With BYU-Pathway Worldwide's global presence, service missionaries play a central role in finding, shepherding, and supporting students at the local level in most countries. As missionaries give Christ-like service to the students they work with, they demonstrate the truthfulness of King Benjamin's words: When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. (Mosiah 2:17)
Called & Set Apart
Service missionaries assigned to BYU-Pathway are called and set apart through local priesthood leadership and thus carry a meaningful mantle. Missionaries watch over, encourage, and empower their students to become disciple leaders and capable learners. In the same way that full-time proselyting missionaries pray for their investigators, service missionaries assigned to BYU-Pathway also have access to the powers of heaven and should use that power in behalf of students, as well as to seek out new students who need the educational and spiritual blessings that BYU-Pathway's offerings can provide.
When we first started our mission we thought it would be us contributing more; however, we quickly realized that we were the ones benefitting the most.
- Provide love and support to students.
- Facilitate weekly gatherings for PathwayConnect students (2-3 hour weekly commitment). (Instruction is provided by lead students and online instructors.)
- Inform Church members and leaders about BYU-Pathway's offerings.
- Build strong relationships with local ward and stake ecclesiastical leaders and institute directors.