Want to spend six weeks in one of North America’s greatest cities? Generation Send (GenSend) is an urban missions immersion that will shape your life like nothing you’ve ever done. Come walk in community with others from around North America as you dive into some of the areas of greatest need in our Send Cities.
GenSend is designed to be one of the most exciting, intense and unique student missionary experiences in North America. It immerses young adults into an urban context to gain a practical knowledge of the realities of missions and leadership. Participants will spend their time learning to live their life on mission under the guidance of urban ministry leaders. Along with reinforcing gospel foundations and simple missiological practices, the intention of GenSend is to be an extension of the local church’s church planting and mission efforts.
FAQ for GenSend
What does a GenSend student do in the city? The short answer is learn to live your life on mission within the context of the city. As a part of that you will serve alongside church planters and compassion ministries to not only see, but experience what it takes to spread Christ’s love and message of redemption to that city. Our hope is that you will not only be developed as a missionary but that you may also consider leveraging your life in that city for the gospel.
Is there an age requirement for GenSend? Yes. You must be between ages 19-25 by June 1, 2017.
Can I go home during the GenSend experience? Only in the case of an emergency. You are expected to serve the entire term of GenSend, which is June 7-July 27.
Can I get a job while in the city? No. Your assignment in the city will not allow you to have a job.
Can I use GenSend for class credit at my school? Yes. If your school will allow you to use the GenSend experience for class credit, we encourage you to do that. Check with your advisor the school’s registrar’s office for requirements.
What will I need to bring for the trip? You will need to bring clothes, toiletries, pillow, Bible or Bible app and anything else you think you may need. Some cities will also require you to bring linens.
What is the cost and how much spending money will I need? Once accepted into GenSend, you will pay a $100 non-refundable program fee and then will need to book a one-way ticket from your home to Phoenix arriving no later than 3 p.m. on June 7th and then a one-way ticket home from Orlando on July 27th leaving no later than noon.
What does NAMB provide for the GenSend Experience? NAMB will provide you with housing, flights from Phoenix to your host city and from your host city to Orlando, in-city transportation, and a $900 expense card for meals and miscellaneous costs.
How does the selection process work? New students fill out an application at GenSend.net while returning students must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reactivate their old application. All students, as part of the application process, must submit a 2-minute video telling us why they want to serve in GenSend and why they want to go to a specific city.
Once approved by NAMB, applications are sent to each city for selection. Each city will conduct interviews with candidates before choosing their teams. After final selection a student will be asked to submit the $100 program fee which will finalize their spot for GenSend 2017.
When will I hear if I have been accepted? If an application is submitted and complete by Dec 12, you should know your status by no later than Feb. 1, 2017.
Do I have to be a part of a Southern Baptist church? Yes. Applicants must either be a member or a regular attendee of a Southern Baptist church and have an SBC pastor as one of their references.
Is baptism a requirement? Yes. You must have been baptized by immersion after salvation to be a part of GenSend. This is an act of obedience for a believer after receiving Christ as Savior.
If my application is accepted by NAMB does that guarantee me a spot in the city? No. Each city selects their team from NAMB accepted applications. This normally involves personal interviews from the GenSend coaches in each city.
Does NAMB provide health insurance? No. You are responsible for your health insurance during the trip.
If I have a specific question not answered here, how do I receive an answer? Just email email@example.com.