the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Missions



Effectiveness on the mission field begins with thoroughness in the classroom.

What sets the SBTS apart from many others is the theological acumen and field experience that characterizes so many of our professors. Here you will not only receive accurate Biblical instruction, but learn from those whose example and influence is forged in the very fire of missions.

Alongside your classroom training, your SBTS professors will lead the way, extending the training in the classroom out to the mission field. Each trip is specifically designed to advance strategic gospel missionary efforts and expose students to cross cultural missions. From the jungles of Brazil to the mountains of East Asia, the cites of Haiti to the south of France, each student will be challenged to engage in missions and “get their passport stamped!”



 

Bevin Center mission trip participants can expect to receive the following training and skills:

•  Culture Acquisition   •   Fundraising Guidance   •   Language Training   •   Cross Cultural Communication   •   Team Building   •   Evangelism Preparation   •   Faculty Instruction   •   Career Missionary Interaction   •   Course Credit   •   Contingency Protocol Education

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Upcoming International Missions (2014)

**Application Deadline:  Friday, December 20, 2013.

Brazil, June 8-22 (full)
Focus on  evangelism and storying among secluded communities of unreached peoples  in the Amazon basin, led by Dr. David Sills.

South Asia (Southern Himalayas), June 13-27 (full)
Theological training among local leaders with emphasis on fundamental theology and hermeneutics.   Priority to students with seminary training who are apt to teach. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

South Asia (Himalayas), May 17-28 (full)
Focus on evangelism among unreached peoples, discipleship of local believers and training church leaders, led by Dr. Brian Vickers. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Southern France, June 14-28 (full)
Supporting local church-planting initiatives and evangelistic efforts among unreached peoples, led by Dr. Jeff Walters. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Apply IconCentral Asia, June 16-29 (full)
Focus on building relationships between a local unreached people group and long-term workers through conversational English classes and evangelism.

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Apply IconUganda, June 27-July 18 (D3 participants only)
Applicants for this trip must register for the D3 Youth Conference  (This trip is designed for high school students). Email Sean Perron at sjperron@sbts.edu for inquiries.

All trips, dates, and costs are tentative and subject to change.  Spots are limited so apply early.  Students may take 44930 Applied Ministry and 33150 Area Studies: Missions in conjunction with the trips.  Tuition and trip scholarships are available.  To apply for a trip, fill out the application next to the trip description.  We will contact you with further details and next steps.  Email missions@sbts.edu or stop by the Bevin Center in Honeycutt 218 with any questions.


 

Upcoming Domestic Missions (2014)

**Application Deadline:  Friday, December 20, 2013.

Our national trips will focus on revitalization and church planting efforts in key US cities, supporting local evangelistic outreach and discipleship in surrounding communities.  Stay tuned for details on the following locations.

Philadelphia, March 28-April 3 (full)
Engage in local church planting and revitalizing efforts in the Philadelphia area with SBTS Professor and NAMB representative Aaron Harvie.

DetroitMarch 29-April 6 (full)
Engage in local NAMB urban ministry and outreach.  Probable ministry among Muslims in surrounding Detroit area, led by Dr. Mark Coppenger.

Utah, June 21-28 (full)
Campus evangelism at BYU, University of Utah, and Utah St., as well as dialogue with LDS church leaders.  Close interaction with local church planters and leaders concerning ministry challenges/strategies among the Mormon majority.  Led by Dr. Travis Kerns.

BaltimoreJune 4-8 (spots open)

Engage in evangelism and ministry during Crossover 2014 leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore.  Click here for more information.


All trips, dates, and costs are tentative and subject to change.  Spots are limited so apply early.  Students may take 44930 Applied Ministry and 33150 Area Studies: Missions in conjunction with the trips.  Tuition and trip scholarships are available.  To apply for a trip, fill out the application next to the trip description.  We will contact you with further details and next steps.  Email missions@sbts.edu or stop by the Bevin Center in Honeycutt 218 with any questions.


 

Previous Missions

Summer (2013)

Boston – June 22-29
This trip will expose students to a variety of urban ministries and church plants in the Boston area.  The trip is led by NAMB church planting mobilizer Aaron Harvie.  Approximate cost is $1000.

Western Central Asia – June 29-July 6
This trip will be led by the dean of the Graham School and will feature sports ministry as a venue for evangelism.  Approximate cost is $3,000.

Spring Reading Days (2013)

Buenos Aires, Argentina – March 30 -April 5
This trip features urban Bible storying and training with local leaders.  The trip will be led by Dr. Jeff Walters.  Approximate cost is $2,500.

Chicago, IL – March 30-April 5
Spend spring reading days in the Windy City!  Work along side church planters in a variety of urban contexts.  Dr. Mark Coppenger is leading this trip.  Approximate cost is $600.

Winter Break (2012-2013)

East Asia – December 8-22
This trip features pastoral training among leadership networks, mostly in urban settings.  The trip will be led by Dr. David Sills.  Approximate cost is $2,900.

Southeast Asia – January
This trip features evangelism among an unreached island people group.  Approximate cost is $2,900.

Fall Break (2012)

Togo, West Africa – Sept. 29-Oct. 7
This trip features ethnographic research among unreached people groups in rural Togo.  The trip will be led by Anthony Casey.  Approximate cost is $2,700.

Nashville, TN – Fall Break – Oct. 1-5
Urban ministry in Nashville led by Dr. Jeff Walters.  32330 Urban Evangelism & Church Growth will be taught onsite.  Mornings will be spent in the classroom and afternoons and evenings will be spent in the city doing ministry.  Approximate cost is $300.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.