This calendar lists public or semipublic missions-oriented events in the USA and around the world, including conferences, retreats, workshops, and some classes or training events. Events are sponsored by a wide variety of organizations and are listed here for free, but at the discretion of the editor. Updates are posted and sent out throughout the year. For additional information about an event, contact the event organizers.
- 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.
Feel free to reproduce any of the contents of this calendar for use in your own context.
To submit an item or to share your comments, questions, and concerns, contact Marti Wade.
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.
August 3-9, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Calgary, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.
August 3-23, Manarah – Training in Outreach among Muslims (Dearborn, MI, USA). Intensive course on Islam and daily guided outreach with seasoned mentors from Christar.
August 4-8, Kairos Course (Temple City, CA, USA). Kairos is a nine-session, interactive course on world Christian mission. This one’s in Chinese!
August 4-10, MK/TCK Re-Entry Retreat (Gaston, SC, USA). Retreat designed for teens transitioning to college from missionary families.
August 8-17, Kairos Course (Savannah, GA, USA). Intensive version held on two weekends and one weeknight.
August 10-16, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.
August 11-15, Kairos Course (Louisville, KY, USA). One-week intensive course.
August 15-16, Desire of the Nations Missions Conference (Copperas Cove, TX, USA). Hosted by Clear Creek Baptist Church.
August 19-20, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Schroon Lake, NY, USA).
August 21, Introduction to Policy Governance (online). Webinar from MissioNexus.
August 28, Realities in the World Today: The Global Context of Missions (online). Webinar from MissioNexus.
September 8 to December 7, Encountering the World of Islam course (online). This 12-week course is offered several times a year.
September 5-6, Missions Fest Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa). Free, community-based conference in the Missions Fest tradition.
September 12-14, The Journey Deepens (Canby, OR, USA). Weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
September 14 to November 16, Ministering in a Multicultural World (San Jose, CA, USA). Ten-week Sunday-evening class on cultural awareness and skills.
September 16-22, Traction Conference for Men (Interlaken, Switzerland). For men who serve in cross-cultural settings, hosted by Catalyst International.
September 17-18, Support Raising Bootcamp (Charlotte, NC, USA). Presented by Support Raising Solutions.
September 17-20, Offering Healing and Hope for Children in Crisis: Trauma and Crisis Care (Englewood, CO, USA). Seminar from Crisis Care Training International.
September 19-21, IBAM Impact Conference (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Take the next step in Business as mission.
September 23-25, International Society for Frontier Missiology (Atlanta, GA, USA).
September 25-26, Mission Finance and Administration Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA). Provided by MissioNexus.
September 25-27, Mission Leaders Conference (Atlanta, GA, USA). Provided by MissioNexus.
September 26-28, The Journey Deepens (Charlotte, NC, USA). Weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
September 26-29, Experiencing Partnering Workshop (Dallas, TX, USA). Develop a partnering approach to ministry. Provided by International Partnering Associates.
September 27, Bridges Seminar (Cleveland, OH, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
September 30 to October 20, 21 Days for Global Harvest (international). Prayer campaign organized by the SVM2.
October 7 to November 17, Mobile Ministry Training Course (online). Six-week class. Learn how to use mobile technology for evangelism.
October 8-12, TENTmaking course (Fort Myers, FL, USA). Provided by Global Opportunities.
October 10-11, Mission Fest Seattle (Edmonds, WA, USA). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.
October 17-18, Support ConneXion (Beaverton, OR, USA). Be equipped to raise personal support for missions and ministry.
October 17-18, Bridges Seminar (Evansville, IN, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 18, Bridges Seminar (Lodi, CA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
October 19-22, 23-26, Thrive Retreat (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). For North American women serving cross-culturally.
October 20-24, Kairos Course (Louisville, KY, USA). One-week intensive course.
October 28-29, Support Raising Bootcamp (Fayetteville, AR, USA). Presented by Support Raising Solutions.
November 2, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (global). Observed by others on November 9.
November 6-8, Oasis Conference (San Diego, CA, USA). Annual event from Crescent Project.
November 6-8, Open Expo (Raleigh, NC, USA). Business as mission event for BAM/B4T practitioners.
November 6-8, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). An annual event.
November 6-8, Canadian Network of Ministry to Muslims Annual Conference (Richmond Hill, ON, Canada). Creating a welcoming community.
November 7-8, Southeast Michigan MissionNext Forum (Brighton, MI, USA). Find insights into options in missions that are surprisingly suited to your skills and passions.
November 11-13, Church Partner Forum (Orlando, FL, USA). A Pioneers event for sending and supporting churches.
November 13-16, International Conference on Missions (Columbus, OH, USA). Conference of the Christian Church / Churches of Christ.
November 15, Bridges Seminar (Spokane, WA, USA). Building bridges to reach Muslims. Provided by Crescent Project.
November 16, Global Mission Sunday (international). Marking the 40th anniversary of the Lausanne Movement.
January 19-22, Great Commission Mobilizer Summit (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Organized by SVM2.
February 15-18, 19-22 Thrive Retreat (Phuket, Thailand). For North American women serving cross-culturally.
June 2015, GoFest 2015 (across Asia, Australia). One mission-mobilization event, eight cities: Singapore; Penang, Malaysia; Dili, Timor-Leste; Surabaya and Pontianak, Indonesia; Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, Australia.
December 27 to January 1, Urbana Student Missions Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA).