10 Qualities for Success
Some years ago Marvin Smith did a study on what made successful Navigator missionaries as a thesis for his Master’s degree. The result of his study was a list of ten qualities that he was able to identify that contributed to those who were able to have long-term, fruitful ministries around the world.
Now certainly there are many factors that contributed to the lives and ministries of these people beyond this list of qualities, but as I reviewed them and compared it with my own experience and observations, I too could see the wisdom in what Marvin had identified.
The result was that I took these qualities and made them into a personal prayer list, asking God to help form these qualities into my own life. Whether these are true or not for me is not for me to judge. But I continue to ask HIm for these for me and others that I lead. Perhaps you too would see the wisdom in asking the Lord to form these qualities in you.
Here’s the 10 Qualities of a Successful Missionary from Marvin Smith:
1. Dependency on God
2. Love and Compassion
6. Harmony Builder
7. Courage and Perseverance
8. Willingness to Sacrifice
9. Emotional Stability
10. Good Family Life