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WGM Resources

Mission Preparation Resources

Do you have a burden for missions but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in spreading the love of Christ but find yourself encountering barriers such as COVID-19 or some unforeseen circumstance or event?

If you want to keep your momentum and actively prepare to serve, take a look at the resources we’ve gathered below. From books to small-group studies to conferences, you’ll find a variety of resources, many of which our global workers use during their own training. These tools will help you engage your calling even now, enabling you not only to prepare for what God has called you to in the future, but providing you with ways to mobilize others to serve in cross-cultural ministry.

Mission Preparation Resources

Do you have a burden for missions but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in spreading the love of Christ but find yourself encountering barriers such as COVID-19 or some unforeseen circumstance or event?

If you want to keep your momentum and actively prepare to serve, take a look at the resources we’ve gathered below. From books to small-group studies to conferences, you’ll find a variety of resources, many of which our global workers use during their own training. These tools will help you engage your calling even now, enabling you not only to prepare for what God has called you to in the future, but providing you with ways to mobilize others to serve in cross-cultural ministry.

Books

Spiritual Survival Handbook for Cross-Cultural Workers by Robert S Miller

How to be spiritually prepared for cross-cultural ministry.

Western Christians in Global Mission by Paul Borthwick
How Western Christians can partner with Christians around the world to engage in missions.

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett
Learn proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation.

Personal & Small Group Studies

GOer Groups
A video series addressing the major questions and barriers students have as they pursue cross-cultural missions.

Momentum YES
A video and discussion-based tool designed for small groups to discuss God’s plan for the world and how to take an active role.

Xplore
A seven-lesson small group study discovering the biblical theme of God’s global purpose and the task remaining.

GoMobilize
A study tool to help engage and mobilize others to serve in missions.

Podcast

Global Missions Podcast

A program that helps Christ-followers engage in the Great Commission, both at home and around the world.

Missions Pulse
A podcast to help listeners know God’s heart and how they can join with what He is doing around the world.

Websites

Prayercast

A free video library featuring prayer videos from virtually every country.

AskaMissionary.com
Responses from missionaries and organization leaders to many common questions related to serving in missions.

ALifeOverseas.com
A collaboration of real, raw stories from Christian workers living abroad.

Conferences

Global Missions Health Conference
—Nov. 10–12, 2022

Held each year in November, this is the largest gathering of missional healthcare professionals in the world.

International Conference on Missions—Nov. 3–5, 2022
A yearly conference designed for families who want to engage with what God is doing around the world through missions.

Urbana—Dec. 28–31, 2022
Every three years, 10,000+ university students come together to find calling and join the Lord’s global mission.

Trainings

Coram Deo
A free video-based online course to help Christians engage in their communities in transforming ways. All WGM global workers take this course.

Perspectives on The World Christian Movement
An in-person or online course that is designed around four vantage points or "perspectives"—Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God's global purpose. This course is required of all WGM global workers.

Books

Spiritual Survival Handbook for Cross-Cultural Workers by Robert S Miller

How to be spiritually prepared for cross-cultural ministry.

Western Christians in Global Mission by Paul Borthwick
How Western Christians can partner with Christians around the world to engage in missions.

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett
Learn proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation.

Personal & Small Group Studies

GOer Groups
A video series addressing the major questions and barriers students have as they pursue cross-cultural missions.

Momentum YES
A video and discussion-based tool designed for small groups to discuss God’s plan for the world and how to take an active role.

Xplore
A seven-lesson small group study discovering the biblical theme of God’s global purpose and the task remaining.

GoMobilize
A study tool to help engage and mobilize others to serve in missions.

Podcast

Global Missions Podcast

A program that helps Christ-followers engage in the Great Commission, both at home and around the world.

Missions Pulse
A podcast to help listeners know God’s heart and how they can join with what He is doing around the world.

Websites

Prayercast

A free video library featuring prayer videos from virtually every country.

AskaMissionary.com
Responses from missionaries and organization leaders to many common questions related to serving in missions.

ALifeOverseas.com
A collaboration of real, raw stories from Christian workers living abroad.

Conferences

Global Missions Health Conference
—Nov. 10–12, 2022

Held each year in November, this is the largest gathering of missional healthcare professionals in the world.

International Conference on Missions—Nov. 3–5, 2022
A yearly conference designed for families who want to engage with what God is doing around the world through missions.

Urbana—Dec. 28–31, 2022
Every three years, 10,000+ university students come together to find calling and join the Lord’s global mission.

Trainings

Coram Deo
A free video-based online course to help Christians engage in their communities in transforming ways. All WGM global workers take this course.

Perspectives on The World Christian Movement
An in-person or online course that is designed around four vantage points or "perspectives"—Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God's global purpose. This course is required of all WGM global workers.