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MMT Overview


MMT is a ministry of International Messengers that was established to provide the training, personal character development and missionary experience for those planning to serve in missions. In recent years MMT has also provided spiritual enrichment for those not planning a career in missions.


The training takes place at Mountainside Ministry Center located near Libby, Montana from mid-January through May or mid-August through mid-December. A variety of Bible, missions, and ministry skills classes are presented in a modular style. These concentrated courses allow trainees to focus on one primary subject and facilitate the use of visiting instructors who have exceptional expertise in their fields of study or ministry. These classes are enhanced by personal character development, relationship building, and practical application, including outreach projects and ministry opportunities. The unique living atmosphere is designed to help everyone learn to love and minister effectively.


After completing the training program, each trainee will do an 18-month missionary internship. Most interns will serve with IM in Central and Eastern Europe. The interns will serve as part of a team along side a veteran missionary. Interns are not required to speak a foreign language. Some of the ministry opportunities interns may be involved in are: Evangelistic English Camps, discipleship, teaching English as a second language, children’s ministry, Gypsy ministry, youth ministry, evangelism, small group Bible studies, preaching and church planting.


Some of the topics include:

  • Funding Your Ministry
  • Pauline Epistles/Church Planting
  • Acts and the Great Commission
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • How to Study the Scriptures
  • Doctrine
  • Prayer
  • Apologetics, Cults, and World Religions
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Cross-cultural Ministry
  • Preaching and Teaching
  • I and II Corinthians/Ministry Perspectives
  • Orientation to Ministry with International Messengers

Program Costs

MMT provides a strategic program which enables the local church to equip and send missionaries from their fellowship. This is an excellent investment of mission funds and we encourage the sending church to provide up to 50% of the support needed by the missionary intern. The amount of support raised should cover the entire training and internship period. Mountainside Missionary Training is committed to keeping this experience as affordable as possible and will provide training in raising prayer and financial support.

Basic Costs

Individuals - $4,400 total (can be paid in 5 equal installments)
Couples - $8,250 total (can be paid in 5 equal installments)
There are additional costs for children
This includes: lodging, food, all training expenses, living and local ministry expenses during the training.

Additional Costs

All travel expenses
Personal spending money during training


The Training Center

Mountainside Ministry Training (MMT) is located
near Libby, Montana in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.
During this incredible program you will:
– Learn the ministry skills you need in the majestic mountains of Montana in a small group setting.
– Gain a Biblical foundation for ministry.
– Serve the Lord for 18 months with other interns and full-time missionaries in overseas mission work.