T.E.A.R.S. Ministries

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: T.E.A.R.S. Ministries
Established: 1995
Alias/Other Name(s): TEARS

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

To glorify God through church planting, equipping, and connecting churches and individuals to engage in evangelism/ discipleship and ministering to human need.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: International
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: N/A
Active States: N/A
Active Countries: Dominican Republic
Haiti

Doctrinal Statement:

We believe- …in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct… -One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit… -Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory… -The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit… -The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ… -The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ… -The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Core Values:

Grace a revolutionary act of giving people more than they deserve.

Hope The guarantee that God is always with us, even in the most difficult situations.

Faith the means to real deepness in community, knowing that God is in control.

Love something that brings forth deep awareness and caring for the unlovely and unlovable.

Justice Not just-us, but a notion realized by acts of kindness to the underprivileged and needy of the world.

Joy A source of radical happiness that circumstances can’t affect and that affects circumstances.

Service The reckless abandonment of self-centeredness.

Peace A harmonious interweaving of all things working together and flourishing for the good of community.

Sacrifice The seed of our lives sown into pain and darkness to produce the fruit of joy in the lives of others.

Additional Information:

Our main focus must be building Christ- centered relationships, discipleship / evangelism, and training believers in the discovery and development of their gifts, talents and vision for the enhancement of their communities and the advancing of the Kingdom of God.

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Administration
Children
Church Planting
Construction
Education
Evangelism
Leadership
Medical
Pastoral Training
Sports
Team Training
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
1 to 3 Months
4 to 11 Months
1 to 2 Years
More than 2 Years
Long Term/One Way
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Preferred Group Sizes: 7 to 35 People
Educational Requirements: No
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? Yes

Organization Provided Benefits:

Marketing and donor communication. Printing of training materials. General bookkeeping / reporting.

Trip Costs Details:

$780 (check for current pricing) per person for a team of 10 or more for a 10‐day/ 9‐night stay. -Your team will stay at our newly remodeled T.E.A.R.S. Center dorm rooms. -These prices include all transportation to and from the airport, around town and surrounding areas, and to the beach; all meals and lodging; translators; an administration fee which covers training materials, experienced leadership, team planning and logistical support; and money to do a small work projects of our choosing. * Please note: all costs are subject to change. Every team member will need a valid U.S. PASSPORT. No VISA is required, however a “tourist card” is required and can be purchased upon your arrival for $10, (and a $10 exit fee might be required upon your departure if not included in your airfare). -Airfare, entrance fees/ exit fees, and passports are not included. -Alterations in trip length, # of team members, or change of location…… ‐If you desire to stay a different length of time, the package amounts will be adjusted. ‐If the team is less than 10 people the cost amount may be raised. ‐If your team would like to stay at a different location, there are other possible options to stay at nice hotels, or lower budget places that have regular power and water outages. If you are interested we will let you know what is available and what the price difference would be.

Does the organization require training? No
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Provided by Organization:

Info packets sent to team leaders:

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

T.E.A.R.S. USA works closely with the local churches of said missionaries. Any disciplinary actions are done with their church leaders involvement. We have a full governance board which vets all missionaries. We do assist with processing of finances, tax receipts, retirement funding, etc. Some housing is available. Spiritual life is a mutual growing together in the gospel.

Application Process:

TBD.