Samford University/Ministry Training Institute

Samford's Ministry Training Institute exists to equip Christians to be leaders in their churches through theological education and practical training.

06/17/2024

We are often asked by students, "What in the world will I do during the summer when no classes are being offered?" That is an easy answer! First, go ahead and register for the fall courses. Second, pray for the next academic year of MTI! Pray for our instructors as they begin preparing their fall courses. Pray that we will continue to reach new students. Pray that we will add new extension locations. Most of all, pray that many will grow in their faith and knowledge of God's Word this next academic year.

Fall classes will begin the week of August 19 and you can register now at https://www.samford.edu/programs/ministry-training-institute/extension-classes/

06/03/2024

Breaking News! We are excited to announce our newest extension location in Grainger County Tennessee! Classes will meet at the Grainger Baptist Association in Rutledge with Jeff Cruse as our director. Classes begin Tuesday, August 20th.

05/29/2024

We had a “Praise Jesus” kind of night in Reid Chapel. Congrats to all of our graduates!

05/27/2024

Today and every day we honor and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

05/24/2024

Students, Instructors, and Directors: We would love to hear from you! We need some testimonials for future promotion of our courses. How has this program been a blessing to you? Would you take a few moments and send us an email with a testimonial? Send it to [email protected]. We want to hear how God is using our program to increase your knowledge of His Word, and how has it assisted you in being better prepared for ministry opportunities. Thanks in advance for your contribution.

05/15/2024

Today we visited our classes at the Federal Correctional Institution at Aliceville. It was an honor confer Biblical Studies Diplomas to a few outstanding students. We are grateful for our committed instructors and to the Pickens Baptist Association for their support.

05/15/2024

We are excited to announce Dr. Larry Gipson as our new Central Region Director! Dr. Gipson is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Oneonta. He has been teaching in our program for several years and loves MTI. He will be a blessing to our Central Alabama extension locations. He will begin his service on July 1.

05/08/2024

This academic year our students overwhelming gave MTI great ratings on their end-of-course evaluations!

97% of students rated their instructor above average!

96% of students agreed that the course textbook was informative and helpful!

Over 90% of students stated they were extremely satisfied with the courses they took this year!

Thank you for the feedback as we seek to improve each year as an academic program.

05/05/2024

Our Choctaw Extension students are studying Hebrews this term. Leon Ross, Tallawampa BC, built a replica of the Ark of the Covenant as an awesome visual display! The students feel like this has been their favorite course yet!

Photos from Samford University/Ministry Training Institute's post 04/30/2024

We enjoyed a great visit tonight with both our Clarke and Choctaw extension students. A special thanks to Terry Long, Director our Choctaw site and Mark Prestwood, Director of our Clarke County location. 

Photos from Samford University/Ministry Training Institute's post 03/26/2024

Tonight we kicked off classes at our newest location at the Early Rose Baptist Church in Alexander city. This location is in partnership with Selma University. Over 25 students showed up for the first night of class! We are grateful for this incredible partnership.

Ministry Training Institute 03/19/2024

Our Spring B term begins Monday, March 25th! Find your next favorite class and secure your seat. Click the link below to see all of our Spring B course offerings!

Ministry Training Institute Samford's Ministry Training Institute exists to equip Christians to be leaders in their churches and communities through theological education and practical ministry training.

03/15/2024

The Ministry Training Institute of Samford University Spring Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/8bfcb1f46bd0/samfordmtispring2024

03/12/2024

Last evening we visited with our Troy Extension students. This class meets at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and is one of the longest running sites in our program. Thanks to Director Carl Hollis for his continued leadership and excellent teaching. These students are taking the class Effective Disciple Making this term.

02/28/2024

It was great to visit with the students and faculty at one of our newest extension sites in Ashville, AL at the St. Clair Baptist Association! These students are taking a course on the Book of Revelation this term. A huge thanks to associational leader Danny Courson for serving as our first extension director.

02/16/2024

Wonderful visit tonight with our amazing students and faculty at the Pensacola Extension! These students are taking The Gospels under the leadership of instructor Eric Martin. Special thanks to FBC Pensacola for allowing us to use their facilities!

02/09/2024

Great visit tonight with our new Baldwin County students! These students are taking Biblical Interpretation this term with instructor Josh Vance. Thank you Baldwin Baptist Association for allowing us to be a part of your ministry

01/31/2024

It was a joy to visit with our Tallapoosa Extension students tonight! Pastor Josh Sammons is a gifted teacher. We are grateful for our partnership with the Tallapoosa Baptist Association.

Photos from Samford University/Ministry Training Institute's post 01/23/2024

We are excited to officially launch our new location at the Big Emory Baptist Association this evening. This is our 6th location in Tennessee and we are pumped at the large number of students who enrolled in the first class.

01/20/2024

The spring semester is only a few days away! Have you secured your seat in one of our amazing courses? If not, there is still time! Find your course and secure your seat. Samford.edu/go/mti

01/12/2024

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

12/29/2023

Chances are you will find one of our extension classes right down the street from your house. Find a location close to you or register to take a course online! We hope to see you in one of our classrooms in 2024! Samford.edu/go/mti

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute Celebrates Successful Semester 12/27/2023

It really was a wonderful fall semester and the spring semester is shaping up to be even better. We hope you enjoy reading about the many great things happening through MTI this week’s edition of the Samford Belltower.

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute Celebrates Successful Semester leaders and community members since 1947. Anyone who has a desire to learn more and dig deeper has the opportunity through this extension of Samford University.

12/22/2023

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Our office will be closed December 23-January 3. We will see you in one of our classrooms in 2024!

12/15/2023

The Ministry Training Institute of Samford University Winter Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/45dddb22bc97/fall-2018-newsletter-13901405

12/11/2023

Can’t wait for classes to start in Baldwin County!

12/11/2023

We are excited to announce the newest extension site of the Samford University/Ministry Training Institute! In January we will begin classes at the Big Emory Baptist Association in Harriman, TN. We are grateful to Matt Cannon, AMS of BEBA, for his leadership in making this possible. This addition will give us 46 classrooms through our extension network for the spring 2024 semester. Our program continues to grow as we seek to bring affordable and accessible theological and ministry training to anyone who has a desire to learn.

11/21/2023

We are thrilled to announce the creation of our newest extension location in Kenai, Alaska! The class will meet at the Anchor of Hope Church starting in 2024. We welcome the Kenai Peninsula to the Samford MTI network.

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