As we travel around sharing about the amazing way God transformed hundreds of communities out of poverty, the response is most often, “How can my church/ministry/program see transformation like that?” We regularly lead TCT orientations in Asia and Africa to answer that question. But those of you in the U.S. have been left wondering. We’re excited to let you know that this year at the International Wholistic Missions Conference (IWMC) we will run a track that covers exactly that—a slightly shortened version of the orientation that we run in other nations.
While the Truth Centered Transformation (TCT) program is primarily designed for rural churches in the majority world, the transformational principles that undergird the program are universal. Those principles, what we call the Framework for Transformation, can apply to any program anywhere. Our track at the IWMC will focus on some of the elements of this framework, as well as giving practical “how to” information for getting started with TCT in the majority world.
Some of the ideas covered include:
- What is wholistic discipleship and why do we consider it the key to seeing transformation?
- How (and why) to point people to God as the source of their inspiration rather than providing the answers.
- How to integrate physical and spiritual programs rather than just running two separate tracks.
- How to identify and address beliefs that are holding communities and people in poverty.
- What are the best practices that we learned (often the hard way) of partnering with churches internationally?
If you are interested in the TCT program or are looking for ideas on how to strengthen your international ministries we would love to have you join us. The conference is May 3-5 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to hearing us speak, you will be able to hear from other MainStage speakers and attend other workshop sessions. You can learn more about the conference and register here.