TENT (Training in Evangelism Needs and Technology) is an indigenous ministry founded in 1985 by Mrs. & Prof. B E Vijayam in Hyderabad, India. They received the inspiration from the Biblical model of Paul’s ministry method of tentmaking and an example set by Bishop Bunyan Joseph, Prof. Vijayamas father, who followed the model of Paul. The purpose is to mobilize and equip a large workforce of pastors and evangelists with a twofold emphasis:
- Cross-cultural communication of the gospel
- Use of contextual technology for income generation.
The goal of the ministry of TENT is
(a) to make grassroots workers partially or wholly self-supported for their work among each of the people groups of India,
(b) to promote holistic (spiritual, social and economic) development of the poor.