Guide to Service: Vision

  • Meet with returned SMs.
  • Meet with the associate chaplain for missions.
    • Discuss and choose several calls where you would like to serve.
  • Submit completed application to the North American Division or to an independent calling organization.

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Choosing a call
After approval by the WWU Screening Committee, you will meet with the Chaplain for Missions to start searching for the right call. Finding a location begins with a passion for service. Whether the passion is teaching, kids, or evangelism, we will work with each student to try to find an available location that fits. Usually students identify three or more preferences and submit their application for those calls, like submitting a résumé for a job. The administration at the organization then accepts or declines the application. Take a look at some of our mission opportunities

    • Domestic calls. Domestic calls include any location within the continental United States. Since students serving domestically usually make their own travel arrangements their respective calls, each student is only responsible for raising money to cover the Student Missions fee of $500. These calls often include deaning positions at academies. Some cross-cultural domestic calls, such as working with refugees or first-nation communities, do require more fundraising due to limited ministry funding.
    • VividFaith. These calls are affiliated with the General Conference and North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and are listed on These calls typically do not cover travel expenses, but often provide a living allowance (or stipend), housing, and insurance for volunteers. These include the Pacific islands calls in Guam-Micronesia Mission.
    • Independent calls. These calls include organizations that we have had a long-standing partnership with such as Adventist Frontier Missions and carefully-vetted newer organizations who request student missionaries. Independent calls typically require students to cover the cost of living expenses and insurance. Although expenses vary by location, this usually signficantly raises the fundraising goal.