Studying at MTC is not merely academics... it’s the SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE of a lifetime!!! There are many places where a minister can earn a degree, but there are very few places where the faculty is focused on making every course a SPIRITUAL EVENT!
MTC believes God’s plan is accomplished through men and women of action who spend time in preparation. It’s one thing to acquire “information” and another “application.” At MTC, we couple information and application, which leads to “transformation.”
MTC places its major emphasis on helping ministers to develop their fullest potential in their God-given ministries. MTC’s goals are both spiritual and practical.
We have designed our MTC core courses to provide ministers with Biblical truths that will impact their personal lives as well as their ministry behind the pulpit!
MTC courses are planned so that, regardless of what level a minister may be in his or her spiritual walk with the Lord, they will benefit from the study of God’s Word through MTC.
Ministers who study at MTC understand that God is more interested in working “in” them... than “through” them. They understand that it is better to fall in love with the “giver” and not the “gifts.” Our students also understand that “knowing” Jesus in a greater way is far more important than being “known” in religious circles.
At MTC, we are not interested in merely imparting facts, figures, and other incidentals into the lives of our students. We believe that “information” apart from “application” only adds to the intellect.
After MTC students receive “information,” they are ready to follow through with “application.” If what Bible students are learning does not help them build a stronger, more intimate relationship with our Lord, then they are missing God’s best for their lives.
The first course our MTC students study is “Knowing God’s Voice.”
As ministers study this course, they move up to a new spiritual level of learning of how to recognize God’s voice. This is such a life-changing coursess that it doesn't matter how long a minister may have been studying God’s Word, every minister needs to take this course.
This is just the beginning! Other powerful, life-changing courses will follow. These courses are designed to help ministers move up a new level of spiritual maturity with the Lord and in their ministry.
MTC is a school of practical ministry. Could it be possible that it’s time the Church returns to “practical” everyday Christianity? Are we in need of a Christianity that will work in the home, on the job, and when everything around us seems to be going wrong?
We believe MTC is offering some of the best courses in PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY that can be found anywhere in the world. At MTC we call this “Practical Theology.”
What is “Practical Theology”? The dictionary meaning of the word “practical” is "that which can be used; workable; useful and sensible; concerned with the application of knowledge to useful ends, as distinguished from theory; concerned with or dealing realistically and sensibly with everyday activities."
“Theology” is the study of religious faith, practice and experience; especially the study of God and His relationship to man.
By combining the definitions of these two words, “practical” and “theology,” we learn that “Practical Theology” is the study of God’s Word and how to put His Word to practical use in our lives and the lives of others.
“Practical Theology” is something that “ordinary folks” can practice on a moment-to-moment, day-to-day basis. This is where Practical Theology really shines.
“Practical Theology” is utilizing the knowledge we acquire to strengthen our faith and then to practice what we have learned in our everyday living.
As one educator stated, “The first thing an education should do is to teach us what needs to be done and then give us the fortitude to go out and do it.” That is “Practical Theology” in a nutshell.
Ministers who enroll in MTC will not be studying Hebrew or Greek. Our MTC curriculum is built only around the study of the Word of God and how we can apply it to our personal lives and then how we can share with others what we have learned.
A professional Bible student may acquire much “head knowledge,” but a minister who has studied “Practical Theology” at MTC is trained to meet life’s everyday challenges, both "behind the pulpit" and "personally" “head on.”
“Practical Theology” is needed by the young minister as well as the man of God who has walked with the Lord for many years. There is a "church world" around us, from the minister to the laymen... from the laborer to the missionary... from the teenager to the elderly. Yes, “Practical Theology” is for everyone.
Today there is a new trend taking place in Bible colleges towards teaching “Practical Theology.” At MTC, our focus has always been on “Practical Theology.” Long before other Bible colleges began to even consider placing special emphasis on this field of learning, MTC was teaching these timeless truths to students around the world.
MTC is an educational ministry that is training and challenging ministers to become more effective in their calling.
MTC majors on the personal spiritual development within every minister's life. It is the goal of MTC to impart the Word of God with a fresh anointing so that after ministers who attend MTC return to their own country, they will go home walking, living and ministering in the power of the Holy Ghost.
MTC’s courses are “rich.” They are rich in the practical aspect of “applying God’s Word” in such a way that we are “changed from glory to glory.”
At MTC, as we study God’s Word together, we desire for David’s words in Psalms 63 verses 1 – 5… to come alive within our hearts and spirits.
...O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
Just as the Holy of Holies in the Old Testament Tabernacle was filled with God’s presence and glory... we believe there is a place within man... a “Holy of Holies” that God also designed to be filled with His glorious presence.
Just as the Old Testament Tabernacle would be incomplete without its Holy of Holies... so is man incomplete without the presence of God living and dwelling within him.
Until our soul is on the reach for more of God and we are hungering and thirsting for more of Him... we will never be filled with His presence and glory.
Yes, MTC offers degrees... but far more important than earning a degree (which will pass away)... is developing a deeper more “intimate relationship” with God - a relationship that will last throughout our lives on this earth and on into all eternity.
Matthew Henry said...“Nothing will supply the needs, and satisfy the desires of a soul, but water out of this rock, Jesus…this fountain opened. The pleasures of sense are puddle-water; spiritual delights are rock water, so pure, so clear, and so refreshing -- rivers of pleasure.”
John Piper summed it up well when he said, “The weakness of our hunger for God is not because He is unsavory, but because we “keep ourselves stuffed with other things.”
This may have been true of our past, but for the present... those who enroll in MTC are “stuffing” themselves with the goodness of God and “treasures” from the Word of God.
Our professors at MTC are like the man with the treasure in Matthew 13:52 who reaches deep into his treasury and brings forth some things that are old and some things that are new. This is why it is important for us to study the past, so we can better understand the present... so we will know the course we should purse for our future.
What about it preacher? Are you ready to pull out all the stops... take off all the limits... all the reservations... and fervently follow the Lord with us? This is what we, the staff of MTC and our next student body are believing for... more of Him and less of us. That’s really what our study at MTC is all about.. studying courses that will lead us to our prayer closets and into an intimate communion with our Bridegroom... that bring “spiritual change” in our lives.
Where will tomorrow’s Christian leaders learn to engage the spirits of our time in Biblically directed and scholarly ways? Here... at MTC!
Where can our future leaders become equipped with vision and insight? Here... at MTC!
What is God speaking to your heart? Is it time for you to broaden your vision? Are you ready to submit to God’s potential for your life? If so, it's time to consider studying at MTC!