International Churches in Birmingham
Christian Missions Church
Green Springs Ministry Center
2230 Green Springs Highway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Pastor: Rev. Yohana Maginga
Languages during worship: English, Swahili
Congregation: Kenyans, Ugandans, Tanzanians, Jamaicans, Americans
Laborers in Christ Ministry
2708 Temple Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Pastor: Rev. Jacob N. Gathogo
Languages during worship: English, Swahili
Congregation: Kenyans, Tanzanians
Lighthouse International Church
11th Avenue South, 19th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205
Pastor: Simba Lombo
Languages during worship: mainly English
Congregation: Cross-cultural; Kenyans, Americans, Tanzanians, Trinidadians, Indians, Ugandans
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Jesus House)
213 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35204
Pastor: Rev. Enefaa Fenny
Languages during worship: English
Congregation: Cross-cultural; Nigerians, Togolese, Tanzanians, Cote d’Ivoire, Americans
Arabic Baptist Church
Meets at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
Contact: Ben Hale email@example.com
Languages during worship: Arabic with English translation
Birmingham Chinese Christian Church
5099 Caldwell Mill Road
Birmingham, AL 35242
Pastor: John Chou
Shades Mountain Baptist Church
2017 Columbiana Road*
Birmingham, AL 35216
Language during worship: English
Congregation: Americans, Chinese
* NOTE: There is not a separate congregation for Chinese; they are all integrated into the regular service at Shades Mountain Baptist Church. There are Sunday school classes that are taught in Mandarin.
Church of the Highlands
9013 Helena Road
Pelham, AL 35124
Campus pastor: Alex Solito
Cristo Nuestra Esperanza
Christ our Hope Baptist Church (The Church at Brook Hills)
1331 Fairfax Ave
Bessemer, Al 35020
Pastor Brian Harper, Harry Harper
FB: Cristo Nuestra Esperanza Birmingham
Hispanic Episcopal Diócesis of Alabama
Iglesia Episcopal de la Gracia
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
901 Kingman Road
Birmingham, AL 35235
Priest: Rev. Dr. Herman Afanador
Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera
2160 Brewster Road
Birmingham, AL 35235
Pastor: Rev. Marco Requena
Iglesia Bautista Jesús el Buen Pastor
2876 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
Pastor: Jorge Camacho
Iglesia Biblica de Alabaster
88 Highway 139
Brierfield, AL 35035
Pastor: Rev. Jose Luis Leon
Iglesia Christiana Agape
First Baptist Church, Hoover
2025 Patton Chapel Road
Hoover, AL 35216
Pastor: Rev. Pablo Moscoso
Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostal del M.M.M.
500 4th Street SE
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Pastor: Rev. Roberto Andino
Iglesia Cristo Roca de Salvación
825 Oak Blvd
Moody, AL 35004
Pastor: Rev. Miguel Barajas
Iglesia Hispana de Briarwood
New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church
3521 Double Oak Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
Pastor: Rev. Brad Taylor
Iglesia Pentecostal Cristo la Roca
412 6th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35204
Pastor: Rev. Arturo Barbosa
Mana Del Cielo
8425 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35206
Pastor: Rev. Javier Godoy
2800 Metropolitan Way
Hoover, AL 35243
Pastor: Rev. Noel Alarcon
Riverchase Casa de Adoracion
Riverchase United Methodist Church
1953 Old Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35244
Pastor: Rev. Fernando Del Castillo
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243
Pastor: Rev. Kotaro Hamamatsu
Language during worship: Japanese
Congregation: Japanese and Americans
Korean Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
7814 Helena Road
Pelham, AL 35124
Pastor: Timothy Cho
Korean Baptist Church
1016 19th St. South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Pastor: Young Duk Chang
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243
Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Kim
Language during worship: Korean
Congregation: Korean, American
St. Luke Hwang Korean Catholic Church
759 Valley St.
Hoover, AL 35226
Language during worship: Korean
Hoi Thánh Báp Tít Viet Nam North Shelby
North Shelby Baptist Church
4100 Belcher Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
Pastor: Trung Nguyen
OtherBirmingham International Church
1380 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia, AL 35216
Ministries in Chinese, Spanish, and French.
Global Center Library
The following books are available in the Global Center Resource Room and are available only for use in the room. They are not available to be checked out.
