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Prepare for the Broadcast: How Church-Service Missionaries Help Build the Kingdom Twitter Facebook Print E-mail
Written by Emily Fairchild   
Friday, 05 July 2013

The number of full-time missionaries serving around the world has soared since President Monson announced that members can begin missions at a younger age. The response of faithful youth and couple missionaries accepting missions is clear evidence that the Lord is encouraging members to serve and share the gospel.

However, there may be some members who wish they could respond to those same desires to serve, and yet for one reason or another, find that full-time proselyting service isn’t an option. These individuals can still apply for Church-service missions.

It may be common knowledge that the Church has service missionary opportunities, but are you aware of just how many opportunities there are? Church-wide, there are more than 32,000 positions for Church-service missionaries (CSMs) to fill. Currently there are just over 16,000 of those positions filled, leaving more than half of the opportunities open to volunteers! Some of these opportunities even allow missionaries to serve from home.

The Church-service missionary website provides resources to help candidates understand qualifications, get started, browse opportunities, and fill out forms, and it offers additional material such as videos of missionaries sharing their service experiences.

The upcoming LDSTech broadcast will be a presentation on the opportunities and processes surrounding Church-service missionaries. It will provide visual aids to help Stake Presidents and clerks better understand how to manage their CSMs. It will also help worthy young men and women whose circumstances prevent a proselyting mission to discover new avenues for service.

The broadcast will cover the wide variety of volunteer opportunities as well as how volunteers can become Church-service missionaries for LDSTech. There are currently 62 missionaries serving LDSTech-specific missions. LDSTech offers full or part-time Church-service missionary opportunities for those single and couple missionaries who are interested in helping Church technology build the kingdom.

This broadcast will be the perfect introduction for those wondering how to take the first step to become a Church-service missionary, a great reminder for missionary coordinators and stake presidents on the missionary management tools, and a review for general Church membership on just how much Church-service missionaries can do! Mark your calendars for July 12, 2013 at noon MDT for the upcoming broadcast.



# Tian Fröhlich 2013-07-12 08:03
# Jesse Ray Peterson 2013-08-01 19:28
We served for a year in Illinois and though we enjoyed serving we felt unappreciated at times and we were expected to follow the rules of the young missionaries. We are not the only Sr. Couples that feel that way. I think that experience discourages other couples from serving.
# Stephen David Elison 2013-12-05 09:27
Is there a seperate site or listing for the Youth Service Opportunities?
# Abiodun Razaq Bakare 2013-12-05 10:36
I am glad to serve the Lord in this capacity!!
After serving a full time mission, I have wondered how long I have to wait till I can go on couple Mission, but this opportunity opened the door and now, the refreshing is back!!
# John Wennerlund 2013-12-06 03:10
Me and my wife is serving as missionaries in the YSA program for one year in Sweden Stockholm mission, in the YA Center in Stockholm. We loving it. The YA is really the future of the Church.
We recommend all Seniors Couples to take this opportunity to serve in Church.
We feel so blessed of serving.
# Adelmo Sales de Oliveira 2013-12-06 12:55
I am a missionary of the Family Search Support, Servi on full-time mission and now I feel more spiritually complete is served as a missionary Support.

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