Habakkuk 2:2-4 (ESV) And the Lord answered me: "Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.  For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.  Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith."
Partnering with Indigenous Leaders for Church Planting Movements
Dr. Phillips came to Wichita to share the vision he has for World Impact and the Indigenous Leaders we are partnering with. He introduced the World Impact Associates program.
Click on the following links to view Dr. Phillps' presentations:
Here is the outline (pdf) to Dr. Phillips' sessions.
To Facilitate Church Planting Movements among America's Unreached Urban Poor
As a ministry of World Impact, TUMI is dedicated to empowering church planting movements to reach and transform America's inner cities.
In order to attain this purpose, we will facilitate strategic alliances among urban churches and their leaders to trigger pioneer church planting movements that multiply thousands of kingdom-oriented churches among America's urban poor. We will do all we can to ensure that these churches are led by godly undershepherds serving congregations that hold to the canonical story and narrative of God's Son and his Kingdom in Scripture, that affirm and display the credal emblems of the Church, and which keep their reflection and practice anchored in the Scriptures in sync with the theological interpretation learned from the early Fathers. We will seek to strengthen their Christ-centered identity dispalyed in their Spirit-formed worship and community life, shaped in spiritual formation by historically orthodox doctrine, and expressed passionately in their kingdom-oriented practice and mission.
To Equip the Leaders and Churches Who Make Up These Movements
Furthermore, TUMI will strive to insure that leaders allied to these movements are equipped for effective urban ministry, and empowered to display and advance the Kingdom in unreached communities neighboring their own.
TUMI will strive to ensure that the leaders and churches arising from these movements participate as active members of larger networks of healthy assemblies where they can be edified through common worship and discipleship, dynamic, ongoing fellowship, and protected through effective structures of godly oversight and stewardship. Our goal is that every healthy church is allied to others of likeminded vision in order to collaborate in strategic projects of fellowship, giving, service, and mission.
To Spawn Aggressive New Church Planting Movements in America and across the Globe
Finally, TUMI will encourage urban evangelical leaders and their churches to join together in explicit unity for the purpose of fulfiling the Great Commission among the urban poor of the world. We will challenge all whom we encounter, both churches and movements, to contribute, cooperate, and coordinate their gifts and resources to provide pioneer witness to Christ and his Kingdom to every urban poor community on earth. Our intent is to begin with our own Jerusalems and Judeas here in urban America, and then to advance, as the Spirit leads.
Ultimately, we hope to assist these same church planting movements among America’s urban poor to rapidly multiply similar movements among the poor in the world's mega-cities, especially those recognized as Gateway cities within the 10/40 Window.