Great commission companies: the emerging role of business in missions by Steve Rundle and Tom Steffen, 2003.
Friend raising: building a missionary support team that lasts by Betty Barnett; [foreword by Loren Cunningham], 2003.
Scaling the wall: overcoming obstacles to missions involvement by Kathy Hicks, 2003.
Unfreezing moves: following Jesus into the mission fieldby Bill Easum, 2001.
Understanding spiritual power: a forgotten dimension of cross-cultural mission and ministry by Marguerite G. Kraft, 1995.
Preparing to serve: training for cross-cultural mission by C. David Harley, 1995.
Baghdad believer: a Sunni Muslim experiences Jesus in the midst of destruction and violence by J. Nealson, 2007.
The new friars: the emerging movement serving the world's poorby Scott A. Bessenecker, 2006.
Operation world by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk with Robyn Johnstone, 2005.
Ministering cross-culturally: an incarnational model for personal relationships by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter and Marvin K. Mayers, 2003.
Cross cultural connections: stepping out and fitting in around the worldby Duane Elmer, 2002.
Getting sent: a relational approach to support raising by Pete Sommer, 1999.
Cross-cultural conflict: building relationships for effective ministry by Duane Elmer, 1993.
Mission trips that matter: embodied faith for the sake of the worldby Don C. Richter, 2008.
Short-term missions workbook: from mission tourists to global citizens by Tim Dearborn, 2003.
A guide to short term missions: a comprehensive manual for planning an effective mission trip by H. Leon Greene, 2003.
Mission trip prep: a student journal for capturing the experienceby Kevin Walter Johnson, 2003.
Mission trip prep kit leader's guide: complete preparation for your students' cross-cultural experience by Kevin Walter Johnson, 2003.
Overcoming the world missions crisis: thinking strategically to reach the worldRussell L. Penney, general editor, 2001.
Missions and service projects Jim Burns, general editor; Mike DeVries, compiler, 1999.
Biographical dictionary of Christian missions edited by Gerald H. Anderson, 1998.
The essential guide to the short term mission trip by David C. Forward, 1998.
Successful mission teams: a guide for volunteers by Martha VanCise, 1996.
Mission legacies: biographical studies of leaders of the modern missionary movement edited by Gerald H. Anderson ... [et al.], 1994.
God's call to mission by David W. Shenk; foreword by Leighton Ford, 1994.
Serving with eyes wide open: doing short-term missions with cultural intelligence by David A. Livermore, 2006.
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: a biographical history of Christian missionsby Ruth A. Tucker, 2004.
God's Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe's Religious Crisis by Philip Jenkins, 2007.
The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South;by Philip Jenkins, 2006.
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philip Jenkins, 2007.
Guide to Cross-Cultural Communicationby Sana Reynolds and Deborah Valentine, 2004.
Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility by Duane Elmer, 2006.
Intercultural Sourcebook: Cross-Cultural Training Methods, vol. 2, edited by M. Fowler, 1999.
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, 3rd ed., edited by Eleanor W. Lynch, 2004.
As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey by Robert L. Brenneman, 2007.
How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind by Thomas C. Oden, 2007.
The Popular Encyclopedia of World Religions by Richard Wolff, 2007.
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World, 2007.
Christ for All People: Celebrating a World of Christian Art edited by Ron O'Grady, 2001.
Stepping Out: A Guide to Short Term Missions edited by Tim Gibson, 1992.
Mack and Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions by J. Mack and Leeann Stiles, 2000.
Encountering Missionary Life and Work: Preparing for Intercultural Ministry by Tom Steffen and Lois McKinney Douglas, 2008.
Witherall, Gary. Total Abandon: The Powerful True Story of Life Lived in Radical Devotion to God. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale, 2005.
Forward, David C. The Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1998.
Lewis, Jeff. God's Heart for the Nations. Caleb Project, 2002.
Bonk, Jonathan, et. al. Speaking about What We Have Seen and Heard. New Haven: OMSC Publications, 2007.
Verwer, George. The George Verwer Collection. Authentic Media, 1998.
Morton, Scott. Funding Your Ministry. Colorado Springs: Dawson Media, 1999.
Harris, Peter. Under the Bright Wings. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 1993.
