What does it take to go to the mission field?

Prayer

Walking with the Lord, abiding in the vine – John 15:1-16; abiding in His word (John 15:7; John 8:31-32 – being a disciple; living a holy life, evangelizing where you are.)

Holiness – see Hebrews 12:14 – “without holiness, no one will see the Lord”  

If you are not sharing your faith in your culture, what makes you think that will change when you get on a plane and go to another culture and have to learn another language, etc.?  

Local church counsel and confirmation and sending out.  (Acts 13:1-4)

Time

Patience

Raising support.  (money)

Accepting God’s sovereignty along the way as you raise support and move forward.

Sharing your vision with other Christians and churches.  

Also teaming with others – no one should go alone – the apostle Paul was not alone;  he had his team – Barnabas, Timothy, Silas, Luke, Sosthenes, John Mark, others.  (and the Bible shows us the reality of missionary team conflicts and changes in the personnel – Paul’s conflict with Barnabas and John Mark – so don’t be surprised. 

Perseverance

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