Mission Events & Courses
Consider weekend retreats to deepen your relationship with Jesus and explore how you could become a missionary.
Many missions events in North America are included in listings compiled by Missions Catalyst.
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Missions courses and events in the UK
Listed by OSCAR, the UK Information Service for World Mission.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
is a 15-week college level course (one evening class each week) which will help you understand God's plan for our world—and for your life—as you explore the following topics:
- Biblical - God's unchanging purpose for the nations
- Historical - Expansion and pioneers of the Christian Movement
- Strategic - Why "unreached people groups" are so important to God's eternal purpose
- Cultural - The Gospel and cross-cultural communication
A joint project between International Christian Ministries and the U.S. Center for World Mission. Just like the in person original, the online course can be taken for Certificate, BA and Graduate credit.
Online Foundational Mission Training Course
From All Nations in the UK. This 14-week course is based on the core subjects presented in en route, the popular 10-week residential course. It will provide you with a biblical foundation for your life and ministry; examining the issues of effective teamwork and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. You will gain a deeper understanding of culture, current trends, contemporary issues and the effects of transition, enabling you to relate and integrate more easily across cultures. A variety of tools will be provided throughout the course including those for program planning and management.
A semester-long course on Islam patterned after Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is offered in various locations. The course seeks to give a working knowledge of the Islamic faith and an understanding of how to share with Muslims the life of Christ.
A variety of missions training programs on Muslim evangelism. http://www.horizonsinternational.org/training
The Center for Intercultural Training near Charlotte, North Carolina
offers one and two-week courses in topics such as Program in Language
Acquisition Techniques, Church Planting Models, Understanding Culture,
Conflict Management, International Health & Wellness, Ethnomusicology,
Mission Training International in Palmer Lake, Colorado also offers the
two-week Program in Language Acquisition Techniques. They have a
three-week pre-field orientation that helps you interweave the six
critical strands of Spiritual, Personal, Lifestyle Adaptation,
Interpersonal, Cultural, Endure/Enjoy.
King College in Bristol, Tennessee offers one and two-week workshops on
topics such as Community Health for the Poor; Health Care from a
Christian and Global Perspective; Approaches to Other Religions to
Illness and Health; Approach of Folk Religions to Suffering and Healing;
Biomedicine, Alternative Medicine, and Christianity; Caring for the
Whole Person; Training of Primary Health Care Paramedical Workers;
HIV/AIDS: A Christian Approach.
Training of Trainers (TOT) is a one-week course that introduces people to Community Health Evangelism (CHE) to integrate physical and spiritual healing.
Warner Southern College in subtropical Florida offers the H.E.A.R.T.
Missionary Training Institute. H.E.A.R.T. is an acronym for Hunger
Education And Resources Training, and is a simulated Third World village
to train persons interested in serving as missionaries in Third World
countries. The focus is on cultural adaptation, technical training, and
practical community development training to equip those going to serve
in the Third World. 18 college credits may be earned during this 15-week program.
Mission Agency Courses
Many agencies have courses and events for future missionaries. For example, see the Beautiful Feet Boot Camp offered by Heart of God Ministries.
Personal Support Raising Boot Camp
by Steve Shadrack of Body Builders
This intense two day training seminar helps Christian workers get to their ministry assignment quickly and fully funded. The participants prepare extensively and the seminar leader helps them to apply the tools and principles they learned during their preparation. Whether you are just starting out or are a veteran, God can use a Boot Camp to change your perspective and approach in this critical area where so many stumble and fall with doubts, fears, and questions. Dates throughout the year.
Ministry Partner Development Course
by Andy Read of Evangelical Development Ministries
This one-week course each June covers the keys to successful missionary support fund raising. If you are responsible for raising your own support or motivating your staff in raising support or you just want to learn more about the personal support fund-raising process . . . then you’ll want to attend this course.
People-Raising Coaches Clinics
by Bill Dillon, author of People-Raising
Is your organization frustrated with how long it takes your staff to raise their personal financial support? Are you facing the challenge of how to motivate your staff and help them live above the fear of support raising? This two day clinic will help you.
Tentmaking seminar, conferences and courses by Global Opportunities. Visit http://www.globalopps.org/news.htm.