The Urban Ministry Institute

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.” (Psalm 107:43)
Thank you for your prayers! You are truly part of our work among the church leaders in Chester, PA and in countries where our biblical counseling courses are being taught in urban poor areas in east and west central Africa.
Join us in prayer for-
  • We are thankful we heard from our Liberian pastor friend. He has been ill with abdominal issues. Please pray for him. He is currently in the US, but is eager to return to Liberia in October.
  • Rick is scheduled to teach our CCEF-TUMI biblical counseling courses in Liberia (in the pastor’s church noted above) in January and in Ethiopia in March. Please pray there will not be any hindrances to the itinerary.
  • We have four TUMI courses going on now in Chester among church leaders. Please pray for our mentors. One CCEF-trained brother is teaching our first created counseling course in the city. He’s scheduled to teach the second in the winter quarter and Rick is to teach the third course in the spring quarter. There are three courses in this introductory series.
  • Please pray for Rick to complete the writing of this third course – for his progress in developing the student manual. His goal is to have it done by the end of 2021.
  • In the D.R., Ethiopia, and Liberia, there are indigenous ministries that Rick is scheduled to interview and vet for possible Oakseed Partnership. This would mean their American supporters could be confident that they are supporting ministries of the gospel that operate with integrity in every way. Oakseed exists to look for, vet, and support such ministries.

Updated 10/5/21

As the national training arm for World Impact, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) equips leadership for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God. TUMI focuses their investment on those called to evangelize, disciple, plant, and pastor churches in unreached urban neighborhoods. Their single passion and desire is to identify, empower, and release laborers who can both display and declare God’s kingdom reign among their neighbors, where they live.