The Mission Training Academy
The MTA provides a rich theological education experience (at no cost) for "regular" church attenders and leaders/vocational ministers alike. As a church, we are committed to providing rigorous and regular theological education for the whole church as well as engaging in the biblically rooted calling upon the local church to raise up leaders for ecclesially based ministry and mission. Our core seminars are open to those enrolled in the formal training tracks as well as the entire church body and are provided five times each year.
PURPOSE & MISSION OF THE MISSION TRAINING ACADEMY
Grace Church of DuPage is committed to providing rigorous and regular theological education for the whole church as an important element in Christian formation, as a means of equipping for service in church-based ministries, and as an aid in the pursuit of fruitful life and mission in the diverse spheres into which God calls us. Likewise, we feel a burden and responsibility, more specifically, to be engaged in the biblically rooted calling upon the local church to raise up leaders for ecclesially based ministry and mission. In the blessing and provision of the Lord, we are able to pursue both goals under the umbrella of the Mission Training Academy (MTA).
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO BE TRAINED IN THE MTA
FORMAL TRAINING TRACKS
For individuals with a distinct sense of calling to some form of ecclesially based ministry, the MTA offers fours formal training tracks: Pastoral Ministry Training, Women’s Ministry Training, Music Ministry Training, and the Missionary Preparation Program.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Over a two-year cycle, the MTA offers a series of ten Core Seminars as the backbone of all our training efforts. Core Seminars are required for the four formal training tracks, as well as a Certificate Track of LMT, but they are also open to and encouraged for the church as a whole and the general public. Seminars typically provide six hours of engagement, divided over a Friday and Saturday (one two-hour session on Friday; one four-hour session on Saturday).