Funding Your Journey as a Summer Missionary

Students serving as Mississippi Baptist Summer Missionaries are supported by funds raised each year by BSU students on Mississippi college and university campuses or by assistance from their church.

U.S. or Canada*

  • Travel to and from the field is arranged and purchased by Mississippi BSU.

  • Accommodations and meals will be provided by the field in MOST situations.  Some assignments will require fundraising to supplement field cost, based on what the field is able to provide.

  • A supplemental insurance policy is provided by Mississippi BSU to cover expenses not paid by your primary insurance carrier, including the deductible.

  • Missionary Learning Retreat expenses are covered: housing, meals, and materials.

  • Students are responsible for baggage fees charged by airlines, in addition to personal spending money.


  • Students are responsible for securing and paying for their airfare, insurance, Sentinel Training fee **, field cost, passport, visa (if required), and inoculations. Field cost is listed with each international job description on our website.

  • Financial assistance from the BSU Missions Fund is available to students who submit application materials by their campus deadline and are approved for service by the state BSU office.

*Non-Baptist students may apply and serve, but do not receive financial assistance through Mississippi BSU.

**Sentinel Training is a faith-based security training program that prepares international mission volunteers to serve in a safe and proactive manner.  Training is offered by the MBCB Missions Mobilization Office.  The fee is $45.  Certification is good for 2 years. Talk with your BSU Director for assistance with scheduling a date for training.  To register, click this link:  http://www.mbcb.org/mission-strategy/missions-mobilization/sentinel-training/, and sign in as “guest."