Search Religion News

Show summaries

Religion News
Israeli News

Top News Stories
U.S. Political News
Canadian News

Christian Magazines
Link To Us

Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content
Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

Religion News
 You're here » News Main Index » Religion News
Religion News
Printer friendly version
Email page to a friend
Link to this story

May Event Will Train Students for South American Missions Adventure

by Allie Martin
May 6, 2005
Like This Page?

(AgapePress) - Thanks to a partnership between two sponsoring ministries, college students from across the U.S. will have an opportunity not only to attend a missions conference but also, promptly thereafter, to get hands-on experience on the mission field.

Global Missions Fellowship (GMF), along with MaxPoint Ministries, is sponsoring a special training seminar in Dallas at the end of May. A thousand college students from across the U.S. will head to Texas for two days of training and worship through the initiative called "Collegiate Quest." After that, the student-missionaries will head directly to one of four South American nations for a week of missions work.

GMF's Frank Banfill, one of the organizers of Collegiate Quest, describes the unique program as "more than a worship event and more than a missions trip." He says the students coming to Dallas will get to enjoy a time of training, ministry, and mission as well as an unforgettable worship concert experience.

"Then," Banfill adds, "unlike so many conferences, instead of just going home and doing nothing, we're actually going to send them right out to the mission field. They're going to go to one of four different countries and will be there during the week ... sharing their faith, doing evangelism and discipleship, working with local churches."

The students will have the chance to minister in Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, or Venezuela, the Collegiate Quest representative points out. "And then they'll come back at the end of that," he says, "back to Dallas, where they'll have a chance to debrief and share their stories."

Banfill recalls that when the Lord gave him the vision for an event like Collegiate Quest a year and a half ago, he was "just praying through and just thinking about the whole concept of how can we better mobilize college students -- how can we really help them turn their desires and their passion into something very practical."

The GMF spokesman says his desire was to take the excitement of conferences and training that students would enjoy attending, "but then actually make it something that they live out and experience, and that's where Collegiate Quest is coming from." The training and missions event is open to graduating high school seniors or college aged adults.

Allie Martin, a regular contributor to AgapePress, is a reporter for American Family Radio News, which can be heard online.

Discuss this article in the ChristiansUnite Discussion Forums

Back to Religion News Headlines.

More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | Site Map | Statement of Beliefs

Copyright © 1999-2019 All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

NOTE: News and information presented on this web site is for informational purposes only. does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions expressed.