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, an international calendar of network meetings at Linking Global Voices, and events listed throughout the year in Brigada Today.

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.

February 2016

February 2, Disciple Making Movements Training (online). Start of a seven-week class provided by Act Beyond.

February 3-6, International Conference on Computing and Mission (Mosbach, Germany). An annual event.

February 4, MyLife-Workshop: A New Way of Presenting the Gospel to the Postmoderns (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 5-7, Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February 8, Chinese Lunar New Year (global). Here’s all you need to know to reach out to Chinese neighbors, via the International Mission Board.

February 9 to March 1, Mobile Ministry Course (online). Provided by the Mobile Ministry Forum several times a year.

February 10 to March 20, Seek God for the City (global). Annual 40-day prayer campaign. Materials available from WayMakers.

February 11, The Gospel of the Kingdom for a Violent World (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 11 to April 8, Mobilizer Equipping School (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Provided by Student Volunteer Movement 2.

February 14-19, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

February 18, Opposition & Hostility in the Context of Global Missions (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 19-20, Short-term Mission ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Training event provided by Mission ConneXion.

February 19-21, Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February 22-25, Thrive Retreat (Dubai, UAE). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

February 25-26, Support Raising Bootcamp (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

February 26-27, Midwest Conference on Missionary Care (Bloomington, MN, USA).

February 27, Bridges Seminar (Greenbelt, MD, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

March 2016

March 3, C1 to C6 Spectrum After 15 Years (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

March 3-5, Mind the Gaps Conference (Redlands, CA, USA). Engaging churches in missionary care.

March 4-8, TENTmaking Course (Bergen, Norway). Provided by Global Opportunities.

March 5, Sending New Missionaries (Johnson City, TN, USA). One-day workshop provided by Catalyst Services.

March 11-12, Muslim ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Training event provided by Mission ConneXion.

March 11-12, People Raising Conference (Oak Brook, IL, USA). Be equipped for raising personal support.

March 13-19, Recalibrate! (Aurora, IN, USA). Five days of group and personal missionary debriefing.

March 14-15, Support Raising Bootcamp (Rogers, AR, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

March 18-19, Kingdom Business Conference (Charleston, SC, USA). Provided by Charleston Southern University.

March 18-20, Jesus to the Nations (Halifax, NS, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

March 21-24, Engaging Islam (Hong Kong). Evangelism training course provided by Horizons International.

April 2016

April 1-2, The Journey Deepens (Portland, OR, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries. Provided by Mission Next and Mission ConneXion.

April 2, Sending New Missionaries (Hawthorne, NJ, USA). One-day workshop provided by Catalyst Services.

April 3-8, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.

April 4-June 26, January 4 to March 27, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

April 6, OnMission (online). This is a free, virtual, 4-hour conference focused on issues and subjects relevant to church mission leaders.

April 9, Care Connexion (Beaverton, OR, USA). Workshop for churches about creating teams to care for their 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 16, Bridges Seminar (Lancaster, PA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

April 18-19, Support Raising Bootcamp (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

April 17-20, Field Security Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Skills for field staff working in dangerous environments around the world; Crisis Consulting International

April 25 to May 8, ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Learn key skills for surviving and thriving cross-culturally. Provided by TRAIN Internationals. Also offered September 5-18.

April 25-27, Crisis Management Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Learn how to develop a competent security and crisis management program; Crisis Consulting International.

April 25-28, Thrive Retreat (Fortaleza, Brazil). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

May 2016

May 4-7, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Phoenix, AZ, USA). From the Global CHE Network.

May 12-14, Christian Community Health Conference (Oklahoma City, OK, USA).

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

May 13-14, Prayer and Spiritual Warfare ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Training event provided by Mission ConneXion.

May 15, Global Day of Prayer (international). An annual event.

May 19-21, Global Children’s Ministry Equip Conference (Chiang Mai, Thailand). An annual event.

May 20-21, Ethnic Ministry Summit (Sebastopol, CA, USA). Sponsored by the Ethnic America Network.

May 23 to June 4, Darshan (Chicago, IL, USA). Hindu evangelism training from Christar.

May 26-29, Serving Internationals (Estes Park, CO, USA). Annual conference by the Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI).

May 27 to June 4, Single Vision Retreat (Lisbon, Portugal). A member care program for singles in the mission community.

June 2016

June 3-4, 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 3-13, Refresh! (Thailand). Retreat for cross-cultural workers. Provided by Heartstream Resources.

June 6-17, ACQUIRE (Joplin, MO, USA). Language and culture acquisition training for cross-cultural workers provided by TRAIN International.

June 6 to July 5, 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus (global).

June 7-28, Mobile Ministry Course (online). Provided by the Mobile Ministry Forum several times a year.

June 7-11, Sahara Challenge (St. Paul, MN, USA). Intensive training for ministry to Muslims, from Crescent Project.

June 19, World Refugee Sunday (international). Churches praying for refugees and displaced people. Some also observing this event June 26.

June 20 to September 11, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

June 22 to July 2, Breathe Conference (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Ten-day retreat for renewal and encouragement for cross-cultural workers.

June 23-24, Legacy Conference (Grand Rapids, MI, USA). A conference about Muslims, missions, and the heart of God; provided by Horizons International.

June 23-25, National African-American Missions Conference (Vienna, VA, USA).

July 2016

July 3-22, Manarah (Detroit, MI, USA). Muslim evangelism training provided by Christar. Note: Christar also has a training program in Hindu evangelism; 2016 location and dates TBD.

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 & discipleship training course provided by Horizons International (two one-week intensives).

July 12-15, Thrive Retreat (Beaver Creek, CO, USA). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

July 16-18, Perspectives National Gathering (Timonium, MD, USA).

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 2016

August 27, Bridges Seminar (Oklahoma City, OK, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

September 2016

September 12 to December 11, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

September 14-20, Traction Conference for Men (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Provided by Catalyst International.

September 29 to October 1, Mission Leaders Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.

October 2016

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 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.

November 2016

November 6-12, Recalibrate! (Aurora, IN, USA). Five days of group and personal missionary debriefing, programs for children of all ages.

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 2016

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

 

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