Training/Courses on Missions/Religions/Peoples

This is just a sampling of  missions and other related courses and training. Please contact each school or agency for more information.

Abilene Christian University
Missions Department
Station ACU, Box 8433
Abilene, TX  79699
(915) 674-3710
Courses on Animism and general missions

PO Box 64534
Virginia Beach, VA 23467-4534
Phone: 1-757-226-5850
Fax: 1-757-226-5851
Email: <>
(Seminars: missions, adoption, networking)

Andrews University
Seventh Day Advent Theological Seminary
or Institute of World Mission
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1500
Phone: (616) 471-3537
         (616) 471-6202 (800) 253-2874
Email: <>
Courses on Buddhism, Islam and general missions

Asbury Theological Seminary
E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism
204 N. Lexington Ave.,
Wilmore, KY  40390
Phone: (606) 858-2261
Fax: (606) 858-2375
Courses on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Folk Religions, Islam and general missions

Ashland Theological Seminary
910 Center St.
Ashland, OH  44805
Phone: (419) 289-5161
Fax: (419) 289-5969
Courses on Tribal People & Religion and general missions

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Randy Walls
1435 North Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-268-1000
Fax: 417-268-1009
Extension courses in Islam, grant writing, general missions

Arab International Ministry
P.O. Box 50986
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: (317) 818-0888
Seminars on ministry to Muslims

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Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
3003 Benham Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46517-1999
Phone: (219) 295-3726
Fax: (219) 295-0092
Courses on Islam and general missions

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
P.O. Box 9157
Richmond, VA  23227-0157
Phone: (804) 355-8135
Fax: (804) 355-8182
Courses on African Traditional Religions, Theology from an African Perspective and general missions

Beeson Divinity School of Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
Phone: (205) 870-2274
Fax: (205) 870-2271
Courses on Islam, Asian Religions and general missions

Bethany College of Missions
6820 Auto Club Rd.
Minneapolis, MN  55438
Phone: (612) 944-2121
Fax: (612) 829-2535
Courses on Folk Religion, Islam and general missions

Bethel Theological Seminary
3949 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN  55112
Phone: (612) 638-6196
Fax: (612) 638-6002
Courses on Islam and general missions

Biola University School of Intercultural Studies
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA  90639
Phone: (310) 903-4844
Fax: (310) 903-4851
Courses on Peasant and Tribal Cultures, Peoples of the World and general missions

Boston University School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA  02215
Phone: (617) 353-3064
Fax: (617) 353-3061
Courses on East ASia and general missions

The Bridge
Global Missionary Evangelism
PO Box 3040
Pensacola, FL 32516
Phone: (850) 456-6001
Email: <><>
Training center in Thailand with: Thai language school, ministry and cross cultural training.

Campus Crusade for Christ - Macedonian Project
100 Sunport Lane #4000
Orlando, FL  32809
Phone: (407) 826-2691
Fax: (407) 826-2223
Email: <><>
Training for short-term teams

Chicago Center for Global Ministries
5420 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL  60615
Phone: (312) 363-1342
Fax: (312) 324-4360
Courses on Islam, Lakota/Christian dialogue, Rabbinic Judaism, world poverty and general missions
Note:  A joint venture of the Lutheran School of Theology, Catholic Theological Union, and McCormick Theological Seminary through which the teaching of cross-cultural ministries and world mission courses are coordinated.

Chicago Center for Urban Mission
Robert Douglas <>
Master of Arts in Urban Studies and/or Master of Arts in Muslim

China Source
Brent Fulton
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 752-7951
Fax: (630) 752-5916
China seminars

Columbia International University
(Includes C. Bible College, C. Biblical Seminary and C.Graduate Schoolof Missions)
Dr. Robert J. Priest
7435 Monticello Rd
PO Box 3122
Columbia, SC  29230-3122
Phone: (803) 753-4100 ext 3108
Courses available on particular regions, Islam and general missions
Independent Distance Learning courses (video-taped, Email, fax, and/or telephone interaction with professors) available as well: 1-800-777-2227 ext 3310

Coordinated Strategies International
190 Middle Road #10-06
Fortune Center
Singapore 188979
Phone: (65) 334-2359
Fax: (65) 334-3735
Courses available on church planting approaches, strategy development, advocacy, mobilization of personnel and resources, evangelism and discipleship opportunities, leadership, prayer strategies, etc. Courses offered in numerous international sites and available in English, Korean and Portuguese.

Criswell College
4010 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX  75246-1537
Phone: (214) 818-1338
Courses on contextualization, the occult in world religions and general missions

Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX  75204
Phone: (214) 841-3684
Fax: (214) 841-3697
Courses on Chinese religion and practices, Muslim and general missions

Denver Seminary
P.O. Box 10,000
Denver, CO  80250-0100
Phone: (303) 761-2482
Fax: (303) 761-8060
Courses on Islam, Qu'ran & Muslim tradition, China, extension and general missions

Elam Ministries
Rev. Samuel Yeghnazar
Grenville Road
Shackleford, Surrey England GU86AX
United Kingdom
Phone: [44](1483)427-778/9
Fax: [44](1483)427-707
E-mail :<>

Elim Bible Institute
7245 College St.
Lima, NY  14485
Phone: (716) 582-1230
Fax: (716) 624-4897
Courses on TESOL and general missions

Every People....Every Knee
Jeff Parker, Mobilization Coordinator for Rapid Advance Mentoring Program (RAMP)
Two year training for Advocates/Strategy Coordinators/Non-Residential Missionaries based in Cyprus and target country.  They also consult and offer 2 day seminars in churches.

