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offers college students an opportunity to serve in short-term missions work in North Carolina, the United States and around the world.
This summer you have the chance to make a difference! Imagine working in Toronto, Canada to share the good news of Jesus Christ. What if you could work with people from another culture and language? Maybe you will be the one to go to the inner-city and spread God's love with someone who has never felt loved before. Maybe God will even reveal His will for your life while you are serving Him this summer. The possibilities are endless!
We are looking for students who are active in a local church or in campus ministry, and campus activities. While some assignments require students to be Baptist, many assignments are open to non-Baptists. We do ask that you align with North Carolina Baptist beliefs as outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message.
Other qualities we are seeking in a maturing Christian is one who exhibits:
- Comfort in different environments
- Flexibility and is non-judgmental, open and accepting
- Grounded in biblical faith
- Comfort in sharing your faith
- An understanding of servanthood
- Willingness to live and work in mission settings not designed for the missionary's convenience
- Good physical and emotional health with no health problems that would impair service
- Adaptability and uses common sense
- A 2.0 GPA at the time of service (failure to maintain will disqualify you from being able to serve)
- Has taken classes at least one semester of the current academic year and has completed the freshman year (approximately 30 hours)
How do I apply?
To apply for any of the Summer Missions opportunities with Collegiate Partnerships: BCM-Funded, BeDoTell Team, Camp Caraway Boy's Camp, Camp Mundo Vista (Asheboro), Deep Impact Youth Missions Camp Missionary, Fort Caswell (NCBA), Resort Area Ministries (R.A.M.) and Youth Corps click the button below and go through the entire application process:
Applications for the summer of 2014 were due by December 31, 2013. Information concerning application procedures and deadlines for the summer of 2015 will be available by September.
- Be sure to get the email address of your references for the application. When you apply, your references will automatically receive an email requesting a reference about you (home pastor, campus minister, a college professor, a former employer, and a personal friend).
- Attend Mission's Interview Weekend to be held at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro, January 17th and 18th, 2014.
- After Interview Weekend, each student will be notified as to his or her selection.
- Attend the Summer Mission's Commissioning Service (to be held during BCM Spring Conference at Caraway Conference Center, Saturday, April 5th, 2014).
- Attend orientation (with the particular group you represent - these will take place in May or June, depending on the ministry).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who pays the expenses for the summer missionaries?
BCM Student Missions is a student-sponsored program. The money received in our state collegiate summer mission's fund comes from students in BCM groups across North Carolina. Currently we have ministries on 38 different college and university campuses. These funds pay the travel costs and expense allowance for all student missionaries serving in the United States. Students serving in foreign assignments may need to raise some of their own expenses.
Will I stay in one area or move around?
The field of service where you will serve will be responsible for your living arrangements for the summer. These arrangements vary from field to field. The most common living arrangement is with church families in the community where you serve. Some students live in the homes of their supervisor.
What kind of orientation is given to student summer missionaries?
An orientation for North Carolina BCM student summer missionaries is held each spring semester. This year, the orientation week will be at Camp Caraway near Asheboro, N.C. May 25-27, 2014. Student summer missionaries are commissioned on Saturday, April 5 as a part of the BCM Spring Conference at Camp Caraway Conference Center. Also, each state that receives Student Summer Missionaries holds an orientation at the beginning of the term of service, usually the first week of June.
Are visits by parents, family members or friends permitted while I am on the field serving?
Any planned visit to the field should be cleared with the local field supervisor of the Student Summer Missionary and should not take place until 5 weeks into the summer.
When will I be notified about my appointment?
At the completion of state interviews, emails of the appointments made by the State Student Summer Missions Selections Committee will notify students. Students will be asked to accept or deny their position at this time and will need to return the acceptance card within one week of their notification.