Student Missions

Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
- Matthew 5:16 (NIV) 

There are two ways you can respond to darkness: you can walk away, or you can grab a light and walk back in. We believe this is not a time to walk away. God is calling us to walk back in and let our light shine to glorify our Father in Heaven. 

Being a Student Missionary is an opportunity to let your light shine— one person, one community at a time. It’s the opportunity to let your light shine by sharing life and building relationships with people every day. Whether this is an academy dorm or refugee community; an island classroom or health clinic, your presence brings hope and life and light. 

This journey starts with letting God’s light shine in you, and then simply being ready and available for Him to take you wherever He wants to let your light shine. Our team is excited to dream with you, pray with you, and support you in this journey. It won’t be easy, and it may not look like what you expect, but there’s never been a better time than now— for you and for the people God will impact through you.

Mission and service opportunities

There are so many ways to let your light shine--here in Walla Walla, on a short term service trip, or as a student missionary. You can explore these opportunities below.


Long term

Spend a few months or a year of your life as a student missionary. Discover what the process looks like through the Guide to Service.

Short term

Spend some time serving others over a break. Find out what service trips are available, and learn how to join or lead a trip. 



Put your gifts and skills to use in caring for our community with the Center for Humanitarian Engagement.



Domestic and international mission opportunities are available to Student Missionaries for the 21-22 school year, under certain conditions. All Student Missionaries are required to sign two additional waiver and agreement forms which include safety measures to protect themselves and the communities in which they serve. Those serving internationally are required to be fully vaccinated before traveling. Please contact the Associate Chaplain for Missions for questions.