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.

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.

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.

April 

April 2-5, iDisciple Conference (Kansas City, MO, USA). Focused on Disciple Making Movements. Provided by Cityteam.

April 4-5, MissionFest Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

April 5, Bridges Seminar (Toronto, ON, Canada). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

April 8 to May 19, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Six-week class. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.

April 10, A Wind in the House of Islam (online). Webinar from MissioNexus, featuring David Garrison.

April 11-12, T4T Training (Lebanon, TN, USA). Be trained in effective practices for church-planting movements at home and around the world.

April 12, Bridges Seminar (Omaha, NE, USA). Building Bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

April 12, Bridges Seminar (Silver Spring, MD, USA). Building Bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

April 12, Care ConneXion (Beaverton, OR, USA). A Mission ConneXion event.

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

April 24-46, iSpectra, Igniting Multicultural Discipleship (Los Gatos, CA, USA). Bay Area’s first global multiethnic discipleship conference, in conjunction with The Harvest Group.

April 17, Engaging Women in Mission Leadership (online). Webinar from MissioNexus.

April 26, Frontiers Connect (Chicago, IL, USA). Explore work among Muslims.

April 30 to May 2, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Peoria, AZ, USA). From the Global CHE Network.

April 30 to May 2, Northwest Mission Pastors Conference (Raymond, WA, USA). Coordinated by WorldVenture.

April 30 to May 4, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Bergen, Norway). Provided by Global Opportunities.

May 

May 8-10, Christian Community Health Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA).

May 16-18, The Journey Deepens (Fort Washington, PA, USA). Retreat for those considering missions. Sponsored by MissionNext.

May 19-21, COSIM Conference (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Annual gathering for the Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries.

May 19-23, Christian Community Development Conference (near Stuttgart, Germany).

May 21-23, Global Children’s Ministry Equip Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa).

May 21-25, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Larsmo, Finland). Provided by Global Opportunities.

May 22, Faith-based Safety & Security Training (Columbia, SC, USA). Training for mission team personnel provided by an instructor from Fort Sherman Academy.

May 23-24, Al Massira training event (Scarborough, ON, Canada). Learn to share your faith with Muslim friends.

May 23-31, Single Vision (Lisbon, Portugal). Renewal for single missionaries.

May 28-29, Interchange 2014 (Philadelphia, PA). Bi-annual conference. This year’s theme is recruiting global workers in the church context. Sponsored by Catalyst Services.

May 29-31, Serving Internationals (Atlanta, GA, USA). Annual conference by the Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI).

May 30-31, Al Massira training event (Ottawa, ON, Canada). Lean to share your faith with Muslim friends.

May 31, Frontiers Connect (Central Coast, CA, USA). Explore work among Muslims.

May 31 to June 8, Darshan – Training in Outreach among Hindus (Chicago, IL, USA).  Classroom training and daily guided Hindu community interaction. Provided by Christar.

June 

June 1, Internet Evangelism Day (global). An annual event.

June 2-4, Crisis Management Seminar (Warrenton, MO, USA). Training for those who lead mission organizations in responding to crisis situations. Field Security Seminar for on-the-ground personnel in dangerous locations follows, June 5-7 in the same location.

June 8, Global Day of Prayer (international). An annual event.

June 10-20, Refresh! (Grenoble, France). Retreat for cross-cultural workers, provided by Heartstream Resources.

June 15, World Refugee Sunday (international). Churches praying for refugees and displaced people. Some also observing this event June 22.

June 16-20, International Conference on Computing and Mission (location TBD). An annual event.

June 19-27, Summer Institute on Islam (South Hamilton, MA, USA). Training event facilitated by Pioneers.

June 20-22, American Society for Missiology (St. Paul, MN, USA). Annual meeting.

June 21-28, Sahara Challenge (St. Paul, MN, USA). Intensive training for ministry to Muslims, from Crescent Project.

June 25 to July 5, “Breathe” Conference (Switzerland). A ten-day retreat designed to refresh and renew cross-cultural workers. Provided by Catalyst International.

June 27-30, GOFest (Bulstrode, Bucks, UK). Free, annual mission festival for all ages.

June 28 to July 27, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World (global). Join the millions of Christians around the world who have participated in this largest ongoing international prayer focus on the Muslim world.

June 29 to July 9, Refresh! (Thailand). Retreat for cross-cultural workers, provided by Heartstream Resources.

July

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

July 10-17, Engaging Islam (Boulder, CO, USA). Training in evangelism and discipleship.

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.

August

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

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

September

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

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.

October

October 7 to November17, 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.

November

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

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.

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

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