USA (MNN) – Cornerstone University is a Christ centered university, located in Grand Rapids, MI, helping raise up men and women to be global influencers for Christ.
A couple of the ways CU does this is by holding weekly chapels, required bible courses as part of its general education program, professors who are committed to Christ, and the degrees CU offers. Specifically, like CU’s bachelor degree in Mission Aviation.
To make this degree a reality, CU has had the unique opportunity to team up with the School of Mission Aviation Technology (SMAT), located in Ionia, MI.
Terry Yoder with SMAT explains, “We do two things. We train aircraft maintenance specialists and we train aircraft pilots. Primary focus of the training is to prepare them for mission work. For work in the mission field.”
Completing the bachelor’s degree requires CU students in the program to spend a year training at SMAT. And believe it or not, there is a great need on the mission field in the aviation department. In fact, mission pilots are needed for more than just mission work sometimes.
“The missionaries themselves rely very heavily on air transportation that is provided by mission aviation fellowship, by JAARS, New Tribes Mission Aviation, and so many more. There’s also, you know the countries rely on them. We have governments that are inviting the mission organizations to come into their country to provide flight support for humanitarian relief,” Yoder explains.
Do you have a student interested in mission aviation, or, are you interested too? If so, the weekend of June 25-26, SMAT is holding a Community Days Event where individuals can come out and learn more about mission aviation.
Participants will also have the opportunity to meet real mission pilots and will have the option to purchase tickets to experience a plane on the runway and/or takeoff into air.
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