Am I called to the Mission field?
How do I figure out if I am called to go to the mission field?
Trying to determine whether God has called you to a mission field can be quite a daunting task. Finding God’s will for your life can seem very difficult. So in your journey to figure out whether you are called to the mission field consider the following steps revised from Howard Culbertson when determining whether you are called?
-Read your Bible all the way through. The best way you can see what God wants is by reading His word. Read it all the way through and don’t pick or choose certain parts of the Bible.
-Read missionary biographies. The best biography I have ever read was “To the Golden Shore” by Courtney Anderson.
-Read the OGTC blog.
2. Get involved in your church’s mission program.
-There are many ways that you can get involved. Talk with your Pastor and see what you can do for missions in your church.
3. Listen to missionaries.
-A great way you can tell if you are called to the mission field is by talking to missionaries. They could tell you about how God worked in their life and their call to the mission field.
4. Talk to your pastor.
-You should talk to your pastor and get advice from him. Ask for his prayer support as you make your decision.
5. Throw yourself into active ministry.
-Get involved in your church right now.
-Get with people in your church and give the gospel out regularly.
-Get discipled and start doing discipleship.
6. Take a short term mission trip.
-There many trips that VBM runs as well as the OGTC fall trip to Peru every year. What better way to see the need and the world’s spiritual condition!
7. Contact the OGTC.
-I personally would love to talk with you about how God is working in you.
8. Consider going through the O.G.T.C.
-The Our Generation Training Center is set up for the specific reason to train missionaries.
-It is a two-and-a-half- to three-year program that requires students to spend six months on the mission field.
-The OGTC is setup so current missionaries can help train the next generation of missionaries.
9.DON’T QUIT: PERSEVERE.
-“If God has called you, you will go or backslide” – H.F. Reynolds
God is still calling men and women to the mission field. The work is great, and the workers are few. There is so much to be done; please see what you can do to see our generation reached with the Gospel.