It's great supporting many missionaries and missions organizations with our money. It is also rewarding advancing the cause of Christ by giving our time and energy. TCM invites Short Term workers like you and me to join in working behind the scenes to support the Eastern European students, as they attend studies at the TCM campus in Austria. 16 to 20 workers are needed for every two week session.
The workers are assigned to one of three areas: kitchen (help prepare and serve 3 full meals daily), maintenance (upkeep of campus facilities and grounds) or guest services (bathroom cleanings to bedroom and trash details). The work is hard and the days long, but the gratefulness of the students is rewarding. A real added benefit is that through the friendships you develop with other workers, you can see the Lord work through them. And the scenery of the Vienna woods is not bad either!
Most important is the opportunity to interact with ministry students from all over Eastern Europe. Their testimonies and their stories of sacrifice in serving our Lord are really moving. Maybe the Lord is moving you to serve as a worker.
Contact the missions@central team for details.
- CHRIS NEWBERRY
U.S. office: Indianapolis, IN
TCM began in 1957 as a radio evangelism and church-planting organization in Toronto, Canada. Founder Gene Dulin met immigrants from Poland and Russia who fled communist oppression in their homelands. As a result of this new relationship, TCM International began in 1963 to provide assistance to Christians in communist-controlled Eastern Europe. In 1971, the Haus Edelweiss property was purchased for ministry into the Soviet Union and satellite countries. For several years missionaries and interns traveled from Haus Edelweiss into the Soviet countries to deliver Bibles, hymn books, literature, clothing, food, and medicine. Following a vast political change in Eastern Europe, TCM created the Institute for Biblical Studies known today as TCM International Institute. With cooperation of Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary, TCM became a graduate degree granting institution in Europe offering the MA degree. The Institute is currently in the accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Once the Institute receives accreditation status, it will be the only U.S. educational institution operating exclusively outside of the United States.
The Institute’s main campus is located in Heiligenkreuz, Austria at Haus Edelweiss. The facility accommodates up to 60 students for each two-week session of classes for the M.A. and M.Div. programs. More than 750 Eastern European and Central Asian Christians are currently enrolled in TCM’s programs. TCM equips these leaders and church planters to reach their own countries, cultures, and churches for Christ.