Well besides normal Sunday and Wednesday activities that they don't really pay attention to, we try to have a family night once a week.<quoted text>I like the way you debate without resorting to tons of scripture to support your views. You are among the few Christians who debate well and defend your faith without coming unglued.
Do you train members of your church to prepare them for their two year ministry?
Then if they decide to go on a mission, they go off to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) to learn what to do and what not to do, as well as start learning the foreign language they will be using if they go somewhere non-native for them. So it could be 2 weeks to 6 weeks depending on the language.