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.


  • 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


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.

August 21-22, Support Raising Bootcamp (Colorado Springs, CO, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

August 23, Got Workers? Got Training? Equipping the Saints for Overseas Ministry (online). Free webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen.

August 24, Making Teams Work in Missions (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

August 28, Interface (Arlington, TX, USA). Round table style forum for church missions leaders. Sponsored by Restore Hope.

August 31, The Missionary Martyr: What We Can Learn from Those Who Gave Their Lives for Christ (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.


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 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). Annual meeting.

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


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

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

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

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


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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