Missionary Training

With more than 95 years of experience sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ around the world, we are committed to sharing what we’ve learned and ensuring you have the tools and skills you to effectively minister and reach people with the gospel. Regardless of your age, education, or experience, we’ve got the tools you need.

Missionary Preparation Training

Essential Mission Components

Essential Mission Components (EMC) is a highly interactive, week-long course that will equip you for cross-cultural church planting that leads to national or regional church-planting movements and international missions movements.

Missionary Orientation

Designed for accepted mid-term and long-term missionary applicants, this week-long orientation helps candidates expand their understanding of ABWE’s spirit and ministry philosophy, complete their missionary screening process, help them confirm God’s calling, and equip them to begin prefield ministry.

Departure Readiness Training

The Departure Readiness Training is designed for those serving on the field at least one year and focuses on helping you make the transition to working in your mission field, living in another culture, and adapting to your field team.

Personal Security Training

This active and interactive course is designed to equip workers for security risk and ensure safety on the mission field.

Bible Education & Ministry Training

Good Soil: BibleStorying

Learn how to use Good Soil’s interactive learning techniques to improve your preaching and teaching with stories.

Good Soil: The Roots of Faith

A chronological Bible survey of God’s redemptive plan featuring 100 key Bible events in 25 major Bible eras, from Genesis through Revelation.

Good Soil: Basic Seminar

The Good Soil Basic Seminar equips you to share God’s story of redemption chronologically, so that people will clearly understand, sincerely embrace, and firmly hold on to the gospel.

Good Soil: Hooks for Hanging The Old & New Testament Storylines

These “Hooks” workshops are designed to help you teach participants to grasp an overview of the Old Testament and the New Testament in two one-hour sessions.

Basic Missional Theology
*Offered at ABWE or through Distance Learning*

Learn about systematic theology and how to overcome the doctrinal problems many face when worldviews collide.

Methods of Bible Study
*Offered Through Distance Learning*

Methods of Bible study will give you the confidence and skills required to understand and apply any genre of scripture.

The Old Testament Story
*Offered through Distance Learning*

Dive deeper into the Old Testament through this online course that provides a chronological narrative-focused approach.

The New Testament Story
*Offered through Distance Learning*

Study the major redemptive events that occurred throughout New Testament period and learn how to effectively share this part of the redemptive story.

About Good Soil

What is Good Soil?

Through training and providing resources, ABWE’s Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship helps believers understand the Bible and the world around them so they can effectively share the gospel.

Good Soil Resources

Download or purchase Good Soil’s material, books, and resources that will help you share God’s story of hope in a world filled with competing faiths and diverse cultures.

Did You Know You Can Get Graduate Academic Credit Through ABWE?

Leadership & Team Training

Crucial Conversations

Get the tools you need to effectively communicate during life’s most difficult and important conversations and achieve positive resolutions.

Moving Beyond Lecture

Want to be an interactive speaker? Discover a six-step process for designing presentations and training sessions that consistently engage participants.

Good Soil Trainer Certification Workshop

This one-day workshop will equip and certify you to train other believers in Good Soil evangelism and discipleship principles and techniques.

International Theological Education

Our International Theological Education (ITE) program partners with Christian leaders from around the world to help equip and train local believers for Christian ministry and leadership. Join with us as we work to empower people from every nation to take the gospel to every nation.