International Learning Center

Launch pad to the world

The Baker James Cauthen and Eloise Glass Cauthen International Learning Center lies near Richmond, Va., on 238 acres of beautiful pastureland alongside a 15-acre lake. Since the center opened in 1984, more than 10,700 new IMB (International Mission Board) missionaries have been trained there. The center - which includes a school for missionary children - also offers training for missionaries throughout their careers and for returning short-term workers.

The center is named for the late Baker James and Eloise Glass Cauthen, who served as missionaries in China. Baker James also was the board's executive director from 1954-1979. Harwood and Louise Cochrane donated the land and funds for some of the buildings, Cecil and Deen Day of the Day Foundation helped launch the ILC program and countless others have helped sustain the center by volunteering and faithfully giving through the Cooperative Program. The facility includes 44 major buildings that house 12 classrooms, three auditoriums, a gym and accommodations for approximately 600 people.

Today, the center continues as a launch pad to the world. As God uses this place to prepare workers to take His message to all peoples, prayerfully consider whether He is calling you. You may someday prepare
at the center to go where God is leading!