ROLE AT TMS GLOBAL (formerly The Mission Society)
Stan serves part-time in the Advancement division of TMS Global as a training consultant primarily to the Church Ministry department. His duties include the design and development of mission-related courses and curriculum for local churches across a variety of delivery methods including instructor-led, self-paced, web-based, etc. Additionally, Stan assists the Senior Director of Church Ministry with maintenance, development, and delivery of the Global Outreach curriculum and coaching churches in implementation.
Stan worked for AT&T (formerly BellSouth) for 37 years prior to taking early retirement to join the staff of TMS Global in 2006. The majority of that time, he worked in the training organization. Among the roles he fulfilled were technical instructor, course designer, project manager, administrator of professional standards, video production manager, and manager of training delivery. As a layperson, Stan has served the church in a number of ways. He led children’s church at his local church for 22 years, taught Sunday school, and served on various boards and teams. His primary calling has been to missions. He has served on or led more than 20 short-term mission teams in the Western hemisphere. He has been a regional representative for Mission Aviation Fellowship, a Lay Adviser to the Colombia field for OMS International, and served on the board of directors of Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT). For six years prior to joining TMS Global full time, Stan served the church ministry department as a member of their advisory team and as an instructor of their Global Outreach seminar. Prior to his current position, Stan served TMS Global as senior director for church ministry.
Stan has regularly contributed to Unfinished, the quarterly publication of TMS Global and has been an occasional contributor to Good News magazine and Seedbed. He is also the primary author of the Guide for Developing a Global Outreach Plan, a process that helps the local church carry out a balanced, strategic outreach in its community and around the world; and the Conducting a Global Impact Celebration Playbook, a guide for planning and producing a high impact, annual mission event in the local church.
Stan and his wife, Deborah, live in Bogart, Oconee County, GA. They have four adult children and eight grandchildren.