In Luke 10, we learn that Jesus sent out 70 disciples to preach, teach, and serve others in His name. Though we can assume that these individuals came from diverse backgrounds, we also know that they must have experienced profound growth and unity as they allowed Christ to use their ordinary lives for extraordinary purposes.
As modern day disciples of Christ, the Walla Walla University Student Missions program seeks to intentionally facilitate service journeys that follow in the foot-steps of our Savior. Our mission is to magnify the love of Christ in our hearts and to our world, and we know that Christ’s ministry ideology is crucial to the efficiency and effectiveness of our work.
Through building capacity for domestic and international missions, we get to experience an incredible gift Walla Walla University gives to the world and in turn, a gift God gives to our students. Most student missionaries return with extraordinary leadership skills, clearer goals, and more determined lives. We benefit from the strong spiritual influence of these returned SMs on our campus. They become our student leaders. They are students with a vision.
Student Missions is truly integral to the culture of Walla Walla University. Each year Christ is glorified as around 70 of our students work throughout the world in positions such as teachers, deans, humanitarian aides, and orphanage helpers. The dedication of these student missionaries is what helps make Walla Walla University what it is today -- a service-minded and Christ-centered campus.
This is a great place to start looking for a call, because every AVS call is supported by the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Be sure to check the start and end dates of the call to ensure it is right for you. Also, check for new calls as they are constantly being updated! Additional information is available at Adventist Global Mission.
AFM sponsors a myriad of missions. Many student missionary calls support full-time AFM missionaries. Search available calls include: teaching, medical, maintenance, and even some rare out of the ordinary positions. Deadline is late March. See us at the Chaplain's office for available calls.
More information on the islands offering student missionary positions. Most calls will be listed on the Adventist Volunteer Service website.
GMI has a lot of diverse volunteer opportunities: teaching, mechanic, maintenance, orphanage worker, translator, and media positions are available. Contact GMI to learn more about current opportunities.
Maranatha sponsors many short term mission trips, but there are some opportunities to serve for longer periods of time by contacting Maranatha.