The global church needs few things more urgently than its own highly trained leaders.

United World Mission equips leaders from the grassroots to the classroom — pastors, church planters and missionaries as well as scholars and thought leaders.

Overseas Council

Joined the UWM Family in 2018 — making UWM a truly unique leadership training organization!  

We equip leaders through Overseas Council by partnering with 130 vital seminaries in 70 nations. Join us and our partners to make a strategic impact by equipping pastors, scholars, and thought leaders in their nations.

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Theological Education Initiative (TEI)

We shape emerging Christian leaders by embedding missional scholars in the faculties of theological communities around the world. If you are called to a ministry of teaching, mentoring, and research in a seminary setting, we’d love to talk with you!

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Non-Formal Training

We equip church planters, pastors and disciple-makers in non-formal ways. They need training where they are, just-in-time, on the job. God can use your experience to disciple, teach, and mentor others in ways that encourage them in the ministry. We can help you learn how.

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Spiritual Formation of Leaders

We equip leaders to walk with God and serve in the way of Jesus. If you feel called to spiritual formation ministry — leading retreats, providing spiritual direction, equipping others in spiritual disciplines — we’d love to talk with you!

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Missional Communities

We equip leaders in missional communities. Biblical discipleship, leadership, and church require life in community. We are learning to form emerging leaders in intentional missional communities that combine spiritual formation with mission practice alongside national partners.

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Cross-Cultural Training

We equip missionaries through our Center for Intercultural Training (CIT) ministry. Training is delivered at our learning center in North Carolina as well as globally through on-line and modular courses. If you have cross-cultural experience and desire to help equip cross-cultural workers we would love to talk with you.

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GR2 – Global Reach, Global Response

There are more than 3 billion people around the globe who have not heard the Gospel. The American church alone cannot reach them. In fact, God never meant it to be that way. Instead, He calls each of us to serve where He leads. We have launched the GR2 project to mobilize people from everywhere to everywhere.

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