God
is really calling them to cross-cultural mission service. Jesus’
command to “Go” is direct enough and each Christian should
attempt to go and reach others for Christ. So, how do I know if God
is specifically calling me to cross-cultural mission service?
my life available to God to go anywhere and serve Him without condition?
calls people who are informed about missions. Listen to missionary speakers,
read missionary books and bibliographies, attend missionary church services
and conferences, and associate with men and women God has called and
used in mission service to become better informed. Experience missions
through cross-cultural ministry where you live and participate in Work
& Witness trips or volunteer assignments.
with mature Christians:
spiritual pastor, district superintendent, and others you respect in
your church will be very interested in knowing about your call to cross-cultural
mission service. They will be able to give you advice, help evaluate
your gifts, pray for God’s guidance, provide encouragement, and
confirm if this is God’s call for your life. God has a different
path for each of us. He may not guide you in the same way He has others.
yourself to God for missionary service:
the World Mission Candidate Opportunities office for more direction
on becoming a missionary. Take this action with prayer expecting the
Lord to open only the door He wants you to enter.
Contact the World Mission office in the world region where you are a
USA / Canada