Steps to Take to Determine if God has Called You to the Mission Field

By Travis Snode –

    1. Pray and read God’s Word on a daily basis. God speaks to us and guides us through His Word. (Ps. 119:105)
    2. Read everything you can get your hands on about missions, missionaries, and the needs of the world.
    3. Get involved in the missions program of your local church through praying, giving, and soul-winning.
    4. Go hear every missionary preacher that you can. God may use preaching to clarify His calling in your life.
    5. Talk to your pastor. Letting him know how God is dealing with your heart and asking him to pray for you will help you and give you specific guidance.
    6. Involve yourself in the ministries of your local church. The training and experience that you receive will be the foundation for a lifetime of service.
    7. Go on a missions trip. There are many opportunities to do so through the VBM missions trips during the summer months. Contact us if you are interested in taking a missions trip.

  1. Consider giving a year of volunteer service overseas before deciding whether you should offer the rest of your life.
    • Our Generation Training Center offers training for the field on the field.
    • Through this college you can get your Bachelor and Masters degrees in Missions.
  2. Listen intently to the Holy Spirit and obey the Word of God.
    • Robert Speer said, “there is something wonderfully misleading, full of hallucination and delusion in this business of missionary calls. With many of us it is not a missionary call at all that we are looking for; it is a shove. There are a great many of us who would never hear a call if it came.”

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