Transforming ourselves, encountering others and changing the culture.
IMAGINE A WORLD
- Where women don’t have to make choices out of fear or convenience but feel empowered to make choices out of love and purpose.
- Where providing life to others and advocating for the thriving of all, from conception to natural death, is not only the best option, but also inconceivable to think otherwise
- Where, by using your unique set of gifts, you can transform a culture that too easily throws away, discounts or excuses the dignity of life into one that protects, dignifies and celebrates all life, especially those most vulnerable.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may be wondering…
The missionary age range is 18-39 years old, which means some missionaries are at all different stages in life! Anywhere between first or second year college students or full time engineer and dad of four kids. Our community is vibrant!
That being said, the average age of missionaries in 2023 was 27 years old.
You don’t have to be a pro cyclist to be a Biking for Babies rider. In fact, a good number of missionaries, while having a background in some type training or athletics, have minimal cycling experience. As long as you’re committed to putting the time and effort into training and are up for the challenge of learning road cycling, we’ll provide you with the necessary training plan, accountability, and personalized support that you will need along the way.
As far as equipment goes, you will need to purchase/borrow/rent a road bicycle and obtain the necessary gear (water bottles, helmet, bike shoes, etc.) in order to participate. If making the investment to get properly equipped is a concern, it’s possible that we can work with you to find a bike to borrow, and we also offer a missionary scholarship opportunity to help with covering these types of cost.
If you want more information on what gear you’d need to be a Biking for Babies rider, reach out to Aubrie, the Director of Missionary Formation, and she’ll provide you with details!
Most of our missionaries have minimal fundraising experience when they begin. So if you’re in that boat, too, don’t sweat it! Formation covers everything from the spirituality of fundraising down to the practicals, including guidance on writing a fundraising letter, giving a talk at your church, and more! On average, missionaries set a goal of $4,500. They also raise, on average, $4,500!
One of the cool things about our missionary opportunity is that it’s a virtual, seven month commitment with the only in-person requirement being the National Ride week. That means you can be a Biking for Babies missionary any place, any time! The missionary experience integrates well into the lives of busy college students and working professionals.
A missionary’s particular role on the National Ride–rider or support crew–will determine specific responsibilities in the pre-National Ride portion of formation. The time commitment is less for support crew missionaries who are not doing extensive physical preparation (ie- century rides) leading up to the National Ride. On an average week, the time commitment is anywhere between 2-12 hours. Any formation outside of virtual meetings and the National Ride week itself can be done on your own time, according to your own schedule.