Missions Events Calendar

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, and an international calendar of network meetings at Linking Global Voices.

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

June

June 2-3, Prayer ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Where prayer and mission connect. Provided by Mission ConneXion.

June 3-4, World Weekend of Prayer for Children at Risk (global). Coordinated by the Viva Network.

June 4, International Day for the Unreached (international).

June 4, Global Day of Prayer (global). An annual event (see downloadable resources from WayMakers)

June 5-10, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

June 5-16, ACQUIRE (Joplin, MO, USA). Language and culture acquisition training for cross-cultural workers provided by TRAIN International.

June 5 to August 13, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

June 5 to August 27, Encountering the World of Islam (online). 12-week course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

June 8-10, Serving Internationals (Virginia Beach, VA, USA). Annual conference by the Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI).

June 9-10, 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 12-16, Global DMM Catalyst Camp (Nairobi, Kenya). See inside disciple-making movements.

June 17-25, Single Vision Retreat (Basel, Switzerland). A member care program for singles in the mission community.

June 18, World Refugee Sunday (international). Churches praying for refugees and displaced people. Some also observing this event June 25.

June 19-21, Honor-Shame Conference (Wheaton, IL, USA). Inaugurating the Honor-Shame Network, working together to reframe our message for 21st century ministry.

June 19-30, Engaging Islam Institute (Boulder, CO, USA). Provided by Horizons International.

June 20-24, Sahara Challenge (St. Paul, MN, USA). Training in ministry to Muslims provided by Crescent Project.

June 21, Muslims in America (online). Free webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen.

June 21 to July 1, Breathe (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Ten-day retreat for the renewal of cross-cultural workers, provided by Catalyst International.

June 22-24, National African-American Missions Conference (McLean, VA, USA). Theme: “Send Me.”

June 23-25, Rethinking Forum 2017 (Houston, TX). Conference for those walking alongside Hindus as they explore a relationship with Jesus.

June 25-30, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Lancaster, PA, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

June 26-27, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

June 26-28, Refugee Roundtable (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by the Refugee Highway Partnership.

June 27-29, Amplify Conference (Naperville, IL, USA). National conference on evangelism sponsored by the Billy Graham Center (and others).

July

July 2-12, Refresh! (Thailand). Retreat for cross-cultural workers provided by Heartstream Resources.

July 2-21, Manarah (Detroit). Training in ministry to Muslims provided by Christar.

July 3 to November 5, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

July 9-14, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

July 9-14, Check-IT-Out Vacation 2017 Conference (Waxhaw, NC, USA). For IT professionals and students to explore using their skills in support of Bible translation. Children’s program available.

July 11, Crisis Management Workshop (San Diego, CA, USA). Provided by Crisis Consulting International.

July 12-14, Field Security Seminar (San Diego, CA, USA). Provided by Crisis Consulting International.

July 18-21, Thrive Retreat (Beaver Creek CO, USA). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

July 19, The Missionary’s First 30 Days (online). Webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen.

July 22-29, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

July 22-29, New Wilmington Mission Conference (Western Pennsylvania, USA). Annual, week-long multi-generational mission conference; a tradition for more than 100 years.

July 24-26, Crisis Management Seminar (Auburn, AL, USA). Learn how to develop a competent security and crisis management program.

July 27, Security Orientation Workshop (Auburn, AL, USA). Provided by Crisis Consulting International.

July 25-29, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (La Mirada, CA, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

July 26-28, North America Refugee Roundtable (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA). From the Refugee Highway Partnership

July 28-30, Entrepreneurial Readiness Workshop (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Sponsored by the Global Enterprise Network, a ministry of The Navigators.

August

August 5-12, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Calgary, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

August 7 to December 10, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

August 14 to December 17, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

September

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

September 15-17, Evangelical Missiological Society (location? ). Annual meeting,

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

November 8-11, 2017, 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 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).

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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