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Get ready for the mission field


— A training center for the mission-minded —

You've heard the call to go.
But are you prepared?

If God has called you into full-time missions, you probably have a lot to consider: “How will I learn a new language and culture? Do I know enough about the Bible to teach it to others? What skills do I have to help people in need?” At Global Impact Academy, we offer two different 10-month training programs and almost a dozen weekend electives which prepare you for the challenges you’ll face on the field. We offer rigorous and robust classes, both virtually and in-person at our headquarter facilities on Schooley’s Mountain, NJ, where our experienced missionaries and instructors will closely disciple, educate, and equip you for a future in full-time missions.


Earn a Certificate of Biblical and Cross-Cultural Studies

Our first year 10-month program, led by experienced missionaries, prepares you for ministry outside your own context so you can be confident sharing the Gospel wherever you go. Our optional second year 10-month program will take a deeper look at the foundations of ministry with in-depth theology and Bible courses led by experienced professors. You’ll get to take advantage of real-world experience at your church or through field internships.

Theological Training

Cross-Cultural Training

Practical Training


Now offering virtual & in-person learning

  • History of Missions
  • Cross-Cultural Evangelism
  • Carpentry
  • Biblical Theology
  • Creative Access Strategies
  • Apologetics and World Religions
  • Children & Youth Ministry
  • …and more!
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Learn from Bible professors, missionaries, and experts in their field

Rev. Steve Stinnette

Missionary to Micronesia for 42 years, with a focus on missions mobilization

Rev. Adam Jacobs

Teaching pastor at Emmanuel Bible Chapel with a heart for local church ministry

Voltaire Cacal, CGS

Instructor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Voltaire has heart for intercultural studies


Take advantage of hands-on learning:

On-camping housing

Connect with classmates at our Schooley’s Mountain campus in one of two shared student living spaces.

Missions research library

Our library and study center is home to over 500 books dedicated solely to Bible, missions training, and mission history.

On-campus farm and carpentry workshop

Learn to cultivate crops and care for animals at Emmaus Farm, or develop carpentry skills in our Workshop, all located on our 150-acre property at Liebenzell USA.

Local Ministries and Field internships

Participate in practical local ministry, and at the end of each year of your program, embark on a 6-12 week cross-cultural field internship in the U.S. or abroad.

Get ready to GO

Ready to take the next step on your journey in global missions? Find out how to apply and connect with a missions coach:

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