Students can apply for BSM missions

Christine Ritter
Staff Writer

Baptist Student Ministry students are invited to apply for mission trips.

Students interested in applying for missions must be active in the BSM. In addition they must have completed one semester of college and be enrolled in classes at a university or community college with a minimum of a 2.25 GPA, and must be between 18-27 years old.

If students have already graduated, they can apply within six months of their graduation.

Interested applicants should fill out an application online at www.gonowmissions.com include four personal references, and send in their most recent unofficial college transcript and an interview with their local BSM or Baptist church.

Students will list three desired mission locations on their applications and their Go Now Mission committee will place students accordingly.

After students have completed their application, the applications will be reviewed by the Go Now Mission committee, and accepted students will be invited to  take part in Discovery Weekend.

During Discovery Weekend, students will stay with other students from around Texas. Activities include worship and a mission fair. The goal of the weekend is to get to know the students personally, so they can be placed in the best location for their mission.

Selected students will get their appointments within two weeks of Discovery Weekend, in an email. They should accept or decline the appointment within two days or receiving the email.

Deadline dates in 2014 are Jan. 27, Feb. 7-9, April 12 and May 17-19.

Students will need to raise a portion of the total cost of their trip. The amount that needs to be raised can be found at www.GoNowMissions.com under the positions list.

This money will cover transportation, meals, lodging, local transportation, insurance, visas and required immunizations. Students are required to cover their passport application fee.

Go Now Mission will handle any travel arrangements.

Insurance for all student missionaries is provided. If a student already has medical coverage Go Now will provide secondary coverage. If a student has no medical coverage, they will provide a limited primary insurance policy.

For more information contact Shelly Webb at 903-984-7146.