TMAI AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The TMAI Ambassador Program is a way for local church congregations to participate in the ministry of TMAI. The idea is quite simple: A church congregation adopts a Training Center for one calendar year and helps to meet real-time financial needs of that Training Center. The Training Center communicates with the congregation by way of the TMAI Ambassador, who relays regular updates and information between the church and the Training Center.
WHAT NEEDS DO THE TRAINING CENTERS HAVE?
TMAI Training Centers regularly engage in projects which allow them to provide the most effective training to the church leaders to whom they minister. Our generous partners are instrumental in allowing TMAI Training Centers to embark on projects such as:
- Translation & Publications
- Capital & Construction Projects
- Library Expansion (Digital & Physical)
- Technology Acquisition & Improvements
- National Faculty Support
- Student Scholarships
PARTNER WITH US
TMAI is looking for churches to lock arms with us in the task of training church leaders. To be an Ambassador Partner church or to find out more about the Ambassador Program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMBASSADOR PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Faly Ravoahangy | Jonathan Tempies
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES A CHURCH BECOME AN AMBASSADOR PARTNER?
To be an Ambassador Partner, a church prayerfully commits to help a particular TC for the year. The church then sets a goal for how much they will trust God to provide for the TC and throughout the year the church congregation works toward this goal. A common goal would be $5,000 or $10,000.
SHOULD THE AMBASSADOR PARTNER CHURCH USE FUNDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY DESIGNATED FOR MISSIONARIES?
The Ambassador Partner Church is strongly encouraged to not use funds for the Ambassador Program which are currently earmarked as part of the missions budget. The Ambassador Program is intended to function alongside any budgeted missions commitments. The church congregation is encouraged to give toward the Ambassador Program in parallel to their normal weekly giving.
HOW DOES AN AMBASSADOR PARTNER CHURCH RAISE FUNDS?
Once the Partner Church sets a goal, there are various ways that they can make progress toward that goal. Below are some possible ideas that a TMAI Ambassador would enjoy talking with you about:
- Fifth Sunday collection: On each 5th Sunday of the month, the congregation takes up a collection specifically to help meet the TC needs. Months with 5 Sundays in 2015 are May, August, and November.
- Holiday Giving: Church takes up a collection on holidays in response to a letter by the Pastor
- Faith Promise: Congregation pledges a certain amount at the beginning of the year over and above their normal expected income which, if provided by the Lord, they will use to help meet the TC needs.
- Children’s Ministries Drive: Children’s Sunday School classes can participate in a “Change the World” drive where the children collect the family’s loose change throughout the year.
- Fundraisers: Fundraisers such as auctions, garage sales, and car washes can be used to raise funds for the TCs.
These are just some examples of how churches may choose to participate. There are certainly other ways to creatively engage your congregation in the Ambassador Program.