Have you heard of MATS? They are a unique organization with a mission to provide affordable and reliable vehicles for Christian ministries and their staff. This non-profit organization was founded in 1977 by Chuck Schroth, who helped missionaries returning home to the States locate quality vehicles. Now managed by the Nottingham family, MATS has grown from a small vehicle brokerage to a full-service vehicle solution resource across the country and abroad for folks in ministry.
MATS has assisted thousands of ministries and their staff in finding vehicles, including:
- Mission organizations and their staff
- Churches and their staff
- Para-church ministries and their staff
- Schools, Counselors, and Teachers
- Colleges & Universities and their staff
MATS provides three main services: Domestic Purchasing, International Purchasing, and Short-Term Leasing.
As a trusted partner, MATS can help save time and resources when purchasing a vehicle in the U.S. Through partnerships with Covenant Auto Sales and wholesale suppliers across the country, MATS can locate and purchase any make and model of vehicle. “I felt like the entire MATS team was looking out for me – which meant that I didn’t have to worry about tracking down a vehicle.” Shared Kent Koteskey, Pastor at Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “I could invest my time in the ministries of our church.” MATS short-term leasing program is also available in the U.S. Whether for home assignment or a summer trip, MATS can help!
Internationally, strategic partnerships with manufacturers allow MATS to help import brand new vehicles directly from the factory to the mission field. Greg Pruett, President of Pioneer Bible Translators shared their experience with MATS: “Our ministry in West Africa has imported eleven Toyota Land Cruisers through MATS and every one works hard for the kingdom of God. We have saved countless ministry dollars buying through them.”
The staff at MATS has more than 200 years combined experience in the automobile business and they truly have a desire to serve those in Christian ministry. For more information about how MATS can be a resource for your next vehicle purchase, check out their website at www.mats.org or contact Andrea Dill directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.