Missions Events Calendar

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.

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.

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

February

February 1, Five Types of Strategies for Mission Organizations (online). Webinar from Missio Nexus.

February 2-3, Santa Barbara Mission Conference (Santa Barbara, CA, USA). An annual event.

February 2-4, Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

February 2-8, Thrive Retreat (Paphos, Cypress). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

February 5 to June 10, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

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 14-21, Learning Culture through Purposeful Observation (online). Course provided by the Center for Intercultural Training (CIT).

February 14 to March 25, Seek God for the City (global). Annual prayer campaign.

February 15 to March 15, Foundations of Media Strategy (online). Training course from Mission Media U.

February 18-23, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Debriefing and re-entry help for returning missionaries.

February 20, Tentmaker Training Seminar (Fort Myers, FL, USA). Provided by Global Intent.

February 21, Mobilizing the Next Generation of Missionaries (online). Free webinar from 16:15 and Cafe 10/40.

February 21-23, International Conference on Turkey (Mesa, AZ, USA). Sponsored by the International Turkey Network.

February 21-25, GO Equipped Tentmaking Course (Benin City, Nigeria). Hosted by Tent Nigeria.

February 21 to March 21, Story in Ministry (online). Mentored course by Mission Media U on applying elements of story to your outreach.

February 22-23, Standards Introductory Workshop (Portland, OR, USA) presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission.

February 23-24, Midwest Conference on Missionary Care (Burnsville, MN, USA).

February 23-24, Defy the Ordinary (Portland, OR, USA). Conference focusing on short-term missions presented by Short-Term Mission ConneXion and Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission.

February 23-25, Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

March

March 4-10, Perspectives Intensive (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.

March 7-10, Field Security Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Prepare to live, work, and travel in high-risk environments.

March 9-13, GO Equipped Tentmaking Course (Bergen, Norway). Hosted by Tent Norway.

March 15-17, GO Equipped Tentmaking Course (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic). Hosted by Tent Dominica.

March 18 to April 13, Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life and Ministry (Union Mills, NC, USA). Provided by the Center for Intercultural Training.

March 23-25, Jesus to the Nations (Halifax, NS, Canada). Free, annual, community-based mission festival for all ages.

March 23–24, Check-IT-Out Spring 2018 Conference (Charlotte, NC, USA). For IT and software professionals and students on using technology in missions, particularly Bible translation.

March 26-27, Support Raising Bootcamp (Clyde, NC, USA). From Support Raising Solutions.

March 26 to June 17, Encountering the World of Islam (online).

April

April 6-7, The Journey Deepens (Portland, OR, USA). A weekend retreat for prospective missionaries.

April 8-13, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Debriefing and reentry help for returning missionaries.

April 10, OnMission 2018 (online). Free, virtual conference from Missio Nexus. Theme: partnership.

April 23-26, Thrive Retreat (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico). For North American women serving cross-culturally.

April 23 to May 6, ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Missionary training.

April 26-27, Support Raising Bootcamp (Rogers, AR, USA). Provided by Support Raising Solutions.

April 30 to May 1, Standards Introductory Workshop (Phoenix, AZ, USA). Presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions.

May

May 1-3, International Wholistic Missions Conference (Phoenix, AZ, USA).

May 4-5, Without Borders Women’s Conference (Sioux Falls, SD, USA). Training for ministering among Muslim women. Provided by Crescent Project.

May 7 to September 9, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

May 15 to June 14, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World.

May 16-17, Interchange Conference (Wayne, PA, USA). An annual event bringing together church and agency mission leaders, from Catalyst Services.

May 20, International Day for the Unreached (global).

May 31 to June 2, ACMI Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA, USA). From the Association of Christians Ministering to Internationals.

June

June 4 to August 12, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

June 11 to September 2, Encountering the World of Islam (online).

June 20-23, Field Security Seminar (Lake George, CO, USA). Prepare to live, work, and travel in high-risk environments.

June 26-28, Amplify Conference (Naperville, IL, USA). Evangelism conference from the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

July

July 2 to November 4, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

July 8-27, Manarah (Detroit, MI, USA). Training for ministry to Muslims, from Christar.

July 10-15, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Debriefing and reentry help for returning missionaries.

July 13-21, ReBoot Re-entry Program (Kitchener, ON, Canada). For returning missionary kids, ages 17-20, transitioning to life in Canada.

July 20-27, New Wilmington Mission Conference (Western Pennsylvania, USA). Annual, week-long multi-generational mission conference; a tradition for more than 100 years.

August

August 5-10, Check-IT-Out Summer Conference (Charlotte, NC, USA). For IT and software professionals and students on using technology in missions, particularly Bible translation.

August 6 to December 9, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

August 13 to December 16, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

September

September 3 to January 6, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

September 3-16, ORIENT (Joplin, MO, USA). Missionary training.

September 10 to December 9, Encountering the World of Islam (online).

September 19-20, Standards Introductory Workshop (Dallas, TX, USA). Presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions.

September 20-22, Missio Nexus Annual Conference (Orlando, FL, USA).

October

October 1 to February 10, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

October 3-5, The Patronage Symposium (Beirut, Lebanon). Exploring the Gospel in Patron-Client Contexts.

October 11-13, B4T Expo (Kansas City, MO, USA). Business for Transformation.

October 19-20, Missions Fest Seattle (Seattle area, USA). Free, annual, community missions event.

October 19-20, Check-IT-Out Fall Conference (Charlotte, NC, USA). For IT and software professionals and students on using technology in missions, particularly Bible translation.

October 21-26, ABIDE (Joplin, MO, USA). Debriefing and reentry help for returning missionaries.

October 28 to November 11, 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World.

November

November 5 to March 17, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online).

November 7-11, GO Equipped Tentmaking Course (Ceski Tesin, Czech Republic).

November 8-10, Global Missions Health Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Annual event focused on medical missions.

November 14-15, Standards Introductory Workshop (Peoria, IL, USA). Presented by Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions.

November 15-17, GO Equipped Tentmaking Course (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Hosted by Tent Brazil.

December

December 27-31, Urbana Conference (St. Louis, MO, USA). Intervarsity’s triennial student missions conference.

2019

January 2-5, Cross Conference (Louisville, KY, USA). Student missions conference.

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.

  2. I’m burdened for global missions, church revival, family and international transformation and leadership impact for excellent lives.

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