This page includes links to organizations and academic centers focused on missions and world Christianity.
History of Missiology (Boston University)This collection contains mission theology, theory, and practice as well as some of the first ethnographic studies of people in other societies, and histories of encounters between westerners and people from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This site also provides biographical sketches and links to digitized material written by or about specific missionaries, missiologists, and mission administrators in the belief that mission theology, theory and strategy are best understood in their social context.
International Association for Mission StudiesAn international, inter-confessional and interdisciplinary professional society for the scholarly study of Christian witness and its impact in the world and the related field of intercultural theology.
International Conference on Computing and MissionsAn organization that offers technology assistance to anyone interested in missions, especially full-time missionaries. HAs an emphasis on security, overseas Internet, multi-cultural relations, and how best to use technology.
Lausanne MovementThe official website of the Lausanne Movement. includes a useful Missional Content Library with more than 40 years of missional resources from across the Movement. An advanced search is also available with filters by content format, topic, related gathering, or other special grouping.
Centre for the Study of World ChristianityThe Centre for the Study of World Christianity (formerly, the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World) exists to advance high-quality scholarship in Christianity as a polycentric faith whose adherents are now far more numerous in the majority world than in Europe or North America.
Cambridge Centre for Christianity WorldwideA research and teaching centre in Cambridge, England that encourages people of all faiths and none to engage with, encounter, and enquire about the global nature of Christianity in its historical development and in the contemporary world.
Mission 21Committed to sustainable development cooperation and humanitarian aid in 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to promote peace, education, health, food sovereignty and income generation. Hosted by the Evangelisches Missionswerk Basel.
Oxford Centre for Missions StudiesThe centre exists to provide education for church leaders from the non-Western world. It was founded by mission theologians from Africa, Asia and Latin America. OCMS offers taught Masters courses and PhD/MPhil research degrees.
Nagel Institute (Calvin University)The Nagel Institute is an educational research institute within Calvin University, focused on ways in which the study of World Christianity can change perspectives, foster knowledge, and reinvigorate Christian thought and practice.
Overseas Ministries Study Center (Princeton Theological Seminary)Housed within Princeton Theological Seminary, this center engages in God’s mission and amplifies the voices of the world Christian movement through a three-fold ministry and new program initiatives, including a residential study program for scholars from around the world.