Calvin Theological Seminary Partners with Missional Training Center

Date Published

July 10, 2024

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In April 2024, Calvin Theological Seminary announced its new partnership with the Missional Training Center (MTC) in Phoenix, Arizona. MTC offers Phoenix-area pastors and ministry leaders an M.A. in Missional Theology in a part-time, residential program over four years, permitting students to maintain full-time employment. This Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited partnership between the institutions requires Calvin Theological Seminary to oversee MTC’s curriculum, assessments, and faculty.

In addition to fulfilling accreditation requirements, both institutions are excited that this partnership facilitates the continuation of a relationship between two Reformed institutions with similar missional and pedagogical goals. Calvin Seminary and MTC are similarly committed to providing their students with an education that focuses on Scripture, doctrine, and practical ministry experience, helping students engage in congregational ministry and culture in Christ-honoring ways.

This partnership also opens doors for faculty exchange between the schools, with Dr. Mark Ryan, Dr. Dave Beldman, and Dr. Mike Goheen teaching at Calvin Seminary and faculty, such as Dr. David Rylaarsdam, teaching at MTC. Both institutions anticipate sending students to the other institution’s campus to engage with their faculty, staff, and students. Shared missional goals will allow for ongoing refinement of pedagogy, where Calvin Seminary’s nearly 150 years of experience will help refine MTC’s curriculum, while MTC’s missional, creative pedagogy will aid Calvin Seminary in reevaluating its vocational training methods.

Calvin Theological Seminary is grateful and excited about this opportunity to partner with MTC and looks forward to the mutual encouragement, growth, and education between the two institutions.


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