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.

Upcoming Events

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

April 6-9, Catalyze Northeast (Hamilton, MA, USA). Join us as we explore the concepts of effective ministry among Muslims; provided by Frontiers.

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.

April 27-May 25, Foundations of Media Strategy (online). Five-week mentored experience to connect your message to your audience. Provided by Mission Media U.

May

May 1-2, Standards Introductory Workshop presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions (Phoenix, AZ, USA). A pre-conference workshop at the International Wholistic Missions Conference.

May 1 to September 3, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

May 3-5, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Phoenix, AZ, USA). From the Global CHE Network.

May 4, Inspired HR: The Intersection of Law, Spirituality, and Common Sense (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

May 11, Diaspora Missions: OK, We Get It! Now What? (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

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 17, Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care (online). Free webinar from Sixteen:Fifteen.

May 18-19, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Hawthorne, NJ, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

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

May 22-25, Global Children’s Ministry Equip Conference (Nairobi, Kenya).

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

May 24-28, TENTmaking Course (Bergen, Norway). Provided by Tent Norway.

May 25, STM Emergencies: Preparing Team Leaders to Respond in a Crisis (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

May 27 to June 25, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World (global). Join millions of Christians around the world who regularly participate in this largest ongoing international prayer focus for our Muslim neighbors.

May 28 to June 3, Single Vision Retreat (Dolphin Bay, Thailand). A member care program for singles in the mission community.

May 31, Advisory Forum: Serving Safely—Duty of Care for Your Organization (Atlanta, GA, USA). Free presentation from Raptim Travel and held at the Delta Flight Museum.

June

June 2-3, Prayer ConneXion (Portland, OR, USA). Where prayer and mission connect. Provided by Mission ConneXion.

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 5-6, 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 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 13, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

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 12-14, Crisis Management Seminar (Colorado Springs, CO, USA). Learn how to develop a competent security and crisis management program.

June 12-16, Global DMM Catalyst Camp (Nairobi, Kenya). See inside disciple-making movements.

June 12-18, ReBoot Wilderness Program (Kananaskis, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids over 21.

June 17-25, Single Vision Retreat (Basel, Switzerland). A member care program for singles in the mission community.

June 18, World Refugee Sunday (international). Churches praying for refugees and displaced people. Some also observing this event June 25.

June 19-21, Honor-Shame Conference (Wheaton, IL, USA). Inaugurating the Honor-Shame Network, working together to reframe our message for 21st century ministry.

June 19-30, Engaging Islam Institute (Boulder, CO, USA). Provided by Horizons International.

June 20-25, Sahara Challenge (St. Paul, MN, USA). Training in ministry to Muslims provided by Crescent Project.

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 26-27, Personal Support Raising Boot Camp (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

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

July

July 2-12, Refresh! (Thailand). Retreat for cross-cultural workers provided by Heartstream Resources.

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

July 3 to November 5, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

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 18-21, Thrive Retreat (Beaver Creek CO, USA). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

July 22-29, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

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 24-26, Crisis Management Seminar (Auburn, AL, USA). Learn how to develop a competent security and crisis management program.

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

July 26-28, North America Refugee Roundtable (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA). From the Refugee Highway Partnership

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

August

August 5-12, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Calgary, AB, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

August 7 to December 10, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

August 14 to December 17, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

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 20-21, Standards Introductory Workshop presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions (Dallas, TX, USA). A pre-conference workshop at the Mission Leaders Conference.

September 21-23, Mission Leaders Conference (Dallas, TX, USA). Provided by Missio Nexus.

October

October 2 to February 11 , Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.October 4-7,

October 4-7, Christian Community Development Association National Conference (Detroit, MI, USA).S

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.

October 27-28, Reaching the Nations in North America (Wake Forest, NC, USA). Sponsored by the [SBC] North America Mission Board and others.

October 31 to November 3, Thrive Retreat (Madang, Papua New Guinea). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

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 6 to March 18, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course (online). Provided by the Perspectives Study Program.

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

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 16-19, 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).

8 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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