The Long Scale of Missionary Involvement
Because many people seem to have a question about whether they are a missionary or not, I offer the “Long Scale of Missionary Involvement.” Using this scale, you can define precisely just how missionary you are.
L-0: missionary to my family
L-0a: only to my immediate family.
L-0b: only to my immediate & extended family as defined by blood relationships
L-0c: to my immediate & extended family including current active marriages
L-0d: to my immediate & extended family including all marriages past and present.
L-1: missionary to my family (L-0) + friends & work associates (limited to those I have active friendships with)
L-2: missionary to my neighborhood & work environment (including those I don’t necessarily like right now)
L-3: missionary to those who speak my language in my city, who don’t go to my church.
L-4: missionary to all within my city, and especially those separated by barriers of language, culture, and religion.
L-5: missionary to a specific language group within my area.
L-6: missionary to a foreign country.
L-7: missionary to a specific language group in a foreign-country.
L-8: missionary to a specific non-Christian group in a foreign country.
L-9: missionary to a specific non-Christian group, generally with no Christian witness, in a foreign country.