We have 25 year olds coming out of the program that know more about exegesis, hermeneutics, and the application of scripture than I did, maybe at age 40. They’re equipped in their knowledge of scripture, and in their capacity for ministry. They’re able to handle both basic discipling situations and more complicated counseling needs.
This training has been directly responsible for some significant character growth and development in our graduates. They are not simply better speakers. They’re better disciples and better ministers. As a whole they are a lot more capable. They’re mature and extremely thoughtful and there’s a level of confidence that I would attribute directly to the training they’ve received.
Our MIM grads are all top notch players and contributors in our work in Chicago. I respect every one of them. They do a great job in their ministry work, both before the congregation and in smaller settings. They have great depth, a willingness to learn, and in many cases maturity beyond their years.