This calendar lists public or semi-public 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.
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November 2 to December 7, Foundations of Media Strategy (online). Mentored course on using social media for deeper conversations and disciple-making. Offered by Mission Media U.
November 2-4, Open B4T Expo (San Jose, CA, USA). Transforming nations through business; reaching the unreached to know and love Jesus.
November 2-4, Ethnic Ministries Summit (Charlotte, NC, USA). Organized by the Ethnic America Network.
November 2-4, Crescent Project National Conference (Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA).
November 3, Student ConneXion, Portland, OR, USA). Student missions conference geared towards students ages 10-20.
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 4, Heart for Muslims Conference (New York City, NY, USA).
November 5, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (global). An annual event, also observed November 12.
November 5-17, Second Language Acquisition Course (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.
November 6 to March 18, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.
November 8-11, Vulnerable Missions Conference (Ambridge, PA, USA). Moving beyond post-colonial dependency.
November 9-11, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Annual event focused on medical missions.
November 10-11, The Journey Deepens (Waxhaw, NC, USA). Explore becoming a missionary. Sponsored by MissionNext.
November 13-14, Support Raising Bootcamp (Brea, CA, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
November 13-15, North American Central Asia Forum (Minneapolis, MN, USA).
November 15-16, Standards Introductory Workshop presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions (Peoria, IL, USA). A pre-conference workshop at the International Conference on Missions.
November 16, Missionary Accountability and Missionary Care (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
November 16-19, International Conference on Missions (Peoria, IL, USA). Conference of the Christian Church/Churches of Christ.
November 28-30, Your FOCUS on the World Coach Training (Minneapolis, MN, USA). Church mission coaching training from Catalyst Services.
December 5-7, Finishing the Task Conference (Lake Forest, CA, USA).
December 7, The Porn Phenomemon and its Potential Impact on Mission Recruitment and Retention (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
December 12-13, Support Raising Bootcamp (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
December 17, Mobilizing the Church for the World (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.
December 26-29, Chinese Missions Convention (Ontario, CA, USA).
January 7-13, Perspectives Intensive (New Freedom, PA, USA). Provided by Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.
January 8 to February 13, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.
January 14 to February 9, Equipping for Cross-cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.
January 15-19, Abandoned Devotion Conference (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Sponsored by SVM2.
January 26-27, The Journey Deepens (Bothell, WA, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
February 6-9, Support Raising Leaders Conference (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.
February 11-23, Second Language Acquisition Course (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.
February 12 to March 10, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.
February 14 to March 25, Seek God for the City (global). Annual prayer campaign.
February 21-23, International Conference on Turkey (Mesa, AZ, USA). Sponsored by the International Turkey Network.
March 4-10, Perspectives Intensive (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.
March 18 to April 13, Equipping for Cross-cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.
April 6-7, The Journey Deepens (Portland, OR, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.
April 10, OnMission 2018 (online). Free, virtual conference from Missio Nexus. Theme: partnership.
May 15 to June 14, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World.
May 20, International Day for the Unreached (global).
October 28 to November 11, 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World.
December 27-31, Urbana Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA). Intervarsity’s triennial student missions conference.
January 2-5, Cross Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Student missions conference.