Through our global missions programming, we seek to heighten student awareness of God's work in the world and to facilitate student involvement in that work. We seek to offer students opportunities to experience the world and other cultures as they develop their own understanding of what it means to be a global Christian. These opportunities are varied in character and context, and we hope you take advantage of them!
Throughout the year, the Office of Spiritual Life plans events that promote a global mindset among Samford students, encouraging them to pray and be aware of spiritual and physical conditions of believers and non-believers alike. Our hope is that after students leave Samford, they will be well prepared to enter the world with motivation to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ internationally.
Go Global Week
Go Global Missions Emphasis Week takes place on campus each fall semester. During this exciting week of events on campus, students have the opportunity to engage missions representatives from all around the world and to hear from nationally renowned global missions speakers. Our hope is to inspire students toward a life of deeper commitment to the Great Commission and to educate students about how to get involved globally.
For more information about Samford-sponsored mission trips, please email Renee Pitts.
If you are interested in exploring a short-term mission trip but are not sure where to start, download this helpful guide.
Any Samford undergraduate student participating in a global mission trip this summer of at least four weeks duration is qualified for the Journey Fund. Funds are available to full-time students who submit an application. Application is available for download below and is due to the Office of Spiritual Life before Spring Break.
Global Mission Scholarship
The Global Missions Scholarship is designed for incoming freshman students who sense a call to global missions as a vocation, but also may be interested in one of the many areas of study at Samford, such as computer science, nursing, business, or education. We would like to encourage students in developing their natural skills and talents in the classroom, while at the same time, nurturing their desire to use their skills in reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through mentoring, peer discussions, and cross-cultural immersion, this program will assist students in achieving a balanced approach toward preparation for a vocation in missions.
Global Missions Scholarship recipients will receive scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each academic year, up to four years. In addition, the recipient will receive a one-time travel stipend up to $3,000 to be used toward the student’s required cross-cultural missions immersion. These funds are to be used toward travel expenses only—students will not receive the balance of the funds for personal or academic use.
*To apply for scholarships, you must have an online Samford account. If you've started your Samford/Common App admission application, you can apply for scholarships using the same login information. If you haven't started an admission application, please log in as a new user.
Global Involvement on Campus
Participate in Go Global Week, October 3-5, 2017.
Apply to the Journey Fund if you are participating in a summer mission trip.
Request that your name be added to the global missions email list used to send out missions-related updates by emailing Renee Pitts.
Attend Global Voices weekly in Beeson Divinity School.
Get involved in the International Club.
Apply to serve as an International Ambassador by emailing Jennifer Beck.