THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT BY DR. MARK JOHNSON, IMB LEADER OF ALL LATIN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES TO LEADERS THERE.
This is a special message to you working in leadership training in the Spanish language context. I want to introduce you to a friend of many years, Dr. Darrell Robinson. Many of you might already know Darrell from his past service in the Southern Baptist Convention. Over the years, he was pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama and served as Vice-President of the Home Mission Board, now the North American Mission Board. Today, Darrell leads the ministry, Total Church Life (TCL), www.totalchurchlife.net.
I encourage you to visit his website in order to get more information about this important ministry. In summary, TCL ministry helps local churches develop effective strategic planning in order to become more deeply involved in Great Commission engagement. Darrell and his associates have trained local pastors in cooperation with Baptist seminaries across Brazil from Belem in the north to my own city of Curitiba in the south. Across Brazil, the work and ministry of Total Church Life has been enthusiastically received contributing significantly to greater church health and Great Commission expansion among Brazilian Baptists.
Recently, Darrell and I spoke about the possibility of Total Church Life becoming more involved in helping to strengthen Baptist churches in Mexico, Central America, and Spanish speaking South America, as well as Cuba. For this reason, I am writing this introductory letter.
Total Church Life (TCL) offers the biblically solid training most needed in Baptist churches today. TCL provides a balanced combination of biblical rigor and specific, practical local church life application.
TLC has been taught in Baptist seminaries in Brazil with great effect. Local Baptist churches have been strengthened leading to more effective Great Commission engagement. I believe the same thing can happen in the Spanish speaking reality as well.
If you would like more information about TCL and how TCL could work with your seminary, feel free to get in contact with Dr. Darrell. I am copying him on this message. Please copy me on your correspondence, so I can pray with you and be aware of your conversation.
In conclusion, I believe you will find TCL a training ministry that will help your local Baptist seminary more effectively prepare individuals for ministry in the local church context. If you sense God's leading, let me encourage you to open dialogue about how you can partner with Darrell and TCL. God's richest blessings this day.