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. Note: Happy to mail you a copy of the archives; just ask.

December 2016

December 5-6, Support Raising Bootcamp (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

December 6-8, Finishing the Task Conference (Lake Forest, CA, USA).

December 8, Key Insights from the 2016 CEO and Church Mission Leader Survey (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

December 27-30, Cross Conference (Indianapolis, IN, USA). Conference calling students to the unreached.

December 27-31, Chinese Missions Convention (Baltimore, MD, USA).

2017 Events

January

Throughout January Perspectives on the World Christian Movement classes launch across North America, around the world, and online. Online classes start regularly throughout the year. Alumni are always welcome back for a refresher, especially if they bring a friend! Also check out Pathways to Global Understanding classes and Kairos courses.

January 2-28, COMPASS Prefield Training (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Provided by Missionary Training International.

January 9 to April 2, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ. New classes throughout the year.

January 16-17, Support Raising Bootcamp (San Diego, CA, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

January 19-22, Great Commission Prayer Summit (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Organized by SVM2.

January 22 to February 17, Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

January 20-21, Mission ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Free, community-based mission festival for all ages.

January 27-28, Santa Barbara Mission Conference (Santa Barbara, CA, USA). An annual event.

January 27-29, Missions Fest Vancouver (Vancouver, BC, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February

February 3-5, Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February 4, Bridges Seminar (Arlington, VA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

February 6 to March 4, COMPASS Prefield Training (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Provided by Missionary Training International.

February 12-17, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

February 12-18, Recalibrate! (Lawrenceburg, IN, USA). Five days of group and personal missionary debriefing.

February 15-18, International Conference on Computing and Mission (De Betteld, Netherlands). An annual event.

February 17-18, Midwest Conference on Missionary Care (Golden Valley, MN, USA).

February 18 to March 10, Business as Mission Course (Chiang Mai, Thailand). This three-week training will give you tools you need to take the next step in BAM.

February 19 to March 3, Second Language Acquisition (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

February 21-24, Thrive Retreat (Penang, Malaysia). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

February 24-25, Without Borders Women’s Conference (Austin, TX, USA). Training for ministering among Muslim women. Provided by Crescent Project.

February 24-26, Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

March

March 1 to April 9, Seek God for the City (global). Annual 40-day prayer campaign. Materials available from WayMakers.

March 24-26, The Journey Deepens (Richardson, TX, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

March 24-26, Jesus to the Nations (Halifax, NS, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

March 26 to April 21, Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

March 27 to April 22, COMPASS Prefield Training (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Provided by Missionary Training International.

April

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

April 10-11, The Journey Deepens (Portland, OR, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

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

April 20-22, Legacy Conference (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). A conference about Muslims, missions, and the heart of God; provided by Horizons International.

April 23 to May 5, Second Language Acquisition (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

April 24-27, Thrive Retreat (Dubrovnik, Croatia). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

April 24 to May 7, ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Learn key skills for surviving and thriving cross-culturally. Provided by TRAIN International.

May

May 3-5, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Phoenix, AZ, USA). From the Global CHE Network.

May 12-13, People Raising Conference (Oak Brook, IL, USA). Be equipped for raising personal support.

May 18-20, Christian Community Health Conference (Cincinnati, OH, USA). Provided by the Christian Community Health Fellowship.

May 25-27, Global Children’s Ministry Equip Conference (Nairobi, Kenya). An annual event.

May 28 to June 3, Single Vision Retreat (Dolphin Bay, Thailand). A member care program for singles in the mission community.

June

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

June 4, Global Day of Prayer (global). An annual event.

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

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

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

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

June 22-24, National African-American Missions Conference (McClean, VA, USA).

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

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

July

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

August

September

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

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

September15-17, 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 21-23, Mission Leaders Conference (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.

October

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

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

 

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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