TCM International Institute, Inc.

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TCM International Institute, Inc. ("TCM") exists to assist, disciple, encourage, and equip Eastern and Central European Christians to reach their own people for Christ. TCM also ministers to churches and individuals in the United States of America, Canada, and other countries around the world, assisting them in missionary outreach and Christian stewardship education. Programs include leadership training (from basic to graduate level), provision of Christian literature, benevolent help, personal visitation and counsel, preaching, missions education, stewardship consultation, economic assistance, and promoting a world Christian vision in churches and individual Christians.

TCM comes alongside Christians who are leading in their own countries and have a passion for reaching their people for Christ. Through our institute we can develop a Christian leader for a fraction of the cost it would take to send a U.S. missionary to that same country. Since these individuals already know the cultures and languages, they are able to have successful ministries and are equipped for a lifetime of service.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 24560
6337 Hollister Drive Suite 105
Indianapolis, IN 46224-0560


Phone: (317) 299-0333


Organization details

EIN: 351117811

CEO/President: Dr. Tony Twist

Chairman: Dr. Rick Grover

Board size: 8

Founder: Mr. Gene Dulin

Ruling year: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


OUR VISION: That every nation will have effective leaders of disciple-making movements impacting their churches, cultures, and countries for Christ.

OUR VALUES: Learning Lifestyle, Christian Maturity, Servant Leadership, World Christian Vision


  1. Transparency and accountability through valid performance measures.
  2. Open, honest, and clear communications with all constituencies.
  3. Exemplary increase and wise stewardship of all resources.
  4. Mature leadership by qualified directors, faculty, and staff.
  5. Continual institutional, professional, and personal learning and growth.
  6. Practical teaching and research to advance the mission and vision.
  7. Dedicated service for and by graduates, students, and donors.
  8. Healthy initiatives and partnerships which actively keep in place long-term national leaders who are independent and self-supporting.

Mission statement

TCM International Institute develops Christian leaders for significant service through higher learning.

Statement of faith

TCM International Institute uses the following to express its faith:

  1. We believe we are called to help fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded." We gladly do this in unity with others who also confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
  2. We believe the Bible is the inspired, only infallible Word of God, and follow it to teach us His will and direct our lives.
  3. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and strive to love Him with heart, soul, mind, and strength.
  4. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory for judgment and the restoration of all creation to God our Father.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and actively seek His indwelling to live godly lives of faithful service.
  6. We believe everyone is created in the image of God. Therefore, we refrain from creating financial, ecclesiastical or any other restrictions to Christian maturity, justice, and freedom.
  7. We believe our Lord's commission is to develop disciple makers for God's Kingdom. Therefore, we work non-denominationally and avoid political activity.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating935 of 102247 of 51
Fund acquisition rating532 of 102429 of 51
Resource allocation rating948 of 102449 of 51
Asset utilization rating935 of 102244 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$89,204$89,204$78,000$78,000$119,034
Short-term investments$3,285,596$1,938,306$1,734,004$1,455,040$1,314,142
Other current assets$34,048$35,672$37,998$33,802$0
Total current assets$4,217,758$3,318,937$2,809,381$2,324,313$1,878,339
Long-term investments$1,179,149$962,334$1,010,723$928,285$870,879
Fixed assets$2,707,902$2,723,229$2,774,568$2,862,673$3,005,927
Other long-term assets$1,832,470$1,586,788$1,523,886$1,653,377$1,637,652
Total long-term assets$5,719,521$5,272,351$5,309,177$5,444,335$5,514,458
Total assets$9,937,279$8,591,288$8,118,558$7,768,648$7,392,797
Payables and accrued expenses$2,641$2,641$98,860$19,452$20,555
Other current liabilities$58,303$91,220$60,738$55,880$42,143
Total current liabilities$60,944$93,861$159,598$75,332$62,698
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$840,421$693,085$505,430$512,661$510,276
Total long-term liabilities$840,421$693,085$538,213$552,607$581,589
Total liabilities$901,365$786,946$697,811$627,939$644,287
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$6,303,095$5,168,777$4,531,521$4,310,963$4,568,232
With donor restrictions$2,732,819$2,635,565$2,889,226$2,829,746$2,180,278
Net assets$9,035,914$7,804,342$7,420,747$7,140,709$6,748,510
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Total contributions$3,095,851$3,494,676$3,470,638$3,371,526$2,776,780
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$941,032$141,840$165,598$186,026$261,829
Other revenue$350,486$164,368$174,216$125,340$173,586
Total other revenue$1,291,518$306,208$339,814$311,366$435,415
Total revenue$4,387,369$3,800,884$3,810,452$3,682,892$3,212,195
Program services$2,093,938$2,307,597$2,299,249$2,263,428$2,065,374
Management and general$898,112$955,466$1,088,064$863,038$839,913
Total expenses$3,155,797$3,417,289$3,530,414$3,290,693$2,942,011
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,231,572$383,595$280,038$392,199$270,184
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,231,572$383,595$280,038$392,199$270,184


