We believe every church has a role to play in reaching every nation with the gospel.

Virtual Event

January 6-7, 2021

7–9 pm EST

Missions College 2021 is a virtual training event for pastors, church leaders, mission trip participants, and church members who are engaged in short-term missions or who are interested in partnering with field missionaries. You will learn skills and deepen the knowledge needed to effectively engage in the missionary task through missions partnerships. This training is offered by the American Peoples Affinity.


Discover how God is working in the Americas and around the world. Gain insights into proven strategies for field partnerships and short-term trips.


Develop skills and identify resources that will help your church engage the lost.


Explore opportunities to go to the nations.



Paul Chitwood
Executive Vice President
Todd Lafferty
Equipping Sessions

Important: All equipping sessions will be repeated each night. You will have the opportunity to attend two different sessions. The number of participants per session is limited, so register now!

Please have your account information for Zoom before you register. (You can set up a free account at zoom.us.)

Global Cities

Explore the importance of cities in the task of making Christ known globally. Consider how your church can join the strategies of global city teams. Topics include prayer strategies, building relationships with national partners, and starting biblically healthy churches.

Storying God’s Word

Get an overview of how to share the gospel effectively in non-literate (oral) cultures. Learn the basics about worldview and preparing appropriate stories so that you can communicate in ways oral peoples will understand.

Culturally-Appropriate Gospel Presentations

Practice specific evangelism methods adaptable to various cultures that you can use and teach to others.

Student Missionaries

Get ideas for how to creatively involve students from your congregation as valuable co-laborers in your mission strategy.

Building Ministry to Last

Retool your approach to cross-cultural missions by discovering ministry methods that make a sustainable difference in the lives of the lost without fostering dependency.

Sending Church Strategy

Learn how to develop a passion for missions in your congregation, as well as ways to select and prepare short-term and long-term missionaries from your church.

Peoples Next Door and Abroad

​Discover the purpose, strategies, and tools for engaging people groups, whether they are next door or overseas. Begin to identify people groups who reside next door to you, learn about their worldview, and hear practical tips for engaging them.

The Missionary Task

Experienced field missionaries will guide you in the basics of the missionary task: entry, cross-cultural evangelism, discipleship, healthy church formation, leadership development, and transition when the task is done.

Cost: $25
Registration opens on October 20th

Event begins 7 p.m., January 6 and 7 and concludes both nights at 9 p.m.

Register NOW

Registration closes on December 21st

For additional information, please connect with us at:
Email: missionscollege@imb.org
Phone: (804) 353-0151