The goal of TCM is to develop International Disciple Makers who will share the love of Jesus and His Gospel with their own people for a lifetime. Then each will mentor others to become disciple makers as well.
A Few Facts...
- TCMII is one of the largest graduate seminaries serving Europe and Central Asia
- TCM serves a geographic area over twice the size of the United States
- The typical student and graduate speaks several languages, functions competently in his or her own culture, needs no outside financial support, and will serve a lifetime in their region.
- Of TCM's 800+ students, most live and serve in countries where the average income is less than $500 per month
- Because the typical TCM student is bi-vocational, he or she has a variety of contacts, skills, and relationships that move forward their churches and ministries in amazing ways.
Ministry Areas of Students
- Church Planters
- Medical Doctors
- Mission Organization Staff and Leadership
- Social Workers
- Women's Ministers
- Worship Ministers
- Youth Ministers
They are godly men and women already serving in heroic ways, often in difficult circumstances with meager financial resources. They are asking for training to serve Christ better, offering what they have: national networks, language and cross-cultural influences, proven track records of service, bi-vocational, self-support, lifetime commitment to their countries, and much more. They are leaders already sanctioned by their countries, churches and cultures.
TCM provides these national missionaries the missing piece: Advance training to keep head, heart, hands, and feet advancing in Kingdom directions with increasing levels of competence and effectiveness; knowledge, practical and spiritual competencies to out-think, out-serve, out-love, and out-last the enemy.
This training produces exponential results - it explodes from good to great, from addition to multiplication. A Ukrainian business man builds a mega-church which fields missionaries and plants churches. A Moldovan preacher starts a Bible College sending hundreds of young leaders into ministry. An Estonian educator becomes an international leader in ethics and leadership training. Leaders from limited access countries lead Bible studies and churches in very difficult circumstances.
- Evangelical Christians throughout Europe and Central Asia need graduate leadership training to equip them to serve churches, colleges, and other para-church organizations in their countries.
- No other entity offers such graduate education that incorporates a field-based approach with a strong academic emphasis.
Addressing the Need with a Strategic Mission
By Preparing Christian Leaders: TCM's proven record of preparing Europeans and Central Asians to serve their own people is effective.
- It respects national cultures and churches.
- National leaders who are independent and self-supporting are kept in place long-term.
- American personnel serve only in the role of encouraging and equipping TCM students to become disciple makers and leaders in their own countries.
- It is very cost effective.
By Influencing and Changing Cultures: European and Central Asian nationals are instrumental in building the Kingdom of God.
- They are hearing and obeying God's call to ministry in their own countries.
- They are helping unite Christians across borders and cultures.
- They speak several languages.
- They are church planters, preachers, and teachers, as well as leaders in their own communities.
- The typical student is a 39 year-old, multi-lingual professional who leads a church or ministry with less than $500 per month household income.