5 Objectives of Mission Institutes

The Institute curriculum is focused on five objectives. We strive to equip missionaries to:

At each Institute, missionaries are introduced to a variety of resources, tools and activities that develop skills and attitudes. These are designed to foster a lifelong journey of ongoing growth. Participants also have the opportunity to develop lasting friendships and support networks with other missionaries from around the world.

Mission Institute for Missionary Kids (MKs)

Age-appropriate mission orientation classes for Missionary Kids (MKs) are held concurrently with the adult Mission Institute program and prepare youth for the cross-cultural experience they will face. 

These classes provide the education and support needed for healthy missionary family adjustment. Some of the topics in the curriculum include transition, expectations, making new friends, living and thriving in another culture, how to fit in, dealing with conflict, and saying proper goodbyes.

2023 Schedule

Mission Institutes

January 23 – February 11  – Chiang Mai, Thailand

April 17 – May 6 – Istanbul, Turkey

June 26 – July 15 – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Reentry Retreats

June 5 – June 11 – Welcome Home Retreat (Families) Andrews University, Michigan, USA

June 5 June 11 –  “Hello America” (Teens) Andrews University, Michigan, USA

If you would like to learn more about Institute sessions or Reentry Retreats, contact us here.