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.

2017 Events

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 9-11, Target Hardening and Resilience Seminar (Peoria, AZ, USA). Travel and relocation security training from Morton Security Solutions.

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

February 12-18, Recalibrate! (Santa Rose Beach, FL, 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 16 to March 16, Foundations of Media Strategy (online). Five-week course from Mission Media U.

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 20-21, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Lubbock, TX, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

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

February 22 to March 22, Story in Ministry (online) Five-week course from Mission Media U.

February 23, Deaf: The Final Frontier of the Great Commission (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

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

February 24-25, Global Missions Health Conference West Coast (Riverside, CA, USA). Medical missions event.

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 1 to May 10, Great Commission U (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Ten-week Bible school for fulfilling the Great Commission; provided by SVM2.

March 2 to June 4 Encountering the World of Islam (online). 12-week course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

March 4, Bridges Seminar (Houston, TX, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

March 6-11, TOTAL It Up! Extreme – Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Waxhaw, NC, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

March 17–18, Check-IT-Out Spring 2017 Conference (Waxhaw, NC, USA). For IT professionals and students to explore using their skills in support of Bible translation.

March 17-18, BAM Symposium of Indiana (Bluffton, IN, USA). Explore Business as Mission.

March 24-25, The Journey Deepens (Richardson, TX, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

March 24-25, Humanitarian Health Conference (Kansas City, MO, USA).

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

March 25, Bridges Seminar (Phoenix, AZ, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.

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.

March 30-31, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Charlotte, NC, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

April

April 5, OnMission 2017 (online). Free, virtual conference for church mission leaders from Missio Nexus.

April 7-8, Mobile Ministry Forum 2017 Consultation (Zelhem, Holland). Leading mobile ministry innovators and practitioners.

April 7-9, Entrepreneurial Readiness Workshop (College Station, TX, USA). Sponsored by the Global Enterprise Network, a ministry of The Navigators.

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 17-18, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Rogers, AR, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

April 20-22, Legacy Conference (Edmonton, AB, 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.

April 26-28, Mission Influencers Conference (Raymond, WA, USA). Annual conference sponsored by World Venture.

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 15-20, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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

May 22-27, TOTAL It Up! Extreme – Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Waxhaw, NC, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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

May 27 to June 25, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World (global).

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 4-17, Darshan (Chicago). Training in ministry to Hindus provided by Christar.

June 5-10, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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

June 5 to August 27, Encountering the World of Islam (online). 12-week course on embracing Muslims with the love of Christ.

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 19-21, Honor-Shame Conference (Wheaton, IL, USA).

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 (McLean, VA, USA).

June 25-30, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (Lancaster, PA, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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

July

July 2-21, Manarah (Detroit). Training in Ministry to Muslims, provided by Christar.

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

July 9-14, Check-IT-Out Vacation 2017 Conference (Waxhaw, NC, USA). For IT professionals and students to explore using their skills in support of Bible translation. Children’s program available.

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

July 25-29, TOTAL It Up! Taste of Translation and Linguistics (La Mirada, CA, USA). Provided by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

July 28-30, Entrepreneurial Readiness Workshop (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Sponsored by the Global Enterprise Network, a ministry of The Navigators.

August

September

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

September 15-17, 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 4-7, Christian Community Development Association National Conference (Detroit, MI, USA).

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.

November

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 9-11, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Annual event focused on medical missions.

November 16-19, International Conference on Missions (Peoria, IL, USA). Conference of the Christian Church/Churches of Christ.

December

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

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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