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.
September 3-5, Missions Fest Kinshasa (Kinshasa, DRC).
September 4-5, Missions Fest Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa).
September 7-11, ETHNE Global Gathering (somewhere in S. Asia). ETHNE is a global movement focused on seeing each people group reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
September 7-20, ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Pre-departure training for cross-cultural workers provided by TRAIN International.
September 11-12, Without Borders (Houston, TX, USA). A conference for Christian women to learn how to reach Muslim women.
September 14-15, Support-raising Bootcamp (Richmond, CA, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
September 14 to December 13, Encountering the World of Islam (online). Twelve-week class will help you discover God’s heart for Muslims.
September 15-21, Traction Conference for Men (Wilderswil, Switzerland). Provided by Catalyst International.
September 16, Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
September 17, Mission in Honor-Shame Cultures (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
September 17-19, Field Security Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Skills for field staff working in dangerous environments around the world.
September 17-19, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Chennai, India). Provided by Global Opportunities, hosted by Tent.
September 18-20, The Journey Deepens (Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
September 18-20, Controversies in Christian Mission (Dallas, TX, USA). Annual meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society.
September 24-26, “Upward” Mission Leaders Conference (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.
September 26, Heart for Asia Conference (San Mateo, CA, USA). Join OMF’s 150th anniversary celebration.
September 29, Do Your Short-term Mission Trips Measure Up? (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.
September 29-30, Fund Raising for Ministry Organizations (Longview, TX, USA). Provided by Missionary TECH Team.
September 29 to October 3, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Detroit, MI, USA). Provided by Global Opportunities and Send International.
September 30 to November 25, Mobilizer Equipping School (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Provided by Student Volunteer Movement 2.
October 1-3, Open B4T Expo (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Transforming Nations through Business.
October 1-3, Oasis Conference West (Brentwood, CA, USA) Crescent Project annual conference held on the west coast.
October 2-3, Mission Next Forum (Tulsa, OK, USA). Find your fit in missions.
October 5 to February 15, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
October 6, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Start of six-week class, repeated several times a year. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.
October 9-10, Mission Fest Seattle (Edmonds, WA, USA).
October 10, Bridges Seminar (Huntington, WV, USA) Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 11-16, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Re-entry and debriefing for singles, couples, and families provided by TRAIN International.
October 15, Discipleship, Leadership and Hospitality (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
October 16-18, THARS Security Seminar (Mi-Wuk Village, CA, USA). Provided by Morton Security Solutions.
October 19-22, Thrive Retreat (Rimini, Italy). Refreshment and renewal for North American women serving cross-culturally.
October 19-23, Kairos Course (Louisville, KY).
October 22-29, Bridges Seminars (Australia). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project. Events in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne, Australia.
October 24, Bridges Seminar (Des Moines, IA, USA) Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 27, Evaluating and Managing Risk on Your Short-term Mission (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.
October 29, When Helping Hurts Cross-Cultural Leader Development (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
October 28 to November 1, International Conference on Missions (Richmond, VA, USA). Conference of the Christian Church / Churches of Christ.
October 31, Heart for Muslims Conference (New York, NY, USA).
November 1-7, Recalibrate! (Aurora, IN, USA). Five days of group and personal missionary debriefing, programs for children of all ages.
November 2 to March 13, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
November 5, Preparing for Educational Transitions (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
November 5-7, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). An annual event.
November 5-7, Oasis Conference East (Washington, DC, USA) Crescent Project annual conference held on the east coast.
November 12-15, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Gothenburg, Sweden). Provided by Global Opportunities.
November 17, Who Is Your Mission Trip Really For? (webinar). Provided by DELTA Ministries.
November 19, Impacting Culture with the Gospel: Transform World 2020 (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
November 23-27, GO Equipped TENTmaking Course (Fuengirola, Spain). Provided by Global Opportunities.
December 2-4, Finishing the Task Conference 2015 (Lake Forest, CA, USA).
December 10, Mid-Career Assessments (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
December 27 to January 1, Urbana Student Missions Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA).
December 28 to January 2, Mission-Net (Germany). Gathering of younger Christians passionate about serving God.