Mission Training International, Inc./ MTI

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.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating192 of 43023 of 44
Fund acquisition rating160 of 43022 of 44
Resource allocation rating88 of 43011 of 44
Asset utilization rating367 of 43037 of 44

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%4%4%4%3%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%32%30%31%30%24%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%68%70%69%70%76%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%89%86%89%88%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%96%100%95%83%86%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%85%86%85%73%73%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%4%0%5%17%14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%0%3%12%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%13%10%11%14%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.570.600.590.560.59
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.532.813.343.534.527.91
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.622.012.092.534.70
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.094.724.753.483.421.41
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.210.210.290.290.71
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.075.864.714.093.350.74
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%8%6%8%6%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%3%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%161%155%155%167%148%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$1,644,248$1,291,505$1,213,973$928,753$444,952
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$69,490$98,837$124,477$64,219$83,435
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,713,738$1,390,342$1,338,450$992,972$528,387
Long-term investments$210,000$210,000$210,000$210,000$210,000
Fixed assets$2,894,337$3,038,326$3,181,676$3,287,909$3,440,176
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,104,337$3,248,326$3,391,676$3,497,909$3,650,176
Total assets$4,818,075$4,638,668$4,730,126$4,490,881$4,178,563
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$33,941$36,353$48,276$35,334$43,529
Other current liabilities$328,755$256,078$336,045$254,764$331,346
Total current liabilities$362,696$292,431$384,321$290,098$374,875
Debt$0$0$0$0$127,835
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$127,835
Total liabilities$362,696$292,431$384,321$290,098$502,710
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$4,393,751$4,315,665$4,275,678$4,105,124$3,654,850
Temporarily restricted$61,628$30,572$70,127$95,659$21,003
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,455,379$4,346,237$4,345,805$4,200,783$3,675,853
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$920,276$832,511$903,427$912,504$706,503
Program service revenue$1,862,067$1,917,382$1,949,463$2,000,540$2,096,511
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$22,668$19,726$22,017$61,837$9,882
Other revenue$72,481$27,962$72,291$67,001$77,766
Total other revenue$1,957,216$1,965,070$2,043,771$2,129,378$2,184,159
Total revenue$2,877,492$2,797,581$2,947,198$3,041,882$2,890,662
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$2,451,447$2,406,819$2,501,414$2,210,096$2,105,104
Management and general$284,511$355,336$267,839$276,853$344,186
Fundraising$32,381$34,994$32,923$30,003$32,817
Total expenses$2,768,339$2,797,149$2,802,176$2,516,952$2,482,107
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$109,153$432$145,022$524,930$408,555
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$109,153$432$145,022$524,930$408,555

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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.