Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

We desire to see God glorified through the spread of the gospel to all the peoples of the world. From the beginning, God’s plan of salvation has been to bless all peoples through the saving work of Jesus Christ (Gen 12:3; Gal 3:13-14). Furthermore, Jesus has commanded His followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt 28:19). So we believe every Christian has a part to play in spreading the gospel to people who have never heard it. We do this either by going or by sending and supporting those who do.

International Missions Cohort

Clifton desires to train, send and support missionaries who demonstrate the kind of biblical leadership modeled in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Whether missionaries are going out to serve in an elder-qualified or a deacon-qualified role, Clifton’s International Missions Cohort is designed to help prospective missionaries grow in three primary areas of life – conviction, character, and competence.

Biblical Conviction

We desire to raise up leaders who can clearly articulate and defend biblical convictions. Clifton will provide training that will help individuals know and love God’s word, be exposed to systematic and biblical theology, and be able to clearly communicate these truths in understandable and applicable ways. Our International Missions Training will include reading books, writing book reviews, and participating in group discussions that will assist participants in their understanding of biblical doctrine.

Godly Character

Not only do we want our missionaries to know truth and doctrine, but we desire to raise up leaders whose lives have been deeply impacted by the truths of God’s word. We understand that a life of godliness is not merely what people know, but how they live their lives because of what they know. Thus, we want our missionaries to be a people of godly character. In order to help our prospective missionaries grow in godliness, our International Missions Training will provide encouragement and accountability in the areas of spiritual disciplines, family relationships, sin struggles, and more.

Spirit-Empowered Competence

Along with conviction and character, we desire to raise up leaders who are competent and able to do the work of a missionary. We know that God gives his people many different gifts, and while there are many well meaning, good intentioned people, it’s clear according to Scripture that God has not gifted us all in the same way. Clifton’s International Missions Training seeks to come alongside individuals and help determine whether or not they are suited for a life of missions. To help us assess and evaluate individuals, training participants will be required to be actively involved in the life of the church, international outreach, and short term missions trips. We’ll also consider other areas of the participant’s life such as job performance and life experience.

Apply Now

Applications are limited to members of Clifton Baptist Church.
Click here to apply for the 2024-2025 Missions Cohort.
Applications are due by April 7, 2024. If you have questions, please contact Ian Lawrence or Shawn Wright.