Mission Training International, Inc./ MTI

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Summary

Missionary Internship Inc.'s, doing business as Mission Training International (MTI), vision is to see missionaries and their families experience effectiveness, endurance and vitality as they live and minister cross-culturally. MTI exists to serve mission boards, churches, and other organizations by equipping their missionaries with vital skills and cross cultural tools for the furtherance of Christ's Kingdom. This is accomplished through regularly scheduled whole family training events, including pre-field cross-cultural preparation, language acquisition techniques training, post-field debriefing and renewal as well as other single emphasis workshops each year. In addition, MTI provides resources to support and enhance other missionary training efforts, cross-cultural games and print and media resources for the missionary family. MTI, formerly called Missionary Internship, is a non-profit organization that has been pursuing its purpose since 1954. Contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. MTI is a member of the Evangelical Council for Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 1220
Palmer Lake, CO 80133-0133

Website: www.mti.org

Phone: (800) 896-3710

Email: info@mti.org


Organization details

EIN: 381452052

CEO/President: Dr. Stephen M. Sweatman

Chairman: Mrs. Terri Watson

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. R. E. Thompson

Year founded: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Missionary Internship Inc.'s, doing business as Mission Training International (MTI), vision is to see missionaries and their families experience effectiveness, endurance, and vitality as they live and minister cross-culturally. MTI exists to serve mission boards, churches, and other organizations by equipping their missionaries with vital skills and cross-cultural tools for the furtherance of Christ's Kingdom. This is accomplished through regularly scheduled whole family training events, including pre-field cross-cultural preparation, language acquisition techniques training, post-field debriefing and renewal as well as other single emphasis workshops each year.

Since 1954 Mission Training International, has been offering on-site training programs to missionaries and their families. The current programs are: Compass - a four-week pre-field cross-cultural adaptation training which includes practical skills, preparation for personal vitality and healthy relationships, as well as language acquisition skills; DAR - a one-week debriefing and renewal program which allows a safe environment to reflect on your journey, and transition to a new environment. More than 20,000 people have completed training at MTI.

MTI's programs are designed according to adult learning principles. Interactive and experiential learning are the prime characteristics. Training is individualized as well as community-oriented to reflect the varied experiences today's participants bring to each program. In addition, MTI develops and distributes resources to support and enhance other missionary training efforts, cross-cultural games and print and media resources for the missionary family. MTI is a non-profit organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Mission Training International expresses its mission as follows:

To serve mission boards, churches and other organizations by equipping their missionaries with vital skills and cross-cultural tools for the furtherance of Christ's Kingdom.


Statement of faith

MTI cites the following as its statement of faith:

MTI's statement of faith is considered to be congruent with a broad evangelical statement of faith.

We believe:

  1. The Bible as the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God;
  2. The Triune Godhead in three persons--Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  3. The personality of Satan, called the Devil, and his present control over unregenerate mankind;
  4. The fall and lost estate of man, whose depravity makes necessary the new birth;
  5. The deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, death, bodily resurrection, present exaltation at God's right hand, and personal imminent return;
  6. The atonement by the substitutionary death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior;
  7. The resurrection of the saved unto everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, and the resurrection of the unsaved unto everlasting punishment in hell;
  8. The Church, the Body or Bride of Christ, consisting only of those who are born again, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He shall come again;
  9. Christ's Great Commission to the Church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating521 of 81726 of 48
Fund acquisition rating338 of 81722 of 48
Resource allocation rating349 of 81717 of 48
Asset utilization rating736 of 81742 of 48

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%4%4%4%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%40%32%32%30%31%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%60%68%68%70%69%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%86%87%89%86%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%101%101%96%100%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%87%88%85%86%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-1%-1%4%0%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-1%0%2%0%3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%13%11%10%13%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.340.540.590.570.600.59
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.282.612.622.813.343.53
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.191.421.561.622.012.09
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
19.996.744.294.724.753.48
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.150.230.210.210.29
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.137.215.915.864.714.09
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
5%7%9%8%6%8%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
69%172%154%161%155%155%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,770,113$1,801,837$1,644,248$1,291,505$1,213,973
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$32,717$54,877$69,490$98,837$124,477
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,802,830$1,856,714$1,713,738$1,390,342$1,338,450
Long-term investments$210,000$210,000$210,000$210,000$210,000
Fixed assets$2,696,356$2,801,637$2,894,337$3,038,326$3,181,676
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,906,356$3,011,637$3,104,337$3,248,326$3,391,676
Total assets$4,709,186$4,868,351$4,818,075$4,638,668$4,730,126
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$78,291$63,162$33,941$36,353$48,276
Other current liabilities$189,389$369,339$328,755$256,078$336,045
Total current liabilities$267,680$432,501$362,696$292,431$384,321
Debt$39,207$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$39,207$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$306,887$432,501$362,696$292,431$384,321
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Unrestricted$4,345,562$4,378,924$4,393,751$4,315,665$4,275,678
Temporarily restricted$56,737$56,926$61,628$30,572$70,127
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,402,299$4,435,850$4,455,379$4,346,237$4,345,805
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$998,186$926,393$920,276$832,511$903,427
Program service revenue$1,414,156$1,856,872$1,862,067$1,917,382$1,949,463
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,130$26,288$22,668$19,726$22,017
Other revenue$66,002$60,562$72,481$27,962$72,291
Total other revenue$1,523,288$1,943,722$1,957,216$1,965,070$2,043,771
Total revenue$2,521,474$2,870,115$2,877,492$2,797,581$2,947,198
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,188,891$2,520,438$2,451,447$2,406,819$2,501,414
Management and general$324,975$328,410$284,511$355,336$267,839
Fundraising$41,159$40,796$32,381$34,994$32,923
Total expenses$2,555,025$2,889,644$2,768,339$2,797,149$2,802,176
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($33,551)($19,529)$109,153$432$145,022
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($33,551)($19,529)$109,153$432$145,022

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/26/2019. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Mission Training International (MTI) was established in the state of Michigan as Missionary Internship in 1954 by veteran missionary R.E. Thompson. MTI moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 199s. With a vision to help send out well-prepared missionaries, training has always focused on the whole person and on the practical. Over the years, programs and activities have expanded and changed to address the crucial needs of missionaries and their families. At MTI's new location in Palmer Lake, Colorado, programs include pre-field cross-cultural and language acquisition training, as well as post-field debriefing and renewal. A hallmark of MTI's training and debriefing is that it is geared for the entire family with training, not childcare, provided for every age level. More than 20,000 participants have been served by MTI.


Program accomplishments

Mission Training International serves over 150 different interdenominational mission agencies and sending churches. The number of missionaries and their families that participate in MTI training programs continues to increase. The worldwide effects of MTI programs are exciting.


Needs

Mission Training International gives the following ministry needs:

- The ability to keep up with the growing demand for MTI's vital services is revealing a tremendous pressure to quickly find QUALIFIED STAFF and FINANCIAL PARTNERS.
- PROJECT FUNDS for the requests to provide Debriefing and Renewal retreats overseas.