Bookless, Dave. God Doesn't Do Waste. Nottingham: InterVarsity Press, 2010.
Bookless, Dave. PlanetWise. Nottingham: InterVarsity Press, 2008.
Muller, Roland. Honor and Shame: Unlocking the Door. Xlibris Corporation, 2000.
Valerio, Ruth. L is for Lifestyle. InterVarsity Press, 2008
Lupton, Robert. Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life. Ventura, California: Regal Books, 2007.
Johnstone, Patrick. The Future of the Global Church. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011.
Mission Database Directories
Mission Finder is the world's leading gathering place for locating Christian mission trips. Search through hundreds of short term, medical, domestic and international mission trips including orphanages.
World Christian Resource Directory
The World Christian Resources Database provides information and resources on how you can reach your world for Jesus and other useful information for Christians. This web site provides information on resources in many different languages.
World Christian Resource Directory
OSCAR is a UK based information service for world mission. OSCAR is designed to take the 'leg work' out of finding missions related information. It helps you locate the organizations, services and resources you need.
ChristianVolunteering.org is a program of TechMission that matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities and helps organizations recruit volunteers through online volunteer matching.
Skybridge Community is a global network of marketplace professionals who seek to leverage their work and their lives for the sake of impacting the nations with the Gospel. This network thrives in an organic, exclusive, online community designed to awaken professionals to the possibilities of integrating their faith with their life and work.
Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
We believe that effective and faithful Christ-followers live lives of authentic witness, seamlessly blending together living on mission with God, while speaking words of the truth of Jesus.
Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Global Missions Center
The vision of the Global Missions Center is to research effective global mission strategies, train Christians for global missions service, resource global mission Christians, and reach the globally unreached with the gospel.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Center for the Study of Global Christianity
The CSGC researches, monitors, and analyzes worldwide demographic trends in Christianity.
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity
Resources for Becoming a Missionary
- Evangelical Missions Quarterly (requires subscription)
- Virtual Tourist
- Roy Dearmore's article: "Biblical Missions: Practical and Technical Considerations"
- How to Prepare for a CCMP Trip
- American Citizens Abroad
- Visas & Passports 2 Go, Inc.
Missions Travel Agencies
- Adventure Travel Service
- AFC Travel
- Golden Rule Travel
- Mission Valley Travel, Inc.
- MTS Travel, Inc.
- Outland Travel
- Raptim Travel
- Travel King Tours
- Mission Training International - For 60 years, MTI has been providing relevant, practical, in-residence training on the make-or-break issues that help make cross-cultural messengers of the Gospel more effective. MTI provides tools for language acquisition, communication, and leadership.
- Center for Intercultural Training - CIT is a partnership of missional agencies, churches and organizations dedicated to training and equipping cross-cultural workers and their families for cross-cultural ministry.
- Intro Letter or Email Template
- Invitation to Partner
- Philippians 4 Passage on Partnership
- Presentation Tool
- Example Letter (Tibet) with Phone Script
- Easter and the Inexpressible Gift of Ministry Partnership
- Example of Client Message--AWANA
- Tailored Fundraising Solutions
- Tailored Fundraising Powerpoint
World Christianity and Mission News Sites
International Mission News
Worldwide Missions Agencies
10/40 Connections cultivates global community by equipping believers and by engaging in innovative ministries that fight injustice, empower children, and plant multiplying churches among the least reached.
Africa Inland Mission
AIM is a worldwide team that works to establish maturing churches through the evangelization of unreached peoples in Africa and the effective preparation of church leaders. AIM accomplishes this mission through the following avenues of ministry: prayer movements, community outreach, leadership training, youth development, medical missions, and support services. There are opportunities to serve short-term and full term (one year or more) as well as a two year Training in Ministry Outreach program that provides academic and experiential learning.
African Methodist Episcopal AME-SADA
The African Methodist Episcopal Service and Development Agency is the humanitarian relief and development entity of the AME Church. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Africa and the Caribbean. It currently has programs in Haiti and South Africa focuses on health, micro-credit and education.
Alabama State Board of Missions
The Office of Collegiate & Student Ministries -- in partnership with the churches and associations of the Alabama Baptist State Convention -- ministers to college, university, middle and high school students in order to reach students for Christ, grow faithful disciples, prepare students for Christian leadership and involve students in mission service and education.
