Course Schedule

About Our Training Courses
    Our Basic Ministry Training Courses are offered in the Fall and Spring of each year.  Courses are designed to be completed within six weeks. 
    Our instructors are experienced equippers and active in ministry with a heart to shape students for their calling.
    Our classes are designed for students engaged in other activities such as fulltime ministry, an occupation or college.  MSI offers the opportunity to receive ministry equipping while fulfilling other responsibilities.  Each course contains 8 hours of lecture, reading and writing assignments for a work load of about 6 hours per week.  Class lecture portions are held on Saturday.
     Students satisfactorily completing all 12 courses will receive a Ministry Training Certificate.


People Skills 101 Brochure

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"People Skills 101"

Instructor: Dallas Elder

February 22, 29, March 7, 2020


Time: 9am-12:30pm

Place: MSI/GCI Ministry Venue 229 Main-Platte City, MO



People are the focus of ministry. The objective of this course is to evaluate and sharpen people skills to foster people connections, life-giving relationships and nurturing leadership styles. Ministry flows through relationship. Strong people skills allow ministers to build bridges rather than barriers. Relational bridges connect people to Jesus and become conduits through which His gifts of grace flow to meet needs. This course will also explore the effects of abuse and damaged emotions upon our people skills and the need for inner healing to effectively to relate to others in life-giving ways. We will examine dysfunctional relational habits and their root causes. Good people skills can be learned and will make for effective ministry and leadership.



*The ValueGiver" by Dallas Elder

*The ValueGiver Study Guide" by Dallas Elder

*The Soul of Ministry" by Ray S. Anerson

***Textbooks are available through MSI.



$125 per person.



Register online at

or use the form in the printable brochure,

or call MSI at 816.431.6217.

*Registration Deadline: October 18

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