Our Story

Who We Are

MTI was founded in 1978 by Doctor Jim Clark with a vision for the training of Five-fold Ministry. Dr. Clark worked arduously to take three years of Bible School curriculum and condense it down to 48 practical courses. After graduating from MTI in 1991, Donnie Shaffer and his wife Sue moved to Brazil and started MTI School of Ministry. Hundreds of Brazilians have been trained to fulfill their fivefold ministry callings. In 2002 they returned to the US and reestablished MTI School of Ministry in the city of Central in the fall of 2003.

MTI School of Ministry is continuing on with the tradition of training and equipping church planters and leaders. Matt 9:38, “"Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers...”

Our Mission

We exist to provide practical ministerial training for both those that feel a call to full time ministry and to those lay leaders that desire to better their Biblical understanding and be better equipped to serve in their local churches.

Our Vision

The vision and philosophy of MTI is to assist the Body of Christ in a determined city or region to develop a unified purpose, to train and equip the ministry for the 21st century.
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