That varies depending on where you serve. If you serve in an IMB opportunity, potential additional costs will be field costs, airfare, passport, visa, immunizations, and related expenses. If you serve in a GenSend or other ministry partner opportunity, additional costs will be field costs, travel, and other possible related expenses. Your supervisor will be able to tell you all associated costs.
Send Me Now ministry partners each have their own guidelines for church membership. Please check with the ministry with which you want to serve to find out if they require you to be a member of a Baptist church. To receive a Send Me Now grant or to serve in a fully funded opportunity, you must be a member of a Christian church and involved in a Georgia BCM or Georgia Baptist Church. In the event that a particular opportunity requires membership in a Baptist church, it will be indicated in the description.
Yes! All of the Send Me Now ministry partners appoint students on a rolling basis. Once the application is available, those positions are filled on a first come first serve basis with the most qualified students. The sooner you apply, the sooner your application can be reviewed and you potentially can be appointed. Once you are appointed, you can begin to raise needed funds, apply for the Send Me Now grant, and start making all of the preparations needed for your summer of service.
If you are applying for a fully funded opportunity, the application deadline is November 30, 2022. Appointments will be made by the day after Mission Discovery Day in January 2023. However, it is of great help to the people processing your application and preparing for your summer if you apply as early as possible.
Your local (field) supervisor is the first point of contact. You may also have an additional supervisor from your place of service who will be a help. Finally, someone in the Send Me Now office will always be available to help in the case of an emergency or crisis. You will receive specific contact information at the Launch Day in April.
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