Should I Be a Missionary?

By Andy Johnson

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Should I Be a Missionary?

By Andy Johnson

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Essential, Scripture-Based Guidance for Christians Who Are Considering Missions Work

What does it take to be a missionary? Is it enough to love God, communicate well, and enjoy overseas travel? Is every Christian who proclaims the gospel technically a missionary? Understanding the biblical definition and qualifications of this role can mean the difference between spiritual fruit and irresponsible—even if well-meaning—ministry endeavors.

In this addition to the Church Questions series, Andy Johnson presents a clear-cut, gospel-centered standard for aspiring missionaries. First, he outlines the marks of a missionary: those commissioned and sent out for gospel work by a church. Next, he covers the specific responsibilities of missionaries demonstrated in Scripture. This brief guide also explains the importance of patient service in ministry, church membership and participation, and family considerations to help readers determine whether they are truly called and ready to serve God on the mission field.  

  • Brief, Accessible Resource: Easy-to-share guide uses Scripture and engaging stories to answer commonly asked questions about missions work 
  • Gospel-Centered Guidance: Examines biblical examples, including the Great Commission, and contemporary models, such as rapid-multiplication ministry methods, to demonstrate correct and incorrect approaches to missions
  • A Great Resource for Church Members: Helps Christians understand the qualifications and responsibilities of faithful missionaries


Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson (PhD, Texas A&M) serves as an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 64
Size: 4.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 2.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-9153-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-9153-2
ISBN-UPC: 9781433591532
Case Quantity: 172
Published: August 06, 2024


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