Question about Professional Skills for missionaries:

"How can I use my marketing degree in missions?"

"Use your business skills overseas."

Answer from Adam, who has served with YouthHOPE for three years, including ministry in Malawi, Zambia, Cambodia, Chile, and Thailand.

1. Business as mission: Go to a creative-access country and get a job based on your degree and experience. Then simply live out your faith.

2. Partner with a mission organization and help advance their recruiting/awareness efforts.

3. Move to a developing country, and help nationals develop business skills. You could partner with a business or entrepreneurial school started by missionaries and add needed expertise.

Editor's note: "Business as mission" is a growing trend. Learn more from the Business as Mission Network or elsewhere.

"Sell books."

Answer from Ed in Ghana, who has served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ghana for more than thirty years.

Work with a Christian book publisher that specializes in books for mission fields. Bible societies in many countries need marketing directors or managers, for example. Writing and translating the books does nothing if they are not sold and read.

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