Welcome!

Welcome to the Crown Ministry Training Institute (CMTI).

CMTI is a collaboration between Crown and Alliance Missions to provide professional development courses to all C&MA International Workers.

Professional Development courses will be offered in the following format:

  • Classes are 8 weeks long and take approximately 5 hours per week to complete. (40 hours total)
  • Class materials include:
    • content about the topic,
    • short reflection papers or online discussions about the topic
    • an applied practical project at the conclusion of the course.
  • Assignments are due every other week giving you plenty of time to complete them.
  • Classes led by experts in the subject who provide feedback on the applied project and weekly assignments .
  • Cost is $200/class.

Fall 2020 Session Course Offerings start August 24th

Multicultural Team Conflict Resolution — Starts Monday, August 24th

This course will enable you to understand how to build trust and resolve cross-cultural conflict in multicultural teams.  Focus will be given on respecting differences while communicating across cultures in appropriate manners, mediation, and power dynamics.


Intercultural Holistic Discipleship — Starts Monday, August 24th

This course emphasizes the cognitive (thinking), volitional (valuing) and behavioral (doing) aspects to developing Christian character in people’s lives from a different cultural context than the student’s. Emphasis is placed on the relational empowering of disciples to their own cultural contexts dependent on the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.


Asset Based Community Development — Starts Monday, August 24th

This course helps students think through the process of helping communities (even church communities) develop by focusing on their assets rather than their needs. Asset-Based approaches including appreciative inquiry and asset mapping will be addressed. The class will conclude with a project that helps the students apply asset-based approaches to their own ministry contexts.


Holistic Ministry to the Poor — Starts Monday, August 24th

A continuation of the Foundations of Holistic Ministry class, this course widens students’ perspectives on poverty, stressing that poverty is more than just material need. Students will address their own destructive perspectives (and their own poverty) and consider the harm done by destructive ministry practices. New perspectives on poverty will be provided as a way to more effectively develop approaches to addressing broken systems and broken people in ministry.


Vulnerability and Resiliency — Starts Monday, August 24th

This course examines the concept of vulnerability and the various ways that people and communities are more susceptible to disaster. It then explores various ways that relief and development professionals can foster resiliency in the communities that they serve.



Introducing NEW courses through Crown’s Partnership with the Intercultural & International Leadership Institute (IILI) 

Commissioned to Love — Starts Monday, August 24th

This course introduces participants to ideas in the book “Commissioned To Love,” and guides them in developing a collective language around ministry challenges, and an action plan.


Crossing the Divide: Intercultural Competencies in a Divided America. — Starts Monday, August 24th

This course provides ministry practitioners and lay leaders with an introduction to major approaches to resolving ethnic and racial cultural divides in the US. Participants make sense of their own experiences and trajectory. Biblical foundations, ministry implications, and responses to problematic approaches to reconciliation are considered. Intercultural competence is introduced as a useful approach.