Student.Go is a student missions program of CBF that provides opportunities for college and graduate students to serve with our field personnel and ministry partners, as they live out the CBF Global Missions commitments—cultivating beloved community, bearing witness to Jesus Christ and seeking transformational development.
Whether it's for a summer or a semester, students provide crucial assistance to the ministries of CBF field personnel and ministry partners. By serving with Student.Go, students also have the opportunity to discover their place within God's mission to change the world. Through these experiences, students live out CBF Global Missions commitments within the contexts of global poverty, global migration and the global church. At CBF, we value God's calling of both women and men to all types of ministry and seek to support both male and female students as they follow God's will in their lives.
Undergraduate students completing their first year of college and at least 18 years of age, as well as graduate students of any age, may apply.
In light of COVID-19, Student.Go and CBF Global Missions are moving to virtual Student.Go experiences this summer. As we explore genuine, sincere and innovative ways to minister during this time, we now look to do mission work in different ways. We seek to continue to give college and graduate students a chance to grow into their calling, just now in a virtual way. The mission may look different but remember, the message is the same, as we turn crises into opportunities, and seek new, bold and transformative ways to serve Jesus Christ this summer.
Our commitment at CBF is to provide a meaningful summer experience that allows students to gain ministry insights that are unique to the times we are living in. As congregations and ministry sites are exploring new, bold and transformative models for ministry, we believe that there is no better time for a student to be engaged in learning about the future of the church/mission. We also believe that there are unique gifts and abilities that students will be able to share to undergird and strengthen ministry.
We will not be sending students to any physical location. Students, guided by supervisors, will engage their ministry sites through online interactions with the various communities served by their placements. CBF will provide a virtual orientation for students May 18-19, 2020, in addition to providing learning opportunities throughout the summer using a cohort model. We are still in conversation about Selah vie, the end-of-the-summer retreat where both programs also debrief their experiences, as the particular details have yet to be determined.
Debriefing— Due to COVID-19, we will not be having our Selah Vie Retreat this year. Our debriefing will take place virtually on July 30 through July 31, 2020.
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2020.
Fall Semester Service Application Deadline April 15, 2020
Students can apply online now
Please contact the Student.Go Team at Student.Go@cbf.net if you have any questions!
Orientation—for Summer & Fall 2020 opportunities, orientation will be May 18-20, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.
Selah vie Retreat at the end of service for relaxation, reflection & debriefing, August 4-7, 2020 in Nashville, TN.