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Our site contains a plethora of resources and information geared specifically to those who equip leaders and facilitate church planting movements among America’s urban poor.  Here you can find out about our parent ministry--World Impact, About Us, Our Mission and Ministry Objectives,  as well information about our Satellites, Forums, Media Center, Store and the Help we provide to assist you in finding what you need on our site.  Resources specifically designed for our satellites, urban church planting, leadership development, and church ministries are abundant here.  In order to help you better understand our site, all of the categories on our top menu are listed, summarized, and linked to their location on or site below.

World Impact: Our Parent Ministry

TUMI’s parent ministry, World Impact, Inc., is an interdenominational missions organization dedicated to evangelism, discipling, and planting churches among the unreached in the inner cities of America.  Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making Him known.

About Us

About Us: The Urban Ministry Institute is the research center of World Impact, Inc., an interdenominational missions organization dedicated to ministering God's love in the inner cities of America.  As a missions organization, World Impact evangelizes the lost, ministers cross-culturally among the people in the city, and plants churches specifically targeting America's urban poor.  To support and further World Impact's purpose and vision, TUMI seeks to facilitate dynamic, indigenous church planting movements among the poor to reach the inner city unreached populations. Here you can find out about our Vision, our Core Values, our History, our Faculty and Staff, and how you can partner with us financially or by volunteering your time.

Our Mission and Ministry Objectives

Our Mission and Ministry Objectives: TUMI is the research center for World Impact, Inc., an interdenominational missions organization dedicated to evangelism, discipleship, and planting churched among the unreached neighborhoods in America's inner cities.  Founded in 1995, The Urban Ministry Institute has been equipping leaders for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God.  The following eight objectives constitute the passion and program of our ministry.

To Equip Urban Christian Leaders

To Equip Urban Christian Leaders: As a national training arm of World Impact, TUMI equips leadership for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God.

To Empower Church Planting Movements

To Empower Church Planting Movements: TUMI is dedicated to empowering church planting movements to reach and transform cities in America and around the world.

To Establish TUMI Satellites

To Establish TUMI Satellites:  We establish satellites in strategic partnerships with other like-minded churches and ministries in order to empower them to equip urban leaders for ministry and to advance the Kingdom of God in the city.

To Provide Urban Ministry Resources

To Provide Urban Ministry Resources:  TUMI strives to provide urban churches with affordable, quality resources for leadership development, church renewal, spiritual formation, and pioneer mission.

To Retrieve the Great Tradition

To Retrieve the Great Tradition:  We seek to retrieve and be informed by the Great Tradition in theology, spirituality, and service, i.e.,    that biblical thought and practice of the ancient, undivided Church which represents that evangelical, apostolic, and universal core of Christian faith and practice.

To Promote Urban Church Renewal

To Promote Urban Church Renewal: TUMI seeks to renew and mobilize urban churches for effective worship, Christian community, and evangelical mission in the city, especially among those most hurting and neglected.

To Enrich Spiritual Formation

To Enrich Spiritual Formation:  As TUMI strives to reconnect urban churches to the vitality of the Great Tradition, so we also explore ways to see how that same tradition can spiritually enrich and re-form our personal and congregational worship and discipleship.

To Advance Pioneer Urban Missions

To Advance Pioneer Urban Missions: TUMI collaborates with other like-minded churches and organizations to multiply and leverage its resources in order to advance pioneer missions among the urban unreached, especially among the poor.

TUMI Satellites

TUMI Satellites: Partner with The Urban Ministry Institute to equip laborers for the work of ministry.

Establishing TUMI Satellites

We establish TUMI Satellites in strategic partnership with churches, organizations, and church traditions in order to ensure that their leaders are equipped for effective urban ministry, and empowered to display and advance the Kingdom in unreached communities neighboring their own. As God raises up a new generation of qualified spiritual laborers, we will see the numbers of new believers and healthy churches, and new church movements multiply across America and the world!

TUMI Satellite Partner Gateway

Satellite Gateway: This is our portal to TUMI's extensive satellite resource page for our satellite partners. If you are a TUMI Satellite partner, we count you a valued member of our incredible association of ministry partners who are advancing the Kingdom in some of the hardest fields in the world. We thank God for you, and count your friendship and partnership as our greatest asset. We have developed this section of our website especially for you, created in order to answer your questions and get you the support you need to make your satellite a premiere training center.

City Gates: Using the TUMI Forums

City Gates: Using the TUMI Forums -- Our forums exist as information sharing spaces for open dialogues concerning key issues to urban leadership development and urban mission.  TUMI staff will both read and post frequently on these forums, daily offering their opinions and commentary on the various subjects under discussion.  Join us for engaging, fruitful dialogues on issues of advance the Kingdom in the cities of the world!

Our Media Center

Our Media Center:  Here in our Media Center you will find hundreds of hours of audio and video presentation, and dozens of outlines, text files, and graphic documents.  Each presentation covers some key facet of the theology and ethics of an urban Christian worldview that is grounded on Scripture, focused on Christ.  Our commitment has been and always will be to use all the emerging, innovative technologies being developed to provide urban leaders with affordable, attractive, and easy-to-use resources that will enrich their spiritual journeys and make fruitful their ministries of service and proclamation.  Feel free to browse our resources and see how helpful and enriching Christian media can be to strengthen us in Christ and further his Kingdom purposes.

TUMI Store: Resources for Your Leadership Training

TUMI Store: Our TUMI Store hosts several stores that sell our resources and products.  From training curriculum to art, our store is intended to resource you as you seek to equip leaders and laborers for the Kingdom.  Visit our TUMI Store today!  Please note: each store with this section has its own shopping cart which means you will need to pay for items from the store you are in before you can purchase things form another store.

Help: Find the Answers to Your Questions and Report Web Technical Issues

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Here you will find a list of many of the common questions people ask us about TUMI and the programming we offer.  Browse through the questions and answers, and get specific information about our curriculum, conviction, and conduct!  We add new questions and answers all the time, so check back often.

Report a Problem

Report a Problem: Please let us know of any technical difficulties you are having with our site, or if you come across what appears to be a problem.  With this easy to use form, please report bugs, broken links, or other quirks that you find. We want our site to be easy to use and would love to hear of any issues that you encounter as you are browsing our pages. Thank you for helping to make our site better.

Overview of TUMI Website

Printable Overview:  Our site contains a plethora of resources and information geared specifically to those who equip leaders and facilitate church planting movements among America’s urban poor.  Here you can find out about our parent ministry--World Impact, About Us, Our Mission and Ministry Objectives,  as well information about our Satellites, Forums, Media Center, Store and the Help we provide to assist you in finding what you need on our site.  Resources specifically designed for our satellites, urban church planting, leadership development, and church ministries are abundance here.  In order to help you better understand our site, all of the categories on our top menu are listed, summarized, and linked to their location on this page.

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