More than a degree, MTS–Michigan prepares its students for Real Impact
|Rev. Terry Robinson
Here's Life Inner City - Detroit
When taking charge of an urban ministry, it’s especially important that efforts go beyond simply speaking and sharing experiences.
“You also need to walk the walk. You have to be careful that you’re not, as they say, sharing unlived truths,” says Terry Robinson, Director of the Here’s Life Inner City urban ministry in Detroit.
“We’re dealing with a lot of poverty, and people in crisis. And they’ll sniff it out if you’re not genuine.” Robinson credits his MTS–Michigan training for his ability have real impact on the lives he touches.
A Thanksgiving outreach, for example, goes beyond delivering meals to needy families. Relationships are formed that grow throughout the year.
Spring break and summer programs for college students expose them to the realities of ministry work. A Bible study group has grown from about 15 to more than 70 largely because Robinson has helped teach them how to study, and learn on their own.
“Because of my training at MTS–Michigan,” he says, “ I not only speak in local churches, I am able to mobilize a congregation to get involved in their communities and make a difference.”