In-Service Training & Development

This section has information on in-service training & development for Christian workers. This includes courses and training available around the world, online and through distance learning programmes.

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  • Additional Needs Training

    Understanding additional needs is one area of training we are particularly keen to support. Our Additional Needs Ministry Director, Mark Arnold, is in particular demand as one of the top authorities on the subject.

    'All Inclusive?' is a series of five different training seminars that cover working with children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.

    Mark and his team can also provide a consultancy service for your church or local group.
  • 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
  • Cliff College

    Cliff College provides theological education and training with a particular focus on mission and evangelism.
    Tel: 01246 584200
    Location: Nr. Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Developing Health Course

    Christian Medical Fellowship run an annual residential course for health professionals, covering all aspects of medicine in developing countries. The course runs for two weeks but some participants attend selected parts of the course which are relevant to their needs. Usually in June/July.
    Tel: 020 7234 9660
    Location: Northwood, London
  • ForMission MA in Missional Leadership

    This MA programme aims to equip Christian leaders to develop effective approaches to missional practice and leadership in post-Christendom societies.

    The MA is a part-time programme delivered over three years. There are three core modules in Missional Leadership and three elective modules based on a specialism (European Studies, Spirituality or Social Entrepreneurship), one additional module option and a dissertation module.

    Our programmes are validated by Newman University.
  • Operation Mobilisation 'Face to Face' Course

    Face to face is a 16-day personal development course following the Lord’s invitation to “come aside with me to a quiet place”. It is for Christian workers who have been involved in mission work or other Christian ministry for at least 2 years, and who want to develop their relationship with God and grow in self-understanding.
    Location: Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Operation Mobilisation 'Member Care Courses'

    These courses are aimed at training leaders and those involved in Pastoral / Member Care and in Personnel, in the theory and practice of Member care within a rapidly changing global missions context. The Member Care course uses a combination of formal and experiential training methods, including didactic teaching, seminars, case studies, role play, personal study. Email for next course.
    Tel: 01228 615120
    Location: Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Pioneer Mission Leadership Training

    The Pioneer Mission Leadership Training Course is for dreamers, doers, imaginers, activists, in other words, pioneers. It offers a variety of pathways, from individual modules to doctoral research programmes. 
    Tel: 01865 787400
    Location: Oxford
  • Refresh for Mission, All Nations Christian College, Ware, Hertfordshire

    The Challenge to 'stay' in mission is a battle that many face. 'Refresh for Mission' provides input, insight and support to many who are looking for some space and time to review, recharge and 'refresh' for future mission service. Event usually held in July.
    Tel: 01920 443500
    Location: Ware, Hertfordshire
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Course

    This one-day course offers an introduction to the key health, system, and spiritual problems faced by refugees and asylum seekers. The aim of the day is to equip Christian healthcare practitioners and others to respond to common presentations encountered in daily practice within a UK health setting. The programme is practical and interactive, led by doctors, nurses and others working in this field.
    Location: Liverpool

    Aclaim offer courses and seminars in Biblically based Christian business practices for Church personnel and Christian organisations in Africa. Based in Kampala, Uganda.
    Tel: +256(0) 414 231040 (UGAND
    Location: Kampala, Uganda
  • Adelante

    Adelante is a holistic assessment, training and coaching experience for workers living and serving cross-culturally, who have been in their current context between 1-5 years.
    Location: Torre de Benagalbón, Málaga, Spain
  • African Bible Colleges

    African Bible Colleges will train Christian leaders and provide on-line educational opportunities to National Africans who want to obtain a Christian education, but who cannot leave their home country nor afford the high cost of tuition outside Africa.
    Location: Liberia
  • 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.
  • Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), Beirut, Lebanon

    ABTS' Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) offer excellent education to all those who wish to either minister to Arabs/Muslims locally or in the Middle East/ North African region or want to intensify their studies in this area.
    Location: Lebanon
  • Baja Bible School, Tijuana, Mexico

    Baja Bible School is a one-year program located in Tijuana, Mexico designed for Christians over 18 who desire to study God's word, serve others, and learn from living in a cross-cultural setting. Students study the Bible, missions, and cross-cultural ministry. Staff and students live in a close-knit community on campus and have opportunities to develop relationship with fellow students as well as with Mexican families as they engage in volunteering in the community and in local churches.
    Location: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Baker's Guide to Christian Distance Education

    This US based site is a free online guide to Christian distance learning opportunities.

