the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Missions



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

What sets SBTS apart from many other seminaries 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 team 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 cities 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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2014-15 International Mission Teams

**Application Deadline:  Friday, November 14, 2014
**All Dates Subject to Travel Arrangements

Team South Asia, June 27-July 7
Theological training among local leaders. Priority to students with seminary training who are apt to teach. This trip will be led by Zane Pratt. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Team France, May 15-27
Supporting local church-planting initiatives and learning business as missions while engaging in evangelistic efforts among unreached peoples in southern France. This team will be led by Dr. John Klaassen. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Team Himalayas, May 15-25 (Update: This team is now 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.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Apply IconTeam Central Asia, May 9-19
Partnering with an international Christian school to teach and share the Gospel.  This team will consist of Boyce College Teacher Education Program students and will be led by Dr. Melissa Tucker. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Apply IconTeam Middle East 1May 18-29
Sponsored by the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam and led by Dr. Scott Bridger a fellow for the center. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Apply IconTeam Middle East 2May 16-23
Supporting the work of SBTS alumni on the field. This team will work with a local church pastor in an economic hub of the Middle East and will be led by Dr. Kevin Jones.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Apply IconTeam Italybetween May 16-June 30
Check back later for details.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Apply IconTeam El Salvadorbetween May 16-June 30
Check back later for details.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

Apply IconTeam East Asia, January 16-25 (Update: This team is now full)
Teaching hermeneutics in an underground seminary.  Also, partnering with IMB missionaries for evangelism. Students will train with faculty team leader, Dr. Rob Plummer and will co-teach with him on the field.
* Approximate cost is $3,100.

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Apply IconTeam Uganda, June 26-July 11 (D3 participants only)
Applicants for this trip must register for the D3 Youth Conference  (This trip is designed for high school students).
Apply IconTeam Haiti, July 3-18 (D3 participants only)
Applicants for this trip must register for the D3 Youth Conference  (This trip is designed for high school students).

 


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 or stop by the Bevin Center in Honeycutt 218 with any questions.


 

2014-15 North America Mission Teams

**Application Deadline:  Friday, November 14, 2014

Team Detroit, April 4-12
Engage in local NAMB urban ministry and outreach.  Probable ministry among Muslims in surrounding Detroit area, led by Dr. Mark Coppenger. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Salt Lake City, April 4-12
Campus evangelism at different universities as well as dialogue with LDS church leaders. Interaction with church planters and leaders concerning ministry challenges/strategies among the Mormon majority.  Led by Dr. Travis Kerns. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Baltimore, April 4-12
Engage in evangelism in an urban ministry context and host a sports camp in support of a local churches ongoing ministry.  Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Dayton, TBD
Partnering with SBTS alumnus to engage Meshketian Turks with the Gospel and plan for strategic ministry among this unreached people group. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Philadelphia, April 4-12
Engage in local church planting and revitalizing efforts in the Philadelphia area with SBTS Professor and NAMB representative Aaron Harvie. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Indianapolis, Oct 10-12
Church planting vision trip to see Indy, the ministry going on, the needs of the city, and how you can become a planter there. Led by Aaron Harvie. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Montreal, July 16-25
Actively engage in a local church plant in Montreal, Quebec with church planter Aaron Boswell. Students will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience while sharing their lives and the Gospel with the men and women of Montreal. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

Team Columbus, June 9-14
Engage in evangelism and ministry during Crossover 2014 leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus.  Trip led by Jim Stitzinger. Contact the Bevin Center or call for details.

 


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 or stop by the Bevin Center in Honeycutt 218 with any questions.


2014 – 2015 Mobilization Calendar

Aug 26     Short-Term Missions Bootcamp
Oct 18      Great Commission Race
Dec 1        Team Reveal
Dec 1        Team Placement Fee Due: $70
Feb 6        40% Funds Raised
Feb 9        Basic Training 1 – Logistics
Feb 9-13  Great Commission Week
Mar 2       Passports due
Mar 6       60% Funds Raised
Mar 9       Basic Training 2 – Team Roles
Apr 4        Begin Domestic Deployment
Apr 10      80% Funds Raised
Apr 13      Basic Training 3 – Culture
May 1       100% Funds Raised
May 16     Begin International Deployment
Jul 7          Leader/Intern Debrief


Previous Mission Teams

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.