About the Institute

Studies have shown that high retention mission agencies require three semesters of formal missiological training. The Ephesiology Missionary Training program takes the best of the classroom, combined with case studies, along with instructors who have lived and worked on the mission field to provide academically rigorous and missiologically sound training so that you will be more likely to succeed on the field once you deploy. Our training:

  • Fills a gap between equipping all the saints for ministry and the cost of graduate education.

  • Provides expert content that is both engaging and academic.

  • Focuses on self-paced learning that is essential for the success of those desiring to effectively engage culture with the gospel.

  • Is objectively evangelical, rigorously academic, and theologically dispassionate.

Benefits

  • Affordable

    Get the same, high quality, and academically rigorous classes for a fraction of the cost of seminary

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic video lectures with practical demonstrations and supplemental resources

  • Engaging

    Engaging interaction connected to a global network of missionaries doing theology and ministry collaboratively

  • 24/7 Access

    All day and all night access from wherever in the world you are doing ministry

  • Support Raise & Train

    Self-paced training allows you to support raise full-time and be equipped when it is convenient for you

  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn a certificate of completion that can be used to fulfill requirements of your mission board

  • Degree completion option

    The training can be taken for credit toward a Master of Arts in Missiology of Movements

Instructors

Your lead instructors bring years practical cross-cultural experience to the classroom while not compromising on academic quality.

Associate Professor of World Religions

Amit Bhatia

Dr. Amit Bhatia (PhD, Intercultural Studies), serves as the director of Corban University’s Bachelor of Science program for Adults In Custody through the Oregon state prison system. He is the author of Engaging Muslims & Islam: Lessons for 21st-Century American Evangelicals (2017). Amit has spent more than 20 years bridging the gap between academia and the church, serving as a pastor in several different multi-ethnic congregations during his years in seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Fully committed to training Christians for ministry and to engaging people from other faiths with the gospel of Jesus Christ, he specializes in courses on missions, world religions, and culture. He is married to Kathryn Richards Bhatia, MDiv, BCC, with whom he shares a love for Indian food, international travel and hiking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Professor of Missiology

Gary Fujino

Dr. Fujino earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School focusing on how biblical forgiveness is appropriated differently among expat and Japanese Christians in an intercultural context. He is currently Professor of Diaspora Studies for the online Missional University with a focus on diaspora theory and practice for mission. He is a member of the Global Diaspora Institute, Global Diaspora Network and the North American Diaspora Educators Forum. He formerly served as an evangelist and church planter in Japan and among the Japanese diaspora with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Fujino has written extensively on diaspora both generally and specific to the Japanese context, as well as on church planting and issues of identity, race and ethnicity.

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

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