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 for free, but at the discretion of the editor. Updates are posted and sent out throughout the year. For additional information about an event, contact the event organizers.
- 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.
Feel free to reproduce any of the contents of this calendar for use in your own context.
To submit an item or to share your comments, questions, and concerns, contact Marti Wade.
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.
October 2, So Glad You Asked: Agencies Listening Together to Field Staff for Improved Retention and Practice (online). Missio Nexus webinar.
October 7 to November 17, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Six-week class. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.
October 8-12, TENTmaking course (Fort Myers, FL, USA). Provided by Global Opportunities.
October 9, Millennials and Missions: Demystifying and Unleashing a Generation (online). Missio Nexus webinar.
October 10-11, Mission Fest Seattle (Edmonds, WA, USA). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.
October 16, Guidance for Deployment, Relocation and Evacuation Decisions (online). Missio Nexus webinar.
October 17-18, Support ConneXion (Beaverton, OR, USA). Be equipped to raise personal support for missions and ministry.
October 17-18, Bridges Seminar (Evansville, IN, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 18, Bridges Seminar (Lodi, CA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 19-22, 23-26, Thrive Retreat (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). For North American women serving cross-culturally.
October 20-24, Kairos Course (Louisville, KY, USA). One-week intensive course.
October 22, International Missions Experience without Crossing International Borders (online). Free webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen.
October 28-29, Support Raising Bootcamp (Fayetteville, AR, USA). Presented by Support Raising Solutions.
October 30, Sudden Re-Entry: Preparing to Care for People Who Leave the Field Prematurely (online). Missio Nexus webinar.
October 30 to November 2, TENTmaking course (Gothenburg, Sweden). Provided by Tent Norway and Global Opportunities.
November 2 or 9, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (global).
November 6-8, Oasis Conference (San Diego, CA, USA). Annual event from Crescent Project.
November 6-8, Open Expo (Raleigh, NC, USA). Business as mission event for BAM/B4T practitioners.
November 6-8, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). An annual event.
November 6-8, Canadian Network of Ministry to Muslims Annual Conference (Richmond Hill, ON, Canada). Creating a welcoming community.
November 7-8, Southeast Michigan MissionNext Forum (Brighton, MI, USA). Find insights into options in missions that are surprisingly suited to your skills and passions.
November 13-16, International Conference on Missions (Columbus, OH, USA). Conference of the Christian Church / Churches of Christ.
November 15, Bridges Seminar (Spokane, WA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
November 16, Global Mission Sunday (international). Marking the 40th anniversary of the Lausanne Movement.
November 20, Extreme Poverty: What it is, and What To Do About It (online). Missio Nexus webinar.
November 26-30, TENTmaking Course (Terkicko, Czech Republic). Provided by Tent Norway and Global Opportunities.
December 4, To the Unreached Peoples Scattered Everywhere: A New Era of Frontier Mission (online). Missio Nexus webinar.
Throughout January Perspectives on the World Christian Movement classes launch across North America, and others around the world. Alumni are always welcome back for a refresher, especially if they bring a friend! Also check out Pathways to Global Understanding classes, Kairos courses, and Kingdom Expansion 101.
January 16-17, Mission Connexion Northwest (Portland, OR, USA). Free, community-based mission festival for all ages.
January 19-22, Great Commission Mobilizer Summit (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Organized by SVM2.
January 23-24, Santa Barbara Mission Conference (Santa Barbara, CA, USA). An annual event.
January 23-25, The Journey Deepens (Pasadena, CA, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
January 30 to February 1, The Journey Deepens (Stanwood, WA, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
January 30 to February 1, Missions Fest Vancouver (Vancouver, BC, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.
February 4-7, International Conference on Computing and Mission (Zelhem, Netherlands). An annual event.
February 12-15, TENTmaking Course (Korntal, Germany). Provided by Tent Norway and Global Opportunities.
February 15-18, 19-22, Thrive Retreats (Phuket, Thailand). For North American women serving cross-culturally.
February 20-22, Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.
February 28, Bridges Seminar (Dayton, OH, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
March 4-8, TENTmaking Course (Fort Myers, FL, USA). Provided Global Opportunities.
March 7, Bridges Seminar (Indianapolis, IN, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
April 14, Global Day of Prayer for the 4/14 Window (global). Praying for the world’s children (especially those aged 4-14).
April 23-25, Christian Community Health Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA).
April 29 to May 1, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Peoria, AZ, USA). From the Global CHE Network.
April 29 to May 3, TENTmaking Course (Bergen, Norway). Provided by Tent Norway.
May 23-31, Darshan (Chicago, IL, USA). Hindu evangelism training provided by Christar.
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.
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 to August 7, Manarah (Detroit, MI, USA). Muslim evangelism training provided by Christar. Also available in Spanish (different dates/places).
December 27 to January 1, Urbana Student Missions Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA).