What is a Highly Effective Missionary?

A highly effective missionary is one who maximizes his or her potential as an instrument in the Lord’s hands. Highly effective missionaries deeply feel the importance of their purpose—to invite others to come unto Christ and receive the restored gospel. They don’t settle for doing things the way they’ve always been done. They aren’t content with mediocrity. They do all in their power to better share the gospel message to literally everyone they come in contact with.

Highly effective missionaries know how to:

  • Unleash the untapped power of members in their area
  • Encourage members to regularly participant in missionary lessons
  • Have members invite their friends into their home to be taught by the missionaries
  • Help investigators make and keep commitments
  • Resolve investigator concerns when their progress has stalled
  • Deploy innovative approaches that motivates investigators to come to church
  • Use leadership opportunities to inspire improved effort and results
  • Be creative in evaluating and refining their habits
  • Let their personalities serve as a unique tool to reach others
  • Quickly connect with people on the street