training that will help you succeed in cross-cultural ministry.

The Next SCCM is January 8th, 2023

Get prepared

make a plan

get overseas

requires successful completion of discipleship training school


The problem is they're not prepared for cross-cultural ministry.

School of Cross Cultural Missions is a 6 month training experience that gives missions-minded Christians the training and resources they need to move their ministries overseas.



Know God Better.

  • Experience 12 weeks of immersive, modular training near Orlando
  • Participate in daily worship and vibrant community life
  • Learn to navigate complicated legal and financial situations
  • Learn skills to help you navigate culture shock, language learning, and more.
  • Engage in hands-on local ministry outreaches
  • Get ready for your overseas Scouting Trip


Make God Known.

  • 12 week overseas Scouting Trip
  • Travel to your desired ministry location
  • Network with ministries in the region
  • Get prepared to start - or join - a ministry in that location

We know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed about moving overseas.


Getting prepared takes a lot of work. The to-do list seems endless.


And to top it off, most of the things you have to do aren't things you know how to do.

Make a will? Build a team? Get a visa?

It's overwhelming.

We believe you ought to have access to the training and the resources you need to succeed in cross-cultural ministry.

That's why School of Cross Cultural Missions prepares missionaries for every aspect of life and ministry overseas.

here's the plan



Apply for free today.  You'll hear from us soon.


Spend 3 months at YWAM Orlando preparing for your international Scouting Trip and life overseas.


You'll spend 3 months scouting the nation you'd like to do long-term ministry in.

ready to feel prepared for cross cultural missions?

You love missions. And you realize you’re called to do ministry in another nation.


That’s awesome.


But first you’ve got things to take care of. Things like:


- Legal documents

- Financial support

- Health insurance

- Travel plans

- Where you’ll live overseas

- Building a team

- Language learning


That’s a lot.


If you’re like a lot of new missionaries you’re not prepared for all this. And frankly it’s overwhelming.


The good news is many missionaries have gone before you and they’ve seen tremendous success.

They got prepared and they took the next step and they’re leading fruitful overseas ministries.

With the right training and access to the right resources you can feel prepared and create a thriving overseas ministry.

School of Cross Cultural Missions uses training and a wealth of experience to empower you to create - or join - a ministry overseas. 


At the end of your training, you’ll take the next step by going on a 3 month Scouting Trip*. You’ll explore your desired nation, network with ministries on the ground, and prepare to make your long-term move.


*Scouting Trip locations must be approved. Current events and immigration complications are outside of YWAM Orlando's control. We cannot guarantee every desired Scouting Trip location.

100 things you need to know before moving overseas

eBook cover with missionary man

Starting a ministry in another nation is hard work. And there are a ton of details that need to be addressed - many of which are easy to forget or overlook.


To become a cross cultural missionary, you'll need to take care of those details.


Fill out the form to download the eBook:


100 Things You Need To Know Before You Move Overseas


We'll send it to your email.


So you can stop feeling overwhelmed and start taking steps toward moving your ministry overseas.

We'll also send you emails with more helpful tips about finding success as a cross cultural missionary, as well as new content and training opportunities.


WINTER 2023: January 8th - June 23rd

The SCCM has a maximum class size of 15.  Apply now to reserve your spot.


*All outreach locations are subject to change, pending different situations within each host location, not limited to but including the following:

Communicable disease risk, US state department advisory against travel to host location, student's inability to obtain a visa to host location, civil unrest within host location, etc.



3,895 USD*




  • 12 weeks of training on our 191 acre campus
  • A 10 - 12 week Scouting Trip
  • Dormitory style housing and family style meals
  • Training from experienced missionaries and lecturers from around the world
  • Books for required reading
  • Licensed YWAM Orlando Tshirt
  • Credits that can be applied toward a University of the Nations degree


*Campus Phase price includes a $250 non-refundable deposit.

When a participant enrolls, it is expected that the participant will complete the entire program. The following schedule of refunds will be applied after the non-refundable deposit of $250 is deducted from the participant's payment.

If airline tickets and/or other non-refundable purchases have already been made for you, YWAM will subtract those costs and the remainder will be refunded accordingly:

Prior to the first class session              100%

During the first week of classes             75%

During the second week of classes       50%

During the third week of classes            25%

During the fourth week of classes          10%

After the fourth week of classes              0%

Special consideration may be given to a participant when extenuating circumstances have caused their inability to complete the program, in which case exceptions to the above refund policy may be made. Exceptions are determined solely at the discretion of YWAM Orlando. 

Outreach fees will be refunded in a similar fashion. Additionally, any costs to remove the student from the outreach location will be deducted from the fees they have paid. Airfare refunds will be applied as per the airline company policy and procedure.

** We hope the price will not go above what's listed, but with COVID constantly changing restrictions and requirements we want to reserve the right to increase this price if absolutely necessary (this includes after invoicing and even in country if unforeseen events happen due to COVID).


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