Global Frontier Missions developed the online missionary training school in conjunction with churches, missions’ organizations, Bible schools, and field workers to compile the “best of” missions’ resources and training in one place. Geared toward equipping people for cross-cultural service, these modules mirror our five-month, resident Missionary Training School (MTS).
We have designed our training using distance and adult-learning methods that involve in-depth interaction with the material and provide space for individuals to personally wrestle with every aspect of the missionary lifestyle.
GFM has trained over 400 missionaries to date. A recent study shows that 72% of GFM MTS graduates have gone to the mission field and, once there, stay twice as long compared to those who do not first undergo this training! See the link at the bottom of this page.
The Online Missionary Training School course consists of 20 modules. Each module covers a different topic such as language learning and acculturation, church planting movements, personal and team dynamics, spiritual warfare, orality/storytelling, and other crucial missions topics. See a brief description of each module within the full 20-module curriculum. While the modules stand alone, each fits nicely into an entire study program for those who want comprehensive pre-field training, which is recommended.
There is a lot of flexibility with the online missionary training school. Some people want a self-study program with very little structure, accountability, etc. Others look for mentoring as they progress through the training modules. These students are assigned a Facilitator to check-in with them via email and zoom, encourage progress, and provide coaching and feedback. Still others are also interested in earning college credit or degrees. College credits are currently only offered to North American residents. Check out our different program options to see which is right for you.
Students work at their own pace and are encouraged to work through each module in sequential order.
Register for online Missionary Training School and receive the first module FREE.