What is TMS Thrive?
TMS Thrive equips African American and international pastors with the skills to thrive in ministry through cross-cultural dialogue, relationship building, skill-building workshops and immersion experiences in each other’s communities. This two-year program is designed for early to mid-career pastors. Participants are organized in two cohorts, one in the US and the other overseas. The inaugural 2020 cohort pairs African American and Ghanaian pastors for mutual growth and learning.
The program’s goal is to reduce attrition and to provide pastors with the skills needed to thrive holistically in order to more effectively join Jesus in the call to fulfill the Great Commission.
TMS THRIVE opens the door for pastors to learn from other cultures, gain new skills for effective ministry, and glean from examples of what it means to be a community that can lead to more wholistic living.
-Joseph W. Daniels
I’m a part of the TMS Thrive program because it is designed to uniquely equip me with resources, relationships, and resilience to navigate the competing priorities and tensions of pastoral ministry while enhancing my vocational clarity by providing essential skills to achieve alignment across all dimensions of life.
TMS Thrive uses the strength of community to help each of us overcome challenges in order to thrive in ministry, at home, and in our communities.