So You’re Interested in Missions, Now What?


We often get questions from people who are interested in missions and are looking for some next steps. It’s not likely that a person who lives in southwest Missouri just wakes up one morning as a missionary in the villages of Nepal. There are usually a few steps involved. We’ve put together a list of six resources that are a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more about missions.

Here are six resources to explore as you take your next step:

1.   Take Perspectives: an in-depth course on the world Christian movement. The Perspectives course has shaped all of our lives here at Cafe 1040 and we highly recommend it to every Christian, period.

2.   Explore The Traveling Team’s Resource Library. The Traveling Team has been mobilizing students to the unreached since 1999. They understand topics that help college students engage in God’s global mission. 

3.   Check out the wide range of topics covered in the articles published at Mission Frontiers. We love reading from Mission Frontiers because they offer insights on a wide range of topics from some of the most creative thought leaders in missiology.

4.   Learn from the resources offered at Radical.

5.   Get updated information about ethnic people groups of the world at Joshua Project

6.   Pray for the nations in relevant ways with the help of Prayercast.

As an organization, we are committed to growing in our knowledge and understanding of missions and what God is doing around the world. There are so many great resources out there, but no matter the level of your knowledge of missions, these are a few resources that we recommend. 

Ready to go overseas? If you are interested in pursuing a life of missions, our three-month missions mentorship may be perfect for you. Connect with a Cafe 1040 mobilizer here to learn more about it.