School Overview

Learn through 20 Modules

The online missionary training school is comprised 20 modules, each covering a different topic such as evangelism, church planting movements, spiritual warfare, orality/storytelling, etc. See a brief description of each module by looking at the full 20-module curriculum.

Online MTS Study CategoryCost per Module / per 20-Module BundleAdditional Ministry Hours RequiredGFM Facilitator Provided
Indigenous Self-Study*$15/$200 USDNoNo
Self-Study*$30/$500 USDNoNo
GFM Certificate of Training and Transcript$60/$1000 USDYesYes
Associate Degree$130/$2000 USDYesYes
Bachelors Degree$180/$3000 USDYesYes
Masters Degree$240/$4000 USDYesYes
Doctoral Degree$300/$5000 USDYesYes

*Because Global South (non-Western country) students face difficulty obtaining the book for each module, they are encouraged to form study groups led by an experienced teacher using GFM/OMTS materials. All self-study students are exempt from the book response and ministry hours requirements.

Work at Your Own Pace

Students work at their own pace and are encouraged to work through each module in sequential order.

  • Each module includes several videos and a few Bible studies relevant to the topic.
  • There are articles and one book for each module to read and respond to that supplement the online instruction.
  • Students record their responses in the online system.
  • A part-time student working at a normal, average pace will complete one module each month and complete the whole program in about a year and a half.
  • A full-time student could complete the whole program in six months.

We encourage students to complete each module within one to two months.

Connect with A Facilitator

Each student will be assigned a Facilitator to check in with students via email and Skype, encourages their progress, and provides coaching through each module.

Earn a GFM Completion of Training Certificate or College Degree

GFM Completion Certificate and Transcript

For each module, these students must complete all short answer responses to videos and submit a one page response paper on the book or books for each module. They must also complete and submit the answers to “100 Questions” for each book in each module. These are open book exams with multiple choice questions. GFM issues a transcript that records the date and name of each completed module.

College Degree

GFM partners with three schools that award college credit for the completion of the entire 20-module Online Missionary Training School. See the college Credit and Degrees webpage. Degree-seeking students must complete all short answer responses to videos and submit a three to eight page paper response for each module. All degree students must also complete and submit the answers to “100 Questions” for each book in each module. These are open book exams with multiple choice questions.

Both certificate and degree students must complete 12-15 ministry hours per module locally and submit a report concerning their time spent in cross-cultural ministry. Applicable inistry hours can be serving in your local church, community, schools, outreach events, home groups, or time investing in getting to know people from another culture to develop relationships. These hours can be a combination of time with individuals or groups, informal and formal. For example, a student could join a group at church that speaks a different language, participate in outreach events, visit ethnic stores and eateries from other cultures and engage in conversations with the staff or patrons to build relationships, tutor students from other cultures, etc.

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