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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Read our October 2021 E-Newsletter Here which highlights the first session of the McClure Lecture series with Dr. Kimberly Hill, an article on the lesser-known origins of Christianity in Africa, how to decolonize mission, and excerpts from the book "Freeing Congregational Mission" by Hunter Farrell with Bala Khyllep.

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Join Us for the 2021 McClure Lectures

This year’s McClure lectures will feature Dr. Kimberly D. Hill, historian of African American missions and Black internationalism, who teaches U.S. and African American history at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The lectures will be held on two Wednesdays, Oct. 6 and 13, 2021. The first session will feature a presentation by Dr. Hill on "Christian Justice, Exploitation, and Racial Violence from ‘Red Rubber’ to ‘Bloody Sunday.’" The second session will be a panel discussion along with our new PTS President the Rev. Dr. Asa Lee on the topic of "Reckoning with Invisibility: African American Missionaries and Their Hidden Legacies." Mark your calendar for these two important dates of lecture and conversation. Click here for more information and registration for the lectures.