Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Letter of Introduction from Terry Tieman

Dear Members & Friends of Trinity:

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Galatians 1:3-4)

Okay, I’m certainly no Apostle Paul, but I hope to serve you in much the same way that Paul served the Galatians. That is, to empower you to give a practical and vigorous defense of the essential truth that we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ and to live out that faith in your daily lives, sharing it with your friends and neighbors in word and deed.

To that end, I will be preaching, teaching, equipping, and training much like a regular pastor. EXCEPT that I will be doing it in 1-2 days per week! Of course, that means that you will ALL need to be fully engaged in ministry as the “priesthood of all believers,” according to your time and talents.

As the full-time Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network, I will be continuing my regular duties with that organization, but I will do everything I can to insure that your ministry needs are met until you call a new pastor. Also, please be aware that Rev. Mark Goble will continue to lead you in the call process as your official Vacancy Pastor.

I will be sharing more in the weeks to come. Until then, know that I am honored, humbled and excited to begin serving you as your Pastor of Transformation.
Your partner in the Gospel,

Rev. Dr. Terry Tieman

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