GO2 International with IMB Journeyman
Make an impact and take the gospel to the nations. For 50+ years we have been equipping college graduates to leverage their degrees, skills, and passions to join our community of nearly 3,700 missionaries and national partners around the globe.
Are you ready to go?
You can start your GOJourneyman application as early as your Sophomore year of college. We want young adults to go to the nations in a healthy and sustainable way. Our team will coach and encourage you on how to best prepare now for going later.
Finishing your undergraduate degree is important. A college degree opens many opportunities around the world. As part of the IMB team, we take you through a holistic process to ensure you are spiritually, physically and emotionally ready to go to the nations as your best self.
As a Journeyman, we’ll help you find the best role and fit on our teams across the world. You will kick-off your two years alongside new career missionaries at a multi-week Field Personnel Orientation. There you will be equipped and trained to thrive on the field. From there, it’s one airline ticket to the nations to join your new team!
Where will GO take you?
IMB connects graduating college students and young adults with missionaries reaching the world’s unreached peoples and places spread over eight geographic areas and to Deaf Peoples throughout the world. We believe in long-term sustainable missions and need you to continue and create opportunities for us to reach all peoples.
Are you ready to go?
As a security precaution, we do not publicly display the international cities in which we work. If you sense the Lord is leading you to go international, please apply and someone from the IMB recruiting team will be in touch to guide you to the next steps.
North African Peoples
Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Middle Eastern Peoples
Central Asian Peoples
South Asian Peoples
East Asian Peoples
Southeast Asian Peoples
How long do I serve?
IMB Journeyman serve for two years overseas. Many then return to finish graduate degrees and/or turn around and apply to become career missionaries.
Am I really paid to go?
Yes! As a Journeyman, your salary, housing, transportation, benefits and many other resources are provided for you thanks to the generosity of Southern Baptist community through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
*Please note, this applies to the imb Journeyman program.
What ages are allowed for the Journeyman program?
As long as you are a college graduate under age 30, you can be sent as an IMB Journeyman. If you are over 30, we have hundreds of other mid-term and long-term opportunities for you to explore.
Can I be married and still be sent as a Journeyman?
Yes! You and your spouse both will be assessed and sent together.
When should I apply?
Because we value sending healthy missionaries, we suggest that you reach out to us about developing a timeline a year or two before you want to become a Journeyman. We will work with you and your church leadership to create a plan that includes the application. If you are ready to go this year, we suggest you start the application now.
Can I do seminary at the same time?
This is an incredible experience for you to see God’s work in the nations. Balancing seminary hours while learning a new culture and language, sharing the gospel, training national pastors, researching people groups (and much more) is tough. We recommend pausing post-graduate courses until after you come home.
Do I have to be a member of a Southern Baptist church?
Yes. We believe that you can do more together and in communities. Southern Baptists support our missionary teams through the Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Because of this giving, we send Southern Baptists as fully funded missionaries. Your pastor is also an integral part of the assessment process.