Missions Events Calendar

calendar_buttonThis 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.


July 8 to August 18, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Six-week class. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.

July 7-18, Engaging Islam (Boulder, CO, USA). Training in evangelism and discipleship.

July 15-18, Thrive Retreat (Snowmass Village, CO, USA). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

July 19-26, New Wilmington Mission Conference (Western Pennsylvania, USA). Annual, week-long multi-generational mission conference; a tradition for more than 100 years.

July 21-25, European Church Planting Symposium (Leuven, Belgium). Provided by European Christian Mission, in partnership with others.

July 24-25, Refugee Highway Partnership’s North America Roundtable (Phoenix, AZ, USA).


August 3-9, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Calgary, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

August 3-23, Manarah – Training in Outreach among Muslims (Dearborn, MI, USA). Intensive course on Islam and daily guided outreach with seasoned mentors from Christar.

August 4-8, Kairos Course (Temple City, CA, USA). Kairos is a nine-session, interactive course on world Christian mission. This one’s in Chinese!

August 4-10, MK/TCK Re-Entry Retreat (Gaston, SC, USA). Retreat designed for teens transitioning to college from missionary families.

August 8-17, Kairos Course (Savannah, GA, USA). Intensive version held on two weekends and one weeknight.

August 10-16, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

August 11-15, Kairos Course (Louisville, KY, USA). One-week intensive course.

August 15-16, Desire of the Nations Missions Conference (Copperas Cove, TX, USA). Hosted by Clear Creek Baptist Church.

August 19-20, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Schroon Lake, NY, USA).

August 21, Introduction to Policy Governance (online). Webinar from MissioNexus.

Augusut 28, Realities in the World Today: The Global Context of Missions (online). Webinar from MissioNexus.


September 8 to December 7, Encountering the World of Islam course (online). This 12-week course is offered several times a year.

September 5-6, Missions Fest Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa). Free, community-based conference in the Missions Fest tradition.

September 16-22, Traction Conference for Men (Interlaken, Switzerland). For men who serve in cross-cultural settings, hosted by Catalyst International.

September 17-18, Support Raising Bootcamp (Charlotte, NC, USA). Presented by Support Raising Solutions.

September 19-21, IBAM Impact Conference (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Take the Next Step in Business as mission.

September 23-25, International Society for Frontier Missiology (Atlanta, GA, USA).

September 25-26, Mission Finance and Administration Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA). Provided by MissioNexus.

September 25-27, Mission Leaders Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA). Provided by MissioNexus.

September 26-29, Experiencing Partnering Workshop (Dallas, TX, USA). Develop a partnering approach to ministry. Provided by International Partnering Associates.


October 7 to November 17, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Six-week class. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.

October 10-11, Mission Fest Seattle (Seattle area, WA, USA). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

October 19-22, 23-26, Thrive Retreat (Mombasa, Kenya). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

October 20-24, Kairos Course (Louisville, KY, USA). One-week intensive course.

October 26-31, Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshop (Portland, OR, USA). Similar workshops held worldwide; learn more.

October 28-29, Support Raising Bootcamp (Fayetteville, AR, USA). Presented by Support Raising Solutions.


November 2, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (global). Observed by others on November 9.

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 11-13, Church Partner Forum (Orlando, FL, USA). A Pioneers event for sending and supporting churches.

November 13-16, International Conference on Missions (Columbus, OH, USA). Conference of the Christian Church / Churches of Christ.

2015 Events

January 19-22, Great Commission Mobilizer Summit (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Organized by SVM2.Ma

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

June 2014, 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.

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