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The Evangelical Training Directory -

The Missionary Training Service has launched a multi-lingual online database of training courses. We are coordinating with the World Evangelical Alliance, the International Commission for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) and Trainers of Pastors International Coalition (TOPIC). Some eight hundred evangelical Bible Colleges, missionary training organisations, seminaries and non-formal training programmes have entered information about their training. All this information is searchable in some twenty languages. 

World Evangelical Alliance endorses the ETD

The World Evangelical Alliance, a body which represents 600 million evangelicals world-wide has endorsed the evangelical training directory as a central directory of Bible Colleges and evangelical training. It has incorporated the directory into its own site at

Dr. Chris Wright, Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group and International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership is also backing the project. We value your prayers for this initiative, that it will enable all Christians to find out what training is available and so be better prepared for service.   


bulletThe database is free for anyone to search and free to post information on courses, though we invite donations to support the project. 
bulletWe are liaising with as many training associations and organisations as possible so that all can partner together in this project and avoid duplication of effort. 
bulletThe system displays only training institutions that have been validated for authenticity as an evangelical body and which are
bulletTraining institutions add the details of their courses directly onto the site and can update their entries as needed through a password. 


bulletBy working together, organisations can save much time and effort and make information accessible for prospective trainees. 
bulletWe hope that all courses will be promoted world-wide, through various portals. 
bulletLinks are provided to training organizations' sites so that those searching can go directly to them. 


bulletThe project depends on the active cooperation of evangelical alliances and associations world-wide. By God's grace we have overcome the problems of access in multiple languages and alphabets.

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with developments, please e-mail us (see Contact Us in the left hand margin).

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The Missionary Training Service is a UK Registered Charity (No. 1073046) and a Company limited by Guarantee (No. 3554515).
This page was last updated on 11 July 2013.