TUMI introduced as new resource
CL news story
The Latin America MB Conference (LAMB), a district conference of 11 congregations in South Texas, celebrated new ministry opportunities during its annual gatherings.
Delegates to the annual business session held Jan. 21, 2017, at Palmview Church approved the 2017 budget, and each church gave their support and affirmation to adopt The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) program as their resource for leadership development in the district.
TUMI is the national training arm of World Impact, a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church planting movements by evangelizing, equipping and empowering America’s unchurched urban poor.
Mission MB Church will host the first TUMI satellite among the USMB churches in South Texas. Moises Tagle, LAMB Conference moderator, is leading the program in both English and Spanish. Open registration will take place March 20 and classes will start in April.
“This is a wonderful opportunity that will benefit our churches and communities,” says Aaron Hernandez, LAMB district minister. “Through the TUMI program we we'll have the opportunity to partner with our district churches in developing more efficient and trained leaders.”
News of the TUMI program was shared with attendees at the LAMB district worship service held four weeks later. The district-wide worship service was held Feb. 17, 2017, at Grace Point @ Grulla in La Grulla.
The theme of the worship service was “Edify,” taken from Ephesians 4:15-16. The speaker was Pastor Josue Contreras from La Joya MB Church. Contreras challenged the churches to a greater understanding of our calling to be one, to have communion among the body for the glory of God. He also spoke of the implications of that oneness in Christ toward the world.
“It was a wonderful night of fellowship, worship and unity around our common calling: to do our part where God has placed us to reach our communities for Christ,” says Hernandez.
Photos provided by LAMB Conference
Photo 1: Pastor Josue Contreras from La Joya MB Church emphasized God's call to be one and the impliations of that oneness.
Photo 2: The LAMB Conference worship service included the Lord's Supper.
Thumbnail photo: The worship team from Grace Point @ Grulla led singing at the district worship service.