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, an international calendar of network meetings at Linking Global Voices, and events listed throughout the year in Brigada Today.
- 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.
July 3-13, Refresh! (Grenoble, France). Retreat for cross-cultural workers. Provided by Heartstream Resources.
July 3-22, Manarah (Detroit, MI, USA). Muslim evangelism training provided by Christar.
July 4 to November 6, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
July 10-15, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.
July 11-22, Engaging Islam (Boulder, CO, USA). Evangelism and discipleship training course provided by Horizons International (two one-week intensives).
July 12, Special Episode: Is It Time to Rethink the Native Missionary Model? (online). Free, web-based, interactive conversation from The Mission Table.
July 12-15, Thrive Retreat (Beaver Creek, CO, USA). For North American women serving cross-culturally.
July 13-16, Perspectives National Gathering (Timonium, MD, USA).
July 16, Global Prayer Journey (various locations). Walk, run, and cycle through the world’s forgotten neighborhoods and pray; also a fundraiser. Organized by MoveIn.
July 16-22, ReBoot Reentry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.
July 20-22, Refugee Highway Partnership North American Roundtable (Toronto, ON, Canada).
July 23-30, New Wilmington Mission Conference (Western Pennsylvania, USA). Annual, week-long multi-generational mission conference; a tradition for more than 100 years.
August 1 to December 4, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program. (Another class starts August 15.)
August 6-12, ReBoot Reentry Program (Calgary, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.
August 27, Bridges Seminar (Oklahoma City, OK, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
August 29-30, Support Raising Bootcamp (Rogers, AR, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
September 12 to December 11, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.
September 13, Do Agencies Hurt Churches When They Do Missions ‘For’ Them Instead of ‘With’ Them? (online). Free, web-based, interactive conversation from The Mission Table.
September 14-20, Traction Conference for Men (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Provided by Catalyst International.
September 16-18, BAM Conference (Los Angeles, CA, USA). An event for anyone interested in business as mission, from the BAM Resource Team.
September 29 to October 1, Mission Leaders Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.
September 30 to October 1, Entrepreneurial Readiness Workshop (Colorado Springs, CO, USA). Sponsored by The Navigators’ Global Enterprise Network.
October 3 to February 12, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
October 4-25, Mobile Ministry Course (online). Provided by the Mobile Ministry Forum several times a year.
October 5 to November 30, Mobilizer Equipping School (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Provided by Student Volunteer Movement 2.
October 7-8, Missions Fest Seattle (Bellevue, WA, USA).
October 10-11, Support Raising Bootcamp (Tulsa, OK, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
October 11, When Is Safety Satanic? Can Amber Waves of Grain Keep Us from Fields White unto Harvest? (online). Free, web-based, interactive conversation from The Mission Table.
October 11-14, Support Raising Leaders Conference (Tulsa, OK, USA). Provided by SupportRaising Solutions (and partners).
October 13-15, Open B4T Expo (Chicago, IL, USA). Transforming nations through business.
October 14-15, People Raising Conference (Oak Brook, IL, USA). Be equipped for raising personal support.
October 14-16, Evangelical Missiological Society (Dallas, TX, USA). Annual conference.
October 16-21, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.
October 26-30, GO Equipped TENTMaking Course (Fort Myers, FL, USA). Provided by Global Opportunities.
November 6-12, Recalibrate! (Aurora, IN, USA). Five days of group and personal missionary debriefing, programs for children of all ages.
November 7 to March 19, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
November 8, Is Every Follower of Christ A Missionary? (online). Free, web-based, interactive conversation from The Mission Table.
November 10-12, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). An annual event.
November 17-20, International Conference on Missions (Lexington, KY, USA). Conference of the Christian Church/Churches of Christ.
December 27-30, Cross Conference (Indianapolis, IN, USA). Conference calling students to the unreached.