Similar, yet different
Like a traditional pastor, you shepherd the church through preaching, teaching and mentoring. Yet, like a missionary, you show the love of Christ to the unchurched community through visitation, volunteering in local activities and serving alongside townsfolk in their trades.
You and your family will live in the community you shepherd, being examples of Jesus to the community simply by the way you live.
Preach the Word and Love the People
As a Village Missionary, you spend half your time studying the Word of God, spending time in prayer and teaching the people. The other half will be spent out in the community. Examples of this include:
- Helping a neighbor with farm chores
- Working on a broken-down car
- Fishing with a board member
- Listening to a widow share her struggles
- Visiting people in jails and hospitals
This 50/50 combination has been the heartbeat of Village Missions since the very beginning. We call it preaching the Word and loving the people.
How will you become involved with Village Missions?
You may choose to enter into an internship, or you may be ready to start the application process to be sent directly to a church. In either case, the first step is to fill out the form below. Once you send it, we'll be in contact to help you get started down the road to becoming a Village Missionary.