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Summer Missions

Intern with people who care.

Summer Missions is a ten week paid internship made possible through the Missouri Missions Offering that pairs Missouri college students with a Mentor in multiple realms of missions – from traditional ministry to marketplace, rural to inner city, working from your home church or planting your life overseas – students have the opportunity to contribute and receive the best in service AND training in bringing the Gospel to professional fields of interest.

All students have the opportunity to train and serve as small group leaders at a Super Summer camp in Missouri, as well as working within communities that put you in touch with the people you desire to serve. In recent years, our summer missionaries have worked both domestically and abroad, working with refugees, internationals and special needs students, across rural and urban communities, supporting community-wide summer camp programs, participating in pastoral shadowing, and experiencing ministry and mentoring in a safe and challenging environment which encourages you to grow, ask questions, and share what God is teaching through leadership while you continue to mature in disciple making heading towards graduation.

Our experience is that both student and mentor grow into and through this process, creating a domino effect across the state, over North America, and into the world. It begins with a comprehensive training conference that covers several days, and ends with a debriefing that helps you create a narrative you can take home to your churches and campus ministries. The MBC Collegiate Summer Missions program is a great way to spend a summer. Whether one is thinking of professional ministry or ministry in a professional setting, this is an incredible way to grow your resume, your experience and your walk with God.

Important Dates

Online Applications Open January 10, 2024
Orientation @ Hannibal-LaGrange University May 21-23, 2024
Super Summer @ Hannibal LaGrange University June 15-21, 2024
Super Summer @ Southwestern Baptist University June 22-28, 2024
Internship Debrief August 3, 2024


You must be 18 years old by Summer Missions Orientation, May 21, 2024, in order to participate as a Summer Missionary.

Summer Missions is a 10 week initiative. This year the dates are May 20 – July 26, 2024.

You are expected to attend Summer Missions Orientation, May 21 – May 23, 2024 and serve at Super Summer (student camp) for at least one week of camp. Super Summer dates are June 15-21 and June 22-28.

Aside from Orientation and Super Summer, your mentor will be responsible for working with you on developing a weekly calendar for the summer.

Each mentor may have four missionaries serving under them.

Yes, your ministry may have multiple mentors. Each mentor needs to register separately.

The general expectation is around 20 hours/week so that your Summer Missionary can also be on the mission field at another job. Camp workers will typically put in more time than this, please help them understand that expectation coming in.

Yes, we pay our Summer Missionaries a total of $1500. Your June & July checks will be $600 each and your August check will be $300.

Paychecks are available beginning the 26th of each month. However, your check will not be mailed until we have received all of your weekly reports to date.

We want to know how your summer is going and the different ways you’re serving. Weekly reports collect that info for us. At the end of each week, you’ll receive an email reminder that your weekly report is due and a link where you can fill out the report.

Yes, if you attend our debrief meeting at the end of the summer, you’ll receive an additional $100 bonus.

Yes, we reimburse your mileage to mandatory MBC Summer Missions events. We will pay you .35/mile for orientation, Super Summer, and debrief.

es, as long as you have a Social Security number and your Social Security card indicates that you are valid for work/employment so that we can pay you legally. SSN’s can take some time to acquire so, if you don’t already have one, please begin working with your mentor well in advance of any Summer Missions deadlines.

Absolutely! Just understand that you will be serving as a volunteer and not a paid Summer Missionary.

No, we have a partnership with the state of Montana and would love to send you there to serve for 10 weeks. We also have several international opportunities. Email us to inquire about those.

The application process will become available on this page beginning January 10th and will close March 8th.