There are many ways students can get involved in God’s mission to redeem the Earth, but sometimes it is difficult to know how to fit into that plan.

Organizers of the Next Steps Missions event are working to meet Christians where they are.

Kevin Payton, one of the organizers of Next Steps, said that it can be easy to become overwhelmed with all of the options and decisions people have to make as followers of Christ.

For students in this situation, the Next Steps Missions event might be the perfect opportunity to gather information, speak to like-minded people and prayerfully consider God’s will.

“We want to help answer the questions of people from where they are,” Payton said. “We expose them to some of the opportunities and strategies that are for mission endeavors.”

Outreach International is sponsoring this event to provide students a safe place to discuss missions with people who can help because they have walked the road of missions.

There are two Next Step Missions events during the spring semester.

The first event will be held Feb. 17-19 at Smokey Mountain Christian Camp in Tellico Plains, Tenn.The registration deadline is Feb. 3.

The second event will be held March 10-12 at Shelby County Christian Assembly in Clarence, MO. The registration deadline for this event is Feb. 24.

Event activities include presentations, panels and discussions led by missionaries.Students interested in missions would have the opportunity to explore the world of missions in a more intimate setting.

“I am choosing to go so that I can learn more about what my future looks like, and the options out there so I can be better equipped to share the truth,” said one mission student, who asked not to be identified because she hopes to work in a closed country in the future.

If interested in registering for either of these free events, head to the Intercultural Studies office on the second floor of Richardson Hall. There is a poster located on the door with a bar code to scan in order to register.

Contact Kevin or Renee Payton for more information about the Next Steps Missions event at, or by phone at 478-832-5772.


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