List of agencies involved in missionary training. See also the other files on training--many other organizations are listed.
THE NEXT STEP
On January 31, a group of mission leaders concerned about reducing missionary attrition through better preparation of missionary candidates met in Colorado Springs under the banner of "Next Step: North American Partnership in Mission Training." For more information, contact Rich Smith 407-639-1181 or look up their web page <www.thenextstep.org>. Currently, they are seeking to build a network of member agencies who can work together in improving the quality of missionary preparation.
MISSIONARY TRAINING AGENCIES REPRESENTED IN THE NEXT STEP MEETING:
The Next Step: North American Partnership in Mission Training, 6190 Balboa St, Port St. John, FL 32927-8838
Center for Intercultural Training, Missionary Training for 2nd Career Professionals, P.O. Box 250 Union Mills, NC 28167 Fax:704-287-0580 Phone 800-887-1786 Email: <email@example.com> Has a 14-week core training package for missionaries
Mission Training International, P.O. Box 50110, Colorado Springs, CO 80949 Fax: 719-594-4682 Phone: 800-896-3710 Email: <MIntern@aol.com> Many different programs including both preparatory and Debriefing.
Emmaus Road, International, 7150 Tanner Court, San Diego, CA 92111 Phone/Fax: 619-292-7020 Web: <www.eri.org> Acts 29 Training Courses available in 2-day, 4-week, or 10-week format.
International Missionary Training Fellowship <JonathanLweis@xc.org>
Bethany College of Missions, 6820 Auto Club Road, Suite C, Minneapolis, MN 55438 Phone 800-323-3417 Fax: 612-829-2535 Email: <BCOM@bethfel.org>
TO THE ABOVE AGENCIES AT NEXT STEP, ADD THE FOLLOWING:
Beautiful Feet Boot Camp, A six-month training program focusing not only on the technicalities of mission work but also on the aspects of relationship with God and with other people. Contact: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Heart of God Ministries, P.O. Box 7205, Moore, OK 73153 Phone: 405-790-0446
The Missionary Training Service <Coordmts@XC.Org> Ian Benson has been very active in our BOMM conference-- In fact, he has just submitted the following list of Books and resources for missionary training. They can be ordered through The Missionary Training Service, 18 Aston Way, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2XY United Kingdom Tel./Fax. National: 01691 653619 International: +44 1691 65361 Web pages: http://www.btinternet.com/~ajg/mtshome.htm