What is Taught at the Seminary?

The students spend their time at Ministry Training Institute in focused study of doctrine, leadership skills, lifestyle of a leader, evangelistic techniques, the art of planting churches, church history and growth, and much more. They are required to read through the Bible during the program and participate in discussions based on the material. In-class instruction is complemented through various means such as practical involvement in local churches and continued guidance in the field.

The students participate in up to three sessions, one session per year, each session being completed in the Fall for 15 weeks. Each of these sessions is referred to as a "Level". The first Fall a student attends MTI, the student is a "First Level Student". The second Fall a student attends, the student is a "Second Level Student". The third fall a student attends, the student is a "Third Level Student".

The courses that are taught are divided into three categories:

  • Doctrine: Courses in this category focus on Christian doctrine, understanding the Bible, how to study the Bible, church history, etc.
  • Relationships/Pastoring: Courses in this category focus on relationships, pastoral skills (including mentoring, counseling, etc.), and leadership.
  • Missions: Courses in this category focus on evangelism and missions, including how to plant churches.

Each of the levels focuses on one of these areas. Level One focuses on doctrine, but relationships/pastoring and missions are also taught. Level Two focuses on relationships/pastoring but doctrine and missions are also taught. Level Three focuses on missions, but doctrine and relationships/pastoring are also taught.

The Professors

The professors that teach in Ministry Training Institute are godly people who put what they teach into practice on a daily basis. Our team of professors includes pastors in the Ensenada area and other areas, missionaries, and special guests from Mexico and the United States.