82 Ways to Do Member Missionary Work

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is an indispensable member missionary tool, written with the intent to convince “the Jew and the Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD, manifesting himself unto all nations…” (Book of Mormon, Title Page).

 

1 Order several copies of the Book of Mormon to have on hand at home, in your car, at the office, in your locker, etc. Place in a noticeable location.

2 Study the Book of Mormon in public (while riding public transportation, in a waiting room at the doctor’s office, during a break at work, etc.)

3 Become familiar with the background of the Book of Mormon and be able to give a basic explanation in a minute or less. Practice with friends and/or family.

4 Write your testimony in a Book of Mormon and give it to local missionaries to hand out.

5 Write your testimony in a Book of Mormon and send it to a missionary serving from your ward to hand out in his/her mission.

6 Write your testimony in a Book of Mormon and give it to a friend, acquaintance, etc.

7 Donate a copy of the Book of Mormon to the local library.

8 Give the Book of Mormon as a gift for a birthday, Christmas, Easter or another special occasion.

9 Select a scripture from the Book of Mormon and include it in a greeting card for a friend, acquaintance, etc.

10 Share an appropriate scripture with a friend or acquaintance having a difficult day.

11 When you come across a scripture that is particularly meaningful to you during your study of the Book of Mormon, think of a friend or acquaintance who might appreciate the message and share it with him or her.

12 Learn a favorite scripture from the Book of Mormon in another language. Be able to recite it to a friend or acquaintance who speaks that language.

13 Contribute to the Missionary Book of Mormon Fund.

 

 

Full-Time Missionaries and Ward Mission

Full-time and ward missionaries are your partners in member missionary work. Coordinate your efforts with them as you work toward your ultimate goal to find someone for the missionaries to teach in your home.

 

1 Have the missionaries over for dinner. Use this time to become familiar with whom the missionaries are teaching and focusing their reactivation efforts on.

2 Introduce the missionaries to your neighbors when missionaries arrive for dinner.

3 Invite a non-member friend or acquaintance to lunch or dinner along with the missionaries.

4 Invite missionaries to birthday parties and other social events in your home when potential investigators will be present.

5 Arrange with missionaries to have an investigator taught in your home.

6 Find someone who is interested in being taught by the missionaries in your home.

7 Go out with the missionaries to teaching appointments and visits.

8 Get to know your ward mission leader and ward missionaries.

9 Read and become familiar with the principles in the missionary guidebook, “Preach My Gospel”.

10 Attend the Gospel Essentials class and bear your testimony of a gospel truth.

11 Volunteer to teach a lesson in Gospel Essentials class.

12 Arrange to accompany investigators during church meetings.

13 Arrange with missionaries to lead a member-missionary focused activity for the primary, youth or adults during a Sunday meeting, mid-week activity or a FHE.

14 Arrange to have the missionaries make a presentation about the Church in a relevant religion or history class.

15 Contribute to the Full-Time Missionary Fund.

 

 

Church Media

The Church has a fantastic and comprehensive array of materials that bring the gospel message to life. From pass-along cards and pamphlets to videos and DVD’s, Church media provide you with creative and effective ways to share the gospel.

 

1 Carry pass-along cards with you and offer them to potentially interested people during conversations in which you mention the gospel or Church.

2 Invite a family or friend to watch a Church DVD/video with you in your home.

3 Give a holiday-themed Church DVD/video as a gift to friends, neighbors, and acquaintances at Christmas and Easter.

4 Lend/offer a Church DVD/video, music CD, book, magazine or pamphlet to potentially interested person.

5 Donate Church books to local library (including Teachings of current prophet, Marvelous Work and a Wonder, Jesus the Christ, etc.)

6 Photocopy an article from the New Era or the Ensign and share with someone you know who could use the message.

 

 

 

Internet*

The Internet is a powerful tool for communication and offers several ways to share the gospel with others…

 

1 Share a quote you found on lds.org with a friend or acquaintance in conversation.

2 Share a quote you found on lds.org with a friend or acquaintance via email.

3 Send an electronic greeting card from mormon.org to a friend or acquaintance.

4 Send a link to an uplifting talk or article on lds.org to a friend in an email.

5 Include either www.lds.org or mormon.org in your email signature (appears at the bottom of every email you send out).

6 Include a favorite scripture or quote from a Church leader in your email signature.

7 Share photos online of a temple trip, baptism or baby blessing with friends.

8 Create a personal or family website that highlights your membership in the Church and the blessings that has brought into your life. Include links to official Church sites.

