Longhorn BSM Requirements

Our priority in sending students on missions experiences is to prepare you to have the best possible experience.  Since this is such a priority, the BSM has additional training requirements than those of Go Now Missions (official sending agency of Texas BSMs).  We also have a debriefing process established to help you process your experience and connect all that you have seen and done back to life in Austin. 

Attend at least one of four experiences in order to learn what to expect during your appointed mission. 

  • A previous Go Now mission trip
  • All-In (January 12-14)
  • Beach Reach (March 10-17) 
  • Hands-on Training Weekend (March 31 - April 2, 2017): This FREE weekend will be led by a staff member. 

Training Nights:  Small group time with fellow summer missionaries to have more training, accountability and a shared going experience. 

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 / 7:00-8:30pm /  Spiritual Prep + Fundraising
  • Monday, March 20, 2017 / 7:00-8:30pm / Crossing Cultures
  • Monday, April 3, 2017 / 7:00-8:30pm / Team + Conflict
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 / 7:00-8:30pm / Your Supervisor
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 / 7:00-8:30pm / Packing & Security

Go Now Missions Requirements

Local Interview

Discovery Weekend

  • Discovery Weekend is a time set aside for you to “discover” how God wants to use you in His global purpose. It involves worship, small groups, a missions fair, fundraising training, an individual interview, and much more. Following the weekend, students are notified about where they are invited to serve.

Meet all agreements on fundraising, shots and other trip specific expectations

Orientation and Commissioning Service 

  • Orientation is a time to prepare alongside your teammates. You will also be commissioned along with the rest of the Go Now missionaries.

2016-2017 Important GoNow Dates: 

  • September 30, 2016: Application Deadline for Christmas and Spring Semester Missions
  • October 8, 2016: Discovery Day for Christmas and Spring Semester Missions (@ UT Arlington BSM)
  • October 15, 2016: Spring Campus Missionary Intern Application Deadline
  • October 22, 2016: Spring Campus Missionary Intern Interviews 
  • January 4-6, 2017: Semester Orientation/Debriefing (@ Truett Seminary) 
  • February 6, 2017: Application Deadline for Summer, Impact and Fall Semester Missions
  • February 17-19, 2017: Discovery Weekend for Summer, Impact and Fall Semester Missions (@ Midlothian FBC)
  • April 1, 2017: Fall Campus Missionary Intern Application Deadline
  • April 21-23, 2017: Fall Campus Missionary Intern Interview Weekend (@ Latham Springs near Waco)
  • May 19-21, 2017: Go Now Orientation (@ Dallas Baptist University)
  • May 21, 2017: Go Now Commissioning Service (@ Dallas Baptist University) Parents are encouraged to attend. 

For more information, please feel free to check out the GoNow website