"His last command -- our first concern" is the theme chosen for BCM Funded Summer Missions for the summer of 2014. Here are the NC BCM Funded mission opportunities for the summer of 2014. Each of these positions was carefully considered and adopted by the State BCM Missions Team. Our application process is online here. Each student applicant is expected to participate in our interview weekend held at Camp Caraway near Asheboro the weekend of January 17-18, 2014.
In addition to these BCM-funded opportunities, please be aware there are also other summer mission positions available in North Carolina as well as possible assistance for a missions experience you chose. They are described here on this website and may be applied for through this same online application.
BCM Funded 7-10 week positions provide the student with a $1000 stipend plus expenses with the exception of the International positions. Anyone going out of the country will pay $1,000. The rest of their expenses will be paid through the Kay M. Huggins Summer Missions Fund raised by BCM students across North Carolina.
For overseas positions, first preference will be given to rising juniors, rising seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students. You are only eligible to serve in an overseas (out of country) position for ONE summer; exception being if you raise your own funds for a summer missions position.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 2 Students (Students will raise $1,000)
- Students will work with Current Canada, a life-changing church.
- Student will serve as part of a team of four working in areas with little or no evangelical work.
- Students need to be self-initiators with a passion to grow and serve.
- Students will work together to find creative ways to connect with people and build relationships.
NORTH AMERICAN POSITIONS
Central Atlantic Leisure Ministries - Ocean City, MD - 2 students
- Students will be using creative approaches to evangelism in working on the beaches of the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. Ministries and evangelistic approaches will include worship services, surf and sand clubs, beach volleyball, campfires, Family Nights and Parent's Night Out.
- Responsibilities will include working with church groups, which come in for a week at a time to assist with the resort ministry, and developing relationships with campground management. Other responsibilities can be tailored to students' interests and experience, such as recreation, sports, music, drama, teaching children, crafts, worship planning and leading, etc.
- If a student has an interest and some experience in working with international students (skills in ESL in particular), a special assignment could be made in that area of ministry.
- Students should have a good work ethic, for work hours can be long, and must be in good physical condition.
Associational Ministry - New York Metro Baptist Association, New York City - 1 student
- Students will be involved with the local association building and ministry in New York City. George Russ is the Associational Missionary.
- The ministry will include working with youth and adult groups coming to New York to assist with the New York/North Carolina partnership..
- Students should be creative self-starters, with an ability to relate to numerous people. A sensitivity to people of differing faiths will be helpful.
- Students must be mature and flexible and able to work as a team member.
- Students must be able to live and get around independently in NYC as well as help lead work groups to various sites.
Mission Waco - innercity ministry in Waco, Texas, 2 students
- This is a Christian interdenominational, holistic, ministry working with people at many levels – empowering the poor, marginalized and unchurched through relationship based programs, and mobilizing middle class Christians to respond with compassion and resources.
- Students will work in several programs or activities of Mission Waco. Programs include: inner city children and youth programs; holistic programs for homeless and low-income adults (social services walk-in center, homeless shelter, treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, job readiness/placement, computer lab, GED); Poverty Simulation; service and mobilizing for visiting youth/college groups; retail (clothing resale, and also café/fair trade market); administration/operations.
- Work is among the poor to develop a Christian worldview
- Summer intern/student program includes Friday Forums on all aspects of Mission Waco and poverty issues, book discussions, Bible reading, supervision, Poverty Simulation, attending Church Under the Bridge.
- (Interns may also go on Mission Exposure Trip to Mexico City at their own expense.)
NORTH CAROLINA POSITIONS
Hyaets Community - Charlotte - 2 Students
- Live in inner-city community home with other interns
- Assist in summer camp experience for local children and youth
- Students must be open to new things and work to build relationships with community residents
- Students must be able to work with children, have lots of energy, willingness to talk to strangers, flexibility, and it would be great if he or she knew how to cook and clean.
- Students should be able to work alongside of adults
BCM Summer Missions Videographer/Intern - Cary, NC - 1 Student
- Work with Campus Ministry staff to prepare summer missions videos and stories
- Assist office in gathering summer missions information and sharing it with local campuses
- Travel to Caswell and participate in World Missions Week 2012 (August 6-11)
- Participate in a regularly scheduled discipleship element
- Work with Baptist State Convention personnel to learn, prepare, and finalize summer missions projects
BCM Funded Missions Scholarships
New this year will be BCM Funded Missions Scholarships. These scholarships will be given to students working with a local church or another agency to go on a three week or longer missions experience they must fund themselves. Funding will be dependent upon the student meeting with a local campus minister, completing a short information form about the experience, funded needed and obtained, and attendance at Summer Missions Preparations and Commissioning during BCM Spring Leadership Conference, April 4 - 6, 2014. Check with Rick Trexler or a BCM Campus Minister for more details.
Qualifications for Students following Christ’s Command:
- Maturing Christian
- Active in a North Carolina BCM or North Carolina Baptist Church
- Be of good physical and emotional health
- Participate in personal evangelism on your college campus
- Completed one semester of college
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Interview with a Baptist Campus Minister
- Attend Student Missions Preparation (April 4 - 6, 2014, Camp Caraway)