MISSIONS TRAINING PROGRAMS:
With a main campus in Murietta, California and affiliate campuses all over the world, Calvary Chapel Bible College desires to see each student committed and abandoned to Jesus Christ, knowing Him through His Word and loving Him. As an option, students can focus on missions and evangelism in a 12-unit emphasis within the degree programs. Campuses in Peru and the Philippines have particular emphases on missions.
The School of Mission at the Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe campus in Vajta, Hungary, is a one year missions training course which involves two semesters of study, a summer term, and a forty day outreach practicum.
Patmos is a four-month reality discipleship program in Green Valley Lake, California. It is not specifically designed for missions training but provides excellent, challenging discipleship for young people.
Emmaus Road International offers a range of missions training courses varying from a team orientation course lasting several hours to a 10 week total immersion in a second culture. Their website also contains information in the form of MP3, DVD, and whitepaper downloads in their 'ACTS Media Library.'
Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, has a strong emphasis on ministry and missions with programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, including some online masters programs.
Offered in churches all across the United States, Perspectives is a fifteen-week course designed around four vantage points or "perspectives" - Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God's global purpose.
Designed for cross-cultural workers and available to be studied anywhere in the world, World Christian Foundations is a 32 semester credit hour master's study program or a 48 semester credit hour undergraduate study program with a mission perspective.
Foundations of the World Christian Movement is a 10-week, graduate level, 2-unit course giving an overview of world history with an emphasis on the impact of Christianity on culture and human development as well as principles of cross-cultural communication of biblical faith.
Offered in Pasadena, California and Fallbrook, California, INSIGHT (Intensive Study of Integrated Global History and Theology), a one-year course that blends an education experience with discipleship and missions training, is a cross-disciplinary program giving an integrated study of philosophy, science, world religions, culture, and faith in the global context.
Mission Training International offers a four-week pre-field training course for adults, teens, and children. Their program includes practical skills, language learning skills, and preparation for personal vitality and healthy relationships.
Located between Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, the Center for Intercultural Training offers two courses for adults, one on second language acquisition and the other on equipping for cross-cultural life and ministry. They also offer similar courses for children and teens.
The Institute for Cross-Cultural Training at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois "equips individuals called to global mission fields with skills for learning another language and culture and prepares them for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)."
The Master's Mission is a training center in northeastern North Carolina which trains individuals for cross-cultural ministry. It includes both Bible classes and hands-on work (building, construction, water systems, animal husbandry, dams, etc.).
The ministry of Simply the Story trains people to be able to prepare and share Bible stories and passages of Scripture orally and through discussion to reach the unreached, particularly those without the ability to read.
The CCTECC program of Interaction International gives an overseas student teaching experience to education majors from member colleges, allowing them to do their student teaching at overseas schools.
All Nations Christian College is an independent, evangelical, interdenominational mission training Bible college located in Hertfordshire, England. All Nations offers some courses online.
Support Raising Solutions offers a two day support raising bootcamp in various locations around the United States to teach potential missionaries how to develop a support team.
Located in Oak Brook, Illinois, the organization People Raising offers one and two-day conferences to train individuals on support raising techniques. They also have a dvd set and related materials on their website.
The Professional Association of Cross-Cultural Consultants in Education (PACE) offers an online course to prepare parents to deal with educating their children while living overseas.
The website for the International Missionary Training Network has some helpful features including articles about choosing a training path, a database of missionary trainers, a missionary training search function, and a missionary training resource centre.
TIMO, a ministry of AIM, is a two year missions training program for those interested in long-term ministry overseas. It involves language, culture, and ministry training by being part of a team learning together while living among an unreached people group in Africa.