Virtual Missions Center

Welcome to the Virtual Missions Center. It’s our hope that this site will encourage you to invest your life in The Cause of Christ like so many Oklahoma Baptists in the past and like who are currently involved in the Great Commission. Please take your time and discover the spiritual and physical needs of our world and learn about opportunities that you can be involved in to advance the Gospel here, near, and far!

The Importance of Missions/GoStudents

It’s important to be aware of the spiritual and physical needs in our world today. Social problems are opportunities for us to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Oklahoma Baptists have a long history of stepping into areas of brokenness and meeting the needs to advance the Gospel.

Seattle

Seattle has the 3rd highest homeless population in the US.

Oklahoma City

One out of every 6 residents of Oklahoma City lives in poverty.

Lawton

10K people in Lawton deal with substance abuse issues and 6K deal with depression.

Tulsa

95% of people living in multi-housing, government housing, mobile home parks, etc in Tulsa are unchurched.

Portland

Portland is known as the least religious city in the US. 60% say that God is not important to their life.

New York City

The whole world can be found in NYC. With over 800 languages spoken daily and people from every corner of the world, it makes it a strategic place to end global lostness.

Belize

The poverty rate for the indigenous Mayan population of Belize is 68%.

Peru

The total number of Venezuelan refugees that have fled to Peru now stands at about 800K.

Spain

There are 8,124 towns in Spain. 92% of these towns don’t have an evangelical church.

Latvia

There are 10K children in the orphanages of Latvia (of which most are dysfunctional). Of those 10K orphaned 92% have living parents and they feel abandoned.

East Asia

There are 213 unreached and unengaged people groups in East Asia who have no access to the Gospel.

Portgual

Evangelical churchgoers in Portugal are 0.4% of the population and in some regions believers are almost “invisible”.

Cambodia

Of Cambodia’s 15M in population, over 95% practice Buddhism.

Calgary

In Calgary, only 5.2% of 1.4M inhabitants claim to believe in Jesus. Christ.

Edmonton

There is only one Baptist church per 60K people in Edmonton.

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GoStudents Projects

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Discovery Video

Projects

Lawton

July 23-27, 2021

$100 | Grades 6-12

Tulsa

July 10-14, 2021

$100 | Grades 6-12

Oklahoma City

July 17-21, 2021

$100 | Grades 6-12

Near

Discovery Video

Projects

Calgary

August 3-9, 2021

$1200 | Grades 9-12

Edmonton

June 23 – June 29, 2021

$1200 | Grades 9-12

New York City

July 1-7, 2021

$1200 | Grades 9-12

Seattle

July 12-18, 2021

$1000 | Grades 9-12

Portland

July 29 – August 4, 2021

$1000 | Grades 9-12

Utah

July 24-31, 2021

$1000 | Grades 9-12

Far

Discovery Video

Projects

Latvia

June 16-24, 2021

$2200 | Grades 9-12

Cambodia

June 22 – July 4, 2021

$2400, ~$50 Visa

16yrs and older (previous mission trip experience required)

Spain

June 18-26, 2021

$2200 | Grades 9-12

Portugal

June 23 – July 1, 2021

$2200 | Grades 9-12

Peru

June 21-29 or July 16-23, 2021

$1900 | Grades 9-12

East Asia

June 19-30, 2021

$2400, ~$200 Visa

Grades 9-12 (Previous mission trip experience required)

Belize

July 3-10 or July 23-30, 2021

$1200 | Grades 9-12

More Information / Apply

It’s our hope that God has revealed to you the need and His command to share to Gospel here, near, and far! It’s also our hope that God will give you experiences that will radically impact your life through our King and His Cause. The question is WILL YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP in obeying the Great Commission of Jesus? A way for you to TAKE THAT STEP NOW is by clicking the “I’m Interested” tab below and letting us know how you’re willing to potentially serve a GoStudents project. You don’t have to have all the answers involved in coming to do this because it’s not an application to go. It’s just you taking the first step in saying I AM WILLING. We hope you’ll do it today!

More Information

Are you interested in going on a GoStudents trip but are unsure which one or how to go? Let us know and we’ll help guide you!

One Life Project

Before the influential missionary William Carey left for India, he told his supporters, “I will go down into the pit, if you will hold the ropes.” A vital way that we can participate in God’s mission is through giving. It is the critical “rope” of support needed to do missions. Missionaries cannot go unless they are sent and this requires supporting them financially. Throughout the New Testament we see a pattern of people giving toward missions, so the gospel keeps advancing. The My5 Missions offering is a practical way for you to “hold the rope” and partner with us in sending Oklahoma students on to the mission field. This year’s offering will support those going on GoStudents mission projects and to our 2020 project, ONE REFUGEE (see below). We are asking everyone to give at least $5 to the MY5 Offering! 

