CareerPlant Opens Students’ Eyes to Missions Opportunities

As I serve Alabama Baptists in the area of collegiate student
mobilization, I am privileged to work with students across the state as they
discern God’s call of obedience on their lives. These students take steps of faith
to participate in missions endeavors across the globe.

Each year hundreds of students involved in Baptist Campus Ministries serve
during the Christmas holidays, spring break and throughout summer. I love
hearing their reports when they return. I also love getting to see how God uses
that missions experience to shape the next steps of their journey.

Recently I was able to witness that in an extraordinary way while
serving with a team of students in New York City. We partnered with Jackson
Heights Community Church for their Back to School Bash. This was a time to
bless the South Asian community of Jackson Heights through games, backpack
distribution and fun.

At one point during a break in the game we were hosting, I looked
around to see numerous college students who I knew were connected to Alabama
Baptist churches and five former student missionaries from Alabama that have now
planted their lives in New York City. Some of those students served in NYC as
student missionaries. Some served in South Asian contexts abroad or on their
campus. I began to reflect on the fact that their missions experience as a
college student had radically transformed their lives.

CareerPlant is an emphasis focused on challenging students to see the
opportunities that exist to plant their career in a city or area of need. It’s
designed to challenge students to see that God has given them a skillset and
passion that He wants to use – and the opportunities for use are endless!

For returning student missionaries, CareerPlant is a challenge to let a
missions experience change them. Perhaps God is calling them to plant a church
or be a businessperson on mission. Whatever the call is, obedience is the
answer – just like with these five in New York City. Obedience is their calling.
They are seeking to remain faithful to it. And that was both an encouragement
and a challenge to me. 

The 2020 summer missions application season is here. Would you pray for students as they consider summer missions service? Would you pray for those considering CareerPlant or other opportunities? To learn more about student missions opportunities or CareerPlant, visit onemissionstudents.org/go.

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