Almost all of our staff are graduates of the discipleship training program. They do not receive any salary, but work as missionaries, giving back their lives to serve the Lord by reaching out to others.
The Assistant Executive Directors work directly with the Executive Director to teach, train and counsel the staff, oversee the general condition of the buildings, raise the necessary support, and run the administrative office. We have an Overseer who is in charge of daily operations of the Residential program. Anyone seeking admission into our center needs to contact the Overseer either by coming
in person or by phone.
Assistant Executive Directors
Paul & Donna Carlin
About Our Program
Grace MBTC, a division of Mission Teens, Inc. is a non-denominational Christian Discipleship ministry dedicated to helping people who struggle with life-controlling problems by ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. We believe that the Gospel should be free to all.
A DAY AT THE MISSION
We treat each person in our center as a member of our family.
Junior staff members and higher-ranking residents teach the "younger" residents, and each person is expected to mature and take on more and more responsibility. Senior Staff and directors handle the major problems and decisions. There are 5 1/2 hours of Bible study per day, and the training amounts to approximately 1 year of Bible school. There is a comprehensive study of the New Testament, and a general survey of the Old Testament. The daily schedule varies slightly on the weekends.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
Our purpose is to provide hope to the hopeless. It is our goal to direct the people to the Lord Jesus to find love and a purpose for their lives, and to make disciples of them as the Bible directs.
The discipleship-training program is divided up into four phases,
each lasting 2-4 months. As the person proves that he/she can handle the increasing responsibilities of each phase, their privileges will increase. It is a highly structured program with a rigid daily schedule. Everyone is expected to obey the house rules and follow the schedule. Infractions of the rules or schedule are corrected with writing assignments, loss of privileges or extra work chores. The first phase of the training is a 2-month induction period with very few privileges or responsibilities. Each individual is simply expected to follow the rules and will begin to understand how to seek the Lord.
The next two phases add some general household responsibilities,
which will add normal life pressures and cause the person to seek the Lord for help. Privileges in these two phases include phone calls and visits from immediate family (and pastoral or legal counsel) only.
No friends are allowed to visit or call any person
in the discipleship training.
In the final phase, the person is in "counselor training."
They will counsel one person each day and make a report to senior staff. They are expected to be a good example in the house and to learn to help others as they were helped. Upon completion of the program, the person may be offered an additional 10-12 month staff-training program.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Adults (ages 18 and up) may apply. Our center is open to both men
and women. Applicants must be willing to seek God for the answer to his/her problems, and be willing to follow the schedule of the program. Prospective residents should call the Overseer. A preliminary interview will be done in person or by phone before acceptance.
ONCE YOU’VE CALLED
We do require some initial blood tests (and a pregnancy test
for women) before accepting a person. All court cases must be taken care of, or postponed for at least two months.
Also, the incoming resident may be required to have a return ticket
(or the equivalent). It is important to know that the program is highly structured and if a person is incapable of adhering to program rules
and guidelines they may not be permitted to stay.
The return ticket is used in the event that we must ask a person to leave.Any serious health or legal problems should be taken care of before coming into the center. Only emergency medical care will be sought for the person while in the training program, and any medical expenses are the responsibility of the resident.
Typically, only non-addictive, non-narcotic
medications will be permitted.