Senior Missionary Opportunities

Las Vegas NV Group, North America Southwest Area
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*



Seniors Needed as Missionaries

In the Saturday afternoon session of the 193rd semi-annual General Conference held on September 30, 2023, Elder Ronald A. Rasband renewed the challenge to “senior” members of the Church to consider serving as Senior Missionaries or Senior Service Missionaries.

Please click here to watch Elder Rasband's 13-minute General Conference talk (720p).  [For the 1080p version, click here.]


I.  This Website

This unofficial website is provided by Layne and Sharon Rushforth as Senior Missionary Coordinators for the Las Vegas Group of the North America Southwest Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The site is intended to provide assistance to members who want to serve a Senior Mission or Senior Service Mission.  We intend to update this site as needed.  Our contact information is shown below.

NOTE: This page is a work in progress, and we plan to updated it regularly.  Please let us know if you find errors or omissions or if you have other suggestions for improvement.

 


II.  What “Senior Missionary” Opportunities Exist?

Senior Missionaries live away from home and serve full time for 6–24 months.  Senior missionaries must be at least 40 years old. Married couples and single sisters may serve.

Please click here to watch an 11-minute video about the work of senior missionaries in the Philippines.

Please click here to watch a 10-minute video on how to search for full-time, away-from-home Senior Missionary opportunities on the Church's Senior Missionary webpage.  The video is best viewed in full-screen mode.

You can inform your Bishop of your desire to serve, and he will have you complete an online application in the Missionary Recommendation System, which will result in a mission assignment from the Apostles.  If you want to search for a specific type of assignment, go to https://seniormissionary.churchofjesuschrist.org/ to start your search (after watching the 10-minute video above).  If you need assistance with searching for missionary opportunities, contact us.

 


III.  What Is a “Senior Service Missionary” Opportunity?

A.  Part-Time Local Service

Senior Service Missionaries generally live at home, work 8 to 40 hours per week, and serve in their local area for 6–24 months.  Service missionaries can be single, married, and any age over 26.  A service mission is an alternative to a full-time mission and is available to those who may be still employed or have other commitments that prohibit a full-time mission.

B.  Types of Service Missionary Opportunities

There are a variety of service opportunities, and those opportunities vary from time to time.  Service opportunities might include service under one of the following Church "operations".

Bishops’ StorehouseDeseret Industries
FamilySearch (in-person and online)BYU-Pathway (in-person and online)
Military Relations (Air Force Bases)Institute
Community Service (Centro Hispano)Employment Resource Center
Addiction RecoveryCounseling Services
Transitional ServicesLas Vegas Temple
Nevada Las Vegas MissionNevada Las Vegas West Mission

For a brief description of a few of these opportunities, click hereOpens new window

Please click here to watch a video in which several service missionaries share their testimonies about the different types of work that they are doing.  For a video of an exceptional couple who are service missionarie while employed and involved with their family, click here.

 


III.  How Do I Find a Senior Service Missionary Opportunity?

A.  Official Church Website; Unofficial Video Instruction

To view some urgent needs and to view a list of possible service missionary opportunities on an unofficial page, click here Opens new window.

To search for senior service missionary opportunities on the Church Senior Missionary site , click here Opens new window.

To see a 13-minute video providing navigational assistance with searching for Senior Service Missionary opportunities on the Church's website, click here.  The video is best viewed in full-screen mode.

If you find an opportunity that interests you on https://seniormissionary.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, you can click the “Additional Details” button and you will see more information about the required skills.  You may also find additional contact information.

If you have been given a position number, click here for instructions on how to apply for that position.  For Step 4 in those instructions, use the complete position number you have.

Please contact us if you want help with any step of the application process.

B.  Personal Assistance

As Senior Missionary Coordinators, we want to assist anyone who needs help finding or signing up for a service missionary opportunity.  Part IV of this page contains instructions on how to find and apply for a missionary opportunity.

 


IV.  What Is The Process for Applying for a Senior Service Missionary Opportunity?

A. Website Initiation

B.  Your Mission Call

Senior service missionaries are called and set apart by their Stake President.  The Stake President can extend or shorten your term of service.  [See General Handbook, 24.2.4.]

 


V.  Senior Missionary Coordinators for the Las Vegas Group


Photo of Sharon and Layne Rushforth

Elder Layne Rushforth and Sister Sharon Rushforth are the Senior Missionary Coordinators for the Las Vegas Group of the North America Southwest Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SMC-LasVegasNVGroup@churchofjesuschrist.org
Mobile Phones:  702-218-8953 (Sharon); 702-219-3541 (Layne)
Available on WhatsApp



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Official Senior Missionary Website

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*Not an official page of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Updated January 9, 2024