Center for World Missions

The Center for World Missions provides training for all individuals who wish to prepare themselves for missions. 



Bachelor of Arts in Bible and missions: Graduates with this degree serve in cross-cultural contexts as church planters and Bible translators.


Bible and missions: A minor in missions is offered to non-Bible majors and consists of 20 hours of Bible and missions courses. Eight hours of textual Bible courses are required of all Harding students. In addition, students pursuing a minor in missions will be required to take Living World Religions, Missionary Anthropology and two additional missions courses chosen from the missions course offerings.

Medical missions: A minor in medical missions is comprised of the required eight hours of textual Bible  along with 10 hours of missions courses for  a total of 18 hours. Missions courses are selected from Missionary Anthropology, Field Work in Missions, Health Care Missions and one additional missions course.


Special opportunities

Harding University Tahkodah is a missions training village under the direction of the Center of the World Missions. HUT provides the venue for a variety of missions related classes and experiences.

Living World Religions students participate in a field trip to either Chicago or Dallas, to visit with people of various world religions in their places of worship including representatives of Ba'hai, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and others.

History of Missions provides students the opportunity to travel to Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts to visit key sites of historical significance to American missionary efforts accompanied by their professor.

Global Missions Experience takes place every three years at Harding University Tahkodah. GME is a three-day, hands-on training in missions involving university students from across the United States and missionaries from around the world.

Global Missions Conference is for mission-minded University students, missionaries and representatives of churches. GMC is in a rotation with GME to provide students an opportunity to experience both activities during their years at Harding.

Global Outreach provides the organization and oversight for summer campaigns in which students form teams and travel to strengthen mission efforts globally. GO also directs summer missionary intern programs that allow students to work under the supervision of a missionary on the field for six to eight weeks.

Global Apprenticeship Program - Center for World Missions partners with missionaries in the field and U.S. churches to send qualified apprentices to work under the supervision of a missionary for 18-24 months as a missionary-in-training.

OutReach America helps individuals interested in forming teams of vocational evangelists to establish themselves in U.S. cities and plant churches in those places to receive training and guidance to reach their goals.

Medical Missions Seminar is an annual event that gathers medical mission workers and other interested individuals each January in Dallas. The Center for World Missions assists students who wish to attend this event.

All Missions Fellowship is for all Harding students with an interest in domestic and foreign mission efforts. Students participate in a weekly gathering for a period of devotion, prayer and instruction from various speakers.

Contact Information

Center for World Missions

Mailing address:
Harding University
Center for World Missions
HU 12280
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

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