WHAT IS A CAMPUS MISSIONARY?
- A recent college graduate willing to intentionally invest 10 months of his/her life as a missionary on a Tennessee University, College or Community College campus.
- A committed Christ follower who will lead and mobilize current collegiate students in evangelism, discipleship, missions, small groups, programming, etc.
(Some campuses may assign the CM specific people groups such as athletes, Greeks, international students, ethnic groups, etc.)
- Must have been involved in BCM and/or church leadership during college
- Must be an active and supportive participant in a Southern Baptist church.
- Must be within the age range of 21 – 26 years old.
- Must raise funds for the ministry where he/she serves.
Christian Carr, The University of Tennessee at Martin
Serving as a Campus Missionary at The University of Tennessee at Martin prepared me to better serve my local church. It taught me how to rely on God in every aspect of my life and ministry. The ministry experience and connections I gained while serving as a Campus Missionary greatly benefit me today in my career as a student minister.
Heather Franks, Austin Peay State University
Working at the BCM after college was a decision that has helped me become stronger in my faith and discern God’s will. I have grown in so many different areas including the way I lead others, disciple others, and build relationships with others. I have enjoyed this opportunity to learn ministry skills from an experienced campus minister who wants to see me grow and be successful in what God has called me to do. This time after college has been critical in my walk with Christ, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Ashlyn Mayberry, Austin Peay State University
Having the opportunity to serve as a Campus Missionary after college has been absolutely life changing for me. The BCM was the first place I ever truly experienced Gospel community and had people intentionally invest in me and disciple me. I am so thankful for those people that felt the need to set time aside to show me what it looks like to be a Christ follower and how to study scripture. One of my favorite things about serving as a Campus Missionary is that I get to invest back into a ministry that invested so much in me. I get to do this by serving the students on our campus, discipling students, and mobilizing students to go and serve on mission. I have learned so much and I have been able to process and pray through the call that the Lord has placed on my very own life. I definitely believe some of the biggest blessings and most amazing adventures begin with just a step of simple obedience. I really encourage you to pray about this opportunity!
Grace Johnson, UT Chattanooga
I fell in love with the BCM as a freshman in college, and it quickly grew to play a major part of my life. It became my home, it gave me another family, and it provided avenues to deepen my walk with Christ. The Lord used my experience at the BCM to develop a passion within me to reach other college students with the Gospel. After I graduated, God gave me an opportunity to serve on staff at a different BCM. The last three years serving as a program associate, or campus missionary, have shown me so much about myself, other people, and my Savior. College ministry has taught me to never underestimate the power of a listening ear and an open door. It also reveals different facets of God’s faithfulness, constancy, and pursuing love every day. I don’t always feel right for the task, but God continually reminds me that those He calls, He equips. I am thankful that it is not up to what I can do, but what He can do. My favorite thing about serving on staff at a BCM is that I get to share life with students–the silly, the serious, and everything in between.