While the needs of orphans and vulnerable children all over the world are vast and seemingly out of touch for us all, God has given the solution to this vast problem, and that is His church. If there is going. Altar84 is committed to educating and resourcing the church to do the work of orphan care. Altar84 exist to alter the lives of orphans and children in need as well those who seek to serve them in the name of Jesus Christ. We are committed to offer all that He has given us—our lives, our resources, our talents — to increase awareness of the orphan crisis and our call to care through word and action.
Anglican Mission in America
The AMiA National Mission Resource Center organizes 17 mission networks and seeks to glorify God by fathering, planting and serving dynamic congregations in the Angelical tradition through cooperative system of networks. This missionary movement is focused on reaching the 150 million souls in North America.
Anglican Frontier Missions
AFM is a mission organization that seeks to plant viable, biblically-based, indigenous churches in areas of the world where there is very little Christian presence, in areas of North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and even some ethnic communities in the United States. We partner with members of the Anglican Communion from around the world for this endeavor.
Association of Baptists World Evangelism
The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism is an independent mission agency that exists to serve local churches in the task of sending missionaries around the world. They currently offer short-term, collegiate, and career missionary opportunities to countries such as Singapore, South Africa, Peru, Bangladesh and many others. Missionaries have the chance to engage in administrative, educational, worship leadership, and church planting projects.
Baptist Global Response
Baptist Global Response (BGR) is a disaster relief and community development organization with a heart for helping people in desperate need. BGR and its partners respond to people with critical needs, whether those needs arise from chronic conditions—like extreme poverty, contaminated water, or endemic hunger—or acute crises—such as natural disaster, personal trauma, or social upheaval. BGR undergirds the work of Southern Baptists worldwide and partners with others who are like-minded. Baptist Global Response is not an official entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, but it is rooted in the soil of Southern Baptist life and committed to helping Southern Baptists who care connect with people in need around the world.
Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship began in 1977. A group of physicians got together to discuss their experiences in doing short-term healthcare mission projects and long-term careers in service to Christ. The result was BMDF, a group of physicians and dentists with the mission statement, “Responding to God’s call through healthcare.” Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship is now an organization open to all categories of recognized healthcare professionals and others who subscribe to our mission. BMDF ministers through Christian healthcare medical/dental missions projects in the United States and internationally, disaster relief projects, support ministries for long-term healthcare missionaries, student/resident mission grants for short-term healthcare mission projects and Christian fellowship and networking.
BMM exists to strategically advance the building of Christ's church, with His passion and for His glory, in vital partnership with Baptist churches worldwide. BMM missionaries currently serve in over 50 countries in ministries as diverse as aviation, camping, radio, and publications in order to plant churches, evangelize, and disciple new believers. BMM has short-term, career, and collegiate opportunities for Baptist Christians.
Baptist Nursing Fellowship
Baptist Nursing Fellowship provides Christian professional fellowship, promotes continuing education and growth for members and nurse missionaries, and encourages nursing service evolving from a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. Baptist Nursing Fellowship focuses on ministering to health-care professionals by supporting them professionally, spiritually, and missionally. It purposes to develop in its members a missional lifestyle—one that combines the medical field with the missions field. BNF® accomplishes these goals by equipping health-care professionals, providing them with prayer support, supplying them with resources for ministry, connecting them with other professionals, and sending them across the country and around the world. Join online by going here.
Café 1040 is an intensely experiential 3-month training program inside the 10/40 window, exposing Christian college students and young adults to missions in the unreached world. Participants have the chance to study language, culture, history, religion, and technology with the possibility of college credit. In addition to time on the field, Café 1040 also mentors each person who goes through the program before and after his/her time overseas.
