In 1995 Ray Windsor published the 2nd edition of the World Directory of Missionary Training Programmes a catalogue of over 500 missionary training programmes from around the globe. This was one of the early missionary training resources published by the Mission Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance and the International Missionary Training Network. As is the case with any printed directory it did not take long before this valuable resource was outdated.
The Mission Commission of the WEA occasionally studied the possibility of republishing this list, and these discussions began to focus on the developing Internet technology as a preferred medium of delivery. It was soon apparent that an online directory would allow institutions to register and update their information which would better serve the needs of the institution as well as provide more up-to-date information for those researching available missionary training.
The IMTN decided to partner with the Evangelical Training Directory project headed up by Ian Benson of the UK-based Missionary Training Service. This directory gathers in all evangelical training. The new World Directory of Missionary Training filters the contents of the Evangelical Training Directory to present only dedicated missionary training programmes. In February of 2009, Ian Benson was invited to become part-time volunteer staff of the IMTN as the Director of Information Services. This directory is now available online featuring self-registration and maintenance of contact and course information.
To conduct a Training Programme search click here.
To conduct an Organisation search click here.
To begin to list your training program on the WDMT click here.