Freed-Hardeman University
158 E. Main St.
Henderson, TN  38340-2399
Phone: (901) 989-6631
Fax: (901) 989-6059
Courses on Muslim evangelism, and general missions

Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Missions
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA  91182
Phone: (818) 584-5260
Fax: (818) 449-5073
Courses on African Independent Churches, Chinese Church, History & Culture, Muslim, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity
Note:  An In-Service Program may enable coursework to start before arrival on campus through class lectures on cassette tapes and/or other means including distance learning courses via home computer.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex St.
South Hamilton, MA  01982
Phone: (508) 468-7111
Fax: (508) 468-6691
Courses on Roman Catholicism & Eastern Orthodoxy and general missions

Jerry D. Witt, Jr.
Apdo # 3-06
Durango, Dgo.
Mexico  34220
tel/fax (18) 18-91-25
Training Mexican nationals for cross-cultural helps ministries

Hartford Seminary
77 Sherman St.
Hartford, CT  06105
Phone: (203) 232-4451
Fax: (203) 231-0348
Courses on Islam, Christian-Muslim relations and general missions

Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-5761
Fax: (617) 495-9489
Courses on Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Taoism,  different regions and general missions

Institute of Chinese Studies
Jim Nickel, Executive Director
PO Box 25988
Colorado Springs, CO 80936-5988
Office: [1](719)572-0400
Fax: [1](719)572-0401
China seminars

Institue of International Studies
1605 E. Elizabeth St.
Pasadena CA 91104
Phone: 1-818-797-2106
Fax: 1-818-398-2111
Courses on Perspectives on World Christian Movement and Global Civilization

The Institute of Tribal Studies
David Sitton, Director
P.O. Box 1572
Los Fresnos, TX  78566
E-mail: Phone / Fax:  956-233-4353
Seminars at your site on the basics of animism, witchcraft and sorcery, syncretism, tribal idolatry and ancestor worship.

International Student and Family Center
Phil Friesen
1037 14th Ave. SE.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 644-6406
One-day seminar on cross-cultural witness

Interdenominational Theological Center
671 Beckwith St. SW
Atlanta, GA  30314
Phone: (404) 614-6323
Fax: (404) 527-0901
Courses on African & Middle Eastern Religions, Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations and general missions

Luther Seminary
2481 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108
Phone: (612) 641-3456
Fax: (612) 641-3354
Courses on Islam and general missions

Memphis Theological Seminary of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
168 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN  38104-4395
Phone: (901) 458-8232
Fax: (901) 452-4051
Courses on African Religions and general missions

Moody Bible Institute
World Missions & Evangelism Dept.
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL  60610
Phone: (312) 329-4420
Fax: (312) 329-4359
Courses on Islam, Modern Israel, Language/Linguistics, Jewish Religious Thought, TESL and general missions

Muslim ministry training progarams
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Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 333-6254
Fax: (816) 333-6271
Courses on Evangelism, Folk Religion, Islam and general missions

New Geneva Theological Seminary
3622 E. Galley Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO  80909
Phone: (719) 573-5395
Fax: (719) 573-5398
Summer Institute of Muslim Studies

Northwestern College (Iowa)
Orange City, IA 51041
Phone: (712) 737-7083
Fax: (712) 737-7247
Courses on Islam, Middle East, world religions, and general missions

Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W. University Ave.
Shawnee, OK  74801
Phone: (405) 878-2377
Fax: (405) 878-2069
Courses on Native American Culture and general missions

Ontario Theological Seminary
25 Ballyconnor Court
North York, ON M2M 4B3
Phone: (416) 226-6380
Fax: (416) 226-9464
Courses on Islam, Chinese Culture, folk religions, New Age, Witchcraft & Satanism, the Qu-ran & Muslim tradition and general missions

Overseas Ministries Study Center
490 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT  06511-2196
Phone: (203) 624-6672
Fax: (203) 865-2857
Courses on Japan, Korea and general missions. Format is mainly 1-week intensive workshops.  Publisher of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
US Center for World Mission
1605 Elizabeth St.
Pasadena, CA 91104-2721
Phone: (626) 398-2125
Email:    <> Web:

Practical Bible College
400 Riverside Drive
Bible School Park, NY 13737
Phone: (607) 729-1581
Courses on Islam and general missions

Princeton Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 821
Princeton, NJ  08540
Phone: (609) 921-8300
Fax: (609) 924-2973
Courses on Buddhism, Hinduism, African Church History and general missions

Providence College & Seminary
Otterburne  MB R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488
Fax: (204) 433-7158
Courses on TESL and general missions

Reformed Bible College
3333 E. Beltline Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505-4749
Phone: (616) 363-2050
Fax: (616) 363-9771
Courses on Islam, linguistics and language learning, and general missions

Regent University School of Divinity
1000 Regent University Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23464-9870
Phone: (804) 579-4419
Fax: (804) 424-7051
Courses on Contemporary Tentmaking, Muslim awareness and general missions. Courses will also be available in a distance learning format on the Internet.

