Lifestyle of Learning

Have you ever had to reteach yourself how to ride a bike? Probably not. Once you have learned how to ride a bike, you likely have learned it for life.

On the other hand, some things in life require continuing education. For example, my New Year’s resolution was to listen to something in Spanish every day. I have taken Spanish in school for several years, and over time I have greatly improved!

Even though I enjoy learning the language and continue to practice, I know that I will always have room to learn more. I will never say, “I’m done! I understand all the Spanish in the world and don’t need to study anymore.”

Learning about missions is more like my lifelong attempt to learn another language. The learning shouldn’t stop. Our world is constantly changing, and studying missions helps us understand how we can best minister to unbelievers.

Missions education can take on a variety of forms. For some people, it means studying a different culture or religion to better witness to a non-Christian friend. For others, it’s meeting once a week with a myMISSION group to learn about current missionaries and lift them up in prayer.

Sometimes missions education leads you to go door-to-door in the neighborhoods of your city, meeting residents, and asking how you can meet their needs.

While the gospel message never changes, the needs, locations, and worldviews of lost people do. As ambassadors for Christ, we must continue to learn about missions in order to better equip us for the work God has set before us.



Rachel Sinclair is a student at Samford University and loves to share people’s stories. Contact her at







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