 

ONE REFUGEE
A devastating economic crisis has swept Venezuela, and more than 4.3 million people have fled the nation, looking for a better life in other countries, with more leaving each day. We are partnering with Baptist Global Response in helping the situation in 2 main ways. 
Food boxes

The continuing crises in South America are causing increasing fallout among the citizens, many of whom are struggling to survive. The currency has been and continues to fluctuate, creating instability that is driving prices up, while household income is plummeting. A single carton of 30 eggs costs the equivalent of $20.00, while the average monthly salary is $26.00. Even those with money in the bank are unable to withdraw enough funds to feed their families. The deteriorating situation is driving some to extreme measures, selling whatever they can, including themselves, to make money. Even local schools that had been open five days a week, providing meals for students, are now only open a few hours three days a week. BGR is coming alongside nearly 700 local churches to provide feeding programs in almost 800 communities. The programs also provide food for the pastors and their families, many of whom don’t receive a salary. Currently, these programs are expected to provide meals for over 10,000 people every month! 

Rest stop

As Venezuelan refugees cross the border into a new country, they now have the opportunity to rest and recover at a Baptist Global Response house. Refugees can take a warm shower, do laundry, get a haircut, and receive food and water. A doctor is on-site to care for medical needs. Kids can do a fun activity while their parents rest. Before leaving, refugees can get information about other rest stops along the way to help them on their journey. Currently, about 100 Venezuelans pass through the three-story house each day, offering an opportunity to show them the love of Christ through this special ministry. It is estimated that nearly 2 million more Venezuelans will leave the country next year, and many will pass by this house.

Will you help us impact those in need? Each person can help by generously giving to the My5 offering at gostudents.org!

You can give two ways!

You can mail a check to:

Oklahoma Baptists
ATTN: Student Mission Offering
3800 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Or give online by clicking the button below.

Evangelism Resources

Why learn and share the Gospel? Because it’s literally the best news on the planet! Forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and a relationship with God are just a few reasons why the Gospel message is GOODNEWS! But… there is a certain urgency that comes with sharing this message. Here are three urgent reasons to learn and share the Gospel.
Command
Jesus commands every Christian to share the Gospel with those around them, to the ends of the earth! We should do it because we love the Lord and want to obey Him! (Acts 1:8)
Compassion
There is a literal hell people are heading to if they don’t get their sins forgiven through the Savior, Jesus. There is also a hell they go through by going through life broken in their sins and separated from God. (2 Thes 1:8-9; Matt 9:36)
Invest 
The best way to invest your life is to store up treasures in heaven by investing in getting as many people there as possible. (Matt6:19-21, 1 Cor 3:11-15)

Click below to download and print the Good News Conversation Strategy Guide.

Click below for video training.

Online Mission Project

You can participate in missions right now! Christians from the early church until now have always been leveraging technology for the sake of the Gospel. Today it is easier than ever to send a message instantly to anyone in the world who has internet access. Use your social media platforms humbly, yet clearly to communicate the hope you have in Jesus and the difference your faith makes in your life. Don’t simply talk about engaging people with the gospel, actually do it! Get online today and start having natural conversations with lost people, and look for ways to turn that natural conversation into a spiritual conversation. Click the link to download the training guide for some thought-provoking spiritual conversation starter phrases, videos, pictures, and more to help you get started.

Campus Ministry

Your school may be the greatest mission field of your life!  FISH Club / Worldview Outreach is a great way to organize Christian students, from many different churches, in an effort to own what they believe and reach their campus for Christ. Every week has something you’re trying to accomplish and every week points toward week four which is designed to be an outreach vehicle to engage nonbelievers in a spiritual conversation about the Gospel & life’s most important questions. It’s a great way to get the truth of who Jesus is onto your school campus!

Long Term Missions

Feel called to be a missionary? Trying to figure out your next steps after a week-long group mission experience? The North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) have a multitude of opportunities for students to serve on mission in the United States and other countries, ranging from two weeks, two years, to a lifetime.

Summer long

There are lots of reasons to consider serving overseas for a summer (usually 8 weeks). You can accomplish more in your service, develop a deeper appreciation for a culture, and return with life-long friendships.

Two years or more

A NAMB or IMB consultant is ready to answer your questions and help you consider the possibility of serving in a long-term position overseas. One of many opportunities is the two-year Journeyman program for college graduates. Visit www.go2years.net for more information.

Semester long

Semester assignments (fall or spring) are front-line missions that typically involve evangelizing unreached people groups, discipling new believers, and helping to start churches.

Full-Time Career

There are Church planting and missionary roles that are full-time, fully-funded, field-based roles that form the core of the NAMB and IMB missionary presence around the world. Explore more about opportunities at namb.net/church-planting and imb.org/teams The NAMB and IMB staff are available to help you make the connection. Contact them at namb.net/students and imb.org/students/for-students/