Truth Centered Transformation 2017-11-10T08:06:02+00:00

TRUTH CENTERED TRANSFORMATION

Equipping rural churches to move their communities out of poverty.

TCT’s three goals are to see:

  • God glorified.

  • Churches strengthened and growing in number.

  • Communities move out of poverty.

 

There are Christians around the world who have not had the opportunity to fully understand and apply God’s truth to every area of their lives. When Christians believe that God only cares about spiritual things, they often ignore other concerns such as health issues, food shortages, environmental issues, and lack of education. Many believe the lie, “We aren’t able to do anything; someone else needs to address this issue.”

Wherever the church is in bondage to these lies, those outside the church tend to see the Christian God as either imaginary, weak, or uninterested in the affairs of earth. God is not glorified, and communities remain trapped in poverty. Yet, Christ loves His bride and wants to bless her.

Truth Centered Transformation (TCT) is a wholistic discipleship program for rural churches in the Majority World. TCT provides simple training to churches, teaching believers to apply biblical truth to their everyday challenges and to demonstrate God’s love to others. As His people walk in obedience, God is moving powerfully to transform churches and lift communities out of poverty.

THE PROGRAM

WHOLISTIC DISCIPLESHIP

Churches learn how the Bible applies to every area of life and gain new skills in areas such as health and agriculture. The Bible provides the critical why of changing, while the skills training teaches how to make a change. Most importantly, we teach the necessity of depending on God’s intervention.

ACTS OF LOVE

TCT challenges churches to express God’s love to their communities through Acts of Love—simple projects that churches can do using what they already have. They often start with things like working in a widow’s field or cleaning a water system—things that require time rather than money. However, as they walk in obedience to God, churches are often surprised how quickly they find they have the resources to do much more, like building roads and houses. .

GOD’S POWER TO TRANSFORM

While TCT is about discipleship, not development, we have seen hundreds of whole communities move out of poverty. It’s a testimony to the power of God and His truth to really transform lives. In the hundreds of communities we have seen move out of poverty, we always hear stories of God’s intervention. For instance, many churches testify that God healed their land, and now they grow more. You can read some of their stories below.

Wholistic Development
WHOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT

Churches learn how the Bible applies to every area of life and gain new skills in areas such as health and agriculture. The Bible provides the critical why of changing, while the skills training teaches how to make a change. Most importantly, we teach the necessity of depending on God’s intervention.

ACTS OF LOVE

TCT challenges churches to express God’s love to their communities through Acts of Love—simple projects that churches can do using what they already have. They often start with things like working in a widow’s field or cleaning a water system—things that require time rather than money. However, as they walk in obedience to God, churches are often surprised how quickly they find they have the resources to do much more, like building roads and houses. .

GOD’S POWER TO TRANSFORM

While TCT is about discipleship, not development, we have seen hundreds of whole communities move out of poverty. It’s a testimony to the power of God and His truth to really transform lives. In the hundreds of communities we have seen move out of poverty, we always hear stories of God’s intervention. For instance, many churches testify that God healed their land, and now they grow more. You can read some of their stories below.

Please Pray

  • Please pray for the trainers to grow and mature in their own understanding of the concepts presented in TCT. Pray for God to reveal new understanding through scripture and the Holy Spirit.

  • Pray for those who have participated in orientations this past year and are preparing to start the TCT program. Pray for them as they identify facilitators to teach local churches. Pray for staff who have busy schedules providing Module 1 training for new partners.

  • Please pray for the TCT-partner churches to grow in their desire to love their neighbors well. Pray that they will also grow in dependence and obedience to God.

  • Please pray for wisdom and guidance for the leaders of TCT to know when and where to respond to new opportunities as the program grows into new nations and with new partners. Pray for God to give them new strategies and to bring new staff to fill the roles for that strategy. Pray for TCT staff development training, November 13-17.

  • Please pray for the TCT Orientations coming up: Kenya, November 21-23; India, December 4-6; Tanzania, January 10-12; Madagascar, January 17-19; and Sierra Leone Feb 20-22. Pray for the heart of each participant to be open to hear what God is saying during the forum.

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STORIES AND UPDATES

Below are two recent articles related to the Truth Centered Transformation Program. You can read more related stories and updates on our blog.

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