1) Full Name of Applicant * Phone Number * Email Address * 2) Pysical Address (please include zip code) * 3) Mailing Address (please include zip code) 4) Do you understand that the BMAO is seeking to start new churches in Oklahoma? Do you have a specific county or city in mind? If so, please provide detail. 5) Spouse's Name 6) Have you or your spouse ever been divorced? If so, please provide information. 7) Provide names and ages of all children. Declare whether or not they currently reside with you and if they would be considered dependents. Do you have other dependents? 8) Do you presently use illegal drugs? 9) Do you drink alcoholic beverages? 10) Do you use tobacco in any form? 11) Have you ever been addicted to alcohol, illegal or prescription drugs, or tobacco? If so, please provide information. 12) Have you ever been addicted to gambling, pornography, or other such habitual behaviors? If so, please provide information. 13) Please provide a detailed testimony of salvation for both applicant and spouse (include approximate date of conversion) 14) Please have your spouse state in their own words their attitude toward your serving as a missionary/church planter with the BMAO. 15) Please provide the name and location of the high school from which you graduated, along with the year. 16) Please list the colleges or universities you have attended and the approximate dates you were there. 17) Please list your college degrees. 18) Please list the seminary institutions you have attended, the years you were enrolled, and the degree(s) you earned. 19) Please list any other educational attainments, honors, etc., you may have received, or academic seminars you have attended. 20) Please provide the name and location of the high school from which your spouse graduated, along with the year. 21) Please list any colleges, universities, or seminaries your spouse has attended, along with approximate dates and degrees attained. 22) Please list other educational attainments, academic seminars, honors etc., your spouse has received (or attended). 23) How long have you and your spouse been Baptists? Please provide the name/s and location/s of the church/s where you were baptized? 24) Was the church that baptized you affiliated with the Baptist Missionary Association of America? If not, with what organization was it affiliated? 25) Have you been ordained? Please provide the name and location of the ordaining church. What was the date of your ordination? 26) Has a church formally licensed you to preach? If so, please provide the name and location of the church that licensed you, along with the date. 27) Have you ever had substantial opposition or conflict in any church or mission with which you have worked? Have you ever faced a disciplinary charge by a church? Have you ever been terminated as pastor or staff member of a church? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” please provide a detailed explanation of the conflict, including the name and location of the church where it occurred. 28) Name and location of the church where you currently hold membership? 29) Have you personally supported missions and encouraged the churches where you have served to do so also? If you are elected as a BMAO missionary, will you lead the church (or churches) with which you are working to support the BMA of Oklahoma and America? 30) Are you, your spouse, and children all reasonably healthy? Are you aware of any medical condition(s) that may hinder your ability, or that of any family member, to function normally and effectively on the mission field? 31) Do you understand that, for this application to be processed, a licensed medical doctor must provide a written statement verifying the general good health of each one of your family members who is your dependent? 32) Will you, your spouse, and all dependent children, be willing to have a physical and/or psychiatric examination should we require it? 33) Do you consider yourself, as well as each dependent member of your family, physically, emotionally, and spiritually strong enough to meet the special challenges that often accompany life on the mission field? 34) Is there any incident or behavior in your past that your peers in ministry might deem significant enough to have caused embarrassment to the cause of Christ and hinder your ability to serve as a BMAO missionary? If, in your opinion, this may be a possibility, please provide a detailed explanation. 35) Do you practice tithing? Do you teach the tithe as a pattern or principle of giving under grace in the New Testament? If not, please provide a detailed explanation of your doctrinal views on this subject. 36) Do you personally give regularly to missions beyond your church contributions? 37) Are you “pro-life” on the subject of abortion, euthanasia, and other related issues? 38) Do you consider homosexuality a sin? Do you preach and teach it to be sinful? 39) Do you hold any interpretations of Scripture that are considered to be unusual or aberrant among BMA Baptists? If so, please explain. 40) Would you, for any reason, feel uncomfortable supporting and promoting any department of the BMAO? If so, please provide an explanation. 41) Have you visited the county or state to which you feel called by God to minister? 42) Is there any believer with whom you have an unreconciled difference and no longer have fellowship? 43) Are you willing to take a stand against unbiblical actions or events (i.e. moral, ethical, or governmental issues) taking place in your community? 44) How would you describe your prayer life? 45) When was the last time you and your spouse prayed together? 46) Please give a brief account of your Bible study routine, as well as resources and methods you typically employ in your studies. 47) To whom are you accountable in your present position? Describe the extent of your accountability. 48) List the titles and authors of four books you have read in the past six months. 49) Describe the role that best relates to your present church position or area of service (e.g. senior pastor, associate pastor, teacher, administrator, ministry director, etc.). 50) In your opinion, are your present ministry responsibilities commensurate with your spiritual gifts and abilities? Please explain. Have you ever had occasion to engage in strategic planning for a new church or mission? If so, please provide details regarding your responsibilities and involvement. 51) Please define your ministry vision and goals for the next five years if you are elected as a BMAO missionary. Describe the strategies you plan to employ to reach these goals. 52) A major responsibility of BMAO missionaries is to communicate enthusiastically their vision for ministry with the churches of our association and with people on the mission field. Describe how you would seek to accomplish this important task. 53) In your present responsibilities, have you developed an effective ministry team (i.e. full-time, part-time, volunteer personnel) that allows you to have a manageable workload and provides you adequate time for your family responsibilities and personal spiritual growth? 54) Do you consider yourself a soul-winner? When was the last time you personally led someone to Jesus Christ? 55) How many people have you personally witnessed to (i.e. shared the Gospel message) in the last month? 56) Have you ever personally trained others in evangelism? Was there a particular program or curriculum you used (e.g. Evangelism Explosion, CWT, FAITH, Way of the Master, etc.)? 57) Please list the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if possible) of five (5) pastors whom you feel would recommend you for missionary status with the BMAO. 58) Please list the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if possible) of up to five (5) former pastors (or church staff members who have served with you in some previous capacity) whom you feel would recommend you for missionary status with the BMAO. 59) Please list the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if possible) of up to five (5) business professionals whom you feel would recommend you for missionary status with the BMAO. 60) Please list the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if possible) of up to five (5) former college/seminary professors whom you feel would recommend you for missionary status with the BMAO. 61) Please list the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if possible) of up to five (5) former college/seminary classmates whom you feel would recommend you for missionary status with the BMAO. 62) Please supply the following information in chronological order regarding your pastoral or church staff experience: Name of church, location, beginning date of service, date of resignation, whether you were full or part time, approximate number of conversions, number of baptisms, total church additions, and any other information you deem appropriate regarding your tenure there. Was this church affiliated with the BMAO or BMAA? 63) Please describe in detail any previous experience you have had as a missionary with the BMAO or other organization. If applicable, provide the type information requested in the previous question. 64) What is your present gross income from church and/or secular employment? 65) Do know the salary and benefit package for the position for which you are applying? Do you believe it will be necessary to supplement your income (i.e. by spousal employment, part-time work, or some other means) to be able to live on this field? 66) Do you grant permission for the Missions Office to conduct an investigation of your retail credit history? 67) Do you understand that questionnaires will be mailed to those you have listed as personal references? 68) Do you understand that inquiries made by the Missions Office during the course of processing your application may not necessarily be limited to the references you have listed?