Sometimes you just have to state the obvious. Without funding, this ministry wouldn’t function they way it does.

Background is a not-for-profit missions organization. We don’t charge trainer or consultant fees. The only thing we do ask is that groups we connect with cover the training materials and Tim’s travel expenses in the US or overseas.

Because we think an expensive fee-based service would be prohibitive for many churches, our salaries and regular ministry expenses are funded by contributions from individuals, churches, and businesses.

If you would like to give towards these ongoing needs, below are listed several ways you can do so. Tim sends out a monthly letter, which you can email to request as well at

Giving By Mail

Make a check payable to Background Mission Partners and mail to our address:

Background Mission Partners
PO Box 5306
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Giving By Online Banking

Through your bank’s online bill pay, you can send one time donations or set up regular giving. Make payable to Background Mission Partners and send to the address above.

Giving By Credit Card

To give using a credit card, select the value below and click on DONATE to process.

Other Giving

The most expensive part of training in other countries is simply getting there.  Each year 39 billion frequent flier miles expire unused.  If you have miles about to expire and would like to donate them to help with our travel, please contact us.

Even though we function as an independent consultant and trainer, the first week that Background existed, a Board of Directors was created for personal and financial accountability. The Board has final say on the financial policies of the ministry.

Background Mission Partners is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt approved organization.
All contributions are tax-deductible.