Burundi Mission Opportunity
For six years, many churches and individuals from TM gave sacrificially and generously to a great need in Burundi. The result: orphans housed and cared for; leaders trained and educated; churches planted; and thousands baptized. Along with International Ministries (IM), we are thrilled that the avenues and opportunities for continued partnership are re-established. IM excels at facilitating mission, and will be administrating mission support and future involvement of TM in the Burundi mission.
Need more information? Contact Reverend John O. Hopkins at 310.918.2023, or Eleazar Ziherambere at 1.800.222.3872, x2355. Download and print a current "Support Burundi Missionaries" brochure here.
Pastors and Churches
TM Staff News and Admin Updates
Church Planting Support Specialist, John Lee, is no longer with the Ministry. Please join us in thanking him for his service, and pray for him as he pursues another venture. At this time, Michele Chapman will be covering Church Planting, Placement and Ordination needs until further notice. She can be contacted directly at 626.408.3877, or 800.299.3448, extension 1.
TM Operations Update
Tom Niermann, COO, is pleased to report the realization ofour recent Wildly Important Goal: Choose and Effectively Implement a new Database Management System. "This system is core to all that we do here at TM. It houses all of the data needed to keep track of and communicate with our constituents, while providing the tool needed to schedule and create communications and announcements, and to handle all of our event registrations. It tracks donor activities, houses our calendars, vendors list, speaker lists and more – all while being mobile friendly. We successfully completed this project, trained our staff, and launched its use among TM staff by year’s end (2016). We are developing and conducting more advanced training for staff throughout 2017, to ensure effective use of this new tool."
In addition, the Operations Team has two Wildly Important Goals for 2017:
1. Publicity Support for Vision 2020 through Dynamic Communications and Promotions. This includes a total website makeover (coming soon!), increased awareness of events; assistance in motivating donors; and helping TM attract new Churches.
2. Data Management Year 2. This will involve advanced staff training, and integration of donor data.
Free Resource from ECFA
We're pleased to inform you of a FREE resource for you and your ministry! Because of Transformation Ministries' membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, TM churches now have access to a FREE Silver subscription to CHURCHWISE.
This subscription provides:
- over 300 Knowledge Center documents, including policies and procedures
- 1 FREE webinar
- 1 FREE webinar-on-demand
- Focus on Church Accountability Newsletter
- 2 annually updated electronic tax booklets for clergy and congregations.
Transformation Ministries staff members are committed to pray for our churches, their pastors and leaders every week. We believe in the power of prayer, and know that its both a privilege and a sacred duty to pray on your behalf. How can we support you and your church in prayer this week? Send prayer requests to Elenna Poppin, including ministry needs, personal requests, urgent needs, praise reports, upcoming events, and so on. Please remember our TM family in prayer, as well, including:
TM New Churches: for God's provision, protection and empowerment to thrive.
TM Churches in Transition: for wisdom, discernment and patience for the leadership as they seek to call the pastor who will be leading these churches.
TM Camps: Continue to pray for provision for items on all camps’ needs lists.