“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.”  Rev. John Stott

The God of the Bible is a God who sends. This is not just something God does, but it is who He is. In Genesis 1:28, God commissions mankind to be fruitful and subdue the earth. God choose the Jews to be his people because of His love and redemptive purpose for all the nations (Exodus 19:4-6). God declares to Jacob that his, “offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 28:14). God commissioned Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:5), to be a prophet to the nations before he was born. When the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14), Jesus, the word of God, sends every one of his followers to preach the Gospel to all creations, to disciple the nations, to speak of his repentance and forgiven of sins to all nations, and he even empowers his followers with his Spirit to accomplish his mission to the ends of the earth.  (John 20:21; Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8)

California Baptist University is committed to the God who sends and to his purpose in Riverside and to the ends of the earth. The mission of Mobilization is to awaken followers of Christ to his global mission, nurture students, staff, and faculty in the global faith, and provide opportunities for international service among the nations.  

International service is not only a mandate for every follower of Christ, but it also provides students with the essential cross-cultural experiences necessary for their success in our multicultural world after graduation. The number of globally-minded companies and organizations are growing, and many are requiring international experience for their applicants. Because of this, Mobilization also offers non-faith based international service and cultural encounters.  

Take some time to journey through our website and discover all the opportunities for you to be involved. Come join us in the deep end!

"If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?" — David Livingstone (19th Century missionary doctor in Africa)

Jeff Lewis
Director of Mobilization

International Service Projects

Encounter TeamsMobilization 1

Length of Service: 8 - 14 Days
A non-faith-based opportunity to serve among the poor and displaced of the world and experience different worldviews and cultures.

Engagement Teams

Length of Service: 3 weeks
Followers of Christ learn and practice what it means to be fully engaged in the mission of God among the nations.

Immersion Teams

Length of Service: 5 - 10 weeks
Scattered among the nations for the ministry of the word. Immersion provides students with the opportunity of being immersed in the culture while learning the art of cross-cultural gospel conversation as they minister alongside field personnel.