FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the requirements to serve as a Campus Missionary (CM)?
- 4-year college degree prior to beginning as a CM
- Age range 21-26
- Involved with BCM and/or local church (preferably Baptist) during college
- Willing to serves as a temporary, full time Campus Missionary
Do Campus Missionaries raise support?
Campus Missionaries are required to raise money ($5000) to benefit the ministry where they serve. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that the ministry has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. The support for Campus Missionaries is a separate budget item and is allocated through the normal budgetary process for each BCM.
What are Campus Missionaries paid?
Campus Missionaries are in a temporary, full time, exempt ministry position. While the targeted stipend is $1000/month for 10 months; it should be noted that the 2021-22 academic year is a transition year for the Campus Missionary program. During the transition year some campuses may be in the process of working toward full compliance. Any potential differences will be discussed with you during the interview process. In addition to the monthly stipend, the local BCM will work with applicants to ensure their housing needs are addressed adequately.
Do Campus Missionaries receive training?
- Campus Missionaries will receive specific training through Send TN.
- Campus Missionaries will receive ongoing training from their local supervisor.
- Campus Missionaries may be required to participate in ongoing leadership development training with CMs from across the state.
How long do Campus Missionaries serve?
- August 1 through May 31 (10 months)
How Do I Prepare?
Consider early. While the deadlines for Campus Missionary application will be during your Senior year, the best time to begin praying about such an important choice is during the year(s) prior. This gives you time to make a thoughtful, informed decision.
Structure your plans. If this is part of God’s leadership for you, research the process, seek wise counsel and be intentional about making this service part of your post-graduation plans.
Talk to your Campus Minister. Your Campus Minister can help you process and prepare, if they know being a Campus Missionary is something you are considering. Make them your prayer partner as you seek God’s leadership.
Be open to multiple locations. Your current campus may or may not be the best fit for you. It may be time for new challenges and a different perspective as you seek to grow. Your Campus Minister will help you consider all your best options.
- Campus Missionary Start Date: August 1
- Fundraising Deadline for 1/2 of total: August 1
- Date Application Opens: Monday, November 28. (Any applications completed after the application deadline will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.)
- Fundraising Deadline for Remaining Balance: December 1
- Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023.
- Campus Missionary Virtual Interview Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
- In-person Campus Missionary Orientation: Early August 2023 (Specific date to be determined.)