It was dusty. It was hot. The absence of color was startling. Handing over our driver’s licenses and watching the double-gate with razor wire close was strange. Frightening? No. Just strange.
One of the most satisfying duties in my role with TUMI is to observe ministers-in-training serving in local churches.
My journey into urban ministry began in the late ‘90s, when I ended up homeless, living on the streets of Seattle. Little did I know at the time that God had plans to use that time to empower me for His purpose.
Long before Danny, Red, Martin, and Carlos were physically released from their prison cells, God had set them free spiritually.
Students with The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) come from a variety of backgrounds. Urban leaders are men, women, African American, white, latino, older, younger and everything in between.