Rio Grande Bible Institute
4300 So. Business Ave. #281
Edinburg, TX  78539-9399
Phone: (210) 380-8100
Fax: (210) 380-8101
Note:  All courses taught in Spanish.

Saint Paul University
Institute of Mission Studies
223 Main St.
Ottawa, ON  K1S 1C4
Phone: (613) 236-1393
Fax: (613) 782-3005
Courses on Islam, Hinduism and general missions.  Most courses are taught in French and English in separate sessions.

Southeast Virgina China Minorities Seminar
c/o Matt Gurvich
412 Tory Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 499-8725
Email: <><>
Chinese ethnic groups, includes specific emphasis on several unreached groups

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth
2825 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY  40280
Phone: (502) 897-4108
Fax: (502) 899-1781
Courses on world religions and general missions

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bob Garrett, Director
World Missions Department and Center
P.O. Box 22000
Ft. Worth, TX  76122
Phone: (817) 923-1921
Fax: (817) 923-8753 Email:
Courses on Africa, Islam, relief & development ministries, general missions and network training

Spring Arbor College
Spring Arbor, MI  49283
Phone: (517) 750-1200
Fax: (517) 750-2108
Courses on Chinese civilization and culture and general missions

Summit School of Equipping
Mike Phillip, Director
PO Box 1910
Frisco, CO 80443-1910
Phone: (970) 668-1313
Offers church-planting training for long term cross-cultural workers.

TAB On Site
Larissis #1
Ayia Phila
Phone: 357-5-735-850
Fax: 357-5-735-851 Email:
On site training in the Middle East and Asia on the subjects of spiritual warfare, prayer walking, prayer journeying, church planting, etc.

Team Expansion
3700 Hopewell Road
Louisville, KY 40299-5002
Office: [1](502)297-0006
Fax: [1](502)297-9823
Email :
Offers pre-candidate, ongoing and closure training for missionaries.

Tentmaking Franchises International (TFI)
Jim Nelson, President
Tel/Fax:  86-313-203-6653
Internships in for-profit factories in China. Helpful to tentmakers who need skills.

Toccoa Falls College School of World Missions
P.O. Box 800817
Toccoa Falls, GA  30598
Phone: (706) 886-6831
Fax: (706) 886-0210
Courses on TESOL, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and general missions

Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
Mission & Evangelism Dept. / Stanway Institute of World Mission & Evangelism
311 Eleventh St.
Ambridge, PA  15003
Phone: (412) 266-3838
Fax: (412) 266-4617
Courses on Third World Theology and general missions

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
School of World Mission and Evangelism
2065 Half Day Rd.
Deerfield, IL  60015
Phone: (708) 317-6650
Fax: (708) 317-8141
Courses on Contextualization, cross-cultural communication/counseling, cross-cultural media, Eastern mysticism, Folk religions, Islam, relief & development ministries, and general missions

University of the Nations
College of Christian Ministries
75-5851 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI  96740-2199
Phone: (808) 326-7228
Fax: (808) 329-2387
Schools of Missions with  Frontiers, Muslim, Slavic, Strategic and Urban focuses, and general missions

Virginia Theological Seminary
Alexandria, VA  22304
Phone: (703) 370-6600
Fax: (703) 370-6234
Courses on Judaism and general missions

Wartburg Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Place
Dubuque, IA  52003
Phone: (319) 589-0200
Fax: (319) 589-0333
Courses on East Asia, Third World, cults in America and general missions

Washington Theological Union
9001 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD  20903-3699
Phone: (301) 439-0551
Fax: (301) 445-4929
Courses on Native Americans, Africa and general missions

Wheaton College Graduate School
Missions/Intercultural & Evangelism Program
501 E. College Ave.
Wheaton, IL  60187
Phone: (708) 752-5948
Fax: (708) 752-5935
Courses on China, Folk Religions, TESL, Intercultural Communication, Linguistic Science and general missions

Westminster Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 27009
Philadelphia, PA  19118
Phone: (215) 887-5511
Fax: (215) 887-5404
Courses on Two-Thirds World Religions, Unreached Peoples and general missions

Words to the End of the World
Dayspring Fellowship
David & Tommi Sitton
PO Box 1572
Los Fresnos, TX  78566
Phone/Fax: 956-233-4356
Tribal Awareness Seminar

World Link University
Herb Brussow, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Instruction
5510 Leeway Drive
Dallas, TX 75236
Offers seminars in teaming; intercultural communications; training for trainers of intercultural and national workers; and use of an instrument to predict overseas success.  English or Spanish.

Zwemer Institute of Muslim
P.O. Box 41330
Pasadena, CA  91114-8330
Phone: (818) 794-1121
Fax: (818) 798-3469
Courses on Islam, Muslim, tentmaking and general missions

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