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What Is FirstLook?

The FirstLook missions ministry experience opens your eyes to the opportunities in global missions. It is a first look at ministry and life on the mission field under the care and example of an experienced missionary. You can use FirstLook to fulfill internship requirements or simply embrace this chance to explore God’s place for you in the world.

Why FirstLook?

You can travel anytime.

FirstLook experiences are available most times of the year, especially in the summer. You will work with a BMM-approved travel agent to plan and purchase your itinerary. The typical trip lasts between two and four weeks.

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You benefit from wise planning.

BMM will ensure that you have short-term health and evacuation insurance to provide necessary coverage during your trip. This includes health and evacuation needs that could arise due to medical emergencies, natural disasters, or political unrest.

Learn missions alongside an experienced missionary.

Your host missionary will put you to work, but they will also give you hands-on experience working on the mission field. You will encounter real people with real needs and see how God uses people like you to meet those needs.

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How Can You Participate?

Start the application.

After you let us know of your interest by completing the form here, we will lead you through an application process. BMM is seeking individuals who are growing believers actively involved in their local church, who demonstrate a willingness to serve humbly, and who are open to considering a career in missionary service.


See God provide.

    BMM will calculate support needed for your trip that includes the missionary’s cost to provide this ministry experience, insurance, and any air travel necessary. You will see God reward your faith as you raise the necessary support through your church, family, and friends. Each FirstLook application also includes a nonrefundable $40 application fee.

    Go as an individual or in a group.

    Individual and group trips are available. Current group trips run in the summer months to Germany, France, and the Netherlands. See the opportunities below for more ideas.

    Download the FirstLook information flyer.

    Visit the FirstLook group trips page.


    If you are a high school student that is passionate about ministry and missions, you have options, too. Some fields have internship programs for teens, while many others welcome individual teens to introduce them to ministry in their particular location. By God’s grace, you will meet missionaries’ needs and help them reach people for Christ. At the same time, you will be exposed to a world beyond your own to see the needs of lost people.

    Length of service: 2 weeks

    Our missionaries are looking for serious-minded, joy-filled students to welcome onto their fields as interns. Consider pursuing a FirstLook or TeenConnect internship and prepare to be changed.

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    Note: If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us to discuss possibilities.

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