The Long Scale of Missionary Involvement

Because many people seem to have a question about whether they are a missionary or not, I offer the "Long Scale of Missionary Involvement." Using this scale, you can define precisely just how missionary you are.L-0: missionary to my family L-0a: only to my immediate family. L-0b: only to my immediate & extended family as defined by blood relationships L-0c: to my immediate & extended family including current active marriages L-0d: to my immediate & extended family including all marriages past and present. L-1: missionary to my family (L-0) + friends & work associates (limited to those I have active friendships with) L-2: missionary to my neighborhood & work environment (including those I don't necessarily like right now) L-3: missionary to those who speak my language in my city, who don't go to my church. L-4: missionary to all within my city, and especially those separated by barriers of language, culture, and religion. L-5: missionary to a specific language group within my area. L-6: missionary to a foreign country. L-7: missionary to a specific language group in a foreign-country. L-8: missionary to a specific non-Christian group in a foreign country. L-9: missionary to a specific non-Christian group, generally with no Christian witness, in a foreign country.