Two Important Research-Based Missionary Training Principles


  • Arthur Lin Asia


Research carried out on 75 long-term missionaries in Asia revealed two high-impact training principles. While each principle is important in its own right, when combined, training effectiveness is multiplied. These principles, however, go against recent training and equipping trends, especially in the wake of Covid-19. Also, these principles are not a given since many missionaries reported that they lacked at least one of them in their own training experience. In light of the evidence for the importance of these principles, contemporary missionary training would do well to incorporate and emphasize them.

Author Biography

Arthur Lin, Asia

served in Asia for over 12 years; author of The History of Christian Missions in Guangxi, China