This calendar lists public or semipublic missions-oriented events in the USA and (though to lesser extent) around the world. It includes 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 a specific event, please contact the 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.
- 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.
July 5-15, Refresh! (Thailand). Retreat for cross-cultural workers, provided by Heartstream Resources.
July 6-9, Global Consultation on Music and Missions (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
July 6 to November 8 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
July 7, Do Missionaries Destroy Culture? (online) Free, interactive webinar from The Mission Table.
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 15, Making Disciples Across Cultures: Tools for Evaluating and Recalibrating Methods (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
July 16-17, Disciple Making Movements Experience (Nashville, TN, USA). Hosted by Long Hollow Baptist Church.
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 offered elsewhere in Spanish.
July 22-23, Support-raising Bootcamp (Rogers, AR, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
July 28, How to Protect Yourself after a Short-term Mission Trip (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.
July 26 to August 1, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.
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.
August 9-15, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). One-week intensive.
August 10-12, Crisis Management Seminar (Bali, Indonesia). Learn how to develop a competent security and crisis management program.
August 11, Four Things Every Friend of a 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.
August 20-21, Support-raising Bootcamp (Blooomfield, NJ, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
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 11-12, Without Borders (Houston, TX, USA) A conference for Christian women to learn how to reach Muslim women.
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 17-19, Field Security Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Skills for field staff working in dangerous environments around the world.
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 1-3, Open B4T Expo (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Transforming Nations through Business.
October 1-3, Oasis Conference West (Brentwood, CA, USA) Crescent Project annual conference held on the west coast.
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 10, Bridges Seminar (Huntington, WV, USA) Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 11-16, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.
October 24, Bridges Seminar (Des Moines, IA, USA) Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
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.
October 31, Heart for Muslims Conference (New York, NY, USA).
November 1-7, Recalibrate! (Aurora, IN, USA). Five days of group and personal missionary debriefing, programs for children of all ages.
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 5-7, Oasis Conference East (Washington, DC, USA) Crescent Project annual conference held on the east coast.
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 2-4, Finishing the Task Conference 2015 (Lake Forest, CA, USA).
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.