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 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. Feel free to reproduce any of the contents of this calendar for use in your own context.

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.

January 2015

Throughout January Perspectives on the World Christian Movement classes launch across North America and 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 5 to March 20, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ. Upcoming classes are March 23 to June 14, June 8 to August 30, and September 14 to December 13.

January 10, Bridges Seminar (Richland, WA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

January 10, Bridges Seminar (Lima, OH, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

January 14, Training for Effective Missions Engagement (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

January 15, Which Laborers into Which Harvest (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

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

January 21-22 Support Raising Bootcamp (Kansas City, MO, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

January 22, What’s in a Name? Security Implications of Deleting the Term “Missionaries” (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

January 23-24, Santa Barbara Mission Conference (Santa Barbara, CA, USA). An annual event.

January 29, Internationals among Us (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

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.

January 31, Disciple-Making Movements Training (Plano, TX, USA). Provided by Act Beyond.

February 2015

February 4-7, International Conference on Computing and Mission (Zelhem, Netherlands). An annual event.

February 5, Missionary Effectiveness and Intercultural Competence (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 6-8, Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February 7, Beyond the Veil (Bloomington, MN, USA). Seminar on ministering to Muslim women, from Crescent Project.

February 12-15, TENTmaking Course (Korntal, Germany). Provided by Tent Norway and Global Opportunities.

February 13-16, World Christian Conference (Boulder Creek, CA, USA). An annual West-coast event sponsored by The World Christian Fellowship – mobilizing Asian-American Christians (and those who identify with them) to disciple all nations.

February 15-18, 19-22, Thrive Retreats (Phuket, Thailand). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

February 18 to March 29, Seek God for the City (global). Annual 40-day prayer campaign. Materials available from WayMakers.

February 19, Churches Shaping the Missions Journey (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 20-21, Midwest Conference on Missionary Care (Roseville,, MN, USA).

February 20-22, Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February 26, Frontier Mobilization: The Powerful Potential of the Unsent (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 28, Bridges Seminar (Dayton, OH, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

March 2015

March 4-8, TENTmaking Course (Fort Myers, FL, USA). Provided Global Opportunities.

March 5, E-Care (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

March 6-7, Muslim ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Learn how to engage your Muslim neighbor.

March 7, Bridges Seminar (Indianapolis, IN, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

March 12, The Mapping Center (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

March 18, Thinking and Acting Globally in Christian Mission (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

March 27-29, The Journey Deepens (Farmington, MI, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

March 27-29, Jesus to the Nations (Halifax, NS, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

April 2015

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

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

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

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

April 24-26, The Journey Deepens (Charlotte, NC, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective 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 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 1-3, The Journey Deepens (Springfield, MO, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

May 8-9, MissionNext Forum (Washington DC area, USA). Find your fit in missions.

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

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

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 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 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.

July 2015

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

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

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.

September 2015

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.

October 2015

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

November 2015

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 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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