We Need Pastors
7 out of 10 (69%) of our pastors are at or within 10 years of retirement age.
Only 1% of our pastors are between the ages of 20 and 29.
Very soon, we will need a new influx of pastors to fill pulpits.
What We are Doing About It
MTI (Ministry Training Institute)
MTI is a 3.5 year, 60 credit, cohort-based program for training church planters, missionaries, pastors, elders, deacons and others. A cohort of students begins together each September and journeys through the year completing coursework online, meeting for Socratic symposiums that are designed to sharpen one another through dialogue and exercises, learning from experienced teachers online and through topical seminars, gaining personal experience through the apprenticeship of an approved local church and mentor and developing independent research skills by reading over 2,000 pages during the summer in their chosen track emphasis. Students accepted into the MTI program are also taken through various assessments designed to help in their character formation as they work toward the successful completion of this program by earning the Leadership in Ministry Certificate.