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How to Start a Satellite

To begin a TUMI satellite you must have Christian leaders eager to receive biblical training, a person committed to coordinating the program (“site coordinator”), a functional office and classroom, a mentor to facilitate the leadership development process (the site coordinator can serve as mentor or a second volunteer can be recruited to serve as mentor), agreement with TUMI’s statement of faith, U.S. partner or sponsor  (if located outside the United States).  Upon approval, TUMI provides ready-to-use curriculum including a mentor’s guide and four hours of DVD teaching for each of the 16 modules, instructions on how to set up and maintain a satellite, certificate and diploma options, use of TUMI’s name and logo.  Grant assistance is available for most of the start-up cost.

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Application Process

Setting Up Your Site Upon Approval

Orientation Videos

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Hemos desarrollado una serie de videos cortos de orientación diseñados para ayudar a los posibles coordinadores de sitios y mentores a entender los fundamentos del Instituto Ministerial Urbano.




Additional References

satellite logo 600x400The following resources are great reference points as you seek to start your satellite.

--What Others are Saying
--Powerpoint presentation
--Sample Costs
--Fact sheet
--International Fact Sheet




Supplemental Application for Prison Sites

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Because TUMI sites in prisons require a specialized understanding of prison culture, we require a supplementary prison application before you can start a TUMI class in a state or federal prison.





Special Satellite Offer

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Due to a generous grant, we can now offer churches and organizations who are interested in establishing a training center a special discount that can cover many of the initial start up costs for becoming a satellite!






Certification and Accreditation

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Through our partner satellites, TUMI offers TUMI designed program certificates for your students, as well as approved partner design certificates.






Accredited Partnerships

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We partner with accredited liberal arts schools and seminaries who offer our students credit for the successful completion of the Capstone Curriculum.

You can learn more about these partnerships in our Accredited Partnerships page.