This article addresses the question, “What degree or major in university would be most helpful to have on the mission field?” Several missionaries answer this question.
“The one you have.”
Answer from J.M., who has served as a missions mentor and mobilizer for more than five years, including service in the Philippines, India, and New Zealand.
“Get broadly trained in a field that interests you.”
Answer from Jack Voelkel, missionary-in-residence with the Urbana Student Mission Convention (originally published on the Urbana website). Previously, Jack served thirty years with Latin America Mission in Peru and Columbia. Find other answers and articles from Jack and others on the Urbana blog.
“One that matches the market need and your passion.”
Answer from A. in California, who has served for six years with All Nations Family in China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Jordan, and India.
“Consider a degree in teaching, business, or humanities.”
Answer from David Smith, director of mobilization with WEC International. David has been a missionary twenty-five years as a field worker in West Africa and at WEC USA headquarters.
“Major in teaching and minor in missions.”
Answer from George who is heading to Colombia with Latin America Mission.
“Consider the question of debt.”
Answer from Rick, who has served with Christian and Missionary Alliance in Indonesia and Malaysia for twenty years.
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