Training courses are run throughout the year for candidates, intercultural workers, students and other interested participants. Courses include:

Exploring Mission
The Exploring Mission course is a 5-unit pathway engaging key areas of theology, mission, context, culture and the Gospel. Exploring Mission is about discipleship. It is a course designed to connect you to God’s global vision, and to help you find your place in it. Everybody has a role in this story.

Culture and Language Workshop

This course offers you the knowledge, skills and awareness to begin the process of engaging interculturally with people in a fruitful and dynamic way. The workshop is an accredited tertiary unit with the University of Divinity and can be taken at Degree or Master's level (cross-credit possible through other institutions). 

Discernment Days / Weekends 

Together we focus on how we understand our calling, the highs and lows of life as an intercultural worker and the mission and vision of Baptist Mission Australia. You will discuss, ask questions, reflect and share hopes and fears with others on a similar journey.  
 
Course dates:
  • 28-30 Jan in Perth (residential)
  • 29-30 April in Melbourne (residential)
  • June 18 and Nov 19 in Sydney
  • 13-14 Aug (online) 
Intercultural Practices Courses  
There are two courses which are both conducted by Whitley College, in partnership with Baptist Mission Australia:
  • Missio Dei in Context  Examine mission from the perspective of the Missio Dei with a particular emphasis on biblical foundations for mission. Examine how theology, mission history, and cultural studies have informed modern mission theory and practice. Held on Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm, 24 Feb – 26 May
  • World Christianity as Missio Dei Examine emerging trends in world Christianity and how missiology is adapting to the sweeping changes ushered in by urbanisation and globalisation. Held on Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm, 28 July – 27 Oct 
FOR CANDIDATES/ INTERCULTURAL WORKERS
We value onboarding and ongoing training for our intercultural team members.
 
Candidate Webinars 
Monthly webinars are an opportunity to learn from practitioners and thinkers, connect with intercultural workers and build the Baptist Mission Australia community. All webinars are 7.30pm-9pm AEST.  
 
Transition Training  
A 5-day, residential course facilitated by Missions Interlink. The course provides practical experience in many of the skills necessary for making an effective transition to another culture. 10-15 January and 27 June - 2 July, Melbourne 

For more information, visit Mission Interlink.
 
Partnership Development Course 
This course runs as two-hour sessions over six weeks. It will help you develop a partnership team with churches and individuals. It includes understanding the Australian Baptist context, learning about resources, tools and processes, as well as attending to the emotional and spiritual journey of partnership development.  
 
MAST security training  
Missions Interlink conducts regular advanced security training courses in partnership with Sanctuary International. MAST is a two-day program designed to assist intercultural workers to be safe and smart in how they approach daily life.  

For more information, visit Mission Interlink.

Want more information?
Please contact your state leader or send a query through our contact form.