  • BTC Southern Africa

    BTC Southern Africa offers undergraduate degree level missions courses via email. The courses cover Biblical basis, mobilizing the Church, strategic planning, crossing cultures, history, study of religions and more.
    Tel: +27 (0)11 886 0421
    Location: Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Christian Mindfulness

    Christian Mindfulness offer two highly recommended online courses that can be of benefit in personal and spiritual development especially in the areas of mental health and recovery from stress, burnout, anxiety and/or depression.
    Tel: 0131 463 2588
    Location: Rosyth, Fife
  • Coaching Mission International

    Coaching Mission International offers Coaching, Coach Training and Coach Development that Strengthens, Encourages and Equips Missions Workers.
    Tel: +1(253)327-5591
    Location: Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States
  • Colorado Theological Seminary

    Colorado Theological Seminary is a non-denominational institute of higher learning offering affordable accredited Christian degree programs worldwide by distance learning.
    Location: CO, United States
  • Conexiones entre Mundos, Cochabamba, Bolivia

    If you wish to be a part of the Hispanic culture and you need a serious and responsible program that will guide you in the process of cultural adaptation and language learning, Conexiones entre Mundos is the ideal place for you to reach your goals.
    Tel: ++ 591 4 4036400 (BOLIVIA)
    Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • CORAT Africa, KENYA

    Pan-African management courses for churches and church related organisations.
    Location: Kenya
  • DCI Global Partnership

    Supporting people in mission on five continents since 1985 with prayer, world news, free diploma-level Schools of Mission and Support Raising, Business for Mission and Banking for the Poor projects etc.
    Tel: n/a
    Location: Nottingham
  • Dental Care for All

    We train both lay persons and dental professionals to treat tooth decay via online and workshops.
    Location: Woodinville, WA, United States
  • Ellel Ministries

    Ellel Ministries is now established in over 20 countries around the world. We look to serve the Body of Christ in two main ways - by offering personal prayer ministry to those in need and by training and equipping people.
    Tel: 01524 751651
    Location: Lancaster, Lancs.
  • 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
  • Eye Doc In A Box

    I want to teach you what I have learned treating patients so that you can lead a successful eye clinic medical mission trip. I want your first eye clinic to be what many of my students have experienced, "the greatest experience of their life".
    Location: Denver, North Carolina, United States
  • Families in Ministry

    Location: Hainichen, Germany
  • FieldPartner

    FieldPartner is a training and support platform for cross-cultural workers in the pre-field, on-field and post-field seasons of their service, featuring courses, blogs, podcasts, sermons and more! We are also a portal to other partner organisations.
    Location: Hayes, Middlesex
  • Fuller Theological Seminary

    Fuller offer an Individualised Distance Learning (IDL) programme which incorporates the use of media-assisted courses offered through the School of Intercultural Studies and the School of Theology. Taught by our own world-renowned faculty, each course is delivered to you complete with textbooks and/or syllabus, audio lecture tapes, a videotaped introduction, and a Course Study Guide with instructions for the submission of your assignments for evaluation and grading.
    Location: Pasadena, CA, United States
  • FutureLearn

    FutureLearn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
  • Global Christians

    GlobalChristians is a website of courses and resources dedicated to empowering churches and "mustard-seed ministries" especially in the developing world. The topics we cover include everything from basic Christian discipleship, to prayer, spiritual warfare, guidance, healing, Christian sexuality, church growth, evangelism and missions.
  • 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 Trellis

    Global Trellis helps cross-cultural workers flourish.
  • Grow2serve

    As disciples of Jesus we are called to continually grow, learn, serve, and be fruitful in ways that bring glory to God. Grow2Serve exists to help people fulfill this calling through learning, we’re passionate about helping that calling be a reality.
    Tel: +1 (470) 236-3885
    Location: Apple Valley, MN, United States
  • ICCM Europe

    If you use technology in a mission or church context then ICCM is for you. It's a collaborative conference where experiences are shared and alliances built to maximise the impact of technology in bringing hope to the nations.
  • International School of Ministry

    The world's largest video Bible school with more than 17,000 training sites in 145 nations.
    Location: San Bernardino, CA, United States
  • International Training Partners

    International Training Partners is a US based organisation which provides practical, interactive, biblical training for missionaries and Christians from other countries. The main topic of workshops is 'Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills' (SYIS).
    Location: United States
  • 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
  • Leadership Matters Course

    The Leadership Matters Course is a two-week intensive course, focused on developing basic leadership skills for Christian workers in diverse cultures around the world.
    Location: Winchester, VA, United States
  • Learn Direct

