About Us

World Link University is a specialized educational network of Third World Christian training centers, Bible institutes, colleges and seminaries that are actively preparing personnel for cross-cultural ministry and that include in their training intercultural studies which are particularly appropriate in the preparation of persons planning to work in cultures other than their own.


The Third World Missions Association (TWMA), now changed to World Link Missions Association(WLMA) composed of mission agencies from non-Western nations, founded World Link University in 1991 in response to the urgent need in their countries to improve the quality of cross-cultural missionary training. With the rapid growth in the number of missionaries coming from the Third World, the leaders of WLMA have given priority to proper training and preparation of personnel in order to increase effectiveness on the field and to reduce the number of casualties due to a lack of adequate training.

Our Mission

World Link University, an association of Christian training centers, is dedicated to collective and interdependent action to improve the quality of cross-cultural missionary training. The participating missionary-training centers (Bible institutes, universities, colleges, seminaries, and training programs) shall be united in commitment to develop and continue the distinctives of World Link University, including:

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Our Purpose
World Link University is a specialized educational network of Third World missionary training centers, directing its primary attention to an integrative approach to intercultural studies and training methodologies which are particularly appropriate in the preparation of Christian workers who plan to minister in cultures other than their own. [Read More]

Our History
The Third World Missions Association (TWMA), now changed to World Link Missions Association(WLMA) composed of mission agencies from non-Western nations, founded World Link University in 1991 in response to the urgent need in their countries to improve the quality of cross-cultural missionary training. With the rapid growth in the number of missionaries coming from the Third World, the leaders of WLMA have given priority to proper training and preparation of personnel in order to increase effectiveness on the field and to reduce the number of casualties due to a lack of adequate training.   [Read More]

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