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PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The primary purpose of all of TMFII is to facilitate the formation of transformed, and God honoring indigenous communities through integral missions training, community capacity building, and facilitates partnership development


This purpose is achieved through the following programs and projects:

1. Transformational Missions Education

 

Trans-Missions Course

Transformation Mission Course is a four-month training program designed to equip Christian workers to minister to people of different cultures specifically among the Indigenous Peoples.  Teaching is based on Biblical principles of community organizing and development. The eighteen modules cover the six different tracts on 1) Basic Bible & Missions, 2) Culture and Development, 3)  Indigenous Education 4) Sustainable Agriculture, 5) Community Health 6) Peace Education. Each month learners are immersed in a tribal community to provide a ground level perspective of the modules undertaken.

 

Natural Farming Training-Workshops

This training-workshop brings understanding about the concept & principles of Natural Farming Technology” and the actual making of useful natural farming input such as IMO, FPJ, LABS, OHN etc. Once applied farmers achieved high productivity, profitability while contributing to promotion sustainable environment. The training has basic & advance courses where the latter is trained to become a trainer on Natural Farming.

 

Regional Center for Culture & Development

To raise up more indigenous workers who will do outreach to tribal villages without an existing church, TMFI mentors trainers from partner churches and organizations. Training is usually done one-week a month and is held in tribal areas, making it accessible for the indigenous workers.

 

Training and Demonstration Farm

This demonstration farm aims to increase the number of practitioners and advocates of Natural Farming Technology to help create a critical mass in redirecting agriculture in the country. The farm models integration of crop & livestock production that is self-sustaining and provides a ready venue for hands-on training for farmers & various sectors interested to engage in Natural Farming.

Demonstration Farm

2. Community Extension:

 

Farm Development

Technical Assistance is extended to farm owner’s interested to adopt Natural Farming Technology. Services like training of workers, farm layout, designs of the buildings and production of NFT input are provided.

 

Student Assistance

Provide secondary and higher education opportunities through sponsorship to deserving indigenous youth who are also potential leaders to their communities. This is in partnership with indigenous churches that monitor the academic performance and provide discipleship of the students. Different category of assistance could be availed according to the performance of students. Full assistance covers food allowance, clothing, supplies, projects & school fees.

 

Training and Outreach on Community Health (TOUCH)

A contextualized training to enhance the skills of IP health practitioners in developing their own health training curriculum  as well as conducting them. Values education through  storying are used to reinforce health stewardship for improved community health seeking practice.

3. Missions Mobilization:

Indigenous Peoples (IP) Church Mobilization

The IP Church Mobilization project aims to bring the IP church to an awareness of its missionary mandate through oral workshops on the Biblical basis of missions. IP pastors and church leaders are also assisted in developing an oral missions awareness tool, an education/discipleship material for churches, in their mother tongue. Finally, this project also provides IP pastors the avenue to learn from each other’s experiences of church planting among their own people and challenges them to become involved in cross-cultural work.

 

Non-Indigenous Peoples (non-IP) Church Mobilization

The Non-IP Church Mobilization project aims to increase the awareness and engagement of non-IP churches in cross-cultural missions. Missions training workshops and the Kairos missions course are offered to pastors and church leaders from lowland churches in order for them to understand the need for intentional involvement in cross-culture ministry

 

Community Engagement (Short-Term Missions Outreach)

This community outreach is an excellent cross-cultural learning experience while serving indigenous communities in support to the existing ministries of TMFII and its partner organizations. Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience the dynamics of community life as they take part in family routine, work and social interaction in the community. These active engagements will bring an appreciation to cultural diversity and enrich ones view of life. Participants are assisted in creating a plan for their respective churches to have a sustained cross-cultural engagement.

Indigenous Peoples (IP) Church Mobilization
Non-Indigenous Peoples (non-IP) Church Mobilization

4. Partnership Formation


The Partnership Formation project is an avenue for both IP and non-IP churches to discover and pursue opportunities to advocate and support cross-cultural work. Recipients of this partnership formation will have a stronger capacity to work with other churches, organizations and/or ministries in order to effectively render services.

5. Network & Alliance Building


TMFII partners with agencies, churches, organizations to pursue God’s Kingdom agenda. It hosts trainings, conferences & forums to promote collaboration, cultural exchange, resource sharing and capacity building for the Body of Christ to be a catalyst of wholistic transformation