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.


"Essentials in Christian Doctrine"

Instructor: Dallas Elder

November 6, 13, 20, 2021


Time: 9am-12:00pm (Central Time)

Place: GCI/MSI Ministry Office facility

             220 Main Street Suite 100

             Platte City, MO 64079

             and on Zoom 



This class teaches the Biblical and historical core beliefs of the Christian faith with the goal of fusing these foundational faith-truths into the lives of believers. It stresses the importance for each believer to have a solid understanding of basic Christian beliefs (doctrines) for a secure, authentic and fruitful faith in Christ. Furthermore, the course equips Christian leaders to shepherd and disciple their flocks. These essential doctrines provide the pathway and parameters upon which the race of faith is run. They are the foundation blocks upon which the Christian believer stands, and upon which Christian ministry (the Church of Jesus Christ) is built.

Note Paul’s instruction to the leaders he trained.



“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” I Timothy 4:16.



Speaking to the qualifications of an   Elder: “He/she must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he/she can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.” Titus 1:9


"An Exploration of Christian Theology" by Don Thorsen

"The Gospel of the Kingdom" by George Eldon Ladd

*Textbooks are online or through our office.



$125 per person.



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or call MSI at 816.431.6217.