Missions Events Calendar

This calendar lists public or semipublic missions-oriented events in the USA and around the world, including conferences, retreats, workshops, and some classes or training events. Events are sponsored by a wide variety of organizations and are listed here with no charge but at the discretion of the editor. Updates are posted and sent out throughout the year. Feel free to reproduce any of the contents of this calendar for use in your own context.

For additional information about an event, contact the event organizers.

See also the UK-based mission information service OSCAR, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Christian Community Calendar, events with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, an international calendar of network meetings at Linking Global Voices, and events listed throughout the year in Brigada Today.

Submissions

  • Events must be “safe” for promotion on the web and to an unscreened list of email subscribers.
  • Listings must include some point of contact (e.g., a website or email address).
  • We will do our best to keep up with event changes and cancellations, but notification from event organizers is always appreciated.

To submit an item or to share your comments, questions, and concerns, contact Marti Wade.

April 2015

April 9-10, Support Raising Bootcamp (Rogers, AR, USA). From Support Raising Solutions.

April 8-11, Offering Healing and Hope for Children in Crisis (Orlando, FL, USA). A training-for-trainers event is also offered the following week. Provided by Crisis Care Training International.

April 14, Global Day of Prayer for the 4/14 Window (global). Praying for the world’s children (especially those aged 4-14).

April 16, Contributing to Poverty Alleviation Through Short-term Missions: It’s a Difficult Dance (online). Webinar provided by Missio Nexus.

April 16-18, Intercultural Fusion (Atlanta area, GA, USA). Ethnic ministries summit, sponsored by the Ethnic America Network.

April 17-18, Care ConneXion (Beaverton, OR, USA). A Mission ConneXion event.

April 17-18, Mobile Ministry Forum Consultation (Zelhem, Netherlands).

April 18, Bridges Seminar (Houston, TX, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

April 18, Day of Prayer for Turkey (global). Remember the three men being killed on that day in 2007 in Malatya.

April 21-24, iDisciple Conference (Gilbert, AZ, USA).

April 22 to June 17, Mobilizer Equipping School (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Provided by Student Volunteer Movement 2 (offered again September-November).

April 23, Diaspora Missiology and Mid-Term Missions: An Action Plan (online). Webinar provided by Missio Nexus.

April 23-25, Christian Community Health Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA).

April 25, Reentry Care (Holland, MI). Training teams to teach churches how to care for returning missionaries.

April 27-30, Thrive Retreat (Lima, Peru). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

April 29 to May 1, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Peoria, AZ, USA). From the Global CHE Network.

April 28, Planning Your Own Trainings and Meetings (webinar). For short-term mission teams leaders; provided by DELTA Ministries.

April 29 to May 3, TENTmaking Course (Bergen, Norway). Provided by Tent Norway.

May 2015

May 1-3, TENTmaking Impact Seminar (Seattle, WA, USA). Provided by Global Opportunities.

May 4 to September 6, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

May 5, To Send or Not to Send? (online). Webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen; free. Part of the series The Mission Table.

May 6, Is There Any Good News in the Muslim World? (online). Webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen with Keith Swartley; free.

May 7, Megacities and the Urban Future (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus with Douglas Batson.

May 8-9, MissionNext Forum (Arlington, VA, USA). Find your fit in missions.

May 10-15, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International. [FULL]

May 11-17, Single Vision (Hong Kong). Renewal for single missionaries.

May 12-15, TENTmaking Impact Seminar (Mexico City, Mexico). Provided by Global Opportunities.

May 13, Maintaining the Vision for the Long Haul and Staying Encouraged (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus, with George Verwer.

May 14, Organizing to Reach the Diaspora:  A Case Study in Changing Overseas Structure from Geographic Components to Global Affinity Groups  (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus, with Jerry Rankin.

May 15-16, The Journey Deepens (Portland, OR, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

May 18-30, Theology of Honor and Shame (Simi Valley, CA, USA). A 3-unit intensive course at Eternity Bible College developing a biblical missiology for Majority World cultures.

May 19, How to Keep Social Media from Wrecking Your Short-term Mission Trip (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

May 21, Beyond Welcome Back, 10 Things You Need to Know About Reentry (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus, with Lisa Chinn.

May 23-31, Darshan (Chicago, IL, USA). Hindu evangelism training provided by Christar.

May 24, Global Day of Prayer (international). An annual event.

May 25 to June 4, ACQUIRE (Joplin, MO, USA). Language acquisition training provided by TRAIN International. [FULL]

May 27-29, 2015 COSIM Conference (Nashville, TN, USA). Annual conference of the Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries.

