World Mission Initiative of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations by helping Christians understand how God is at work in the world and how they can share in that work. WMI offers resources to serve congregations and students.

World Mission Initiative's main vision and purpose is mission mobilization! We hope to lead the church to rediscover its purpose, calling, and missional center.

Over the years, WMI has hosted 10 biennial conferences, countless workshops and global mission guests, and more than 300 seminary students into faith-stretching and ministry-shaping global mission experiences.


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February 2020 E-Newsletter Highlighting the recent J-Term Intercultural Learning trips, the importance of talking about race in God's mission, and helpful tips for short-term mission trip.  

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Save the Date! WMI Conference 

Jesus Christ and the 'Dividing Wall': Race and God's Mission" - October 2-3, 2020

Join us as World Mission Initiative brings world-class speakers, compelling workshops, vibrant, multi-cultural worship and people from across Western Pennsylvania who long to engage in mission in the way of Jesus Christ, unencumbered by racial assumptions and blind spots.

Featured Speakers:

Brenda Salter McNeilDr. Salter McNeil is recognized internationally as one of the  foremost leaders of reconciliation. She will also be delivering the McClure lecture as part of this conference. In her book, A Credible Witness she tells why reconciliation to God and to each other are necessary, and moves you to be a person whose evangelism happens through a right relationship with God and others.

Jonathan Hartgrove-Wilson - In his book, Free to Be Bound: Church Beyond the Color Line, he writes about racism and the central importance of racial reconciliation to Christianity. The same Christianity that sang, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound” also perpetuated racial injustice and white supremacy in the name of Jesus.

This event is co-sponsored by Continuing Education at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming months!