You’ve always been a part of something bigger than yourself, and you can continue to affect change even after separating from the military!
“Christians in the military … feel like they are serving something bigger than themselves; they’re making a difference. … As I entered missions, I had a similar perspective: I thought about missions as going on deployment for the Lord.”
— Tom Crabtree, former U.S. military and current director of SIL Nigeria, a primary strategic partner of Wycliffe.
Your training, skills and experiences have uniquely equipped you to advance God’s Kingdom in the global Bible translation movement. Whether you served as an officer or as an enlisted member, we have a place for you! You can also use your transition benefits, GI Bill and previous education to further your missions career!
“Key values that exist in the military include putting others before yourself, caring about those around you and working for a greater purpose. Those are also foundational in missions! There are a lot more commonalities [between] missions and the military than people might think.”
— Stephen Sweeney, former U.S. Navy and current chief of staff for JAARS, a Wycliffe partner organization.
Find your community among a passionate, innovative team who share your deep desire to serve people and a cause bigger than yourself. At Wycliffe, we want to come alongside you and help you find your place and purpose.
“As veterans, we’ve given significant time and energy for our country’s security and safety. That’s the underlying thing which is what is going to make [military personnel] good missionaries. ”
— Mark Spangler, former U.S. Army and current helicopter pilot.
Learn more about transitioning from the military to missions and get a free resource on serving in missions. You’ll also get stories and other resources to help you consider your place in God’s kingdom.