Mission Issues: 21 Classic Articles

April 2017—We're happy to share with you these 21 articles, the "best of" a larger collection originally commissioned or assembled in the 1980s. They address questions aspiring missionaries continue to ask about agencies, church, debt, parents, and much more.

The Best Years of Your Life — on using your college years to prepare
The Church Factor — how crucial is it?
Debt — can it hinder you from being obedient?
Distraction — the great disqualifier
Distractions — persevere through the obstacles
Dysfunctional Families — going into missions with a wounded background
An Exploration of the Missionary Call — what does it mean to be called?
Goer or Sender — find your role in God's plan
Hatch or Go Bad — on being a world Christian
Language Learning — are you one of the millions of Americans afraid of it?
Local Church — failure, foe, or friend in the Great Commission?
Lost — are those who haven't heard really lost?
Missions Agencies — how do I choose one?
The Missionary Call — how to be sure you don't have one
Our Missionary God — what is God's main purpose in the world and history?
Motivations for Missions — why missions?
Parents — when God says, "Go!" and parents say, "No!"
Seeing It God's Way — the world from God's viewpoint
Sending — it's more than sending money
Support Raising — I'm not sure I want to raise support!
World Christian Lovelife — dating and missions

Thank you, Pioneers, for permission to reprint these!