Church History and Doctrine

Missionary Preparation

Missionary Preparation
Focuses upon the purpose, skills, and doctrines of missionary work and prepares prospective missionaries for a more meaningful MTC and mission experience.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteNOTE: Recommended for all prospective missionaries. This class may not be taken or retaken by returned missionaries or non-LDS students. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes: 

Factual Learning

  • You will understand the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and associated doctrine and principles related to missionary work revealed by God through prophets, seers, and revelators.
  • You will understand the divine purpose of missionary work and the blessings associated with it.

Conceptual Learning

  • You will learn and practice skills that will improve missionary effectiveness such as effective gospel study, planning and goal setting, time management, and teaching and extending invitations to others.
  • You will create lesson outlines to teach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ more effectively to others.

Spiritual Learning

  • You will understand and seek to develop the attributes of Christ as found in Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel.
  • You will enhance your knowledge of the doctrine through focused study of God's revealed word to both modern and ancient prophets, with a special emphasis on the Book of Mormon.

Application Learning

  • You will be able to teach the missionary lessons effectively to members of the Church and to those who are not members.
  • You will understand revealed doctrine and principles in a way that enables you to apply the doctrine and principles in your own life.