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I am thinking of becoming a Christian missionary. Is it a had job or can any Christian become a Christian missionary? Any experiences out there?

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Catherine - Joyce Meyer is a false teacher. She teaches a false self-help "gospel" and also the false prosperity gospel. She also believes that Jesus suffered in Hell, which is heresy. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.
---Helen_5378 on 7/14/07

catherine, your hero worship of Joyce Meyers is on the wrong blog. Are you worshipping Joyce more than Jesus? Does the idea of leading your own church appeal to you more than actually understanding the Word of God?
Have you thought about attending a bible study to help you interpret the Word?
---George on 7/14/07

About Joyce Meyer as teacher: Get a load of this, will you. Time magazine selected her as one of the most influential evangelical leaders in America. Not bad is it. Praise God, and pity the lost soul who saids she is a false teacher. Or pity a saved soul who says she is a false teacher.
---catherine on 7/13/07

Of course it's a job and I've got 33 years of experience to prove it. Not anyone can be a missionary just like not anyone can be a brain surgen. Part of my job was to give Personal Profiles to potiential mission persons. Some that were tested just weren't suited for missons - from a personality point - not academic training. Final note: if God hasn't indicated for you to be a missionary, (which is not a biblical term), than forget it - you won't last.
---wivv on 5/30/07

I am not referring to preachers needing degrees and I am not saying that missionaries need degrees. Missionaries need training to serve in whatever country they go to. You must at least be able to speak the language in the country where you want to be a missionary as well as be familiar with the cultures there. There's nothing wrong with an education. If more Christians put emphasis on education (like learning foreign languages) there would be more missionaries.
---Susie on 5/21/07

Rebecca...My husband is a preacher who does not have a degree although he did complete a church-sponsored Bible College after 4-1/2 years of night school. The Holy Spirit is always his guide.
---Susie on 5/21/07

Rebecca: Many countries will not let missionaries enter, but will let people with skills they need. My friend was a missionary to North Africa and he entered the country as a History Teacher. He has a Bachelors in Social Studies education and a Masters in Cross-Cultural Communication.

Getting an education is valuable to people who are working in other cultures. It allows you to offer the people something in addition to the Gospel. Many people enter foreign countries as English teachers.
---Madison1101 on 5/20/07

We are already missionaries and ministers of Christ. We are christian workers, evangelist. We have many titles. We also have the right to use Sis and Bro in front of our names because we are sisters and brothers in Christ.
The work of a missionary is almost similar to a pastor, without a church following. You render christian service in foreign lands or near home. You can seek a missionary license, evangelist license if you choose. The bible also says we are ambassadors for Christ.
---Robyn on 5/19/07

Susie: It is a shame, that anymore a Preacher has to have a degree or a line of degrees in order to preach. If they don't have the right degree, their not worth some church's time. What happened to Holy Ghost being the only thing that we needed to be taught about the word? If God calls a person the word is all they need. Now you have to take this class to get this degree but before you do that you need to do this, do that. One can further their education about the word but a degree shouldn't be needed.
---Rebecca_D on 5/19/07

Rebecca....This is a different world we live in today than it was 50 years ago when missionaries went on their own easily. Now, there is so much red-tape involved you won't believe it. They don't allow just anyone into many countries to minister. It is expected that they are covered by the umbrella of an organization. It doesn't mean that we can't be missionaries right here in the US. There is a dire need for Godly missionaries here.
---Susie on 5/18/07

Susie: If God calls a person to preach/teach/evanglise/missionary, they wouldn't need to go to school just to be qualified. If God called them, he already qualified them.
---Rebecca_D on 5/17/07

If you KNOW that God is calling you to be a missionary, talk with your pastor. He will tell you where you can get the education and training to become a qualified missionary. You will need training so that you will know the customs and languages of the country you are in. And, yes, it is a hard job. You are gone for sometimes years at a time without seeing your family and friends.
---Susie on 5/17/07

I'm not sure what kind of missionary work you want to do or where you will go. I've been to Haiti 4 times doing evangelism and building projects. It's no picnic there. Terrible poverty and lawlessness. Some people on these trips are more of a burden than a blessing because they need so much attention. If I were you I'd go along with a group to an easy place and see how you do. It is also important that you know God wants you to do this.
---john on 5/17/07

If God didn't call you to be a Missionary, then you shouldn't. So to answer your question, no not everyone can become a Christian Missionary. Only the ones that are called by God. If God has not called a person to do something, they shouldn't do it or even try. If you are unsure if God called you or not, seek him and wait for an answer.
---Rebecca_D on 5/16/07

I don't know what type of missionary work you are talking about whether it be in the US or overseas. I have not been involved in missionary work overseas,so I can't help you there. I just want to say that I will pray for you. God will bless you for your unselfish obedience.
---jody on 5/16/07

Reply to your question. Yes it is a very hard job, Is this your calling from God if it is then it then it is rewardable.If God hasn't called you in this field I say wait upon God and let God lead you in the calling that He has for your life don't get ahead of Him.
---Janice on 5/16/07

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Just keep in mind, that you are taking up your cross, and following Christ. I have been there done it, came extremely close to death too, too, many times. But God in His Divine mercy kept me, through miracle after miracle, when I sit and ponder the memories, I see that it was not yet my time. I STRONGLY recommend you have a man with you, if you are going out into the third world countries, do not ever be a woman alone on the field.
---Cynthia_1 on 5/16/07

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