Help our missionaries become better teachers

Our missionaries would love your help!

One of the ways our missionaries try to help our community is by teaching people about Jesus Christ. But like everything in life, becoming a good teacher takes practice. That's where you come in! We're looking for volunteers who would be willing to listen to a practice message from the missionaries and provide feedback afterward to help them improve their teaching skills. 

Ask a member, or contact us to sign up

Who are the missionaries, anyway?

On bikes, on foot, and maybe right in your own neighborhood, you've probably seen our young missionaries around Fresno. Usually around ages 18-21, these young men and women come from all over the world to serve here in our community! Their purpose is to help others come closer to Jesus.

Watch the video to meet some real missionaries!

What to expect at a practice lesson

What will happen

  • A comfortable place: You and the missionaries will meet wherever you feel comfortable—your home, a friend's house, a public place, you pick!
  • A brief lesson: The missionaries will practice teaching a 30-minute lesson about God, family, and Jesus Christ. They might ask to pray with you and may invite you to read a few scriptures with them from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. You can participate at whatever level you feel comfortable.
  • A chance for them to improve: At the end of the lesson, the missionaries will ask for help evaluating their teaching. You can see the survey questions they'll ask you below.

What won't happen

  • No donations: The missionaries won't ever ask you for money. 
  • No pressure: The missionaries are just there to practice and hear your feedback.
  • No soliciting: After the practice lesson, unless you've agreed otherwise, the missionaries will leave you alone. There won't be follow-up phone calls, visits, or texts. 

Watch the video to see what a lesson is typically like.

Practice-Lesson Feedback

  • Were there any times that our teaching was confusing? Which parts?
  • Were there words we used that you didn't understand? Which ones?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable did you feel during the lesson? Are there things we could have done to help you feel more comfortable?
  • How well do you feel we understood you and your life?
  • Which part of the lesson had the biggest impact on you?
  • Did our time together help you feel closer to God? Why or why not?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how likely would you be to listen to the missionaries again?

Ready? Let's get you signed up!

If you already know a local church member, just ask them about a practice lesson and they'll get you set up! They'll even attend with you if you like. Otherwise, just contact us and we'll take care of things for you.