The Associates Ministers Institute’s (AMI) mission is to provide continuous learning and development opportunities for Christian ministers in the greater Kansas City area.
The Associates Ministers Institute’s (AMI) vision is to be among the most recognizable organizations for the continued education of laity ministers. We endeavor to be a resource for Christian ministers as they seek to enhance their ministry education and training. AMI will be noted for reputable curriculum, speakers, leaders, seminars, lectures and practice within the greater Kansas City area
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The Associate Ministers Institute (AMI) was developed to help Christian associate ministers to better serve their church and community as a result of consistent, organized training. Associate ministers are typically laity church members who have answered the call of God on their lives to serve the church in preaching, teaching and administrative service.
Associate ministers play a vital role in the life of the church as they support and give leadership to a multitude of ministries within the church. Laity ministers often are not able to pursue formal seminary education due to the lack of funds for tuition, available time, or other prohibiting circumstances. Other associate ministers may have seminary training, but suffer the need for continued education. Associates are left to self educate, depend on their Pastor to personally train them, or muffle through untrustworthy Internet material for information. As a result, associate ministers serve frustrated, unprepared, lacking sound Christian doctrine and leadership skills necessary to be useful in the challenging times in which we live.
Due to the lack of consistent, organized and sustained educational opportunities the church is becoming increasingly vulnerable to inept, ill-equipped and unprepared leadership. AMI seeks to shrink the widening gap between trained and untrained clergy by providing resourceful educational opportunities continuously. AMI works with seminaries, churches, and educational institutions to create curriculum and secure notable educators, pastors, community leaders and professionals that will offer perspectives aimed to enrich the gifts of laity ministers.