MissionPREP traces its origins back to 1989 when a number of leaders of Canadian mission agencies recognized the need to form a training partnership in Canada for the preparation of new missionaries involved in cross-cultural ministry.
The training partnership was motivated by these concerns:
Research showed a high percentage of missionary attrition could be prevented if new missionaries received effective pre-field training.
Many Canadian mission agencies depended on larger US counterparts for pre-field training.
Competition between mission agencies needed to be replaced with cooperative partnerships in the area of pre-field training.
December of 1991 saw the first 14 missionaries trained through this new partnership. In June 1994 this training partnership merged with Missionary Internship Canada, (MI Canada), which is an affiliate of Mission Training International in Colorado, North America's leader in cross-cultural training.
From 1998 - 2008 a key partnership was formed with The Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre of Tyndale University College and Seminary. Through these years the growth of MissionPREP exceeded all expectations. In 2003 MissionPREP provided pre-field intercultural training to over two hundred missionaries.
As we look back on the history and development of MissionPREP we can see God’s hand of blessing upon the vision given 20 years ago. We give God the glory and praise for all He has accomplished through MissionPREP in the past and look forward to His continued blessing in the years ahead.
Organizations We Work With
A broad range of individuals and Christian organizations have participated and have been served by MissionPREP. Some are mentioned below:
Action International Canada
Africa Inland Mission Canada & USA
Canadian Baptist Ministries Canada
Christian and Missionary Alliance Canada
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
CrossWorld Canada & USA
Eastern Mennonite Missions USA
EFCA Reach Global
Engineering Ministries Int’l
Evangelical Free Church of America Intl.
Free Methodist Canada & USA
Global Recordings Network Canada
Greater Europe Mission Canada & USA
Kids Alive International Canada
Interserve Canada & USA
Liebenzell Canada, USA & Germany
Mennonite Church Canada
Mission to Unreached Peoples USA
Missionary Aviation Fellowship Canada
Missionary Ventures Canada
Overseas Missionary Fellowship International
the Peoples Church
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
Pioneers Canada & USA
Salvation Army Canada & USA
Society of Anglican Mission Senders USA
Send International Canada & USA
SIM Canada & USA
TEAM Canada & USA
World Partners Canada & USA
World Witness USA
Wycliffe Bible Translators Canada