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.
Summer 2021 Session Course Offerings start July 5th
Multicultural Teamwork Styles and Stages — Starts Monday, July 5th
In this course, students will study the various components that the intercultural worker will encounter in a team context. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the biblical role of multicultural teams and multicultural team dynamics.
This course is part of the Multicultural Team Dynamics series.
Intercultural Spiritual Formation — Starts Monday, July 5th
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.
This course is part of the Intercultural Holistic Discipleship series.
Community Development — Starts Monday, July 5th
This course examines the process of building community relationships and helping communities analyze
their context, identify priorities and develop a plan of action for addressing key issues. The course concludes with an application project designed to help the student practically apply community development principles to an actual community context.
This course is part of the Methods of Community Organizing and Community Development series.
Foundations of Holistic Ministry — Starts Monday, July 5th
This course lays the foundation for understanding the biblical and theological foundations of holistic ministry. It is also examines major paradigms for understanding holistic ministry at both the personal and societal levels. The course concludes with an application project designed to help the student practically apply holistic ministry principles to an actual ministry context.
This course is part of the Foundations and Principles of Holistic Ministry series.
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Biblical Interpretation — Starts Monday, May 17th
The objectives of this course are to establish a theological framework which informs our interpretation of the Word of God. We will explore questions like:
- Is the Bible a divine book?
- Why are there so many translations of the Bible?
- What role does the Holy Spirit play in helping us understand the Word of God?