Pauline Mission Tour Preparation Guide
By Mark E. Moore
Purpose: This trip is designed specifically so that participants will be able to construct a
biblically founded philosophy and methodology of missions by retracing the steps of Paul.
Expectations: You are expected to understand the culture, philosophy, geography, architecture,
and sociology of Paul’s day in order to correctly interpret and apply his mission strategy in the
various cultural environments you will enter.
Suggested Readings: (Aside from the biblical texts listed below)
Week 1-3: A travel guide to Turkey (available through your local library)
Week 4: “Life in the Big City” at http://markmoore.org/resources/essays/bigcity.pdf
Week 5-7: A travel guide to Athens (available through your local library)
Week 8: Peter Walker, In the Steps of Paul: An Illustrated Guide (Zondervan, 2008).
Week 9-12: A travel guide to Rome (available through your local library)
Lists: Please begin several lists: (These will be very important for you on our trip!)
1. Questions to ask—These can be about culture, theology, missions, or Scripture.
2. Things to pack—A list of suggestions will be provided near our time of departure but
you may have peculiar interests based on some of your reading.
3. Places to see/Things to do
Charts: There are three charts to fill out as you do your reading:
1. Paul’s relationship with People
2. Paul’s missionary strategies
3. The Holy Spirit’s role in global evangelism
Keep a list Paul’s Relationships
Who Where did they met? How did Paul treat him/her? Biblical Reference
Bible Reference Paul’s Missionary Strategy
Identify and List Paul’s Missionary Strategies
Bible Reference Holy Spirit’s Role—what he does to help us in the Great Commission
Identify and List the Holy Spirit’s Role in Evangelism and Mission
February 1 Reading: Acts 13
Find a map of Paul’s first missionary journey. Here are a couple online:
http://www.apostlepaulthefilm.com/paul/journey_01.htm http://www.bible-history.com/pauls_first_mission_map/index.html How do people in Turkey dress?
February 2 Reading: Acts 14
Locate these places in Acts 14 on a modern map of Turkey
What language is spoken in Turkey?
February 3 Reading: Acts 15
What will the climate be like while we are there?
Find the name of one early church father who lived in Turkey. What was his contribution to the
February 4 Reading: Acts 16
Trace Paul’s Second Missionary Journey: http://www.apostlepaulthefilm.com/paul/journeys.htm
What are the major sites in Turkey you just don’t want to miss?
February 5 Reading: Acts 17
Spend some time looking at some of the photos of Athens: http://www.cogwriter.com/athens.htm
Are there any precautions you should take while in Turkey?
Further Research: What dominant philosophies permeated Paul’s world?
February 6 Reading: Acts 18
Take a virtual tour of Corinth:
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/greece/corinth-pictures/index.htm Are there any health risks in Turkey?
February 7 Reading: Acts 19
Trace Paul’s Third Missionary Journey: