I want to be a Missionary!

So you want to be a missionary? Jesus Christ was the ultimate missionary as He left His familiar surroundings of heaven and came to earth to complete the mission that His Father had for Him to do.

Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16).

Telling the good news about Jesus Christ to another is one of the best things that any disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ can do. To be part of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 16:15) and to be responsible for world mission is a high calling to attain to. For some they hear the call of God from an early age, whilst for others the call of God comes in a later period of life.

‘As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country’ (Proverbs 25:25).

The best preparation for tomorrow is to be faithful in what you have to do today! If you are unable to share the good news with your friends and neighbours then it is unlikely that you are called to be a missionary. That is unless, you’re just shy.

One day God challenged me to stop being shy through a visiting speaker at my church. At work the following day, I began to openly share my faith and hand out meaningful tracts to selected people. Within a few years, God directed me to Bible College and into full time ministry, which included (and still does) lots of short-term missions.

You may know that God wants you to be a missionary or to go on a short-term mission trip, but you need to know His direct will, direction and the way to fulfil His call on your life. This process is made much easier by being able to discern the voice of God (this comes with experience) because there are many voices - ours (being wishful thinking), the devil's (causing us to go outside of God’s will) and then there is God’s perfect pleasing will for our life (which we should all follow).

“I have come to do Your will O God” (Hebrews 10:9).

Mathew Backholer

How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete your Short-Term Mission Go
Short-Term Mission a Christian Guide to STMs Go

Mathew is the author of:
Revival Fire - 150 Years of Revivals Go
Extreme Faith – On Fire Christianity Go
Global Revival – Worldwide Outpourings Go
Short-Term Mission a Christian Guide to STMs Go
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues it Provokes Go
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals, Genuine or Counterfeit Go
Mission Preparation Training. Evangelism, Teaching & Discipleship Go
Revival Fires and Awakenings. Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit Go
How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete your Short-Term Mission Go
Budget Travel, A Guide to Travelling on a Shoestring, Explore the World Go

Mission Links:
  • Mission – the Basics
  • The Great Commission
  • Lessons To Be Learned
  • Ambassadors For Christ
  • Evangelism and World Mission
  • Dynamic Visits and a Fresh Anointing
  • The Link Between Missions and Revival
  • Are Short-Term Mission Trips Effective?
  • ByFaith TV Mission Clips (Season 1)
  • ByFaith TV Mission Clips (Season 2)