Children’s Relief International
CRI works primarily in three areas of the world: South Asia, Africa, and North America. CRI addresses needs such as education, orphan care, clean water, medical care, and hunger.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
CBF is a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. The Fellowship has 7 areas of focus: poverty/transformation ministries, disaster response ministry, internationals ministries, church planting/faith sharing, justice and peacemaking ministries, medical ministries, and education/economic development ministries. CBF offers a number of short and long term missions opportunities in North America, Africa, Asia and Europe including working for social ministries in Alabama, teaching ESL in Africa or serving in an Indian medical clinics. Student.go is one aspect of CBF that provides missions opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to serve among the unevangelized and marginalized people in our world.
e3 Partners is a ministry that focuses on 3 essential E's of missions, Equipping, Evangelizing, and Establishing churches. e3 exists to help Christians' ministry globally through organizing prayer groups and mission teams and connecting churches with key national pastors and church leaders. They organize missions trips around the world to places such as Rwanda, India, Ethiopia, and Colombia with some trips geared toward youth and medical teams. e3 also offers a bountiful resource center online to help churches develop prayer, evangelism, and discipleship ministries.
East-West exists to mobilize the Body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and healthy churches among unreached peoples and/or in restricted access.
Ethnos 360 mobilizes, equips missionaries who evangelize to people groups that have had no access to the Gospel, translates the Scriptures into their language, and plants churches. NTM offers church weekend retreats to give the church a bird's eye view of the unreached peoples of the world. A similar experience is available aimed at college students and youth. There are short term and career opportunities as well as internships that focus on education, aviation, medical, information, technology, and business administration needs.
Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism
FAME seeks to lead people to Christ through meeting real physical needs by partnering with other missions organizations to deliver a unique combination of medical mission services. They provide medical facilities, medicines and supplies, and hands-on care through short-term mission teams. FAME has upcoming trips to Honduras, Ghana, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Haiti, Brazil and India. While FAME does have a need for doctors, nurse, dentists and other medical professionals, they also recruit pastors, teachers, and other Christians to participate in their trips.
Frontiers is an international community of ordinary people, serving with teams, going to the hardest places in the world, bringing efforts of human aid and relief, working in the global marketplace, while living as ambassadors of the Gospel to those who have not yet heard. The ministry offers both short and long term service opportunities as well as iPact, an intensive professional and cultural training program. Currently Frontiers missionaries serve in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, The Balkans, and the Caucuses.
The mission of Global Gates is to see gospel transformation of the world’s most unevangelized people groups who have come to global gateway cities, and through them reach their communities around the world. Global Gates is focusing on the unreached in these cities who have been neglected or written off as too difficult to reach. We seek to start churches among peoples who do not have one. And when they do have a church, we want to help them multiply a movement of disciples and churches that will transform their community with the gospel.
Global Women is a non-denominational movement created by women to minister with and to other women. They accomplish this goal by creating global friendships for shared learning and service. Currently, GW is committed to prayer, trips, and giving, in order to address global issues such as sexual trafficking, spouse abuse, displaced women, poverty, and economic development. The organization also provides resources to help women form Global Forums, gatherings to pray and learn more about issues facing women worldwide.
HOPE International is a network of microfinance institutions operating in 16 countries around the world. We work to empower men, women, and families to break the cycles of physical and spiritual poverty through the provision of biblically based business training, savings services, small loans, mentoring, and discipleship. By incorporating a strong witness for Jesus Christ and employing a variety of approaches to microfinance, HOPE is an innovator in the field of microenterprise development.
Hope Missions is committed to bringing Hope to the Hopeless through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each trip is a complete pre-packaged mission experience at an affordable price. Hope Mission Trips are perfect for churches who lack staff or "know-how" to coordinate a mission trip. The Hope Missions staff handles all of the details for each trip and personally leads every trip.
International Mission Board
The IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention and exists to present the Gospel and lead individuals to saving faith in Him which will result in church-planting movements among all the peoples of the world. IMB missionaries serve around the world. The Task is the part of IMB dedicated to mobilizing college and seminary students for missions. IMB has the Journeyman Program which is a two-year commitment of a single, twenty-something year old college graduate to serve overseas. In addition to these special entities, the IMB has thousands of missions opportunities for adults, families, and couples.
International Sports Federation
International Sports Federation (ISF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to using sports to build relationships in cross cultural settings. ISF volunteers are trained to develop opportunities to share the Christian faith and provide relief. Volunteers not only engage in sports activities but also feeding programs, clean water projects, and medical missions.
Jesus Film Project
JESUS Film Mission Trips teams are taking the "JESUS" film to the least-reached people of the world. Through over 40 mission trips each year, JESUS Film Project works to partner with national ministries by taking short-term missions trips to over 30 different countries to give out the Jesus film in local languages. Most trips last from 2-3 weeks and are scheduled year-round.
