Mission Events & Courses

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Consider weekend retreats to deepen your relationship with Jesus and explore how you could become a missionary.

A list of missions events, primarily those in North America, is compiled by Missions Catalyst. Mission courses and events in the UK are listed by the UK world mission information service, OSCAR. Both also list some global events. Subscribe to the Brigada Today e-newsletter to read about upcoming events soon after they are announced.

For missions conferences with thousands of attendees and many agencies look at:

Training and Courses

General Missions Education

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, provided by the U.S. Center for World Mission in cooperation with local churches, is a semester-long course offered in many cities across the U.S. and around the world. Also available online and in week-long intensives.

Two courses with similar content and purposes are Kairos and Pathways to Global Understanding.

Kingdom Expansion 101, provided by DualReach, is a six-session online intro-to-missions course designed with church mission leaders and volunteers in mind. You can work through it individually or with a group.

Operation Worldview, from Mission ONE, includes eight one-hour mission education sessions for churches and small groups.

Other small group studies include:

Focused on Muslims

Missionary Training Courses

Some people who want to serve cross-culturally go to Bible school and/or seminary first, though this is not always necessary. For various perspectives on what kind of training missionaries need, see the training section of AskaMissionary.

Graduate or undergraduate degrees in missions (sometimes known as intercultural, international, or global studies) are available from schools such as these:

Ethnos360, formerly New Tribes Mission, is one of the few mission agencies to run its own, full-length training schools, attended not only by their members but also by those with similar needs and interests.