In recognition of and as a means to enhance TEAMM’s efforts to mobilize the evangelical community to serve the needs of our county as tangible demonstrations of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5: 13-16) TEAMM maintains connections to two vital entities.
Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
A member of TEAMM’s leadership council serves on the Advisory Council for the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) in Indianapolis (http://www.in.gov/ofbci). The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was established by the Indiana Governor in January of 2005.
The mission of the OFBCI is to convene individuals, governments, nonprofits, business, faith-based organizations and philanthropies in recognizing shared concerns and acting as partners to solve public problems and create public value; leverage public and private resources to seed and sustain innovative and high quality local initiatives; and highlight the good works of Hoosiers and their communities as best practices.
As an active member of the OFBCI Advisory Council, TEAMM is able to network with and benefit from other evangelical associations which are endeavoring to bear witness to the gospel through good works in other areas of our state
City of Lafayette
The second connection is with the city of Lafayette. Through a qualified individual approved by TEAMM’s leadership council (see ministry position and profile) a TEAMM-Works City Liaison has been established in cooperation with the city of Lafayette to better facilitate TEAMM-Works projects in coordination with city government.