How to prepare for service
  • Talk to your pastor and get his counsel and confirmation that he sees in you gifts for missionary service.
  • Seek the appropriate training for your intended ministry.
  • Research mission agencies and the services they offer. To learn about Baptist Mid-Missions’ services, click here: 
  • Determine which agency you’ll serve with.

Once you are ready to pursue missions—

  • Begin serving in the type of ministry you’re headed toward. Crossing the ocean doesn’t instantly turn anyone into a missionary.
  • Correspond with a missionary who can act as a mentor.
  • Take a short-term missions trip to get experience.

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