Launch Global exists to awaken young adults to discover God’s will, develop as multiplying disciples, and deploy to strategic opportunities impacting unreached peoples. Our vision is to see God ignite a movement of young adults who are consumed with a vision and passion to see every ethnic people group reached with the good news of Jesus Christ in this generation.
Lifeline Children’s Service
The mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Lifeline provides several resources for adoptive and foster families. Lifeline seeks to see vulnerable children and their communities transformed by the gospel and making disciples.
Make Way Partners
Make Way Partners is a Christian mission agency committed to prevent and combat human trafficking and all forms of modern-day slavery by educating and mobilizing The Body of Christ. Make Way Partners builds partnerships within the body of Christ to call forth those willing to answer the Biblical call to seek justice on behalf of the oppressed.
Mission to the World
MTW is the missionary sending organization of the Presbyterian Church in America and offers trips ranging from 1-2 weeks to 1-11 month internships to long term (4 years+). MTW is planting churches in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Some of their focus includes working with street children in India, doing medical missions in Belize, teaching English, and disaster response.
MountainChild exists for the purpose of raising awareness, resources and financial aid for humanitarian work carried out amongst impoverished children living in the Himalayas. Our origins began in 2000 when short-term exploratory teams traveled to the region to investigate reports of severe medical, social, educational, and environmental challenges facing children living in the Himalayas.
NAMS has functioned as a society of Christ-followers facilitating the spread of the Gospel around the world through planting the Church wherever God opens doors. NAMS has colleagues and associates ministering in more than 30 nations. NAMS is a missionary community of pioneering, global Church planters serving the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
Nehemiah Teams are leading the next generation to reach every nation by standing in the gap among the unreached and the hard-to-reach. NT is an 8-week summer mission opportunity for students ages 17-29 which strategically involves them in cross-cultural missions among unreached people groups. NT partners with International Mission Board and other global Christians, connecting with state conventions, local Southern Baptist associations & churches to reach the unreached & hard to reach.
Network of International Christian Schools (NICS)
The mission of NICS is to establish a worldwide network of international Christian schools staffed by qualified Christian educators, instilling in each student a Biblical world-view in an environment of academic excellence and respect for people of all cultures and religions.
North American Mission Board
NAMB assists Southern Baptists in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission in the United States, Canada, and their territories through a national strategy for sharing Christ, starting churches, and sending missionaries. NAMB is involved in several projects including Operation Noah Rebuild for Hurricane Katrina victims, family missions, and ministry in the Appalachia and Mississippi River areas. The Board also organizes Campers on Mission, a national fellowship of Christian campers who share their faith while camping.
One Hundred Fold
OneHundredFold is a group of specialists in software development, web design, database engineering, networking and telecommunications who believe that mobile technology has a transformative role to play in making the gospel of Christ accessible to every individual on Earth.
Reaching and Teaching
Reaching & Teaching International Ministries exists to reach the peoples of the world through evangelism and by meeting the great need for deep discipleship, pastoral preparation, leadership training, and theological education around the world.
The goal of Sacred Road Ministries is to be a unified and growing community of believers who have a passion for God, for each other, and for the lost, and who are prepared and equipped to serve the Lord by ministering in the community of Native America and the world. The Sacred Road team reaches out to the community through: Hope Fellowship church services; children's ministry, youth ministry; Kingdom Kids after-school program; a variety of acts of service and mercy; recruiting, hosting and organizing one week service teams, etc.
We are a missions sending agency that has over 150 missionaries in 14 countries. World Harvest works with evangelism and church-planting, and training, equipping, and mobilizing leadership. WHM is a nondenominational foreign mission agency, founded in the reformed tradition. Missionary Lifecycle Shepherding: We are committed to a holistic model of caring for missionaries, from start to finish.
Servant Life is a mission-mobilizing ministry providing dynamic short-term mission experiences for teenagers and church groups. Currently Servant Life sends short-term mission teams to eleven countries, including two locations in the United States. Our desire is to connect students' love for God to the Nations through His Word and by His Spirit.
