“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
In David Platt's book, Radical, he challenges the church to answer the questions, "What are you doing with what I have given you? How are you going to use your influence, your leadership, and your resources in the world around you?" At The Church at Tuscaloosa, we believe that God has called us so that the nations might know Him. He has blessed us so that the earth will see His glory!
Global Effect is a great example of that calling. It is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to serve impoverished communities around the world by equipping them to transform their socio-economic, physical and spiritual well-being. Bart Smelley, Executive Director of Global Effect and an executive staff member at TCAT, states, "We choose projects and communities where we believe the need is greatest and our solutions and strategic approach can be a catalyst for transformation. Our project locations are typically struggling economically, socially, educationally and spiritually. They do not have access to clean drinking water, employment or the basic necessities for life." For more informaton on this mission, please go to globaleffect.org.
The Church at Tuscaloosa financially and prayerfully supports several missionaries throughout the world. Tim and Whitney Scarborough are teachers at Doulos Discovery School in the Dominican Republic. Whitney is the daughter of our former pastor, Dan Brenton, and teaches middle school. Tim is the expedition leader there at the school. For more information about the school or Tim or Whitney, visit the website at www.doulosdiscovery.org.
Will Miller is a home grown missionary of The Church at Tuscaloosa. Will met his wife, Tara, when they both served as missionaries on The World Race in 2009-2010. They married in 2011. After spending a year on the mission field with The World Race, Will and Tara felt a call to minister to the people of The Philippines full time, working in a local children's home, planting the Transmitter church in the Malaybalay community, mentoring college students, and helping to build a home for minors in conflict with the law. As of January of 2014, they have joined the ministry of Global Effect and are serving the people of The Dominican Republic and Haiti. You may keep up with the Millers through the Global Effect website, or check out their website at williamandtaramiller.com.