Equipping God's Church for Mission

You can explore our most popular trainings below. Have questions, or looking for training related to another one of the Sending Church Elements? Contact us to start a conversation about customizing a training event for your church or organization.

We're here to help as you lead your church in God's mission

Online Workshop
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Book Club


Equipping for Sending Churches

On-line Trainings for your church to take its first steps in becoming a Sending Church.


A Community of Practioners

Join a group of missions leaders for group teaching sessions and individual church coaching sessions with an Upstream leader.


Sending Church
Elements Gathering

You're invited to a 2.5 hour gathering where we will dive into the theology of sending and give an overview of our Sending Church Elements.

Sunset Helicopter Ride


The world is a classroom

7-10 day trips in cross-cultural settings for sending churches to learn how to become a Sending Church.


Marketplace Training

Sometimes Sent-Ones don't have a lot of runway ahead of their departure. That's where the Helipad comes in.


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The Western Church world is abuzz with talk of being on mission. Yet there is something still to be addressed in the process: the how. In this course, Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission, which is adapted from the Tradecraft Workbook, authors Rodney Calfee, Larry McCrary, Caleb Crider, and Wade Stephens provide a detailed daily guide for thinking and acting like a missionary. Spanning twelve weeks, Christians will learn to both reflect upon and practice missionary tradecraft like following the Spirit, mapping, executing culture, building relationships, persons of peace, engaging tribes, contextualization, alternative paths, and protecting indigeneity. The Tradecraft course was written in response to a growing request from churches and organizations for a way to use Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission in group settings. It has been tested in small groups as well as trainings for local, domestic, and global sending. True to form, this product of The Upstream Collective is thoughtful, practical, and accessible not only to cross-cultural missionaries, but to every Christian who desires to live on mission.​