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/16/2021. To update the information below, please email:


TCM's work and ministry in Europe began with Gene Dulin's first visit to Russia and Poland in 1963. Gene was Founder and first President of TCM International Institute, Inc. Between 1963 and 1970 he visited Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union five times while living in Toronto, Canada. In 1971 the Haus Edelweiss property was purchased for ministry into the Soviet Union and satellite countries. The Leadership Training Center was built in 1989. Other buildings on the property were built in 1892. This property has been used as a private residence, a pension (hotel), retirement home, and headquarters for Soviet troops for a few years after World War II.

When the property was purchased it needed many repairs. For several years college students came from the United States during the summer to help with maintenance and repair projects. Missionaries and interns traveled from Haus Edelweiss into the Soviet Union and satellite countries to deliver Bibles, hymnbooks, Christian literature, clothing, food, and medicine. TCM also assisted churches by funding needed repairs on their buildings and providing automobiles for pastors. Such assistance was the main emphasis of ministry until 1982.

In 1982 a new emphasis was added to those mentioned above. TCM initiated "Summer Seminaries" at Haus Edelweiss. Eastern European pastors and church leaders were invited to come to Haus Edelweiss for two weeks of study under professors and preachers from the United States. In 1982 there were two two-week sessions. By 1990 the number had been increased to five. This ministry was important to church leaders living behind the iron curtain because there were very few Bible colleges and opportunities for taking ministry courses.

As the political situation began to change in Eastern and Central Europe, many pastors and church leaders were able to come to Haus Edelweiss to study. This year nine conferences are being held at the Haus from April through October. Each conference offers three graduate-level seminars/classes. More than 500 European Christians study at Haus Edelweiss each year.

In 1991, Dr. Tony Twist, second President of TCM International Institute, Inc., established the "Institute for Biblical Studies" (IBS). The IBS is designed to provide graduate-level study for pastors and church leaders. When a student completes the required classes, he/she receives an accredited Master of Arts degree in Practical Ministry in conjunction with Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. All of the required classes are taught at Haus Edelweiss within a two-year period. Some of the classes are taught at TCM extension centres and other locations in Eastern and Central Europe. The IBS is an instrument by which TCM is fulfilling the mission of assisting, discipling, encouraging, and equipping Central and Eastern European Christians to reach their own people for Jesus Christ.

TCM International Institute now equips leaders from 36 countries. There are ten resident and 36 adjunct faculty members. The process for independent accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges is complete. We were granted full accreditation in 2008. TCM now equips leaders from a geographical area three times the size of the United States and TCMII is one of the largest graduate Christian leadership development programs serving Central Europe, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia.

Program accomplishments

We are educating Christian leaders from more than 45 countries through our accredited graduate institute.