Get to Know the MIM

About Us

What is the Midwest Institute of Ministry?

If you’re here, you’re likely looking for training for yourself or perhaps for leaders in your congregation, and we would love to partner with you!  Read on to get a sense of our mission and our vision for how our work can bless your ministry and ministries all over the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a cohesive and comprehensive approach to leadership development that equips leaders at all levels in the church for fruitful service and effective ministry, in the Midwest and beyond.

A Vision for the Future

Imagine having a surplus of well trained and thoroughly equipped leaders for every facet of your mission and your work.  Imagine a leadership team that is in a continual state of development and renewal, ready for generations of growth and impact.  That is our vision for your ministry.

Our Story

The Midwest Institute of Ministry has grown with every cohort of students.  Once called the Chicago School of Missions, the MIM has grown in its reach and impact with every passing year.  We’ve seen God bless our work and we’ve seen our graduates go on to serve in the church in amazing ways.  2021 marks a turning point for our work.  The MIM remains intimately connected with the Chicago Church of Christ and our Midwest family of churches, but is now an independent nonprofit.  As God has continued to open doors, we have striven to step faithfully through them and we believe these steps will enable greater impact on the church and on the world!

A Deeper Foundation

We take our students to deeper places; in their knowledge of scripture and of God, in their theology, and in their philosophy of how ministry is done. All they do then has greater depth and a deeper foundation.

Training Leaders of All Kinds

We train church staff, elders, deacons, and small-group leaders, equipping them for fruitful service in the church and greater impact on the world.