Welcome to The Missions Academy

What others are saying...

"Unlike other organizations..."

by Emily O., a student

I absolutely love how God is using this organization to impact people. I’ve been on other missions trips before with different organizations, but none of them even compare to Touch the World. They train how to be relational in evangelizing instead of being business-like and impersonal like the other organizations I’ve been with. Touch the World truly believes that every person is on the same playing field and no one is better or higher than anyone else. Every person is just as in need of a Savior as the next.

"Greatest tools of my youth ministry career."

Nicole, a Team Leader

"Touch The World's training has been one of the greatest tools in my youth ministry career. To walk with my students through this training, go on a trip with them, and use that the rest of the school year for discipleship and beyond. If you’ve engaged fully in {The Missions Academy} training, and you’ve engaged in culture, poverty, evangelism, identity, God, then you can no longer just walk down the street and look at people the same. You may choose to, but you cannot un-know what you’ve learned.”

"As hosts, you made our job easy!"

-Missionary Host, undisclosed location

"We were truly blessed to have you come along side {our ministry}. It is awesome to see a team who has been well equipped and trained and with leaders (and quite frankly the whole team) who “get it”—That short term missions can be a great thing when done right and with proper motives and thinking. You can definitely tell, through this past team, Touch the World has a good and healthy understanding of missions. As hosts, you made our jobs easy, and I know our staff benefitted from your team tremendously! Thanks for being sensitive to the culture, our staff, our clients, etc. and thank you for asking questions and wanting to be learners.

"A whole new dynamic way"

Reggie A., Youth Leader

I lead a young team of about 50 kids who have done missions both locally and globally and this training has helped us to grow and it has personally helped me to develop and prepare my team in a whole new dynamic way as it pertains to ministry and service to others both in our own neighborhoods and across the seas.

Jayna V., student and former intern

My experiences with Touch the World helped me to look deeper and to remind me that no matter what you do, you should use the gifts God gave you to live on mission for him. This helped me to think deeper about what I wanted to do with my life, and has led me to pursue a career in social work. Not only that, but these trainings have challenged me to go deeper in my relationships with others and to love and encourage all those that God has placed in my life, whether it is a one-time conversation with someone, or a lifelong relationship.

"Take that step and go for it!"

Alex T., Youth Pastor

"As a youth pastor who values intentionality and a clear purpose behind the ministry I’m doing, I have been incredibly blessed to find a partner that operates that way as well...every aspect was well thought out and helped our whole group understand what mission is really about... For every mission trip we do in the future, I will be utilizing the mission training they offer. If you’re on the fence about the value, I encourage you to take that step and go for it, as I trust that you’ll find it as valuable as I have.

Your Story, God's Story.

Our courses explore identity, culture, and mission. Learn how your story is a part of the larger story of God at work in the world. Explore how you can live within the story every day and everywhere.