TCM International Institute, Inc.

Summary

TCM International Institute, Inc. ("TCM") exists to assist, disciple, encourage, and equip Eastern and Central European Christians to reach their own people for Christ. TCM also ministers to churches and individuals in the United States of America, Canada, and other countries around the world, assisting them in missionary outreach and Christian stewardship education. Programs include leadership training (from basic to graduate level), provision of Christian literature, benevolent help, personal visitation and counsel, preaching, missions education, stewardship consultation, economic assistance, and promoting a world Christian vision in churches and individual Christians. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 24560
6337 Hollister Drive Suite 105
Indianapolis, IN 46224-0560

Website: www.tcmi.org

Phone: (317) 299-0333

Email: tcm@tcmi.org


Organization details

EIN: 351117811

CEO/President: Dr. Tony Twist

Chairman: Mr. Mark Miller

Board size: 6

Founder: Mr. Gene Dulin

Year founded: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

TCM International Institute, Inc. ("TCM") exists to assist, disciple, encourage, and equip Eastern and Central European Christians to reach their own people for Christ. TCM also ministers to churches and individuals in the United States of America, Canada, and other countries around the world, assisting them in missionary outreach and Christian stewardship education. Programs include leadership training (from basic to graduate level), provision of Christian literature, benevolent help, personal visitation and counsel, preaching, missions education, stewardship consultation, economic assistance, and promoting a world Christian vision in churches and individual Christians. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

TCM International Institute uses the following to communicate its mission:

TCM International Institute develops Christian leaders for significant service through higher learning.

OUR VISION: That every nation will have effective leaders of disciple-making movements impacting their churches, cultures, and countries for Christ.

OUR VALUES: Learning Lifestyle, Christian Maturity, Servant Leadership, World Christian Vision

PRINCIPLES:

  1. Transparency and accountability through valid performance measures.
  2. Open, honest, and clear communications with all constituencies.
  3. Exemplary increase and wise stewardship of all resources.
  4. Mature leadership by qualified directors, faculty, and staff.
  5. Continual institutional, professional, and personal learning and growth.
  6. Practical teaching and research to advance the mission and vision.
  7. Dedicated service for and by graduates, students, and donors.
  8. Healthy initiatives and partnerships which actively keep in place long-term national leaders who are independent and self-supporting.

Statement of faith

TCM International Institute uses the following to express its faith:

  1. We believe we are called to help fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded." We gladly do this in unity with others who also confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
  2. We believe the Bible is the inspired, only infallible Word of God, and follow it to teach us His will and direct our lives.
  3. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and strive to love Him with heart, soul, mind, and strength.
  4. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory for judgment and the restoration of all creation to God our Father.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and actively seek His indwelling to live godly lives of faithful service.
  6. We believe everyone is created in the image of God. Therefore, we refrain from creating financial, ecclesiastical or any other restrictions to Christian maturity, justice, and freedom.
  7. We believe our Lord's commission is to develop disciple makers for God's Kingdom. Therefore, we work non-denominationally and avoid political activity.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating309 of 42332 of 44
Fund acquisition rating67 of 4238 of 44
Resource allocation rating372 of 42340 of 44
Asset utilization rating383 of 42340 of 44

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%1%1%2%2%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%2%2%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%86%95%97%90%91%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%2%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%14%5%3%10%9%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%70%72%74%74%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%92%106%95%80%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%64%77%71%59%65%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%8%-6%5%20%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%4%-3%2%11%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%29%27%23%24%24%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.300.400.380.380.360.38
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.543.943.554.244.064.40
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.541.571.351.601.471.69
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9629.963.8613.8917.2914.42
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.030.260.070.060.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.077.416.616.987.686.60
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%9%14%16%16%18%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%1%9%9%11%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%229%226%222%231%212%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$445,163$620,639$851,124$891,836$826,456
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$119,034$57,642$58,860$59,672$10,297
Short-term investments$1,314,142$1,450,498$961,194$954,052$770,551
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,878,339$2,128,779$1,871,178$1,905,560$1,607,304
Long-term investments$870,879$758,490$773,674$514,629$385,423
Fixed assets$3,005,927$3,175,648$4,027,947$3,952,826$3,891,603
Other long-term assets$1,637,652$1,500,645$1,253,421$1,362,170$1,184,435
Total long-term assets$5,514,458$5,434,783$6,055,042$5,829,625$5,461,461
Total assets$7,392,797$7,563,562$7,926,220$7,735,185$7,068,765
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$20,555$10,119$57,030$38,108$26,062
Other current liabilities$42,143$541,232$77,669$72,112$85,409
Total current liabilities$62,698$551,351$134,699$110,220$111,471
Debt$71,313$82,697$675,651$678,846$745,504
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$510,276$451,188$469,880$460,893$438,953
Total long-term liabilities$581,589$533,885$1,145,531$1,139,739$1,184,457
Total liabilities$644,287$1,085,236$1,280,230$1,249,959$1,295,928
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$4,568,232$4,444,217$4,203,906$4,226,886$3,869,161
Temporarily restricted$386,061$363,978$707,437$761,321$566,073
Permanently restricted$1,794,217$1,670,131$1,734,647$1,497,019$1,337,603
Net assets$6,748,510$6,478,326$6,645,990$6,485,226$5,772,837
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$2,776,780$2,566,552$3,056,404$3,150,003$2,832,610
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$261,829($3,834)$7,945$168,344$103,135
Other revenue$173,586$135,209$83,506$199,935$176,629
Total other revenue$435,415$131,375$91,451$368,279$279,764
Total revenue$3,212,195$2,697,927$3,147,855$3,518,282$3,112,374
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$2,065,374$2,067,220$2,221,259$2,078,849$2,008,748
Management and general$839,913$761,684$696,098$672,139$664,844
Fundraising$36,724$36,687$69,734$54,905$44,895
Total expenses$2,942,011$2,865,591$2,987,091$2,805,893$2,718,487
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$270,184($167,664)$160,764$712,389$393,887
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$270,184($167,664)$160,764$712,389$393,887

