Become a Fruitful Cross-Cultural Missionary
in as Few as Five Months

Quality pre-field missionary training can help you last longer on the field and bear more fruit.

Studies show that many missionaries planning to go to the mission field long-term are only lasting about two years, and experts agree that quality pre-field missionary training can help workers bear more fruit and last longer on the field.

We take a proven, holistic approach to missionary training and preparation. We purposely focus on integral ministry training: head (formal, classroom, theory), heart (informal, community, spiritual), and hands (non-formal, on-the-job, practical). By doing so, we equip students with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to be successful serving in missions.

Is Missionary Training Right for You?

  • Are you looking for practical hands-on training before going overseas?
  • Do you want to earn a Bible degree while actually doing cross-cultural missions?
  • Are you wanting to get your feet wet in missions or take a “gap year” before making a long-term commitment?
  • Do you want training to become more effective reaching out to the refugees, immigrants, and international students coming to our country?
  • Are you an empty nester wanting to use your “second half” to expand the Kingdom of God?

If You Answered Missionary Training is Perfect for You!

The Benefits of Missionary Training School

  • Learn from experienced cross-cultural missionaries, missionary trainers, and missions experts.
  • Live incarnationally in some of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world.
  • Apply the skills from class immediately in the community as you learn them. This program is immersive and intensive.
  • Earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in intercultural studies in as few as five months.
  • Interact daily with neighbors from the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa representing all the major religious groups of the world.
  • Graduate with the skills, character, and confidence to follow God’s call on your life to make disciples of all nations.

Where Can You Train?

Each of our Missionary Training School locations offer the same core values and curriculum, but each one has its own unique ministry emphasis.

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Live incarnationally in apartment complexes with refugees from over 60 different nations.
  • Work alongside established laborers planting churches among unreached people groups.

Richmond, Virginia

  • Experience life and ministry in the context of a “Global City” where people from 121+ different nations now call home.
  • Join our welcoming and disciple-making efforts while doing life-on-life discipleship with our long-term team.

MTS Online

  • Train in cross-cultural missions at your own pace in your own home.
  • Gain ministry experience working with internationals in your local community.
  • Prepare for the mission field without leaving your current job or context.

The Mission Field Awaits...

Are You Ready?