How to Be an Online Missionary

As a follow up to my post on Church Service Missions, I’d like to go into a little more detail about how sign up to be an online missionary. This is particularly in response to several people who have mentioned to me that they have the time and resources to be a part-time missionary from home doing computer work online, but they are not sure how to get started.

Search for Opportunities

church-service-mission-technology-computer-opportunitiesThe first thing you will want to do is to go to the Church-Service Mission website to check out the open opportunities, get answers to frequently asked questions, and to get the Recommendation Form for a Church-Service Mission. Once there, click on “Current Opportunities” or “Search for Opportunities” (both links take you to the same place). And on that page you’ll see a link to view all At Home Service Opportunities.

At present, there are only a couple of At Home opportunities listed, but hopefully there will be more in the future. Another alternative for finding at home opportunities is to go back to the search page, find the “Select and Interest” drop down menu, and select “Information Technology and Computer Science.” (see screen shot above)

Though these opportunities are not specifically listed as the work at home type, many of them could be done from home. If you find an online or computer-related opportunity that you would be interested in, click on the “Request Information” link to send a message to the person who listed the opportunity.

church-service-mission-request-information The Church encourages members to make contact and discuss service opportunities with the person listed in the posting. This allows potential missionaries and the Church sponsor to determine if there is a good fit. Also remember to prayerfully consider the assignment to determine if the service opportunity is right for you.

How to initiate the mission call

Once you have confirmed that a given opportunity is available and is one you want to pursue, you must complete a form entitled Recommendation for Church-Service Missionary and give it to your bishop. Print the form and carefully fill out each section of the recommendation, including where you are going to serve, how many hours each week, when you are going to start, and how long of a mission you would like to serve.

Once your bishop receives the completed recommendation forms, he will review it, interview you for worthiness, and discuss with you the selected choice for service. He then signs the form and forwards it to the stake president who will also interview you, and then forward your application to the local Church-service missionary coordinator.  The coordinator advises the stake president by letter when the processing is complete and the stake president  will extend the call to you.

Informal Online Missionary Service

Please also remember that you don’t need a formal call to be an online missionary. Recall what President David O. McKay used to say, “Every member a missionary.” This Mormon Missionary Prep website that you are now reading is an example of my informal online missionary work. No one in the Church called me or asked me to create this site. I simply felt promoted by the Spirit of the Lord. I have other projects in the works as well, such as the site I am setting up dedicated to Our Savior Jesus Christ. That site is not quite ready for prime-time yet, but when it is filled out, I expect it to be another great online missionary tool.

You too, without a formal missionary calling, can set up a website or blog or otherwise participate in the online conversation about the Church and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. So get out there, share your beliefs, try to reach people and touch their hearts. In the process you will become an online member missionary, and do great things to move the work of the Lord forward.

6 replies
  1. Mandra
    Mandra says:

    Hi !
    My name is Mandra. I am a born again Christian. I want to be an online missionary and to help people in spreading the gospel. Can you help me please. I am located In India, so i want to work as an online missionary.

    God bless you.

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  2. Jonas
    Jonas says:

    Hi Mandra,
    This website is a mormon missionary website. I’m not sure they share the same belief you do as a born again christian. There’s many gospels out there, so be sure what message you want to spread!

    In Christ
    Jonas

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  3. Fred
    Fred says:

    Good day!
    Get me in, I was blessed with my own new laptop and finally know how to properly use this, perhaps by joining your force. The war continuous from heaven down up to this modern world of computer age. One click away the distance between good site and bad site. Consider me like a small finger nail in the whole part of the body wherein some other way can help your team establishing The Kingdom of GOD. I know Heavenly Father sent you at this time and of this kind of situation that His children can be bind through computer network. Thank you brother for doing your part in the plan of salvation like every priesthood in the quorum doing small things but great in the sight of God, but for you, you make a difference really. Thanks again and keep going. GOD Bless!

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  4. Anthony Q.Vaughan
    Anthony Q.Vaughan says:

    I was just called as a Church Service Missionary, Operation Specialist. I will be working at home on computer and with my Branch to spread the Gospel. There is no greater calling than serving Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My service will be for two years but I know that I will be asking for an extension to my calling. You can serve whether you are of age or a senior, this opportunity and calling awaits anyone who is willing and able to serve. I say these thing in the name of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen

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  5. Sis Miss
    Sis Miss says:

    That is great news as An online missionary! There has been several talks lately about how if a small contribution was seen from each Mormon at the online realm what a quick difference it would make. Instead of texting or always checking Facebook and Instagram, spend some time letting others know what you believe and share.
    Thanks for this article and whether you are serving a mission online or out in the field, stop by our online sister missionary clothing store to see what is available.
    Congrats once again!

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