The call to full-time ministry is capturing the hearts of young people in Salem, Oregon. Since 2007, over 300 high school and middle school students at Salem Alliance Church have indicated their intention to become international workers as God allows. The cost of education and length of preparation time with traditional approaches has resulted in many of these individuals pursuing other career paths however. An affordable and accessible training option, set in the context of the local church, is the next step for those who are ready to say ‘Yes’ to the call to ministry.

January 2014 marks the launch of the reach training institute (RTI) at Salem Alliance Church, in partnership with the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development. We hope to develop highly-effective leaders through theological education and practical ministry experience for kingdom service, internationally and locally, at the lowest possible cost.

While the RTI concept has its roots in identifying and training workers primarily for international service, the same heart applies to U.S.-based ministry workers.

RTI Goals & Objectives
Goal #1 - To graduate individuals who are field-ready for international/local service with the C&MA:
     Graduates who are debt-free
     Graduates who are licensed with Alliance NW
     Graduates who are Biblically trained, intellectually sharp, and culturally astute
     Graduates who have completed home service requirement

Goal #2 - To develop leaders who are prepared for broad kingdom impact within other organizations:
     Leaders who are equipped to launch effective new ministries
     Leaders who are trained to develop other leaders
     Leaders with humility and character to lead through conflict
     Leaders with a global perspective and biblical worldview

RTI offers fully accredited and affordable Bachelor of Ministry degrees in a cohort-model that encourages learning and growth in a community-based environment.

Click here to download the RTI business plan.