Why Go Now?
There are many arguments that can be given as to why a Christ-follower should be involved in missions. And there have been many discussions about whether a person is “called” to be a missionary. As I ponder all of the arguments and discussions, I keep coming back to God’s Word. It is in His Word that I find the answer to the question, “Why go now?” So, instead of presenting to you my arguments or reasons, I ask that you let the Spirit speak to you as you read these verses.
Go now because of God’s love.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9
Go now because you believe Christ died for ALL peoples.
“For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: if One died for all, then all died…Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ: certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God.’” 2 Corinthians 5:14 & 20
Go now because you want others to hear.
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Romans 10:14-15
Go now because people are ready to respond.
“Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.” John 4:35-36
Go now so that every nation, tribe, people and language can join in worshipping God!
“There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9
Go now because, as a Christ-follower, you ARE called.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’" Matthew 28:18-20
"Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15
Perhaps the question should really be, “Why not go now?” Keith Green, a singer and songwriter, said: “I don't want to see us stand before God on that Judgement Day and say, 'But, God, I didn't hear you call me.’ You don't need to hear a call, you are already called. In fact, if you stay home and don't go into all nations, you better be able to say to God, 'You called me to stay home; God I know that as a fact.’”
I am praying for you as you listen to the heartbeat and voice of God. A fellow Christ-follower on journey to the nations,
Brenda Sanders, Student Missions Consultant
How do you want to serve?
- Christmas Break Missions
What an amazing gift!
Use your Christmas break from college to share Jesus with others. You will serve 1 to 2 weeks during your Christmas holiday.
First semester freshmen do not need to send a transcript. Just email email@example.com and let us know that you do not have a transcript.
- Summer Missions
Preparing for harvest!
College is the last time you will have a “summer break.” Why not use it to change the world? You will serve about 2 months during the summer.
- Semester Missionary
- Impact Teams
A beautiful expression of His love...
If you don’t have 2 months, how about 2 – 4 weeks? Impact Teams serve for shorter periods of time throughout the summer.
- Campus Missionary
Loving, uniting a generation.
Do you have a heart for reaching your own campus for Christ? Recent graduates serve as Campus Missionary Interns through the BSM on a Texas college campus for one school year.
You can see a description of these opportunities in the Postions List. Look for these projects on the postion list:
- CMC3: Campus Missionary Interns for Christ on the Campus in the City
- Outreach and Evangelism Campus Missionary Intern
Are you ready to serve as a Go Now Missionary?
- Complete online application
- Submit 4 personal references (included in online app)
- Submit most recent unofficial college transcript via email, mail or fax
- Interview with your BSM or local Baptist church
- Complete the online application by CLICKING HERE. Make sure to select Go Now Missions as the Organization you are appying to on the application.
- If applying for CAMPUS MISSIONARY INTERN apply by CLICKING HERE. Your process is different than other students. Please follow the instructions on this separate site and bookmark this other page so you can come back to it for future reference.
SEPTEMBER 3: Christmas & Spring Semester Positions was Posted September 3, 2013!
OCTOBER 1: Summer, Impact & Fall Semester 2014 Positions was Posted October 1, 2013!
After completing the above steps, your application file will be reviewed and, if approved, you will be invited to Discovery Day for Christmas & Spring or Discovery Weekend for Summer, Impact & Fall.