Terry Tieman began his career in ministry as a pastor in Michigan and Arkansas. He then served for 13 years as Mission Executive of the Mid-South District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).
In January 2009, Terry became the Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network (TCN), which helps churches become more effective in reaching their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. TCN’s transformation process – which is based on Biblical principles and wasdeveloped through worldwide research on effective mission movements and pilot projects – has successfully changed hundreds of churches from the inside out.
Terry’s experience as a parish pastor, mission executive, congregational consultant and coach, Learning Community facilitator, and trainer of consultants and coaches brings a skill set and perspective that inform and direct the work of the TCN revitalization team. Terry continues to gain front-line experience as Revitalization Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also the author of several books, including Hinges: Opening Your Church’s Doors to the Community, Skill Builders, and People of Passion.
Terry and his wife Becky, who have three sons, live in the Memphis area.
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