Pre-Deployment Training for new missionaries is focused on the six components of the
missionary task: entry, evangelism, discipleship, church formation, leadership development,
and exit, with the main focus being on entry. The training is curriculum and content focused for
sequenced learning. This training is what every IMB missionary needs regardless of where they
are going or where they are serving.
The training is comprised of the following:
Each participant will complete the Pre-Arrival course before arriving to prepare them for
instruction, learning activities, and discussion. Courses are arranged by topic and weeks are
scheduled around themes. There is a calendar/syllabus that directs participants to the large
group instruction, cohort time, or independent reading and course preparation materials.
Together with training leaders from across the organization, we have developed a set of
training outcomes for all new missionaries. Pre-Deployment courses are designed to meet a
number of specific outcomes that are arranged under the following categories: