“To Make Transformation Prayer Ministry Freely Available to Every Person, Everywhere, in the Body of Christ”
A New Vision and Mission!
OPENING THE “FIVE DOORS”
Opening these “doors” will help us freely offer TPM to every member of the global Body of Christ!
Financial Door: Make training in Transformation Prayer Ministry FREE to All so that no financial barrier can hinder anyone in the world from benefiting from TPM.
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Financial Door: Making All Training FREE to Every Member and Without Cost
WHY: So that every believer can freely access and share TPM regardless of income.
HOW: The global TPM community is invited to partner with us in taking TPM to every member of the body of Christ. Financial investment is an important part of this venture. TPM has recently become a non-profit organization to aid in this process.
Due to the enormous number of individuals who have been richly blessed by this ministry, if each person gives even a meager amount, we can easily make this vision a reality. There are also some who have been impacted to the degree that they would invest in greater measure, and by doing this would help to accomplish even greater things than we have imagined. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.” (Eph. 3:20)
Language Door: Translate Transformation Prayer Ministry into every language worldwide so that all members of the Body of Christ may learn the principles in the language of their heart.
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Language Door: Translating TPM into Every Language
WHY: So that every believer will be able to learn these concepts in their own language and can more easily share them with others.
HOW: TPM training will initially be made available in English on a web-based platform providing an interactive learning experience. Once the English version of the online TPM resources are complete, we will prioritize what languages should be initially translated. We will employ professional translators to translate the complete training into each language as needed. Each of these translations will be made available on its own website providing an online training experience in the trainee’s language. I cannot imagine the blessing it would be to think I might be able to personally make it possible for an entire language group to learn and benefit from this ministry. We believe that many people out there would be very willing to make this a reality.
Cultural Door: Equip churches to incorporate the basic concepts and principles of Transformation Prayer Ministry into the “DNA” and culture of the Church, so that members may learn to naturally and spontaneously apply TPM to their lives as a spiritual discipline. By knowing and embracing TPM they will be able to willfully and intentionally cooperate with what God is doing in refining their faith/belief as they submit themselves under “the mighty hand of God” (1 Pet. 5:6) and thereby “be trained” by His discipline that is “producing the peaceful fruits of righteousnes” (Heb. 12:11).
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Cultural Objective: Bringing TPM into the “DNA” and Culture of the Church
WHY: So that TPM is not just another ministry of the church, but rather how the church member thinks, filters and interprets life. When the principles of TPM become “cultural,” the member can understand and then choose to submit to God’s faith refining process (1 Pet. 5:6), learn to be trained by it (Heb. 12:11), and have their minds renewed through it (Rom. 12:2), so they are less likely to miss opportunities to grow, mature, and receive the promised transformation that He freely offers (James 1:7).All this can occur within the community culture where each member encourages the other to press in and receive all that God has for him or her.
HOW: First, by dispelling the notion that TPM is simply a ministry for “troubled people,” when, in fact, it is an active process –a spiritual discipline– that each believer can utilize to ensure a more consistent walk in truth. TPM provides a means by which each of us may intentionally participate with God in His faith refining work. As they learn and incorporate the TPM principles into their daily walk, they will view life difficulties, personal conflicts, church related issues, and any and all crisis that may arise, NOT as something they have to endure, but rather as an opportunity for mind renewal and inner transformation (Rom. 12:2).
When the principles and concepts of TPM permeate the way the church thinks and views life, she will be able to approach life difficulties as an opportunity for spiritual benefit as opposed to something merely to endure. Each difficulty can predictably and expectantly become an opportunity of faith/belief refinement, resulting in genuine identifiable freedom and transformation. Too often, those who perform poorly in the church are seen as “troubled” and are sent to the “lepers camp” to get “fixed” so they might someday return to the fold and hopefully perform better. The problem is that we are all lepers. All of us need our minds renewed with truth. It is not only the “sub-par performers” who are called to be transformed by the renewing of their minds, but every member (Rom. 12:2).
We envision a church in which TPM is a fundamental part of its culture and DNA. We envision a church where we speak the same ministry language, where it is Okay to be a “leper,” where blaming one another is no longer practiced and personal responsibility for one’s emotional pain is expected and the norm, and where members naturally and spontaneously pray with each other all the way through to genuine transformation and freedom. We can see this happening within the global Body of Christ, with every member, everywhere.
Geographical Door: Identify and establish regional ministry centers. Make it possible for any person anywhere in the world to have access to qualified ministers who are well equipped in TPM to provide personal ministry, training and mentoring. Thereby, answering the question too often asked, “Where can I go to receive and be trained in Transformation Prayer Ministry?”
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Geographical Door: Developing Regional Ministry Centers all around the world so that all members everywhere can have access to quality personal ministry and mentoring in training
WHY: To ensure quality training, offer genuine TPM to those in need, and provide models for others to follow.
HOW: We (Ed Smith, Joshua Smith, and TPM team) will personally invest time and energy into training local groups -primarily churches- who will become the regional ministry centers for TPM, positioned in strategic locations all around the globe. Our goal is to have reliable and assured places where people seeking ministry/training can go knowing that what they will receive will indeed be genuine TPM. This has been an unmet need in this ministry for the last twenty years. We have long awaited these centers becoming a reality and believe that God will soon bring this about in His perfect timing.
Technological Door: Develop interactive educational websites –in all languages– where the full and comprehensive training in TPM is always current and freely available to anyone in the world who has internet access.
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Technological Objective: Making TPM Easily Accessible and Always Up-to-Date
WHY: So that every believer will have instant, personal access to the most up-to-date information and the tools that will help them learn and apply it.
HOW: We will utilize a web-based, educational platform to make TPM available to anyone who has internet access. This will allow for instant informational updates (no more waiting years for the revisions). The format of the training will allow for self-paced learning; both for individuals and groups. The information will be communicated through videos, animations, dramatizations, text, audio, etc. that can be downloadable at any time. The goal is to make the information as easy as possible to transport and share.
CHANGING OUR FOCUS
From Ministry Facilitator to Personal Spiritual Discipline
Since the inception of TPM in the mid-nineties, the focus of Transformation Prayer Ministry has primarily been in training people to become effective prayer ministry facilitators. Indeed, this is a worthy cause and an important purpose of the training, but producing ministry facilitators is no longer the main focus.
The focus today is “Every Person, Everywhere!” TPM is a spiritual discipline and lifestyle that all believers can learn, apply and practice. We believe the principles of this ministry can greatly benefit every member whether he or she ever becomes a ministry facilitator or not.
There is a continual stream of testimonies heard from those who have made TPM a lifestyle; personal lives enriched, relationships restored and strengthened, parenting enhanced, as well as the Scriptures coming alive and more easily applied. People are reporting that life-long fears, worry, stress, anger are replaced with the peace of Christ, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit is being naturally and spontaneously experienced.
TPM provides a means by which the member can willfully, purposefully and cooperatively submit unto the master craftsman’s handy work. It is forever true that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus…” (Eph. 2:10). You are invited to join us in this exciting undertaking to make Transformation Prayer Ministry available to every person, everywhere!
PROJECTED FINANCIAL NEEDS
We are uncertain as to the total amount that will be needed to do all we hope to accomplish this year. Our focus is totally upon the development of the new revised training. Thousands of man hours are being invested and all with some measure of cost. We are praying and watching the Lord raise up a special group of people who have felt led to become a group of recurring donors taking on the need for the weekly operational costs. This is freeing us up to plan and look forward knowing that the basics are being covered.
Once the new training is made available in English, we will move toward translating the training into other languages. This will be very costly.
The “Pie” diagram provides a general overview of the areas of need that we project for the forthcoming year.
Ways You Can Participate in Taking TPM to the World
Click the “Open Doors” link above and follow giving instructions
Mail to Transformation Prayer Ministry 18011 S. Tamiami Tr. #16-136 Fort Myers, FL. 33908
Call-in your pledge to 270-465-3757
EMAIL: [email protected]