    This site enables you to search for courses on just about any subject, some of which are conducted either by correspondence or via the Internet.
    Location: Bournemouth
  • London School of Theology

    LONDON SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (LST) is an evangelical academic learning community called to equip and encourage one another to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
    Tel: 01923 456000
    Location: Northwood, Middlesex
  • Member Care Foundations Online Course

    Free 30 day Online Training
    With Harry Hoffmann (coordinator of the Global Member Care Network)
  • Mission Media U

    Mobiles in Mission: Using the Tool in Everyone's Pocket is a five-week course that will increase your ministry's effectiveness by engaging the lost through their mobile device. Each participant will learn to assess the media situation of their target audience, identify opportunities for using their mobile device and implement an appropriate media outreach.
    Location: MI, United States
  • Missionary Training Service

    MTS provide training courses and materials for preparing missionaries and tentmakers.
    Tel: 01935 83562
    Location: Dorchester, Dorset
  • Moorlands College

    Moorlands specialises in the transformation and equipping of people, passionate about Jesus, to impact the church and the world. All our degree courses are validated by the University of Gloucestershire.
    Tel: 01425 674500
    Location: Christchurch, Dorset
  • Multipliers

    Become equipped to answer the question: "What actually needs to be done for ALL of this people group or city to have access to the Gospel and have multiple Church Planting Movements among them?" Interact with case studies presented, develop plans and run with your vision to reach the lost.
  • N Davey

    An independent videographer with twenty five years of experience across a variety of television and video productions. In recent years I have specialised in promotional and documentary style videos both in the UK and abroad.
    Tel: 07752 243046
    Location: Borough Green, Kent
  • Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

    OCMS is a key graduate research centre that empowers churches in the global South through training their leaders. Our combination of close student support and flexible residency allows scholars to combine study with ongoing ministry.
    Tel: 01865 556071
    Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Portantorchas, Costa Rica

    Portantorchas is a Bible School and Ministry Center, part of Torchbearers of the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship, established by Major W. Ian Thomas in England in 1947. Portantorchas was founded in 1991 in the sub- urbs of San Jose, Costa Rica. We have a heart to disciple believers to know and experience the reality of Christ's life in them, through: . Intensive Bible study at our one-year Bible School program . Living in Christian community . Ministry outreach both locally and short- term mission trips. Learning Spanish is part of the course.
    Location: San José, Costa Rica
  • Preachers' Help

    Our aim is to help preachers and pastors who've had little or no training, and have no money to improve themselves.
    Tel: 01707 894745
    Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • See Beyond

    See Beyond Your Current Horizon. Gain New Hope for Tomorrow.
    Location: Oxford, OH, United States
  • Spurgeon's College

    Our courses at Spurgeon’s College are designed to equip students at many different levels, depending on your interests and individual calling. These include courses in theology, counselling and pastoral supervision.
    Tel: 020 8653 0850
    Location: Croydon, London
  • Sustainable Resilience Online Course

    Sustainable Resilience is a one-week online course designed to give you tools to understand and grow in resilience and to keep your life and ministry true to your calling. Beginning August and October 2020, this course will become a two-week course that takes place over 15 days and requires a learning time investment of 8-12 hours.
    Location: Apple Valley, MN, United States
  • The Online Bible College

    An online Bible study program, using a dynamic, street-practical approach to ministry training, all from the convenience of your own home.
    Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • Union School of Theology

    UST is for anyone who wants to grow both spiritually and academically – in their understanding of the Christian gospel, in their ministry skills, and in personal formation.
    Tel: 0330 123 4446
    Location: Bridgend, Bridgend County
  • Vision Internet Bible College

    The Internet Bible College offers the most flexible, affordable and legitimate Bible Study options on or off the Internet. Now you can study and earn your ministry degree without leaving your home, or your job, your family or your church, earn internationally recognised awards where you are without the cost of going overseas.
    Location: Australia
  • 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 Wide Learn

    At this site you'll find hundreds of online courses and learning resources in over 40 subject areas offered by educational institutions, companies and individuals from all over the world.
  • Youth With a Mission's Global Training, Perth, AUSTRALIA

    The Institute for the Nations - Australia is a part of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) International. The Institute for the Nations - Australia is a registered training organisation offering accredited and non-accredited training and learning experiences in and from Australia. Institute for the Nations is affiliated with YWAM's international network of tertiary level education/training known as the University of the Nations, which is not registered/accredited as a university in Australia.
    Tel: +61 8 9328 5321 (AUSTRALIA)
    Location: Perth, Australia