Serve, Teach, Mentor, Pray

It is TUMIs mission to serve the urban poor by providing them with the resources needed to become leaders and ministers in their communities.

As we teach those inspired to become a part of the TUMI program, we give them the essential elements needed to preach the Gospel to a hungry generation that has been trapped in their poverty; a poverty of riches or a poverty of spirit.

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong.  He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. (1 Cor 1:27-29)

It is a privilege and an honor to mentor those that are hungry to be more in God and in their specific community.  It is the intention of TUMI to mentor those who choose to embark on the education.  Our desire is to partner with these future pastors as they boldly create their church from the curriculum we share with them.

As mentors we become available to the students we serve and in turn are available to the community they are a part of.

And of course, we pray.  We pray for the success of those who have chosen to go beyond just knowing Jesus to being a pastor for His kingdom bringing others to the throne of grace with a supercharged understanding of who Jesus really is to us today.

Those of us at TUMI are available and excited to share and teach and mentor and pray as you are called to ask.

  • You can contact Rev. Mike Dicke at or 316-200-0007.
  • You can contact Mary Dicke at or 316-200-0002.
  • You can contact Chaplain Kris Briggs at or 303-956-7898.