TEF is focused on serving individuals and families affected by disability through providing family Retreats, church Training on disability, and Respite activities through the lens of the Gospel. TEF programs are interconnected and present "stepping stones" of ministry.
Participating in a Retreat provides a great experience that can open eyes to understand disability more accurately. Stepping to the stone of receiving TEF's disability Training allows one to further learn how to serve this special community. Stepping from there to consistently serving people with disabilities locally through Respite programming helps gain great experience and a greater desire to serve this unique need. Lastly, stepping into the "global needs" where opportunity for meaningful service and ministry to those experiencing disability abounds yet so few are serving.
Each of these "stepping stones" are interrelated and help to provide deep encouragement to those we serve.
TEF works with churches to help promote ongoing help for families experiencing disability through family retreat partnership, training, equipping, and consultation. It is our goal to help equip churches for ministering to and serving those impacted by disability in their communities. The needs of those affected by disability can often be overwhelming but each of us can help provide encouragement and help.
TEF seeks to equip indigenous peoples, churches, or missionaries for effective work among those with disabilities in their communities – both orphans and families. Providing a biblical framework on disability and practical training of working with disabilities allows for these people to be empowered to serve their disabled population more effectively. We currently have programming in Eastern Europe and have new ministry developing in Southeast Asia