School of Strategic Missions

The world is changing and the need for rethinking missions has never been more important. Reaching the most strategic and least reached peoples of the world is going to take all of us – the whole church, bringing the whole gospel, to the whole world. Biblical principles and Christ like people are needed in the areas of education, economics, social justice and law, agriculture, the environment, the arts, media and entertainment.

The School of Strategic Missions is a great platform to start acting on what God has been putting on your heart. We often enrol students with a specific vision and walk alongside them to develop an effective ministry.

School Dates:

April 3-September 15, 2023
April 8-September 20, 2024

School Fees:

Lecture phase:
AU$ 4500

AU$ 3500 + international airfare

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The School of Strategic Mission is offered as an accredited course recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework and is registered as Certificate IV in Frontier Mission (code 10796NAT)

Find out more in the Student Information Handbook.



Completion of the Discipleship Training School.

Get equipped and take action

Throughout the course you will spend 3 months learning in Wollongong followed by 2 – 3 months doing ministry work among those who have no or little access to the gospel.

Lectures in Australia

In the classroom, we will wrestle with big ideas like Biblical worldview and the times we live in. We will learn how to minister to human need and how to mobilise and partner with the body of Christ internationally. 

You will research an unreached people group and learn how to develop an effective ministry in the context of their culture, and be better equipped to make a difference in communities throughout the world.

Get a Taste of Missions

As a school we will seek God for our outreach location. Throughout outreach we will hear from God and act upon what He says, resulting in relevant ministry to the lost and needy. We will work alongside experienced missionaries and local churches and get a better idea of what a life in missions could look like.


Topics covered include:

  • Globalisation and its effect on everything
  • Cross cultural ministry and ethnographic peoples
  • New languages and paradigms
  • Biblical christian worldview
  • Strategic research
  • Worship, intercession and spiritual warfare
  • Church planting
  • Principles of mobilisation and church partnership
  • Community development strategies
  • Leadership and team development
  • Initiatives in society’s spheres of influence
  • People group advocacy
Fun on mission trip
community service
urban ministry

Find Out more About The SOSM