SBTC offers summer ministries to college, seminary students

The SBTC has several evangelism and missions opportunities for college and seminary students looking for more than a usual summer vacation. Working in teams, students may contribute directly in church planting strategies, lead churches in evangelism and outreach efforts, or cross cultures to engage an Eastern religion people group.

Laredo Teams
Chuy Avila is SBTC’s church planting missionary in Laredo. Partnering with the North American Mission Board, he has developed a comprehensive church planting strategy for the city, including the GPS (God’s Plan for Sharing) gospel saturation project for the Spring Break weeks. Teams are needed this summer to assist in the intense follow up to that effort. Opportunities are available for:

  • College and seminary students who will serve as NAMB summer missionaries in Laredo.
  • Working alongside a local church planter, three church planting teams of 4-5 students on each team will assist in planting a new church.
  • The teams will help throw block parties in key Laredo neighborhoods, conduct prayer walks, and door-to-door visitation. They will also coordinate vision and mission trips to Laredo with partner churches.

For more information on the Laredo Teams, contact Chad Vandiver in the SBTC Missions office at 817-552-2500 or at

Engage Teams
Over the past four years, SBTC Engage Teams have led 58 local churches in an intentional evangelism process. Churches where these teams have ministered have reported spiritual revival, a revitalization of vision and purpose, and evangelistic growth. Opportunities are available for:

  • College and seminary students, called to ministry and working 3-4 in a team, who will travel to churches during the summer.
  • Teams to have a preacher, a music leader, and a children/youth leader.
  • Conducting five worship gatherings Sunday through Wednesday and a block party-style outreach event on Thursday evening.
  • During the day, lead out in children’s sports camps and offer evangelism training.

For more information on the Engage Teams, contact Garrett Wagoner in the SBTC Evangelism office at 817-552-2500 or at

Xtreme Teams
These new teams are for college or seminary students, called to ministry, who are interested in serving as missionaries to an ethnolinguistic people group in Texas. These teams will have the opportunity to:

  • Be on the forefront of a new missions strategy to engage unreached peoples in key areas of Texas.
  • Cross cultural boundaries and work in extremes of climate, geography, quality of life, religious customs, and more.
  • Explore the many types of people living in urban settings and equip local churches with vital information for engaging these peoples.
  • Conduct multiple interviews with members of Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist people groups living around Southern Baptist churches in key cities.
  • Teach the People Group Champions Project to churches interested in engaging these people groups who live in their communities.

For more information on the Xtreme Teams, contact Chad Vandiver in the SBTC Missions office at 817-552-2500 or at

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