Missions Events Calendar

This calendar lists public or semi-public 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

September

September 3-15, Second Language Acquisition Course (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

September 4-17, ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Learn key skills for surviving and thriving cross-culturally. Provided by TRAIN International.

September 4 to December 3, Encountering the World of Islam (online). 12-week course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

September 7, The Local Church—Mentoring Healthy Mission Candidates (online). Webinar from Mission Nexus.

September 11-12, Support Raising Bootcamp (Rogers, AR, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

September 14 to October 12, Foundations of Media Strategy (online). Mentored course on using social media for deeper conversations and disciple-making. Offered by Mission Media U.

September 15-17, Business as Mission Conference (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by BAM Training.

September 15-17, Evangelical Missiological Society (Dallas, TX, USA). An annual gathering. This year meeting in partnership with the International Society for Frontier Missiology.

September 18 to October 14, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.

September 20-26, Traction (Interlaken, Switzerland). Six-day renewal event for men serving cross-culturally, provided by Catalyst International.

September 20 to October 18, Story in Ministry (online). Mentored course on applying elements of story to your outreach. Offered by Mission Media U.

September 20-21, Reaching the Foreigner Among Us (Dallas, TX, USA). A pre-conference workshop at the Mission Leaders Conference.

September 20-21, Standards Introductory Workshop (Dallas, TX, USA). A pre-conference workshop at the Mission Leaders Conference presented by the Standards of Excellence in Short-term Mission.

September 21-23, Mission Leaders Conference (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.

October

October 2 to February 11, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

October 4-7, Christian Community Development Association National Conference (Detroit, MI, USA).

October 5, Data is Your Ally: Key Research Analysis for the Modern Missions Movement (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

October 8 to November 3, Equipping for Cross-cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

October 8-22, 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World.

October 13-14, People Raising Conference (Oak Brook, IL, USA). Be equipped for raising personal support.

October 13-14, Missions Fest Seattle (Seattle area, USA). Free, annual, community missions event.

October 15-20, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

October 16-18, Crisis Management Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Provided by Crisis Consulting International.

October 17 to November 14, Mobiles in Mission: Using the Tool in Everyone’s Pocket (online). Mentored course on using mobile devices in ministry to unreached people. Offered by Mission Media U.

October 18-21, COMMA Consultation (Chicago, IL, USA). Annual gathering of the Coalition of Ministries to Muslims in North America.

October 19, Resources and Relationships in Missions: Navigating the Minefield of Dependency (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

October 23-29, Recalibrate! (Gull Lake, MI, USA). Debriefing and renewal retreat for missionaries sponsored by Paracletos.

October 23 to November 18, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.

October 26-27, Support Raising Bootcamp (Waynesville, NC, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

October 27-28, Reaching the Nations in North America (Wake Forest, NC, USA). Sponsored by the [SBC] North America Mission Board and others.

October 31 to November 3, Thrive Retreat (Madang, Papua New Guinea). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

November

November 2 to December 7, Foundations of Media Strategy (online). Mentored course on using social media for deeper conversations and disciple-making. Offered by Mission Media U.

November 2-4, Open B4T Expo (San Jose, CA USA). Transforming nations through business; reaching the unreached to know and love Jesus.

November 2-4, Ethnic Ministries Summit (Charlotte, NC, USA). Organized by the Ethnic America Network.

November 2-4, Crescent Project National Conference (Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA).

November 3, Student ConneXion, Portland, OR, USA). Student missions conference geared towards students ages 10-20.

November 3-4, Check-IT-Out Fall 2017 Conference (Waxhaw, NC, USA). For IT professionals and students to explore using their skills in support of Bible translation.

November 4, Heart for Muslims Conference (New York City, NY, USA).

November 5, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (global). An annual event, also observed November 12.

November 5-17, Second Language Acquisition Course (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

November 6 to March 18, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

November 8-11, Vulnerable Missions Conference (Ambridge, PA, USA). Moving beyond post-colonial dependency.

November 9-11, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Annual event focused on medical missions.

November 10-11, The Journey Deepens (Waxhaw, NC, USA). Explore becoming a missionary. Sponsored by MissionNext.

November 13-14, Support Raising Bootcamp (Brea, CA, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

November 13-15, North American Central Asia Forum (Minneapolis, MN, USA).

November 15-16, Standards Introductory Workshop presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions (Peoria, IL, USA). A pre-conference workshop at the International Conference on Missions.

November 16-19, International Conference on Missions (Peoria, IL, USA). Conference of the Christian Church/Churches of Christ.

December

December 5-7, Finishing the Task Conference (Lake Forest, CA, USA).

December 12-13, Support Raising Bootcamp (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

2018

January 7-13, Perspectives Intensive (New Freedom, PA, USA). Provided by Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.

January 8 to February 13, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.

January 14 to February 9, Equipping for Cross-cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

January 26-27, The Journey Deepens (Bothell, WA, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

February 6-9, Support Raising Leaders Conference (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

February 11-23, Second Language Acquisition Course (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

February 12 to March 10, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.

March 4-10, Perspectives Intensive (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.

March 18 to April 13, Equipping for Cross-cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

April 6-7, The Journey Deepens (Portland, OR, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

December 27-31, Urbana Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA). Intervarsity’s triennial student missions conference.

7 thoughts on “Missions Events Calendar”

  1. hello ,my name is jean marie sibomana, am 34years,am in burundi country in east africa,am applying for attending a conference that will take place on march18-20,jesus to the nations in halifax,NS,CANADA,thank you

    1. Hi Jean Marie! I’m sorry, but we can’t help you. While we advertise a variety of events, we are not the organizers of these events. You’ll have to contact Jesus to the Nations directly. While you would be welcome to attend it is unlikely that they would be able to sponsor you to attend or provide a visa or letter of invitation. This is an event event designed for Canadian citizens and there is no fee to attend, but the only ones whose expenses are covered or who may be paid to participate are the speakers (who will have been selected months ago).

    1. Hi Enock! I am just starting to work on gathering information about conferences planned for 2017 and will have the beginnings of a list posted by the end of November, 2016. I cannot invite you to specific events, though, because I’m not involved in planning any of these events, just letting people know they are planned.

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