SIM is an international mission organization with more than 4,000 workers serving in more than 70 countries. SIM members serve God among many diverse people groups in every continent. SIM workers are international themselves, representing about 70 nationalities. They serve in a wide variety of career fields. SIM is looking for people who love Jesus and who are willing to use their skills on one of our ministry teams worldwide.
Sozo Children works with orphans in different countries, including Uganda, Costa Rica, Kenya, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. They work to plant orphanages that will foster the development of a child in a holistic manner.
Teach Overseas is a unique interdenominational ministry that trains and sends Christians to teach English, business, and other subjects in China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Teach Overseas offers summer as well as year-long trips to these countries. As an openly Christian organization, Teach Overseas has positive relationships with governments and school administrators.
Training Leaders International
Training Leaders International mentors and sends pastors, seminary professors and graduate students to bring theological education around the world through short-term trips, long-term sending and school planting. TLI sends short-term teams to provide theological education, serves as a sending agency for those interested in teaching overseas, and starts schools in places where formal education is lacking.
(Un)adopted, a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services
(Un)adopted exists to provide a hope and a future for orphans around the world by facilitating a safe environment to disciple and equip children in need.
United World Mission
United World Mission partners with local Christians in 42 nations to form leaders, reproduce churches, and empower the poor and vulnerable. They create missional opportunities for North American churches and for God's missionary servants who are called to serve in short and long-term ways. UWM is interdenominational.
One of UWM's foci is the Theological Education Initiative, whose mission is to field and support missionary scholars who will contribute biblical theological education that is contextually relevant for the equipping of God's people to serve the church and society.
Uttermost Sports is a sports-business missions platform that works with churches and missions organizations to send intentional followers of Jesus to represent Him in restricted-access locations. We do this by facilitating short-term and long-term opportunities for coaches, athletes, and a variety of people with a background in sports, for the purpose of creating and sustaining access and engagement not possible through traditional missionary efforts.
Volunteers for China
Volunteers for China, (VFC), is a Christian Humanitarian, non-profit organization that facilitates volunteers, both short term and long term, for service in China. VOLUNTEERS for CHINA has also presently placed eleven long term (1 month and longer) teachers, as well as other short term placements during non-summer times. They can place volunteers at any time of the year; you select the time that is best for you and the length of time you can serve. VFC has short term opportunities for college students interested in teaching English as well as those gifted with technology and medical abilities.
Volunteers in Medical Missions
VIMM is a team of Christian doctors, nurses, and other volunteers that minister to the physical and spiritual needs of children and adults in developing countries throughout the world. These volunteers serve in places such as Peru, Tanzania, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Although their primary focus is medical, VIMM also seeks to involve non-medical people in mission projects such as construction, Bible schools, and evangelism.
The WellHouse is a faith-based and Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who have been trafficked, are prostituting, or otherwise sexually exploited. Food, clothing, spiritual guidance, Christian counseling, and other necessities are provided, along with assisting with referrals for substance abuse treatment, if needed. Life skills classes, GED preparation, and other enrichment services are part of the experience to help these women become self-sufficient and give them a sense of self-worth.
WorldCraft SM develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world. Our vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth. We are committed to the in-country partners and artisan groups with whom we work. WorldCrafts is a division of WMU®.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe's vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on literacy development, community development, and church partnerships. WBT offers short term trips, ranging from 1-8 weeks to 2 years, which provide volunteers with the chance to work in language-development, Bible translation, teaching, IT, and management. Discovery Trips are 6-8 week trips overseas specifically geared to 21-25 year olds to give them hands-on experience with Bible translation work under the mentorship of long-term staff.
Youth Ministry International
Over 90% of the world’s formally trained youth leaders are in the USA, ministering to only 3% of the world’s youth. YMI is dedicated to changing this statistic. We want to be a part of a worldwide movement committed to reaching the world’s youth for Christ by training youth leaders globally. YMI seeks to empower and equip churches across the world with the leaders they need.
Youth With A Mission
YWAM is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Their many ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training, and mercy ministry. YWAM operates in over 1000 locations in over 149 countries. There are a number of opportunities ranging from 1 week to long-term service.
Samford Around the World
The map below provides information about where Samford University faculty, staff, and students have been involved globally in recent years. Some trips are missions-related and others are purely academic.
Click on the pins to read about each Samford connection. Please add your own pin for official Samford-related trips or partnerships by clicking the add button (top right).