24 episodes

The Preach My Gospel Mission Prep Podcast is hosted by Sean Dixon, Brian Patterson, and John Gonzalez. They are each former mission presidents. Brian and Sean are teachers at the Utah Valley Institute of Religion and John is a former Area Mission Specialist with the Missionary Department. They will help you become powerful "Preach My Gospel" missionaries and life-long disciples of Jesus Christ as they explore every chapter in Preach My Gospel and talk to experts and returned missionaries about their experiences and insights. You can even use this podcast to get institute credit.

Preach My Gospel Mission Prep Podcast Utah Valley Institute of Religion

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

The Preach My Gospel Mission Prep Podcast is hosted by Sean Dixon, Brian Patterson, and John Gonzalez. They are each former mission presidents. Brian and Sean are teachers at the Utah Valley Institute of Religion and John is a former Area Mission Specialist with the Missionary Department. They will help you become powerful "Preach My Gospel" missionaries and life-long disciples of Jesus Christ as they explore every chapter in Preach My Gospel and talk to experts and returned missionaries about their experiences and insights. You can even use this podcast to get institute credit.

    E24 Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 Part 3 How Do I Gain a Testimony of The Book of Mormon?

    E24 Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 Part 3 How Do I Gain a Testimony of The Book of Mormon?

    John, Brian, and Sean continue their discussion about PMG Ch. 5 by exploring how someone can come to know for themselves if the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God.  They analyze Moroni's promise and the introduction to the Book of Mormon and discuss how a testimony of the Book of Mormon is the key to understanding the other primary truths.  If you want to gain your own testimony of the Book of Mormon or learn how to help others find the truth this episode is for you.

    • 38 min
    E23 Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 Part 2 How Do I Use the Book of Mormon in missionary work?

    E23 Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 Part 2 How Do I Use the Book of Mormon in missionary work?

    Brian, John and Sean continue their analysis of PMG Ch. 5. During this episode they talk about how to effectively help others to understand the Book of Mormon by reading with them.

    Episode Highlights:

    2:48 Acts 8:27-31- Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.  "Understandest thou what thou readest?"  "How can I except some man should guide me?"

    4:50 Many people you teach either don't read the Book of Mormon or don't understand what they are reading.  What if you handed someone a tool they had never used before? 

    8:18 President Nelson clip of reading the Book of Mormon with an African King. 

    13:13 Reading the Book of Mormon with people (PMG pg. 116)

    15:28 Be thoughtful about which chapters you choose to read with people.  Discern their needs. Eventually, encourage them to read from the beginning.

    17:15  Give a "movie trailer" about what they are going to be reading so that they will be excited to get into the text.

    17:57  When you give someone a copy of the Book of Mormon give them a highlighter.  Encourage them to highlight and to write in the margins of the pages.

    19:30 John role plays an example of how to read the Book of Mormon with others using 1 Nephi 1.  

    28:30 The team analyzes what they learned from the role play.

    37:38 Brian's experience in a car shop.  Let the book speak for itself.

    40:38 John shares an audio clip from a missionary in his mission describing a miraculous story of someone finding the Book of Mormon in a library.

    • 47 min
    E22 Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 Part 1- What is the Role of the Book of Mormon?

    E22 Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 Part 1- What is the Role of the Book of Mormon?

    President Ezra Taft Benson declared, “Combined with the Spirit of the Lord, the Book of Mormon is the greatest single tool which God has given us to convert the world. If we are to have the harvest of souls that He expects, then we must use the instrument which God has [ordained] for that task—the Book of Mormon.”

    Sean, Brian, and John go through Preach My Gospel Ch. 5 and discuss how missionaries can effectively and powerfully use the Book of Mormon to help gather Israel.

    • 59 min
    E21 Preach My Gospel Ch. 4 Pt 2 How Do I Receive Personal Revelation?

    E21 Preach My Gospel Ch. 4 Pt 2 How Do I Receive Personal Revelation?

    Ayan Giddins and Tanner Linton re-join the podcast to continue our discussion about Chapter 4 in PMG.  In this episode we answer the question: How do I receive personal revelation?  This topic is essential for all disciples of Jesus Christ to understand and apply.

    Episode Highlights:

    2:00 The Holy Ghost will help you in every aspect of the work

    2:57  Is it the Spirit or just my thoughts?

    12:49 How do I hear Him?  President Nelson clip

    23:44 The Lord can't steer a parked car. Move your wheels!

    30:34 There miracles every day orchestrated by the Lord.  Principles of revelation.

    37:50 How do I teach others to recognize the voice of the Spirit?

    40:17 Elder Bednar Clip.  Patterns of Light.  Receiving revelation in a variety of ways.

    45:15 The role of obedience in receiving revelation.

    • 48 min
    E20 Preach My Gospel Ch. 4- The Role of the Holy Ghost in Missionary Work

    E20 Preach My Gospel Ch. 4- The Role of the Holy Ghost in Missionary Work

    The team welcomes young adults Ayan Giddins and Tanner Linton for a discussion about Preach My Gospel Ch. 4 and the essential role of the Holy Ghost in Missionary Work.

    Episode Highlights:

    Introduction of topic and guests Ayan Giddins and Tanner Linton

    4:19 The Holy Ghost as your divine companion

    6:38 Preach My Gospel cover page- Full title: Preach My Gospel by the Spirit. D&C 50:13-20

    12:50 How do you know when you have taught by the Spirit? D&C 50:22

    15:27 The importance of listening

    19:38 Evaluate your lesson by looking for evidence of growth in those you are teaching toward conversion to Christ

    24:38 Teach by the Spirit and then Invite them to act

    29:26 Follow up by asking them to describe their experience and then helping them to identify the Spirit

    31:00 Definition of the various aspects of the Holy Ghost:  Light of Christ, Power of the Holy Ghost, Gift of the Holy Ghost etc.

    39:00 Cautions regarding the Holy Ghost

    42:00 Elder Dale Renlund clip: A Framework For Revelation

    • 47 min
    E19 How Do I Prepare to Receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, Temple Endowment, and My Mission Call?

    E19 How Do I Prepare to Receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, Temple Endowment, and My Mission Call?

    President Shad Martin (Stake President, Seminaries and Institutes Region Director, Sportlight podcast co-host) joins the podcast to discuss how a young person can prepare for their missions without overlooking the saving ordinances that come at nearly the same time.  The team walks through the significance of saving ordinances and why receiving the Melchizedek priesthood and the temple endowment are so important. As current stake presidents, Sean and Shad talk about the interview process that a young person will go through as they prepare.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Long Beach Mission ,

Listening to this podcast is the best way to prepare for a mission

President Patterson was my mission President and is the most amazing teacher! I promise he will help you be ready to teach repentance and baptize converts!

The Gurds ,

So applicable and inspiring!

Our whole family loves listening to this podcast as part of our family scripture study! Our teenagers have learned a lot, but we have gained a lot as well as parents. This is getting all of us pumped to share the gospel — both now as member missionaries and in the future as full-time young adult and senior missionaries! Can’t thank the wise and relatable hosts enough for their practical applications, the scriptural insights (including especially from The Book of Mormon, “the tool of the gathering”) and for providing such a great resource for our household to tap into the power of “Preach My Gospel.” We look forward to every new episode. Keep them coming!

little heroes ,

The best people!

Love this podcast!!

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