June 2014

May 11, 2014 was a special day of celebration for 37 TCM students, their families and special guests. On that day eight students received their Certificates, 26 received their Master of Arts in Practical Theology degrees and two received their Master of Divinity in Practical Theology degrees. The event was celebrated with worship, including a special message by Dr. David Rice, Pastor at Ancient City Baptist Church, St. Augustine, Florida. After receiving their diplomas a few of the students were asked to share thoughts about their TCM education. 

“I grew spiritually and in my biblical knowledge and through others saw how to be a servant.”

”I wanted to grow spiritually; I learned more than I expected to learn.”

”At one time I was just a member of a church; today I am a pastor. All that has been invested in me is your work and your results.”

Did you know that including this year's graduates there are 503 Christian leaders from Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East who have received their degrees through TCM? Your prayers, service, and financial support have helped make that possible. Why is it important?

This past week we received a prayer request via e-mail from a student who lives and serves in the country of Georgia. Even as he is preparing for an upcoming TCM course he is in the midst of preparations for a major Christian event in his country. Here is his prayer request:

"Next week, June 6-8, the Festival of Hope will take place in Georgia (the country). Franklin Graham will be part of it. We have never had something of such extent in Georgia. We pray and expect some 30,000 people to visit the festival during the three days. Please pray for us. Many pastors, including myself, as well as many Christian brothers and sisters of almost all evangelical churches in Georgia have been praying and preparing for the festival for the past year."

It is important because your prayers, service, and financial support have helped prepare these 503 Christian leaders and continues to help equip the more than 900 students who are currently studying at TCM. Whether they are ministering to three or 30 people in their local congregation or 30,000 in a national event many people are hearing the Good News through TCM students and graduates. 

Blessings on your journey,

Debbie Poer,
Director of International Services

Praises and Prayers

Praise God for his enduring love and mercy.     

Pray for the Short-term workers serving at Haus Edelweiss during Session 3. 

Pray for students and professors as they complete new classes and courses this session.   

It won't be long until the NACC will be taking place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Plan to join us there! http://www.gotonacc.org/

TCM INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE - Booth 707 in the Exhibit Hall


European Evangelistic Society in cooperation with TCM International Institute
will be hosting the Walker Lecture Breakfast on Thursday, July 10, 2014 with guest speaker Ben Cachiaras Senior Minister, Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, Maryland.

For information and reservations contact Breanna Allen (breanna@tcmi.org)

If you are unable to attend in person plan to be a part of the Main Sessions through NACC Live Stream sponsored in part by TCM!

Posted on July 23, 2014 .

May 2014

Classes, worship, meals, services - many things were learned and observed during Session 2 that ended this week.

The students from Belarus led worship on Sunday morning and Joseph Kovacs preached from 2 Timothy 4:1-5, sharing a message entitled "Preach the Word."  He spoke about each of us being called to share the gospel and that means living so that others see it in our lives, not simply hear it in our words.

Worship continued throughout the session.  At the end of some of the meals, instead of one person offering a closing prayer, Greg led everyone in singing the Doxology.  At the end of one meal the students from Belarus closed the meal with a beautiful song of prayer.

The gentle spirit of servanthood was displayed by the students as well as the short-term workers and staff.  A staff member explained it this way, "There has been a special sweetness from students during this session, more intermingling at dinner and less cliquish stuff.  Also, we've seen the "experienced" students giving the new ones gentle guidance: load the dish tubs this way; you can help by doing this or that, etc."

A special thank you goes to the short-term workers who served and cared for the students and professors!  They also took extra care in their work, preparing for the graduation guests who will begin arriving on May 8th!

We are grateful to the many men and women who teach TCM classes throughout the year!  Session 2 was no exception with an outstanding group of men sharing their knowledge and wisdom!  Thank you to the following:

  • Myron Williams for teaching Principles of Christian Teaching
  • Roger Kemp for teaching Mission in the New Testament: Jesus and the Twelve
  • Jozef Kovacs for teaching Systematic Theology
  • Rick Justice for teaching Leadership and Management

Pray that the students' experience at Haus Edelweiss will provide new insights, knowledge, and wisdom and that they will be eager to share with others what they have learned.

Blessings on your journey,

Debbie Poer,
Director of International Services

Praises and Prayers

Praise God that TCM will celebrate its 20th Graduation on May 11.

Pray for our students, faculty, staff, and volunteers as they prepare for the graduation celebration.

Pray for the citizens of Ukraine.

Pray for safety as the short-term workers from Session 2 travel home.

Posted on July 23, 2014 .