Missions Bible colleges, also known as Bible colleges for missionaries, are colleges with a specific focus on training new Christian missionaries, Christian missionary pastors and other Christian missionary leaders to begin to work in the missionary field. These colleges offer training in both theological studies as well as Christian field work studies.
The goal of these colleges is to get students prepared to be theologically and professionally trained as: Christian church planters, Christian humanitarian workers, Christian aid workers, Christian aid coordinators and foreign Christian crisis advocates and counselors.
While there is a strong focus on international Christian ministry work, many of these colleges afford high level missionary training for domestic missions as well. Most of these Missions Bible colleges offer a three-tiered education platform that includes certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree missionary programs for domestic and foreign students who wish to enter this exciting field of bringing God to some of the world’s most impoverished and destitute peoples.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Bible School
Christian and Missionary Alliance was formed in the 1800s from two parachurch organizations. The denomination today has over 500,000 members and is strongly committed to global missions work. Many of the denomination’s churches have holiness movement and pentecostal theological influences.
There’s one official Christian and Missionary Alliance Bible school:
- Ambrose University, a joint Bible school of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and the Church of the Nazarene
Another college is now independent but has historically interfaced with the denomination:
- Prairie College, a former Christian and Missionary Alliance Bible school
Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada
The Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada was formed when the Evangelical Church in Canada and Missionary Church of Canada merged together. Both former denominations’ influences of wesleyan, methodist and mennonite teachings can be seen in the EMCC’s churches. The denomination now has about 150 churches, spread mostly through Western Canada, and supports missionaries throughout the world.
There is are a couple official Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada Bible colleges:
- Emmanuel Bible College, an EMCC Bible school with Brethren history
- Rocky Mountain College, an EMCC Bible college
World Evangelical Mission Alliance
The World Evangelical Mission Alliance is a historically Korean organization that’s focused on advancing the gospel through missions. The denomination’s North American work is based in Los Angeles, California.
There is one official World Evangelical Mission Alliance Bible college:
- World Mission University, a WEMA Bible college
Other Bible Colleges for Missionaries
Several other Bible schools have a particular emphasis on missionary training. These missionary Bible schools include:
- Hudson Taylor University, a Bible college for missionaries
See more accredited undergraduate Christian schools:
- Evangelical Bible Colleges
- African-American Bible Colleges
- Hispanic Bible Colleges
- Immigrant-Focused Bible Colleges
- Korean Bible Colleges
Or, check out the other lists of accredited Bible colleges.