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Transform Our World (formerly known as The International Transformation Networkis an alliance of marketplace and ministry individuals working together to make the world a better place. We want to see the presence and power of God meet the felt needs and the systemic challenges of our communities and the world at large.

Something Extraordinary is Going on All Over the World

“Ordinary people are doing extraordinary things that are radically transforming schools, companies, prisons, cities, and even nations. Today millions of men and women are walking out their call to full-time ministry in the marketplace. These people work as stockbrokers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, farmers, chief operating officers, news reporters, teachers, police officers, plumbers, receptionists, cooks, and much more. Many already know that they are called to play a vital part in the establishment of God’s kingdom on Earth.”

Transformation, by Ed Silvoso, ch. 1

What Distinguishes Us

“The transformation movement is different because it is spiritual without being religious. Even though faith in God is its central tenet, there is no religious flavor to it. In fact, more than in houses of worship, it is taking place in the marketplace.It is revolutionary without being rebellious.It is contagious without being infectious.It is empowering without being overpowering.It is personal while at the same time touching cities and nations.It is both death-defying and life-giving, because it is being facilitated by people who are overcoming systemic evil by the blood shed on the cross by the Holy One, people who have exchanged their lives for His life.”

Five Paradigms

“We are connected by Five Pivotal Paradigms for Transformation. To see what we have never seen, we must do what we have never done, or else we will continue to see what we always see. Embracing these five paradigms is the first step of a long and glorious journey.”
  1. The Great Commission is about discipling nations, not just people.
    I am a discipler of nations, and a model for people.
  2. The marketplace (the heart of the nation) has already been redeemed by Jesus and now needs to be reclaimed by His followers.
    I walk and work in confidence that what I do will make an eternal difference.
  3. Labor is the premier expression of worship on Earth, and every believer is a minister.
    I am equipped by God with unique gifts and talents designed to shine light where there has been darkness.
  4. Our primary call is not to build the Church but to take the Kingdom of God where the kingdom of darkness is still entrenched in order for Jesus to build His Church.
    I am called to do things in a way that will bring the will of God in heaven to my earth every day.
  5. The premier social indicator that transformation has taken place is the elimination of systemic poverty.
    I seek to dislodge systems within my sphere of influence that keep me and others poor, spiritually, relationally, materially and motivationally.

Prayer Evangelism

“We walk out these paradigms through a lifestyle of connecting the problem to a divine solution. We know it as Prayer Evangelism.
Bless
Speaking peace to people and to the systems that are around us.
I cannot change what I do not embrace.
Fellowship
Listening to find out where the pain and brokenness is.
I cannot fix what I don’t know is broken.
Minister
Talking to God about someone else’s problem.
I connect man’s need with God’s resources.
Declare
Letting it be known that the kingdom of God is near.
I confirm that the power and presence of God is “in the neighborhood”.
These four steps constitute the Prayer Evangelism model that Ed Silvoso describes in detail in his book by the same name.

What We Believe

There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent–one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.

The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”

 We are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.

The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy–sin, lies, sickness and torment.

The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, and discipling the nations–baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.

In the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride–His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.

Faith Points from Transforming our World (Ed Silvoso)

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Our Spiritual Partners

Rick and Rachel Heeren


We are honored to call Rick Heeren one of our spiritual mentors. He encourages us to follow God in transforming individuals, families, communities, and nations. He has provided spiritual counsel to NCCM Company over the past six years and has been influential in helping us operate according to biblical transformation principles.  As a member of the corporate executive team of Transform Our World Global, he has founded and guided multiple transformation prototypes throughout the world. As a member of the faculty of global and regional Transform Our World conferences, he teaches the five pivotal paradigms of nation transformation and the biblical principles of prayer evangelism. His 25 years of experience as founder and executive director of Transform Our World Minnesota has led to the development of multiple transformation prototypes in Minnesota and River Falls in Wisconsin. He has extensive knowledge of the Word of God, the anointing of Holy Spirit, and 25 years of executive business experience. Rick and his wife Rachel live in Bloomington, MN, and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.


Bob and Linda Ryan



We are honored to count Bob and Linda Ryan among our spiritual leaders. Bob and Linda have been a huge influence of God to help transform the world. Through their non-profit, Market 70 International, the lead organizations in transformation to prepare them to be spirit-led in all their operations. They engage transformation around the world by providing local resources to people in villages, training and educating them to make a profit for themselves and their families. Bob and Linda travel the world helping not only bring resources but to spread God’s Word. They commit to pray for NCCM Company and NCCM Transformation Foundation, blessing the businesses and all the great people that work within. The Ryan’s have been working with NCCM leadership for the past 7 years. Bob and Linda live in New Brighton, MN and have a married daughter and two grandchildren.