Mission and Philosophy

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Our mission

To encourage, strengthen, and provide training and resources to Christian magazine publishers as they seek to build the church and reach their societies for Christ.

Our goal

To equip publishing professionals and develop leaders who can strengthen Christian magazine publishing in their regions and around the world.

Our ministry philosophy

We believe that God has called thousands of people around the world to publish Christian magazines. Many of these people have little or no experience in publishing, but are strongly motivated to publish, and want to make their magazines stable and effective. Our goal is to place in their hands the tools they need to carry out the vision God has given them, whether to publish for a church audience or an un-churched audience.

We believe that with the proper resources these magazine professionals could go on to train others in their own countries, regions, or elsewhere around the world. For this reason, we not only hold conferences and offer materials for the professional enrichment of individual publishing staff, but we produce materials they can use to train others. For a more complete statement on this, click here for a short article in PDF format entitled, “Fishburgers or fishing tackle.”

Our training philosophy

The trainers MTI invites to our conferences are experienced professionals who are active in magazine publishing. We feel this is important because the magazine publishing industry is changing as new technology and media trends develop. It is essential that the trainer is not only aware of the issues, but can teach effectively concerning the changes from his or her personal experience.

Join our training team

If you are interested in serving as an MTI trainer at one of our international conferences or with our web-based programs, please send your biographical data and qualifications to Sharon Mumper.

Request training

If you would like to have training in your country or office, you may contact Sharon Mumper. In your message, please include your name and organization, your city and country, as well as the area of expertise that you need.