As a start, you should be growing in each of these qualities:
- A teachable heart – from a healthy/deep/mature relationship with God
- A gospel intent in going – a desire and ability to share God’s truths
- A marketable skill – with sufficient experience to be able to train or inspire others
- A positive attitude to others with a different culture, values and habits
Ask us for a more detailed check-list. Since each individual is unique, in terms of prior knowledge and experience, goals, possible location, type of work assignment, preferred style of learning, single or family – there is no ‘one size suits all’ approach to preparation.
It can be helpful to evaluate “how have I grown spiritually and emotionally in the past … ?”. And “what areas need attention?”