Registration opens for Spring 2021

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Ministry Training Institute is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Spring 2021 semester.

We’ll be offering three courses that are required for pastoral track students and two elective courses. All of the classes would be excellent for those who are not looking to be a pastor or seeking credentials in the Churches of God General Conference, but who would like to deepen their knowledge of Scriptures and issues of faith.

The courses being offered are:

Mondays (6-9 p.m.) – Old Testament Foundations I* with Jory Tobias.

Tuesdays (6-9 p.m.) – Christian Counseling Ministries of the Church* with Rodger Scheuing and Apologetics with Michael Walker.

Thursdays (6-9 p.m.) – Introduction to Ethics* with Anthony Zumbo and Religions in America with Brian Warner.

All classes are being held via Zoom. The link will be sent upon registration and receipt of payment.

Click through to our events page at https://mti.churchcenter.com/registrations to register.

Announcing the fall class schedule for Ministry Training Institute

UPDATE: Please note that we have changed the days for two classes. History of the Bible will now be offered on Tuesdays and Designed to Disciple will be offered on Thursdays. The correct times are listed below.

MTI is pleased to announce a slate of six classes for the fall 2020 semester.

Three classes will be held via Zoom and the remaining three will be held in person with an option to attend the class via Zoom. The in-person classes will convert to Zoom should restrictions again be put in place for Pennsylvania residents in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The location for the in-person classes will be announced as soon as it is finalized.

Syllabi for the classes will be linked to the title of class below when they are available.

Students may register for any class by visiting the registration page at https://mti.churchcenter.com/registrations/events.

Monday (August 31 to November 16), 6-9 p.m.

TH 201: The Theology and Practice of Christian Worship with instructor Sarah Baumgardner (via Zoom)
CM 101: Christian Leadership with Jim Moss Jr.

Tuesday (September 1 to November 17), 6-9 p.m.

OT 202: Genesis (via Zoom)
CH 204: History of the Bible with Ed Rosenberry

Thursday (September 2 to November 18), 6-9 p.m.

TH 202: Hermeneutics with Judd Spencer (via Zoom)
CM 102: Designed to Disciple (Discipleship & Spiritual Formation)

Introducing MTI@home

Sitting around the house with no place to go? Bored? Been wanting to learn more about the Bible?

The Ministry Training Institute is offering Bible classes for FREE for eight weeks starting the week following Easter. Live, interactive classes will be taught via Zoom. You’ll receive the information on how to log in after you enroll in the class.

MTI students who take the course will receive credit as an elective.

You can register for the classes at https://mti.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/category/15549.

Here’s what we’re offering:

Luke – Join Ed Rosenberry for a study of the book of Luke. Classes begin April 13 and will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Click here to see the study guide. Click here to see the class schedule.

Torah Studies – Join Jory Tobias for Torah Studies. Classes begin April 13 and will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Hebrews – Join Dr. Gary Staats for a study of the book of Hebrews. Classes begin April 13 and will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Romans – Join Brian Warner for a study of the book of Romans. Classes begin April 13 and will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Studies of King David – Join Mike Walker for a Studies of David. Classes begin April 14 and will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Nehemiah – Join Dr. Lew Button for a study of the book of Nehemiah. Classes begin April 14 and will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Minor Prophets – Join Linda Rosenberry for a study of the Minor Prophets. Classes begin April 14 and will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Click here for a class calendar.

Ecclesiastes – Join Anthony Zumbo for a study of Ecclesiastes. Classes begin April 14 and will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for a class calendar.

A response to the coronavirus by Dr. Michael Walker

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There are so many things happening in our society with the advent of the novel coronavirus.  Most of us are at home with our families. Churches are not able to gather in their traditional bethels for worship.  Many people are now working from home or have become unemployed because of this virus. Many people have asked me if this was a sign that the Lord is soon to come.  I do not know, but I do not want to miss this opportunity.

In Matthew 24:4-8 Jesus speaks to us about the time and the signs before He comes.

“Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

I truly believe that the wars and rumors of wars do not necessarily refer to a battle against a uniformed army or even against a terrorist group.  This might mean the battle is against a virus or a disease. I believe that this is a call to the Christian Army to do battle against principalities and powers of darkness.

Ephesians  6:10-18 reminds us.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints

The Mission of the Ministry Training Institute (MTI) is:  The Ministry Training Institute (MTI) exists to equip Christ’s followers so that they can effectively serve God’s kingdom in this world.

We will continue to offer classes through this crisis.  In May, we will be offering two classes online through the ZOOM technology that is available to us today.  This is live, interactive teaching where everyone can see the professor and each other while being apart from one another in their own homes.  

