Training missionaries for life!
The purpose of Matteson Mission School is to train and qualify people to become full time missionaries.
Thus the school is committed to giving young people a profound experience, providing them with the motivation, knowledge, skills and practice necessary to choose a life of surrender to God and active soul winning.
It is our goal that our graduates become resources for existing ministries or instrumental in starting new ones supporting the Seventh-day Adventist Church, preparing people for Christ’s imminent return.
Matteson Logo – symbolism
We have chosen the sycamore seed as our logo because it is dynamic and a symbol of growth and reproduction. It flies away from the mother tree and in turn will start a new tree. Our mission has been clearly communicated to us in the Bible, and it is to reach out to the whole world with the gospel. We have chosen to make this ambitious goal to be our own.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, evento the end of the age.” Amen. Matth 28:18-20
The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. Deuteronomy 28:12-13
Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should act accordingto them in the land which you go to possess. Therefore be careful to observe them; for thisis your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
“For what great nation is there that has Godso near to it, as the LORD our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? And what great nation is there that has suchstatutes and righteous judgments as are in all this law which I set before you this day? Deuteronomy 4:5-8
The Lord calls upon our young people to enter our schools and quickly fit themselves for service. In various places outside of cities, schools are to be established where our youth can receive an education that will prepare them to go forth to do evangelical work and medical missionary work. 9 Testimonies 170
With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world! Education 271
True education is missionary training. Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men; and to fit us for this service should be the object of our education. Ministry of Healing 395
The work of God in this earth can never be finished until the men and women comprising our church membership rally to the work and unite their efforts with those of ministers and church officers. 9 Testimonies 117
The Holy Scriptures are the perfect standard of truth, and as such should be given the highest place in education…
Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator—individuality, power to think and to do. The men in whom this power is developed are the men who bear responsibilities, who are leaders in enterprise, and who influence character. It is the work of true education to develop this power, to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s thought. Instead of confining their study to that which men have said or written, let students be directed to the sources of truth, to the vast fields opened for research in nature and revelation. Let them contemplate the great facts of duty and destiny, and the mind will expand and strengthen. Instead of educated weaklings, institutions of learning may send forth men strong to think and to act, men who are masters and not slaves of circumstances, men who possess breadth of mind, clearness of thought, and the courage of their convictions. Education 17
Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God’s ideal for His children. Education 18