A Message from the President . . .
Amid great adversities, discoveries are possible, and opportunities arise even as challenges confront. TCM has been through many of these since our beginning in 1957. And now we discover God positioning us for creative expansion opportunities ahead.
As you know, all our training and operations have continued through various distance delivery tools. No classes have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The best distance education delivery practices are increasingly being utilized. International disciple-making students from nearly 50 countries continue their training, ministries, and mentoring.
As you may have heard, challenges with differing virus peaks, border crossings, airline restrictions, and visa procurements remain. This negatively impacts our staff, faculty, volunteers, and students. For these reasons, the leadership of TCM has made the decision to continue with 100% distance education delivery for the rest of this year. This decision includes postponing the 2020 Graduation from August 2020 until May 2021.
We foresee returning to a blended education model in 2021 that will include face-to-face mentoring by our professors. One big opportunity is worth noting. After fully embracing the ever-increasing online interaction capabilities in the current global environment, our faculty are discovering some exciting new ways to teach. Upping our game with our “high tech” may be giving us capacity for even more creative “high touch” as we expand globally.
We have seen God’s hand very clearly guiding TCM during these months. As His mission, we always want to be led by Him and not driven by circumstances.
You remain a blessing to this mission as you have prayed and continued to support TCM financially. We understand in many households and churches financial support is a sacrifice. Thank you!
We are in this together. But we are not alone. God is with us as we lean on Him calmed and guided through this latest storm. Please stay in touch and, if you have questions, please reach out. We are always glad to hear from you.
May God Bless you always.
Yours gratefully in Him,
TCM International Institute
May 11, 2020