May 28, Identifying Doors God Opens for Shorter Term Mission Endeavors and the Cost of Effective Integral Engagement (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

May 28-30, Serving Internationals (Wheaton, IL, USA). Annual conference by the Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI).

May 28-30, Global Children’s Ministry Equip Conference (Chiang Mai, Thailand).

May 30 to June 6, Sahara Challenge (St. Paul, MN, USA). Intensive training for ministry to Muslims, from Crescent Project.

June 2015

June 2015, GoFest 2015 (across Asia, Australia). One mission-mobilization event, eight cities: Singapore; Penang, Malaysia; Dili, Timor-Leste; Surabaya and Pontianak, Indonesia; Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, Australia.

June 5-6,  The Justice Conference (Chicago, IL, USA). Annual event to promote dialogue around justice related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and human rights.

June 5-13, Single Vision (Lisbon, Portugal). Renewal for single missionaries.

June 6, Disciple-making Movements Training (Plano, TX, USA). Provided by Act Beyond.

June 8 to August 30, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Twelve-week class will help you discover God’s heart for Muslims.

June 9-29, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Pasadena, CA, USA). three-week intensive.

June 9, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Start of six-week class, repeated several times a year. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.

June 14, World Refugee Sunday (international). Churches praying for refugees and displaced people. Some also observing this event June 21.

June 14-24, Refresh! (Grenoble, France). Retreat for cross-cultural workers, provided by Heartstream Resources.

June 18 to July 17, 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus (global).

June 19-21, GOFest (Bulstrode, Bucks, UK). Free, annual mission festival for all ages.

June 24 to July 4, Breathe Conference (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Ten-day retreat for renewal and encouragement for cross-cultural workers.

June 25-27,  National African-American Missions Conference (Vienna, VA, USA).

June 30, Four Things Every Team Leader Should Do After a Short-term Mission Trip (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

July 2015

July 5-15, Refresh! (Thailand). Retreat for cross-cultural workers, provided by Heartstream Resources.

July 6 to November 8 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

July 12-17, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

July 14-17, Thrive Retreat (Breckenridge, CO, USA). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

July 18-25, New Wilmington Mission Conference (Western Pennsylvania, USA). Annual, week-long multi-generational mission conference; a tradition for more than 100 years.

July 19-25, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Grapevine, TX, USA). One-week intensive.

July 19 to August 7, Manarah (Detroit, MI, USA). Muslim evangelism training provided by Christar. Also available in Spanish (different dates/places).

July 28, How to Protect Yourself after a Short-term Mission Trip (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

August 2015

August 3-9, MK/TCK Re-Entry Retreat (Gaston, SC, USA). Retreat designed for teens transitioning to college from missionary families.

August 8-14, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Calgary, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

June 9-15, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). three-week intensive.

August 11, Four Things Every Friend of Short-term Missionary Needs to Know (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

August 17 to December 20, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

September 2015

September 7-11, ETHNE Global Gathering (somewhere in S. Asia).

September 7-20 ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Pre-departure training for cross-cultural workers provided by TRAIN International.

September 14 to December 13, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Twelve-week class will help you discover God’s heart for Muslims.

September 15-21, Traction Conference for Men (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Provided by Catalyst International.

September 18-20, The Journey Deepens (Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

September 18-20, IBAM Impact Conference (Location TBD, USA). Take the next step in business as mission.

September 24-26, “Upward” Mission Leaders Conference (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.

September 29, Do Your Short-term Mission Trips Measure Up? (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

September 30 to November 25, Mobilizer Equipping School (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Provided by Student Volunteer Movement 2.

October 2015

October 1-3, Open B4T Expo (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Transforming Nations through Business.

October 2-3, Mission Next Forum (Tulsa, OK, USA). Find your fit in missions.

October 5 to February 15, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

October 6, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Start of six-week class, repeated several times a year. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.

October 9-10, Mission Fest Seattle (Edmonds, WA, USA).

October 11-16, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

October 27, Evaluating and Managing Risk on Your Short-term Mission (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

October 29 to Nov 1, International Conference on Missions (Richmond, VA, USA). Conference of the Christian Church / Churches of Christ.

November 2015

November 2 to March 13, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

November 5-7, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). An annual event.

November 15-17, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Czech Republic). Provided by Global Opportunities.

November 17, Who Is Your Mission Trip Really For? (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.

November 23-27, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Fuengirola, Spain). Provided by Global Opportunities.

December 2015

December 27 to January 1, Urbana Student Missions Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA).

December 28 to January 2, Mission-Net (Germany). Gathering of younger Christians passionate about serving God.

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