The Student Loan Crisis

Student Loans

66% of college students graduate with an average of $31,200 in student loan debt

Mission Agencies

Most mission agencies require applicants to have less than $15,000 in student loans

Closed Countries

60% of unreached people live in countries closed to missionaries but open to college graduates

Stagnancy

Willing college graduates repay student loans and often never reach the mission field

The Mobilization Paradox

Higher education is essential, but student loans inhibit missions work

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THE GREATEST BARRIER TO MISSIONARY MOBILIZATION

There are many who develop a passion for career missions to the unreached while in college, but most of them will never go due to debt. Pursuing a college degree can be a great decision, and often a strategic investment for an aspiring missionary. But increasingly, the growing epidemic of student loan debt provides a formidable barrier for the Church against all efforts to complete the task of making disciples of all nations.