Bible 322 Return to Syllabus

Introduction to Missions
Bib. Foundations & Cont. Strategies
Chapter 3: The Missionary Cycle

  1. What kind of pressure is brought to bear on people who want to do foreign mission work to get them not to do it?


  2. What would cause people to want to go to the mission field without training? What are the pros and cons of missionary training?


  3. What sort of activities take place during the period of field selection and focused training for that field?


  4. Why would people go from a positive outlook to a negative one toward their new culture during the period of initial adjustment?


  5. What four stages of struggle focusing on four different types of work does Van Rheenen see the long-term missionary going through?


  6. Why do missionaries have trouble when they return home after a period of mission work that lasts more than a couple of years?

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