Ministry Resources Institute (MRI) is a 501c3 ministry development incubator. The seed for MRI was sown over 25 years ago when Founder and Director, Dana Yentzer, was a young believer and discovered the richness and magnitude of the Bible, as well as a thirst to teach it to anyone Christ would entrust to him.
This call on his life was initiated by a network of church pastors, in cooperation with a mission board, combining to provide him with theological and Biblical study mentorship at a local level. When he was commissioned to plant a new church his desire was to duplicate this model of equipping people onto works of ministry and mission.
Today, Ministry Resources Institute, along with its counterpart, Ministry Resources International, is providing each and every student an intensive, accelerated training experience that focuses on three key areas: a dominant emphasis on methodical Biblical study, ministry and leadership development, and collaborative partnerships to expand influence and impact.
MRI does not discriminate God's call of ministry or interest in the Word of God based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, gender, age, national origin, or any other identifiers considered legally protected under US law. We are a multidenomational ministry that relies on effective Biblical study to create unity in the Body of Christ.
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WHO ARE YOU?
If you're one of these leaders, we have work to do together!
Ministry and Bivocational Leadership
You work with or for a church or parachurch organization, and potentially have a part-time position in the marketplace to support those efforts
You work in the marketplace and are seeking to expand your influence through Biblical study and application.
Family and Group Leadership
You are in a position of studying and presenting the Bible to friends and family you are committed to leading
by the numbers
Numbers aren't everything, but they help to tell a story. If you start one of our training programs, our team is there to help you complete it and graduate successfully, and take your place in serving the community!
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These are our training programs, designed around your needs!
Certificate of Bible Mastery
The Certificate of Bible Mastery is an innovative training solution, involving laboratory-style instruction that focuses on implementation, ministry development, think-tanking, and collaborative teamwork in class.
This program provides deductive Biblical study, taking a non-denominational approach to Bible mastery.
Bible Basics is an 8-week, discipleship development course for those who wish to expand their understanding of how to study the Bible, or refresh their skills in sharing the Bible or teaching it to others.
The Certificate of Ministry Leadership is Ministry Resources Institute’s second-level training course, focused on effective and catalytic leadership in ministry and designed for those who want to develop and lead well in their own ministry organizations, churches, projects, or initiatives.