SEND values training at all stages of a missionary’s career. We either provide this training onsite, online, or through local seminars, or recommend other training resources to you.
- Pre-field: We provide training on raising support and preparing for cross-cultural ministry. We also assess your personal needs and may recommend other beneficial training.
- On-field: Missionary coworkers coordinate language and orientation for you. You will also have access to ministry skills and missiological training such as church planting and coaching workshops.
- Leadership: For those in leadership roles, SEND provides training and coaching to encourage better leadership within your context of ministry.
- Returning home: SEND offers Reconnect, a three-day group retreat offered at least twice a year for returning missionaries. The goal is to provide debrief/reflection, spiritual encouragement, necessary training and connection to the SEND community and office.
SEND missionaries are also encouraged to pursue graduate programs, professional seminars and conferences. SEND is a great place for life-long development.