Almost nine years ago, I wrote an article about how two-thirds of the young college graduates who serve overseas through our International Mission Board’s Journeyman program were females. This is one of the SBC’s best opportunities to serve the Lord in places far more needy than affluent U.S. of A.
IMB Journeymen are young adults, age 21-30, who are sent by their churches as missionaries for a 2-year term through the IMB. A Journeyman’s primary responsibility is to engage in the missionary task by sharing the gospel, making disciples and helping plant churches.
In 2012 we were in, as we still are, the white hot atmosphere of complementarianism (a made-up term that I don’t particularly care to employ but which is essentially the adopted language understood by most SBCers) I observed that young, single, male SBC college graduates either were not answering God’s calling but that young, single, female SBC college grads were doing so. I was surprised by the proportions.
But here’s the news on this splendid program: