General Mission Training & Development

Information on general mission courses and events.

Book Reviews

"One of the most helpful books I have read on mission. I wish I had read something like this before heading off to the mission field myself and would see it almost as required reading for anyone intending to cross cultures to share the gospel". A review of this book by Andy McCullogh. Reviewed by Phil Jolley.
Reviewed by Phil Jolley
Janet Brown and Ruth MacBean have produced 'mission & me?', a flexible six week course ready to be used in churches to excite, inspire and challenge children & young people and their families, to be involved in God's Mission.
  • Children Belong In Families--Online Webinar with Rok Kern

    If you and your team and church is looking for a webinar to help you to understand more the current trend of orphanages globally and identifying the difference approaches to care for vulnerable children and dig deeper into why family is the best place for them to grow up.

    Sign up now to this webinar by emailing to our team leader at, or visit our website to book your space or if you have any questions.
    Tel: +855 31 4323 223
    Location: Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Children in Families

    Children in Families (CIF) is a Christian local Cambodian NGO, registered with the Ministry of the Interior since 2009, dedicated to providing high-quality family-based care for orphans and vulnerable children in Cambodia.
    Tel: +855 31 4323 223
    Location: Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Come Follow Me - Advisor Training for a small group

    Gather a small group and study together to use our Come Follow Me discipleship course for believers from a Muslim background. This training will equip you to:
    - understand the course design and method of Come Follow Me
    - lead group discussion using the Advisor Guide
    - plan to start a course in your area.
    It also touches on cultural issues for believers of Muslim Background.
  • Come Follow Me discipleship course for believers of Muslim background

    Our popular course is available in many languages as study books and via a web-app platform.
    Come Follow Me helps new believers from a Muslim background to:
    • put down deep roots in Christ
    • be transformed in their thinking and lifestyle, as God’s Word interacts with their old worldview
    • learn inductive study by going all the way through one book of the Bible
    • grapple with practical issues of following Christ in a Muslim setting
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  • EnVision Course

    EnVision is 4-session group study resource created by All Nations Christian College. Designed for churches, and other Christian organisations, it uses video, discussion, online materials, personal reflection and optional activities to help people understand more about God’s mission.
    Location: Ware, Hertfordshire
  • OSCAR's 'Serving as Senders' Course

    Serving as Senders is aimed at those individuals and churches who want to support missionaries working overseas. Regular courses are held around the UK and Mike Frith is also willing to come to your church and conduct a weekend or day course on this theme. A one hour overview is also available.
    Tel: 0300 121 0585
    Location: Gloucester, Gloucs.
  • Stories of Hope

    Latin Link have created two fantastic FREE resources, for children's ministry (5-10) and youth work (11-16) which provide young people with an exciting introduction to Biblical themes of hope and mission.
    Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Allbelievers

    Allbelievers provide an online course entitled 'Mission: tradition confronts the future'. This eLearning course will help you to look at 21st Century culture and to consider how best to communicate the Gospel to others who know little of Christianity, its language or its foundations. It is based on the remarkable book Christianity Rediscovered, Vincent Donovan's story of mission to the Maasai people of Tanzania.
  • BridgeTheGap

    Five online courses to enable you better to understand Hong Kong people.
  • ChinaSource Quarterlies

    The ChinaSource Quarterly provides accurate, timely, and strategic analysis of the issues affecting the church and Christian ministry in China. As a platform for sharing diverse views from both within and outside China, it encourages proactive thinking and the development of effective approaches to Christian service in a rapidly changing China. The ChinaSource Quarterly helps those engaging with China stay current on the issues that matter to them and to those whom they serve.
  • Coram Deo

    The Coram Deo school online courses are designed to help Christians engage their communities in transforming ways.
  • Didasko Academy

    Didasko Academy offers free, online, video-based training, covering all aspects of the world of missions. Courses are self-paced, can be done individually or in groups, and are taught by experienced instructors.
    Location: South Africa
  • Encountering Islam

    Encountering the World of Islam guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world, and in your neighbourhood. Gain insight into today's conflicts and dispel western fears and myths. Discover the frustrations and desires of Muslims and learn how to pray for and befriend them. Encountering the World of Islam provides a positive, balanced, and biblical perspective on God's heart for Muslims and equips you to reach out to them in Christ's love.
    Location: Littleton, CO, United States
  • Evangelical Training Directory

