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, Roma ministry, youth ministry, evangelism, small group Bible studies, preaching and church planting.





Some of the topics include:

  • Funding Your Ministry
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Tools for Bible Study
  • Doctrine
  • Spiritual Life 1 & 2
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Cross-cultural Adaptation
  • Preaching and Teaching
  • Perseverance
  • Missions
  • Nature & Function of the Church
  • EELC Training
  • Ministry of Grace
  • Orientation to Ministry with International Messengers

For the Church

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 Ministry 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)
This includes: lodging, food, all training expenses, living and local ministry expenses during the training. There are additional costs for children

For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 406-293-3700

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