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BGU’s Missions Blog

Behind every missionary is a story, a calling, and never ending series of questions they asked to make it to the field. The goal of this blog is to give examples of the missionaries and BGU students who have gone ahead of you and provide answers to the questions you have along the way to your own journey.

Here are the categories: Guidance, Training, Skills, Missionary Stories, Missions Agencies, Funding, Relationships.

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Missionary Guidance

The Ultimate Goal of Every Missionary & Missions Work

Missionaries are commissioned to travel across the world to a different nation to proclaim the gospel. Mission trips vary from constructing a shelter to providing nourishment and medical care to others. Our readers have been asking what initiated the thought of missions in the first place. What is the ultimate goal for both missionaries and […]

6 Best Missionary Care Conferences to Attend

Missionary Care conferences are helpful tools within the Body of Christ and the Great Commission. Spreading the global mission of the church takes a team. The unreached need missionaries and missionaries need support, prayers, and care from local churches and individuals. Therefore, it is healthy for church members and believers to learn how to better […]

Types of Missionary Funding and What Works Best

Missionaries need funds. They cannot do their work without it. However, how can they raise the needed funds while also having everyday living expenses? There are many different avenues that provide funding for missionaries, both from their own efforts, and from the help of others. How do missionaries get funding for their work? Missionaries fund […]

Missionary Training

Top 12 Missionary Training Programs Compared

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all the nations. As Christians, we take this call seriously, so much so that many of us want to respond to God’s calling on our lives by becoming missionaries. If you know God has called you to be a missionary, a great place […]

Top 7 Christian Colleges In Minneapolis/Twin Cities

Finding the perfect university for you can be a daunting task due to the wide variety of options. If you’re looking for the top Christian colleges in Minneapolis/the Twin Cities area, look no further! I’ve compiled a list to make the search much easier for you. My hope is that you would prayerfully consider each […]

The Only School Focused Solely on Missions/Missionaries

Pursuing missions is a noble cause that is faced with many challenges and uncertainty. If you desire to dedicate your life or a season of your life to missions, you want to ensure that you are connected with the right organization. Freelance missions are possible, but much harder, especially for those who are new to […]

Missionary Skills

Business as Mission Funding: 8 Types of Funding Explained

We’ve heard of missionaries taking the Gospel to all ends of the earth and about how to share the love of Jesus to others, but how often do we talk about bringing the church to where it’s not through Business as Mission? What is Business as Mission (or BAM) and how is it funded? Business […]

51 Quick Fundraising Ideas for Missions

In this blog, I will be listing and explaining 51 of the best ways to fundraise for your missions, both short and long-term trips. Here is a look at the different topics I will be covering. Within each topic, there are extensive practical examples and fundraising tactics. How to Fundraise for MissionsUse and Create a […]

Missionary Teachers: Working With the Least of These

In a mountain village, Sashi sweeps the cold dirt from the marble floor. While other children her age go to school, Sashi helps her mother with household chores and taking food to the temple. She has no need or knowledge of how to read or write, and she’s only ever learned how to count from […]

Missionary Stories

You Know You’re A Missionary Kid When… Fun Stories and Memes

If you’re a missionary’s kid (or MK) there’s no doubt you will know it. Missionary kids are children of missionaries who grew up mostly on the field outside of the United States, joining in on their parents’ ministry. It’s a pretty unique life to have, a life full of adventure and difficulties. I am not […]

Amy Carmichael: Mother to India

Dedicated in passionate pursuit of God’s calling on her life, Amy Carmichael has been an inspiration to many missionaries over the past 170 years. Who was Amy Carmichael? Amy Carmichael was an Irish missionary to India. She is known for opening a safe house called Dohnavur Fellowship after rescuing children from being trafficked in the […]

All the Missionary Movements & How They Changed the World

While Christians missions have been happening since Jesus gave the Great Commission, there are highlighted mission movements that have caused such an impact that they are worth mentioning. While mission movements are only movements because vast amounts of people are apart of them, there typically is a leader or head of missionary movements. This is […]

Missions Agencies

Where to Apply For a Missionary Job (21 Options)

As a college student attending a missionary school, I became interested in how different missionary sending organizations work. I wanted to learn about places that send out missionaries and how someone looking to be a missionary could partner with them. Where can I apply to become a missionary? You can apply to be a missionary […]

Bethany Gateways: The Missions Agency for BGU Students

One of the unique things that Bethany Global University (BGU) offers is the opportunity of doing Global Internship. You get to live overseas for 16 months and work alongside missionaries while earning your degree. But, how does Global Internship combine school work with missions work and how do students get overseas? This is where Bethany […]

Bethany Gateways: The Missions Agency for BGU Students

One of the things that Bethany Global University offers that is unique is the opportunity of doing a Global Internship, to live overseas for 16 months working alongside missionaries while earning your degree. But how does Global Internship prepare a student to be a missionary and how do they get there? This is where Bethany […]

Funding Missions

Where Missionaries Can Find Grants for Missions Work

Potential missionaries have been looking for different resources to substantially afford their training school. College is expensive, but if you contribute to finding grants, there is a higher chance of not having to pay for your tuition in full. Are there grants available for missionary work? Yes, depending on your religious affiliation, there are potentially […]

A Missionary’s Guide to Partnership Development

Partnership Development isn’t built upon monetary transaction but upon relationships. Relationships take time and effort to maintain and often include a long process of deepening trust to develop a true genuine friendship. The process of Partnership Development and raising financial support is not about you. It’s about the vision of seeing every people, tribe, tongue, […]

Partnership Development: An End to Traditional Fundraising

Partnership Development is putting an end to how missionaries have traditionally raised support for centuries because traditional fundraising is not relationally based and not always successful for long-term missions. Here is a small timeline of the history of how fundraising has progressed in missions: In the 1800s, women raised money for missionaries through ladies societies, […]

Relationships

What Aspiring Missionaries Ought to Know About Relationships

So, you’ve decided you are going to be a missionary, or at least you are considering it. We’re excited for you. While considering missions, you may have a lot of unanswered questions about missions and relationships. Should I be married before I go? If I want to get married someday but I’m single now, should […]

Dating Do’s and Don’t for Aspiring Missionaries

It’s come to the point where dating has seemed to be more like a game. A difficult game. The end result? A happily ever after or a heartbreak, or sometimes you seem to break even and are able to remain friends with the person that you once held your heart. The players? Yourself and whoever […]

Marriage & Missions: The Pros and Cons of Going Overseas as a Single or Married Couple

If God loves the partnership of marriage and missions so much, why would He call me to be a missionary when I have the desire to be married and I’m still single? It’s a frustrating question, isn’t it? If you’ve dreamed of getting married since you were two, singleness can seem like a huge hindering […]