TMU is transforming the way mission work is done worldwide. We've taken a fresh, Biblical approach to the call God has placed on many people's lives, starting with our name.
Most missionaries spend nearly as much of their efforts attaining and retaining support as they do ministering to the people and communities God has called them to love.
In fact, the majority of missionaries quit the mission field within five years, citing the struggle to support the mission and their family financially OR the struggle to satisfy their primary supporting entity (the church or Christian organization that financially backs their mission) as their primary reason for their choice to quit.
TMU is changing that statistic with the unique and powerful way we support missionaries.
TMU Missionaries begin their careers by developing the ministry and people skills they need and applying those skills to grow TMU membership and develop passion and purpose in TMU members.
As they do, they earn residual income for their own mission. TMU missionaries earn a percentage of the membership dues of members they invite and encourage, and can also earn a percentage of the membership dues of members that other TMU missionaries invite and encourage.
The ONLY way to join TMU is by invitation. The only people who can invite new members to TMU are our missionaries.
At least 25% of all monthly membership dues go directly to our missionaries, providing residual income for our missionaries year after year. Once a missionary has developed the residual monthly income needed to fund their mission and take care of their family, they need only maintain their own TMU membership to retain their funding.
TMU missionaries are NOT accountable to TMU members. They don't need to justify or even report on their missionary efforts to the members who ultimately support their mission because those members are regularly receiving services from TMU mentors and ministers in exchange for their membership dues.
This frees up our missionaries to focus on their God-given mission, and not on financial support.
What does it take to become a TMU Missionary?
First, you must be a committed Christian. You must believe that Jesus died to provide saving grace for all people, and that all people have the opportunity to take that grace.
Second, you must believe in the mission and people of TMU. We do all that we can to inspire, equip, empower, and support Christians in pursuit of their God-given purpose. We do all that we can to ensure our members grow continuously and live in wholehearted devotion to God. We see complacency as the #1 tool our enemy uses against humanity, and we're fully committed to creating example after example of the power of living, working, and influencing others with every resource available, in the flow of God's love.
Third, you must value the love and grace of God above the judgement and division of people. This should automatically flow from those first two musts, but we state this emphatically because of the social and political pressures ever present in our current times. Many prominent Christian leaders have chosen to place politics, racism, nationalism, sexism, and plain hate above the love of God. And every time that happens, there are cameras ready to capture the moment, and influencers excited to point out hypocrisy, immorality, cruelty, and all forms of human failure that we are all susceptible to. We have no expectation of perfection. Our members will fail. Our leaders will fail. But let us strive toward God's graceful love with all we are, and pull each other along through failure, weakness and temptation as we do. The world should know us for our love for one another, and the overflow of that love to everyone we each encounter every day.
Fourth, you simply must believe that God has a powerful, significant mission for you. And you must be willing to pursue that mission to the exclusion of many other noble and pleasurable pursuits. You do not need a clear vision for that mission, we will help you with that. You only need to want it more than anything else.
Fifth, you must believe that God has a powerful, significant mission for everyone around you. And you must be willing to encourage, support, and empower others on their mission as you pursue your own.
You DO NOT need a specific background, education, or experience for this career. We will provide everything you need to succeed.
You DO NOT need to know exactly what community you are called to. We will not dictate what community or people you should invest in, but we will guide you and support your prayerful missional choices.