About TUMI

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.


TUMI's Vision is to facilitate pioneer urban church planting movements, to equip leaders serving the churches in these movements, and to spawn aggressive new church planting initiatives among the poor in America and across the globe.  What is the foundation of this commitment, this vision for urban ministry and mission?

On the significance of vision and passion, the Scriptures are clear: where there is no prophetic vision, the people perish--they cast off restraint (Prov. 29.18).  The vision that inspires us, drives and encourages us, that moves us is rooted in a simple biblical axiom: God's method of transformation and mission is people.  When God wants to accomplish something great for his namesake, he raises up a man or a woman on whom he can anoint, by whom he can fulfill his covenant promise, and through whom he can work.  Above all else, TUMI is established on this essential conviction: God is raising up a new generation of Christ-centered servant leaders who are biblically equipped, spiritually vital, and technically competent to accomplish God's task of planting the Church in the cities of America and the world.  Since our beginning, we have sought to live out this vision, and to see God work through his chosen vessels who would launch pioneer urban church planting movements.  Our vision is to identify and equip God's called leaders who are emerging from and called to serve and plant these churches in these movements.  We are trusting the Lord Jesus through them to spawn aggressive new church planting initiatives among the poor in America and across the globe, and thereby fulfill the Great Commission among America's and the world's urban poor.


Since 1971, World Impact has shared the Good News of the Kingdom of God with its neighbors in communities across the nation.  Dedicated to facilitating church planting movements among the poor, World Impact evangelizes, disciples, plants churches, and and empowers congregations to minister effectively Christ's love to their community.  The Urban Ministry Institute serves an important role in equipping these leaders and their churches as we provide quality biblical training and empower servant leaders for dynamic, effective ministry in the city.

With a deep commitment to the lost in the city, as well as a determination to empower the poor, World Impact strives to facilitate church planting movements to reach and transform America's inner cities.  Since 1995, TUMI has sought to ground and empower emerging Christian leaders in the city to ensure that these movements remain viable and aggressive. Read an overview of our history.

For more information about TUMI please visit their website at www.tumi.org.