Visit Israel with MTI

Ministry Training Institute and Winbrenner Theological Seminary are hosting a trip to Israel from January 3-15, 2022. Our dean, Dr. Michael Walker, and one of our instructors, Dan Masshardt, will lead the trip.

The trip will include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, Nazareth, Mount Carmel, Cana and many other familiar sites from the pages of Scripture. You can see a complete brochure here or fill out this form to have a brochure sent to you.

I invite you to join me on this Journey Through the Bible program that will expand our knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land. A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to it as the “Fifth Gospel.”

Dr. Michael Walker

Registration opens for Spring 2020 classes

Ministry Training Institute is pleased to announce the following classes for the Spring 2020 semester:

NT 102 – Survey of the New Testament (Section 1) with Dr. Michael Walker on Tuesdays at Carlisle First Church of God.

NT 102 – Survey of the New Testament (Section 2) with Lew Button on Tuesdays at Martinsburg.

CM 104 – Counseling Ministries of the Church with Roger Scheuing on Tuesdays at Providence Church.

ME 111 – Spiritual Formation with Linda Rosenberry on Thursdays at Carlisle First Church of God.

ME 100 – Teaching in the Church with Brian Warner on Thursdays at Providence Church.

CM 103 – Homiletics on Thursdays at Martinsburg.

We’re excited to announce that we are now taking registration online at https://mti.churchcenter.com/registrations/events. We’re working on being able to accept online payment, but, for now, those who register for classes will need to send a check to the MTI office at 2230 Grand Point, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Class locations announced for fall 2019

Class locations for the fall term of Ministry Training Institute are listed below.  There is still time to register for fall classes.

Syllabi are available by clicking on the title of the class (automatic download.) If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@ercministrytraining.com.

TUESDAYS

NT101: New Testament 1: Gospels, Acts, John and James (Section 1) with Dan Masshardt at Fairview Bethel Church.

ME107: Ministry to Men with Zack Wilt at Mt. Pleasant Church of God.

CM104: Pastoral Care and Counseling with Rodger Scheuing at Martinsburg Church of God.

THURSDAYS

CM103: Homiletics with Mike Walker at Greenvillage Church of God.

NT101: New Testament 1 (Section 2) with Lew Button at Martinsburg Church of God.

ME100: Teaching Ministry of the Church: Adult Emphasis with Brian Warner at Providence Church, New Providence.

ME114: Leadership Skills for the Local Church with Dennis Koontz at Greenvillage Church of God.

WEEKENDS

CH201: Churches of God History and Polity with Ed Rosenberry and Mike Walker,  Sept. 13-14, Oct. 18-19, Nov 15-16 at Newville First Church of God.

 

 

Fall 2019 classes announced

The fall class schedule for Ministry Training Institute has been announced.

Locations for some classes are still being determined, and syllabi are available by clicking on the title of the class (automatic download.) If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@ercministrytraining.com.

TUESDAYS

NT101: New Testament 1: Gospels, Acts, John and James (Section 1) with Dan Masshardt (location to be determined)

ME107: Ministry to Men with Zack Wilt (location to be determined)

CM104: Pastoral Care and Counseling with Rodger Scheuing at Martinsburg

THURSDAYS

CM103: Homiletics with Mike Walker (location to be determined)

NT101: New Testament 1 (Section 2) with Lew Button at Martinsburg Church

ME100: Teaching Ministry of the Church: Adult Emphasis with Brian Warner at Providence Church, New Providence.

ME114: Leadership Skills for the Local Church with Dennis Koontz (location to be determined)

WEEKENDS

CH201: Churches of God History and Polity with Ed Rosenberry and Mike Walker,  Sept. 13-14, Oct. 18-19, Nov 15-16 at Newville First Church of God.

 

 

News & Praise: November 8

Every once in a while,  we’ll post a few notes of news and praise about what is happening at MTI.

• Don’t forget that registration is underway for the winter/spring semester. MTI is offering Old Testament Foundations: Wisdom Literature and the Prophets (OT 102) with Professor Anthony Zumbo and Ministry to Children and Youth (ME 109/CM 205) with Diane Hakes on Tuesday evenings. Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (CM 102) and Here We Stand: The Churches of God and Contemporary Social Issues (ME105/CM207), taught by Pastor Ed Rosenberry, will be offered on Thursday evenings.

Make sure to register early because the locations for the classes will be determine based on the registrations received by Dec. 1. For more information on the classes, check out this post.

• Representatives of MTI are available to speak to your church council, Bible study, small group, or ministry meeting about our purpose and offerings. Send us an email for more information.

• Join MTI in praising the Lord for a recent gift of $6,000. So many will benefit from this gift and the others that are coming and/or being considered. Praise the Lord!