Missions College 2016

Rockville, Virginia
Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Missions College 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Friday, January 15, 2016

International Learning Center
16492 MLC Lane
Rockville, Virginia 23146

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      2016 Missions College: American Peoples Affinity

Deadline to register: December 15, 2015

Intensive week of missions training for churches interested or already engaged in missions opportunities in the Americas. An opportunity to connect with IMB missionaries from the Americas and other churches engaging people groups in church planting. The purpose is to learn more about some of the most fruitful missions practices currently being utilized and to sharpen each other as we strive to equip ourselves for the Kingdom's sake.

Themes: Four independent tracks/workshops will be provided. Additional breakout sessions will be offered this year to give all participants an opportunity to engage in different topics.

Introductory Missions Training (PartnerConnect):
This is a broad-spectrum overview of key topics for effective short-term missions. This tract will follow our PartnerConnect model and participation in our online webinars is encouraged (but not required). The next webinar sessions to be offered will be on Thursday nights from Sept. 3 - Oct. 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Orality - Presenting Scripture Effectively for Oral Preference Learners:
This will provide an overview of oral strategies historically and currently being used in missions and then work through some specific tools to aid the development of Biblical oral strategies for church planting and discipleship. Some previous experience or exposure to Bible Storying suggested.

Community Transformation Training:
The training of nationals in the use of community development lessons (basic, preventative health care lessons) as an outreach to prevent common physical problems; improve the overall health of a community; and to establish legitimate relationships with non-believers in order to tell God's story. The training will look at ways to incorporate healthcare and other human needs aspects into your overall comprehensive church planting strategy. The process discussed will have a heavy emphasis on training nationals as well as on orality.

NEW! Troubleshooting Comprehensive Church Planting Engagements:
This is a new track developed for churches who are currently implementing or are part of a church planting engagement plan. It will provide an opportunity for churches to share their plans and experiences working together to overcome challenges. Experienced missionaries will facilitate conversation and coach you through biblical processes for multiplying disciples and churches. 

Jan. 12, 2016 - Check-in Tuesday begins at 1:00 p.m.
Sessions begin at 3:00 p.m., followed by Dinner and a Plenary session
Training will conclude after dinner on Friday, Jan. 15
(Note: There is no extra charge to stay over Friday night.)

International Learning Center, Rockville, Va.

U.S. church pastors and members engaging or desiring to help with church planting in the Americas. This training is excellent for all different levels of engagement, helping to improve the effectiveness of one-time short-term trips as well as more intensive strategy development for longer-term strategic partnerships and Embrace churches. Churches are encouraged to send enough participants to have at least one person attending each of the three tracts.

Registrant Type Costs:

FREE Event Registration:  For churches who register and pay for 5 attendees, the 6th is FREE.  Complete a group of 5 registrations and finish registration.  Then to register your 6th person, just select SPECIAL registration type to complete that registration and you will not be prompted for payment for the 6th member of your team! If you have already registered 5 or more people, AWESOME!  You may register an additional person for free as well! OFFER EXPIRES DEC. 6. 

    Attendee including lodging: Special early registration fee of $199 before Sept. 1, $225 Sept. 1 - Oct.31, and $249 Nov. 1- Dec. 15. Price includes lodging arriving Tuesday, departing Friday or Saturday, and meals from Tuesday dinner through Saturday breakfast.

    Attendee but no lodging required Special early registration fee of $99 before Sept.1, $125 Sept. 1-Oct. 31, and $149 Nov. 1 - Dec. 15. Price includes lunch and dinner Wednesday - Friday.

    IMB Missionary: There will be an additional day and a half of training offered on Monday and Tuesday. Contact David Olson, dolson1@imb.org, for more information.

Group Registration: There will be an opportunity during the registration process to add additional people.

Note: Children are only allowed on campus for Stateside Conferences and FPO Conferences, so they will not be allowed to stay on campus during this event (nursing infants are an exception).


Contact Information

  • If you have questions regarding the event, please contact David Olson,dolson1@imb.org , 804-219-1160.

    If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Leah Kipley, lkipley@imb.org, 804-219-1911.

Payment Instructions

  • We accept Master Card, Visa, and American Express.

    If you are paying by check, please send payment to:

    International Mission Board
    3806 Monument Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23230
    Attn: Leah Kipley, Event Coordination

    Please make checks payable to International Mission Board and mail within two weeks of registration. Thank you!

    REFUND POLICY: No refunds.






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