Am I Eligible to Serve as a Young Church-Service Missionary?

There are many young adults for whom a proselyting mission isn’t possible due to physical, mental, or emotional challenges. These young men and women do a great deal of good in Church organizations throughout the world as Church-service missionaries.

Elder Adrián Ochoa

What Is a Young Church-Service Mission?

The purpose of the Young Church-Service Missionary Program is to provide opportunities for members to give their time to the Lord through service missions. Church-service missionaries serve at least eight hours per week. They normally serve for 6 to 24 months.

What Are the Requirements to Serve a Young Church-Service Mission?

Serving a young Church-service mission is encouraged if a full-time proselyting mission is not possible due to health or other considerations. All Church-service missionaries must meet the following requirements:

  • Be worthy to hold a temple recommend.
  • Meet the standard mission age requirements (18-25 for young men, 19-25 for young women).
  • Be honorably excused from a full-time proselyting mission (applies to young men only).
  • Be physically, mentally, and emotionally able to fulfill the specific call and its related duties.
  • Provide their own transportation.
  • Be responsible for their own financial support, including living expenses and insurance.
  • Be responsible for their own medical and dental needs, including eye care and prescription drug expenses.
  • Be endorsed by bishop and stake president.

A worthy young man or woman returning home early from a full-time proselyting mission for reasons other than worthiness may also serve as a YCSM.

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