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One of the ways we resource urban leaders is through our World Impact Associates program. An Associate is an independent contractor who incubates and/or plants churches, forms Urban Church Associations, develops Siafu Chapters, conducts select urban ministry projects, or establishes additional satellite campuses of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI).
Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. His death came as the result of a very unfortunate conflict with Officer Darren Wilson. This incident caused our nation to slip deeper into the chasm of the racial divide.
TUMI partners with ministries who want to train their Christian leaders, including men and women in prisons and jails. We would like to offer TUMI’s training to every inmate who desires to be more effective in ministry.
When God created the heavens and earth, He did it as an artist. He laid out the stars and planets, covered the earth with dirt and grass, and filled the open spaces with water, rivers and streams. He then dug into the dirt and fashioned man in His image and likeness. God Himself is an artist.
My wife Cathy and I recently traveled to Wichita, KS, to participate in The Urban Ministry Institute’s 2015 Summit, which was inspiring, motivating, and encouraging.