Response from ministry

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History

TCM's work and ministry in Europe began with Gene Dulin's first visit to Russia and Poland in 1963. Gene was Founder and first President of TCM International Institute, Inc. Between 1963 and 1970 he visited Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union five times while living in Toronto, Canada. In 1971 the Haus Edelweiss property was purchased for ministry into the Soviet Union and satellite countries. The Leadership Training Center was built in 1989. Other buildings on the property were built in 1892. This property has been used as a private residence, a pension (hotel), retirement home, and headquarters for Soviet troops for a few years after World War II.

When the property was purchased it needed many repairs. For several years college students came from the United States during the summer to help with maintenance and repair projects. Missionaries and interns traveled from Haus Edelweiss into the Soviet Union and satellite countries to deliver Bibles, hymnbooks, Christian literature, clothing, food, and medicine. TCM also assisted churches by funding needed repairs on their buildings and providing automobiles for pastors. Such assistance was the main emphasis of ministry until 1982.

In 1982 a new emphasis was added to those mentioned above. TCM initiated "Summer Seminaries" at Haus Edelweiss. Eastern European pastors and church leaders were invited to come to Haus Edelweiss for two weeks of study under professors and preachers from the United States. In 1982 there were two two-week sessions. By 1990 the number had been increased to five. This ministry was important to church leaders living behind the iron curtain because there were very few Bible colleges and opportunities for taking ministry courses.

As the political situation began to change in Eastern and Central Europe, many pastors and church leaders were able to come to Haus Edelweiss to study. This year nine conferences are being held at the Haus from April through October. Each conference offers three graduate-level seminars/classes. More than 500 European Christians study at Haus Edelweiss each year.

In 1991, Dr. Tony Twist, second President of TCM International Institute, Inc., established the "Institute for Biblical Studies" (IBS). The IBS is designed to provide graduate-level study for pastors and church leaders. When a student completes the required classes, he/she receives an accredited Master of Arts degree in Practical Ministry in conjunction with Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. All of the required classes are taught at Haus Edelweiss within a two-year period. Some of the classes are taught at TCM extension centres and other locations in Eastern and Central Europe. The IBS is an instrument by which TCM is fulfilling the mission of assisting, discipling, encouraging, and equipping Central and Eastern European Christians to reach their own people for Jesus Christ.

TCM International Institute now equips leaders from 36 countries. There are ten resident and 36 adjunct faculty members. The process for independent accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges is complete. We were granted full accreditation in 2008. TCM now equips leaders from a geographical area three times the size of the United States and TCMII is one of the largest graduate Christian leadership development programs serving Central Europe, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia.


Program accomplishments

  • TCM recently purchased a house almost adjacent to their present campus. Renovations have been made to provide apartments for two missionary families, and lodging for five female students on the top level.
  • TCM has connected a campus-wide computer network, built a new large classroom, and upgraded administration facilities to provide a conference/seminar room (with efficiency kitchen, reception area, and workroom), storage areas, and offices for TCM and Institute staff, adjunct faculty, and Ph.D. students.
  • TCM's Master of Arts degree is currently accredited through their articulation agreement with Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary. They are currently working through the process for regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Accrediting Association.
  • A new partnership with the Evangelical Theological Faculty (a seminary accredited in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands to offer M.Th. and Ph.D. degrees) makes possible flexible advanced study for TCM's graduates.
  • In 2005, TCM Institute had its eleventh graduation. Thirty-three students from nine countries graduated.
  • TCM's future goals include the following:
    • To increase the use of technology to teach and publish in Eastern and Central Europe, including the availability of on-line research.
    • To offer more study concentration in specialty areas such as Christian Preaching and Worship, Christian Formation, Christian Counseling, Christian Leadership and Management, and Church Health and Mission.
    • To increase Institute faculty to include at least 50% Eastern and Central Europeans by 2010.
    • To Provide more benevolence and church assistance to help Eastern and Central European churches to grow.
    • To expand the Institute to include at least 600 graduate students and 10 doctoral students by 2005.
  • Goals for Haus Edelweiss include:
    • Building a library addition to house more books, computer work areas, and research space.
    • Providing more scholarship funds.
    • Securing accreditation this year for the TCM International Institute to offer M.A. and M.Div. degrees.

Needs

  • TCM's President is continually looking for qualified and effective professors from Eastern and Central Europe to teach in the Institute. Faculty are chosen because of their proven Christian character, cross-cultural skills, proven ministry experience, academic excellence and non-denominational orientation.
  • TCM would like to create an endowment fund to undergird ministry areas such as scholarships and research.