Pastor Bob Shirock, M.Div, D.Min, Ph.D
Oak Pointe Church
"MTS–Michigan provides a solid theological education for those preparing for ministry. I have had about a dozen of my staff and church members take training at MTS–Michigan and it has always proven helpful in shaping their theological understanding as well as their ministry ability. I am glad that we have a seminary like MTS–Michigan right here in the Southeast Michigan area. This means that I can send people for training without having to send them out of the area. In this way, they can continue doing ministry and be shaped by their field ministry mentors/experiences while they are in the process of taking their formal studies at MTS–Michigan. This really is the ideal situation – keeping a person rooted in real life ministry while they are doing their theological studies.
On that note of theological studies . . . I always rest in my spirit knowing that the theological education that students will receive at MTS–Michigan will be solidly rooted and grounded the TRUTH. This seminary has a high view of Scripture and is deeply rooted in historic Christianity. This school (and its faculty) does not attempt to ride the wave of every new theological trend; rather, they evaluate trends and ideas in light of a historical-grammatical understanding of the sacred Word of God. I so appreciate that, especially given the new waves of “theological understanding” that are currently moving through Christendom. We need a school like MTS–Michigan that is rooted in the past, while staying relevant to the present.
I have both taught at MTS and sat on the Board of Directors. I have a fairly good sense of what this seminary is all about. I would not hesitate to point one of my people to MTS for theological training. In my opinion, it is THE seminary of choice here in Southeast Michigan." - Pastor Bob Shirock