This is the "Home" page of the "Purpose of the Church Guided Research Project" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Purpose of the Church Guided Research Project  

Instructions and resources for completing the country project for Introduction to the Purpose of the church.
Last Updated: May 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Home Print Page

Due Date

The project is due on Wednesday, April 9.



Completing this assignment may have life changing consequences.  Previous projects have been known to cause the following results: 

  • Student becomes burdened by the spiritual needs of assigned country.
  • Student feels God calling them to be a missionary to the assigned country.
  • Student feels led to further explore missions as a career option.
  • Student is led to give larger portions of their income to world missions.
  • Student begins to pray daily for world evangelization and encourage others to do so as well.
  • Student is asked to serve on church missions committee.

Need Help?

The Jessie C. Eury Library staff is ready and willing to assist you with this project.  We are also willing to schedule special work sessions for groups of at least five students with advance notice.

Profile Image
Leslie Starasta
Contact Info
1.217.732.7788 x. 2203
Send Email

Project Purpose

The Purpose of the Church Guided Research Project has two purposes: 

1)      To inform you of the status of world evangelization and

2)      To make you aware of useful information resources about world evangelization which may be helpful in teaching, preaching, and promoting world evangelization.

The Guided Research Project fulfills the above purposes by requiring you to select a country and then learn as much as possible about the country by using a variety of information resources.


Part 2

   The information gathered in part 1 will then become the basis of a 3-6 page paper, PowerPoint presentation and accompanying 3 page script, or a video informing your home church about your country’s needs so they may effectively support a missionary to the country, pray for the country’s spiritual needs, and plan a future short-term missions trip to the country.


Part 3

After completing the entire project, write a ½-1 page reflection paper about the assignment.  The paper should include what you learned from doing this assignment about yourself and what God is doing in the world.  Also include an estimate of how much time you spent working on this project.  This paper will be the first page of your finished project just after the Table of Contents page.


Project Guidelines

1.      Carefully follow and complete all portions of the Guided Research Project as described in this handout and on the corresponding website.  A complete copy of the project is available on reserve in the Library.

2.      Projects must be typed.  No handwritten projects will be accepted.

3.  The only items that may be "cut and paste" or simply printed out from a website are the current events articles, Joshua Project Unreached People lists, a map of the country, and your country's flag. 

4.  All paragraphs unless otherwise noted should be at least four (4) sentences long.

5. Cite all information sources used to complete the missions project using title and date of publication.  i.e. CIA World Factbook:  Eritrea 2012

If no data is available:

  • Carefully check all suggested sources
  • Write “No Data Available” and cite each source checked.

6. The project integration research paper should be structured according to assignment directions.

7.  Every page should be three-hole punched and placed in a three-ring binder.

8.  Neatly number your pages by hand after your project is finished.

9.  Include a Table of Contents page noting the page number of each section and subsection. 

10.  Overall quality and neatness is important.

Note:  You are not limited to the resources suggested here.  You are also encouraged to be as creative as you would like in presenting your project. 


Loading  Loading...