Welcome to TENTS
(Training and Equipping in New Testament Service
)

Aristotle once said, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.” This is what exactly TENTS is committed for – training and equipping God’s people for excellent ministry. And this is why we believe God has given various leaders to the church - “equipping the saints for ministry” (Eph. 4:12).

The greatest problem in the church as a whole—it has lost its nature and purpose as God’s ministering people. The church today has cultivated unbiblical perspectives about ministry. In our day church and ministry are understood as completely distinct—church as either a structure or a weekly gathering of believers to worship and listen to a sermon, and ministry is what the leaders are exclusively called to do to the church. Due to this narrow perspective, the people of God in general have become completely passive, with only few being active in the Lord’s work. It is heart breaking to see God’s army sleeping and slumbering in the battlefield.

It is our strong conviction that if the kingdom of God is going to be advanced in a mighty way, it happens not just through the professional Christian leaders, but through the ministry of the whole people of God—i.e. the church (believers and leaders). Hence, our passion is twofold:

Motivating believers to know their privilege in being called to be the co-workers of the Sovereign LORD to fulfill His divine will.

Training leaders to equip the believers so that they would become instruments of ministry rather than just objects of ministry.

The Living God has commissioned every individual in the church to pray and to be a part of His ministry, declaring His excellencies and bringing His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven (1 Pet. 2:9; Matt. 6:9-10). Therefore, TENTS stands for the doctrine and practice of every-member ministry for the glory of the Living God (1 Pet. 4:10-11). We invite you to be a part of this glorious mission.

 

 

Every believer is ordained for the ministry. To be a member of the body of Christ is to be a minister.

- Howard Synder

Every Christian is both a servant and an apostle . . . sent out into the world as Christ’s ambassadors and witnesses, to share in the apostolic mission of the whole church.

- John Stott

There is no place for spectators in the body of Christ. Just as every part of the human body must operate properly for effective function, so every believer must do his part.

- Gene Getz

Ministry is the calling of all God’s people. They are the royal priesthood, gifted by the Spirit for service to God and to their fellow human beings.

- Gordon Wilfred Kuhrt

Ministry is the work of the church among its own members and in the world...it is the work of all the people of God.

- Donald P. Smith

 

 

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others." (1Pet. 4:10)


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