FAQ

WHAT IS THE TEACHING AND TRAINING CONTENT?

TCPU participants will be trained in the tools, language, and philosophy of missional discipleship. It is deeply rooted in Scripture, the lifestyle of Jesus, and contextually tailored to living in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

WHO WILL BE INVESTING IN THE TCPU PARTICIPANTS?

There will be a TCPU leadership team that will oversee the program and help train and disciple the participants. Other leaders will invest both formally and informally. Participants will also have the opportunity to regularly interact with a team of pioneering national and international leaders who are practitioners on the front lines of living and leading a missional discipleship movement.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OR GO TO COLLEGE DURING THE TCPU YEAR?

Yes! It is actually recommended that participants work or go to school part-time. Working a full-time job or taking too many classes is not advisable as TCPU will require about 20 hours a week of dedicated time.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF TCPU?

Learn and practice ministry skills such as:

  • Disciple making

  • Missionary Engagement

  • Devotional living

  • Hearing and being led by the Holy Spirit

  • Scripture Study

  • Leading groups

  • Personality/Spiritual Gift Assessments

  • Missional Community Leadership

  • Creating a Personal Development Plan

Learn and practice life skill such as:

  • Rest and rhythm

  • Time management

  • Confidence in Identity

  • Conflict management

  • Healthy family practices

  • Financial management

  • Forgiveness and Healing

  • Decision Making about Future

IS TCPU SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR FULL-TIME VOCATIONAL MINISTRY?

No. TCPU is intended to give an intensive training environment for a year to prepare young adults for a life-calling of missional discipleship in their community, church, and any vocation.

HOW SHOULD A PARTICIPANT PAY FOR TCPU?

The goal is that the entire amount will be raised by contributors. This will include family, friends, and church. No one should let the cost be an obstacle - contact us for payment plans and scholarship opportunities.

WHERE SHOULD TCPU PARTICIPANTS LOOK FOR HOUSING?

Missional Community Housing: The TCPU journey is not just about receiving information. We want to give everyone that does TCPU the opportunity to learn what it means to live in a family on mission. Living in community with other committed missionaries is an invaluable part of the experience. Community Housing varies but is kept affordable, if available. Cost does not cover food or other living expenses like laundry, cleaning, etc.

Other Housing: If you do not end up living with a missional family or household, we will help you find housing that fits your budget.

ARE THERE OTHER TCPU EXPRESSIONS ELSEWHERE?

Yes. TCPU is modeled after another expression, FORM. FORM originated more than 20 years ago in Sheffield, England.  There are now expressions in the U.S. in Minneapolis, Kansas City, Washington State and Fort Wayne.