Missionary Training

Missionary Training

With more than 85 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.

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 at ABWE or through Distance Learning*

Methods of Bible study is an eight-day course that 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.

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.

Situational Leadership

Learn how to diagnose any situation and adapt your management style to meet the needs of those you are trying to lead.

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.

Missionary Enrichment Conference
Missionary Preparation Training

Essential Mission Components

Open to ABWE missionaries with more than 50 percent of their support raised, 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.

New Missionary Orientation

Designed for accepted missionary applicants, this seminar 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 pre-field ministry.

Long-Term Field Prep Seminar

Open to long-term ABWE missionaries with at least 85 percent of their support, Field Prep Seminar focuses on helping you make the transition to working in your mission field, living in another culture, and adapting to your field team.

Short-Term Field Prep Seminar

Open to short-term ABWE missionaries, Field Prep Seminar focuses on helping you make the transition to working on a foreign mission field, living in another culture, and collaborating with your field team.

Personal Security Training

This active and interactive course is designed to equip workers in yellow and orange security risk countries and ensure safety on the mission field.

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.

Our Trainers

Whether you are trying to reach people in your neighborhood or people on the foreign mission field, our experienced experts are passionate about equipping you to succeed.

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.