The conventional Adventist missionary often serves in established institutions or has a specific position within the church structure. But a tentmaker is employed in the secular job market where there is little or no Adventist presence.
In fact, in regions where structured church organization hasn’t yet developed or isn’t even legal, tentmaking is the only mission platform.
Does that make a tentmaker a missionary? Absolutely! When your life and talents are fully committed to reaching beyond your own world to share God' love and the hope Jesus' soon coming, you're a missionary. You're living for a mission.
The people around you may not recognize you as a missionary, but God has a mission for you to accomplish.