Well, I just added Mark Woodward’s blog to my Google Reader. It’s because of an extended series on mission work he’s just finished. I’m so taken by it I’m going to post on it post by post. And rather than saying what I think, I’ll offer a link to his site and then ask a few questions.
Part 1 of the series makes this point:
All initiative and initial actions [by a potential missionary] come from the person desiring to become a missionary, who is most often untrained, inexperienced, perhaps not completely educated, but highly motivated.
(Now go read Part 1.)
(Without reading ahead in Mark’s series), what do you think? Is it a problem if missionaries arise because the potential missionary self-initiates? Obviously a missionary needs to be a self-starter, but should he also be a self-recruiter?
If that’s not the best system, what would be better? (And don’t read ahead. That wouldn’t be any fun at all.)