You feel God’s call on your heart to be a missionary, to make His name known the nations. Yet you hesitate: I’ve been working one career for so long. I’m not a pastor. I’ve never gone to Bible school or done missions before.
Reality check: there are abundant ways to serve for mission agencies and organizations, all over the globe. Working in missions can take on many forms these days, and Christians everywhere use their God-given gifts, passions and life-experiences to reach the lost. Organizations are searching for those who can fill unique positions.
So what can you do as a missionary?
Well, for starters, here are just 30 ideas:
- Tutoring English or another language
- Church planting
- IT/Computer science
- Working with children
- Business mentoring
- Building friendships
- Shipping and logistics
- Communication and media
- Personal evangelism
- Strategic planning
- Hosting a guest house
- Media development and graphic design
- Demographic studies
- Training leaders
- Befriending students
- Office management
- Prayer coordination
- Field research
- Translation assistance
- Relief work
What’s more: there are short-term, long-term, abroad, at-home, volunteer, and part-time opportunities. The point is, if Jesus has called you into missions, He will open the doors and make a way for you to serve, no matter what that looks like.
“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Fill out a service profile with MissionNext to see what opportunities await for you to be a missionary! We match your personal profile (filled with your skills and passions) with thousands of open positions in our database posted by missionary organizations. Find out more.
Can you think of more ways a missionary can serve? Comment below to add to our list!