The Mission Experience: Family Factors

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April 11, 2019 by directorfsm

An interesting article showing who is most likely to go to the mission field.

Andrea Sears 11/7/2018

​As we review family factors that are part of a missionary’s decision to return to their passport country, it is important to consider some demographics.

Of the 739 survey participants, the majority of them were young, married, and in their childbearing years when they went to the mission field.
Of the singles who participated in the study, 88% of them were women and 12% of them were men, indicating that single women are far more likely to go to the mission field than single men. This can bring up difficulties in terms of single women’s roles on the mission team, fitting into a team made up of mostly married couples and families, and feeling adequate security in some situations and cultures without a male present, which will be seen in the team factors section. It can also present concerns with respect to finding a mate, when there are few eligible bachelors in your geographical area who speak your native language or share your native culture.

We measured the frequency and strength of influence on the return decision for the following statements considered to be family-related factors:

Continued at Source Family factors

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