What is MIT?

  • MIT stands for “Ministry in Training.” It is a 12-18 month program specifically designed to develop well-trained, spiritual campus ministers to be sent out to plant, strengthen and lead college ministries all around the country.

Why MIT?

  • In our family of churches all around the world there is a high demand for trained & spiritual campus ministers but a low supply. Many churches do not have the time, experience, resources or personnel to develop young leaders to lead a college ministry- yet the need remains.

  • We believe God has given us at CampusView Church all we need to do this work and that he has called us to help support our sister churches by developing campus ministers and sending them out to lead.

Who is MIT for?

  • MIT is designed for recent college graduates with the character, heart and talent to go into the full time ministry. The expectation is that those who apply will have had experience leading in their college ministries, either as small group leaders or interns, and desire further training and the chance to walk with a staff to sharpen their skills and round out their training before being sent out to lead a ministry.

  • As of now, our capacity to train is four interns at a time. This is to ensure that we give maximum focus to each trainee during his or her stay with us.


How does the training work?

  • We believe that the most effective way to train young ministers is to walk with them. In the spirit of Jesus’ method with his disciples, we are committed to a training regimen that at its core is all about spending maximum time with our interns which is why we are committed to daily contact and connection with them.

  • Formal training includes a curriculum of weekly intern meetings focused on the most vital aspects of ministry. Each month we focus on a different theme such as a minister’s prayer life, faith & vision, prioritizing and scheduling, studying with the lost, raising up leaders and more.

  • Monthly book assignments in coordination with the theme will be given to help the interns absorb the material.

  • Two eight-week classes a year we call ‘Cross-Training’ focus on topics such as leadership development, reaching the lost, building a culture and more. Additionally, interns will meet regularly with our congregational teacher for further bible training.

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Interested in supporting MIT?

  • In order to give our interns a true ministry experience it is our hope that they will not need to work a part time job during their stay with us. We want to give our interns enough financial support to allow them to thrive in their time here and focus fully on their training.

  • In order to provide this experience, there is a continual need for funding. CampusView Church is committed to financially supporting MIT to the best of our ability- but this support is not enough to give us the funding we need to support four interns at a time.

  • We are always grateful for help from friends, family, Gainesville alumni, and anyone interested in supporting this meaningful cause. Monthly gifts are the most helpful way to contribute if you are willing and able.

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  • On the drop down tab click “MIT”

  • To become a monthly supporter, under ‘frequency,’ click ‘regularly’ and add

    in your chosen monthly gift.