Preparations continue toward the launch of MTI, a 3.5 year, 60 credit, cohort-based program for training church planters, missionaries, pastors, and other vocational leaders. In MTI a cohort of students begins together each fall and journeys through the year completing coursework online, meeting for Socratic symposiums 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 through extensive reading. 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. MTI is expected to start this fall at strategic locations around the country, including Oxford, Maine, Knightdale, North Carolina, Oxford, Massachusetts, and Tustin, California. Students enrolled in the MTI program remain in their local setting and current employment as they prepare for vocational ministry. MTI offers a unique program featuring the guidance of a mentor, extremely affordable tuition, and solid, biblical training. If you would like to learn more about this educational alternative or if you or someone you know is interested in training for ministry, please visit www.becomeapastor.org or contact Glenn Rice (508-731-6331) or Matt Larkin (704-545-6161) today!