    The Evangelical Training Directory aims to present the training of all evangelical Bible Colleges and worldwide. It is endorsed by the World Evangelical Alliance.
    Tel: +44193583562
    Location: Dorchester, Dorset
  • Global Connections Training Directory

    Our training pages are specifically designed to help people find training to help them prepare for involvement in cross-cultural mission, church-based ministry, or work with a Christian charity or mission agency in the UK or internationally (short and long-term opportunities).
    Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Global Focus

    Global Focus exists to serve pastors and church leaders in their role of leading their local church to play its part in God's purpose of filling the nations with the knowledge of His Glory. Global Focus can help your church develop a heart for local & global mission.
    Location: Acworth, GA, United States
  • Kairos

    Formerly known as the Condensed World Mission Course (CWMC), this is part of the Perspectives family of global curriculae, and is designed to challenge and equip the body of Christ to complete the process of global evangelisation.
    Location: Leeds
  • Kingdom Expansion 101

    An innovative, six session, online introduction to local and global outreach. The course assignments can be completed anytime, day or night. This course is a high-quality, facilitated, online basic missions course that can be taken anywhere in the world. The curriculum provides a biblical and strategic framework to assist both churches and individuals in making informed decisions about their local and global outreach involvement.
    Location: Dana Point, CA, United States
  • Mission & Me?

    Two exciting resources for your church to inspire everyone to get engaged with world mission and consider how they can get involved.
  • Mission Aware

    A missions training course for your church to gain greater awareness of the Great Commission. It is suitable for all Christians regardless of the stage of their journey as it is a beginners course. The course, designed for a small group, lasts over six sessions. A DVD for each week is played first (between 15-25 minutes), then the group works through a booklet with the leader. Allow 90 minutes per session including discussion. Each week has suggested reading and websites to visit.
    Location: Windsor, Berkshire
  • Nexus Institute of Creative Arts

    Nexus ICA is called to be a premier, global Christian institute known for the integration of faith, discipleship and vocational training in the service of God’s people, His church and society.
    Tel: 024 7671 3209
    Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Perspectives

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a dynamic twelve lesson course which will introduce you to God's incredible purposes for all nations, and how you can find your part in his plans. Courses have taken place throughout the UK and it can also be conducted completely online.
    Location: Pasadena, CA, United States
  • The Way Christian Ministries

    The Way Christian Ministries (TheWayCM) is intent on fulfilling the Great Commission through online teaching, purchasable resources and a limited number of places on our residential Training for Life course at our ministry base in Scotland and worldwide.
    Location: Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire
  • Unreached Network

    The Unreached Network exists to co-ordinate best practice in cross-cultural mission across the global Newfrontiers family. Under the ‘Unreached Network’ umbrella we offer training, resources, connection to help equip churches to send and support cross-cultural partners, to equip church planting teams for contextual effectiveness, and to interact with the wider missions conversation.
  • Webinar: How Relevant is the Gospel for the Chinese?

    Among Cultural Chinese everywhere, the Christian faith is often perceived as a foreign or Western religion. Hence, many do not see how it is relevant for them. In this webinar, I’Ching Thomas talks about how we can articulate the gospel in terms that are attractive and significant to our Cultural Chinese friends. We also hear how a Cultural Chinese can be a follower of Christ without having to shed his ethnic identity—one can be Chinese and a Christian with honor.
  • Webinar: Learning About China: Sipping from a ChinaSource

    China is complicated. It is both a 5000-year-old civilization & a 72-year-old nation. It has a free-wheeling capitalist economy presided over by a Communist party. Traditions run deep & change happens at a dizzying pace.
    Where do you go to make sense of it all? We explore online resources, books, & other ways to learn about China, from language and culture to history & contemporary society. The goal is to provide tools that will set you on a path of life-long learning.
  • World Mission Training Pack

    This World Mission training material is totally FREE to download and contains some of the best available free World Mission training. It contains three complete training courses that will be fully installed on your system and can be viewed and printed straight from your computer. If you cannot run it you can download the PDF files in the links given.