T4 Global Ministries describes transformational training as a process that “that leads to a deep, structure shift in how people interpret the world around them, including how they relate to other people, to their environment and to God. Instead of generating only changes in knowledge, attitude and behavior, transformational training generates changes in worldview. It is the kind of change that moves a person or a community from despair to hope, from helplessness to self-reliance, from corruption to trustworthiness.” (www.T4Global.org, about us)
These are the characteristics of desirable TD results inspired by this vision for transformational training:
- A deep shift in how people interpret their world, especially regarding how they relate to each other, their environment, and God.
- Emergence of hope from despair.
- Emergence from powerlessness of the poor to equitable inclusive power sharing.
TD is development that goes beyond improvement of well-being to redemptive social justice and restoration of individuals as children of God.
Note April 2017. T4 Global Ministries has changed its name to Spoken Worldwide, www.spoken.org. The description of transformational training stated above is no longer on the website; but the organization clearly is committed to holistic ministry.