234.2: Missionary Work Past, Present, Future (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 11)

“The Field Is White Already to Harvest”


Along with majestic temples, nothing is more iconic of Mormonism than black-tagged missionaries. Missionary work has from the beginning played a vital role in the life of Mormonism. This lesson will discuss

  • The early history of missionary work in the Church, including the historical background of the assigned sections
  • Stories of tremendous sacrifice by early leaders to preach the gospel
  • A discussion of current approaches to missionary work including the recent change in missionary age
  • Exploration of the intersection of theology and preaching the gospel
  • Reflections on how we can share gospel principles most effectively

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Student ReadingD&C 4; 11–12; 14–18; 31; 33; 75; Our Heritage, page 11, 42:12; 52:8–9, Alma 17:2–3, Alma 26:22

Additional Teacher ReadingD&C 100:4, D&C 60:13; 38:41, 42:6, 14, D&C 100:7–8, Alma 38:10–12, D&C 30:11; D&C 30:5; D&C 60:2; D&C 19:38; 84:60–61, 109:55–57, 84:85; 100:5–6, 84:88, D&C 71:9–10, D&C 84:80, D&C 100:7–8, D&C 6,  


Benefit from the unique perspectives of Libby and Nathan who join the class.

Please continue the conversation by posting your comments and questions here, in the facebook group, or email them to me at MormonSundaySchool at gmail.


You can access my Lesson Notes here

You can access my Reading Notes here.


Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his excellent work post production. Nathan Jones did a great job editing the discussion portion.

Resources: See Lesson Notes


Image Source: Photomanipulation by TDouglas Painting

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