Missional Ministry Tracks

For certification:  Individuals pursuing formal certification through their LCMS district or other ministry organization may be directed to complete all or part of the training through MTC. Listed below are the course tracks set down by several entities. Be sure to meet with the entity who will be certifying you prior to applying to MTC so that you can 1) understand their program, 2) ensure the courses listed below are still accurate, and 3) complete their application process, as it is generally separate from MTC’s. If you have any questions, please contact us or the entity that will be certifying you.

For Individual Learning & Growth:  Individuals (church members, Sunday School teachers, Bible study leaders, Elders, Deacons, Adult Confirmands) may take MTC courses for their own edification and growth. Several focused tracks are suggested below but anyone may take any non-cohort MTC class anytime it is offered for any reason! If you have any questions, please contact us.



Additional Resources

Sunday Sermon

  • Are you a lay leader or pastor who prepares and plans for worship?
  • Could you use help with sermon preparation?
  • Do you lead a Bible study focusing on the Sunday readings?

What if you could get a FREE commentary on the upcoming Scripture readings for the next Sunday EVERY WEEK in your email inbox? That is what Mission Training Center provides through Sunday Sermon, facilitated by Rev. Dr. Phil Brandt, former Chair of the Religion Department at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon and current pastor at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Portland.

 Sunday Sermon is:

  • A weekly commentary on the upcoming Scripture readings emailed to your inbox.
  • An online resource library of all previous commentaries.

To be added to the email list, contact MTC@MissionTrainingCenter.com and request to join Sunday Sermon. You may unsubscribe from this list at any time by sending an email to the same address with ‘Unsubscribe from Sunday Sermon’ in the subject line.