Tim and Jenn Adams Join Asia-Pacific Team
Are you willing to go where God is at work? Tim and Jenn Adams and their children are, and it’s our great delight to announce that Tim and Jenn have been appointed as missionaries with Global Strategy. At the invitation of the Asia Pacific Conference of the Church of God, Tim and Jenn will be walking alongside the Church of God leaders in Asia and the Pacific as regional missionaries, with a primary focus on the ten countries where the Church of God is present in Southeast Asia. The desire to follow God, to listen for God’s call, and to walk through doors that God opens are lessons that have deeply marked the lives of both Tim and Jenn.
The Church of God has been established in Southeast Asia over the past several decades, growing and maturing under the leadership of national church leaders. Many of these Church of God assemblies are likely to see changes in leadership in the coming years. Tim and Jenn, from a base in Thailand, will establish solid working relationships with the leaders and pastors in the countries of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific, walking alongside the church, providing resources, and assisting when asked as these churches seek to live out the vision God has put before each of them.
Tim and Jenn both grew up in a committed and nurturing Christian homes committed to the study of Scripture, to the community of the church, and to wrestling with and discussing Scripture. Tim has deep roots in the Church of God in Canada, with one grandfather having served the church for a lifetime as a pastor. Jenn, who grew up in the Catholic tradition, writes of an encounter with God at the age of 14: “It was at this time that I very clearly felt the presence of God and felt him speak to me that he was real and that was no other place to look for salvation.”
Tim’s and Jenn’s paths both led them to work with YWAM. Jenn participated in YWAM’s Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Australia and stayed on to work with the ministry there, spending a total of seven years in missions in Australia, including time with aboriginal groups and also with short-term missions in Southeast Asia. After a year at Gardner College in Canada, Tim felt led to go through YWAM’s DTS program at Turner Valley in Alberta, Canada. And it was in Turner Valley that Tim and Jenn met and got married. And since then, they’ve served in nearly every leadership position possible at YWAM’s Turner Valley campus, including teaching in and leading the School of Biblical Studies, and leading and participating in many short-term mission trips, particularly in Southeast Asia, which holds a special place in their hearts.
At Global Strategy, our mission is to walk alongside the local church globally, pursuing the development of healthy churches that are locally led and sustained, regionally connected, and missionally engaged so that the church can give life to communities around the world.
We believe the longevity and vitality of the ministry of the church globally is grounded in the development of local leadership and local sources of funding. We are committed to working with churches to find ways to create sustainable models of ministry.
We believe in listening and building bridges. Regional connectivity in the church is vital for the health, sustainability, and accountability of churches. Regional fellowship increases creative ministry capacity and builds relational networks of reciprocal support and encouragement across borders.
We believe the church must engage outside the walls of the building. For some congregations, this means understanding the needs of their communities better so that they can serve those around them. For others, this means involvement on a regional or global scale in cross-cultural outreach. The way each church engages emerges from their specific cultural context.
The Adams family will be walking alongside the Church of God in Asia and the Pacific through Global Strategy and Church of God Ministries, in partnership with Canadian Church of God Ministries.
To learn more about Tim and Jenn Adams and to become partners in their ministry, visit their profile on the Global Strategy website at https://chogglobal.org/tjadams/. For donors in Canada, Church of God Ministries has now partnered with Great Commission Foundation; that link is on Tim and Jenn’s profile.