Our Mission

In anticipation of Jesus’ soon return, our purpose is to:

  • Cultivate mission vision
  • Prepare cross-cultural workers
  • Nurture missionary witness for effective service in God’s harvest

As your partners in cross-cultural service, our goal is to bring you continual learning and support opportunities.

Learning Opportunities

The Institute of World Mission is the missionary training branch of the General Conference Secretariat. Through Mission Institutes, Reentry Retreats, online mission classes, and other types of training, we design learning paths to help you:

Support Opportunities

Missionaries and others interested in cross-cultural ministry must deal effectively with the challenges of adapting to and working in new cultures. Often this task can cause personal and family stress, which can result in physical, mental, relational and ministry challenges.

The Missionary Care team is specifically tasked to provide spiritual and psychological support to Adventist cross-cultural missionaries. 

How to Begin

We invite you to explore the links below. Some pages will require you to have a membership account (see below). Each link is a gateway to a journey of growth in your cross-cultural ministry.

Best First Step

You can enter into a fruitful partnership with us by creating a FREE membership account on the IWM website. It will give us more opportunities for mutual learning, conversation and support.

Unlock Your IWM Membership

Online courses, webinars, featured theme pages, protected blog posts and podcast episodes will all be accessible once you create an account.

Want to go deeper?

We present to you the IWM Featured Theme Pages.

Each page is a collection of all resources on this website—webinar sessions, blog posts, podcast episodes, courses and series—around a specific topic of interest. 

Below is a quick sample. Slide to the left or to the right explore the featured topics.

Just keep in mind, you will need to create a free IWM membership account or be logged in to access these Featured Theme Pages.

Witnessing & Discipling
Cross-cultural mission workers share the gospel in some of the most distant and difficult places to minister. Learning how to communicate the good news in an effective way is essential to missional ministry.
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Finances & Missions
Here you’ll find all the material on the IWM website devoted to the best use of financial resources in missions.
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Missionary Health
Cross-cultural mission workers face multiple hazardous environments ranging from high pollution to scarcity in variety of plant-based foods. Here we discuss health issues that are relevant to cross-cultural missions.
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Family & Marriage
Your marriage and family are key for effective cross-cultural ministry. Taking care of them is an essential aspect of your service. In this section, you will find valuable support on these topics.
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Kids' Corner
A collection of games and fun resources for children of missionaries.
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Our mission is to help you live, serve and witness cross-culturally.