*Avoid mass emailing and forwarding unverified faith-promoting stories.

 

 

Family History/Geneology

People are becoming increasingly interested in tracing their family history. You can assist them in taking advantage of the Church’s vast genealogical resources to develop a connection with their ancestors and feel the “spirit of Elijah”.

 

1 Talk about your efforts to research your family history with a friend or acquaintance.

2 Share a special experience or exciting discovery you made while doing family history research with a friend or acquaintance.

3 Show a your pedigree chart to a friend or acquaintance.

4 Invite extended family to assist in creating a four-generation pedigree chart.

5 Invite a friend or acquaintance to tour the local family history research center.

6 Introduce a friend or acquaintance to FamilySearch and other Church family history resources online.

 

Church Meetings and Programs

Blurb about how church meetings and programs are a way for potential members to feel the Spirit, see the Church in action, get to know the people.

 

1 When asked about your weekend by a friend or colleague, mention that you attended church.

2 Invite a friend or acquaintance to attend church with you.

3 Invite friends, acquaintances and relatives to attend church with you on special holidays, such as Christmas or Easter.

4 Invite families to primary or youth sacrament meeting programs.

5 Invite friends, acquaintances and relatives to sacrament meeting when you or someone in your family will be giving a talk.

6 Invite friends, acquaintances and relatives to a baptism or baby blessing.

7 Invite a friend or acquaintance to a mid-week activity for primary, the youth or Relief Society.

8 Invite a friend or acquaintance to a fireside.

9 Invite a friend or acquaintance to attend a general conference broadcast with you.

10 Invite a friend to go visiting or home teaching with you.

11 Invite a friend to participate in youth conference.

12 Invite a friend to participate in girls’ camp.

 

 

Church Building and Social Activities

Blurb about using the church building as a missionary tool…

 

1 Invite a friend or acquaintance to an after-church potluck on Sunday.

2 Invite a friend to a ward Christmas party, picnic or potluck.

3 Invite a friend or acquaintance to participate in sports activities at church.

4 Coordinate with the ward and/or full-time missionaries to lead tours of the church building (announce in local paper and have official sign at major entrances along with hours of Sunday meetings).

5 Invite a friend or acquaintance to take a tour of the church building.

6 Participate in ward open house (set-up and present at a booth, hang up flyers, etc.)

7 Hand out and mail invitations to ward open house.

 

 

Service

Blurb about ways to get people who are not members of the Church involved in service in the Church, rather than serving others with hopes that they will want to learn about the Church.

 

1 Invite a friend to participate in a community service project with the youth or adults in the ward.

2 Ask a friend or acquaintance for ideas in planning a church activity.

3 Invite a friend or acquaintance to help organize a community service project with the youth or adults in the ward.

4 Invite a friend or acquaintance with a hobby or expertise in a certain area to participate in a church activity (e.g., barbequing, cooking, first aid, wellness, nutrition, foreign travel, financial planning, employment counseling, etc.)

5 Ask a friend to listen to a practice run of a talk you will be giving in church and give you feedback.

 

 

Family

Blurb about how the family can be an effective tool/team in sharing the gospel.

 

1 Arrange to have the missionaries teach a lesson on member missionary work during a family home evening.

2 Set member missionary goals as a family and follow-up with one another at regular intervals, e.g., at FHE.

3 Share missionary experiences with one another during dinner.

4 Attend convert baptisms as a family.

5 Volunteer as a family to participate in a baptismal service (e.g., making program, leading/playing music, setting up chairs, making refreshments).

 

Fellowshipping

Blurb about the need to extend our missionary efforts to fellowshipping new members and less active members (“balanced effort”).

 

1 Learn the names of the recently baptized members in your ward. Get to know them.

2 Invite new and less-active members to dinner, FHE and other social events in your home as appropriate.

3 Offer to help a new member prepare a talk or lesson.

4 Read the Book of Mormon with a new or less-active member.

5 Introduce new members to your friends at church whom they have not yet met.