Grateful for the Ministry of Jim T

It is with joy that we thank God for the faithful ministry of a longtime Children Desiring God employee and send him off with a blessing as he moves into a new phase of life and ministry.

Jim T.

For 13 years Jim Tomaszewski has anchored our customer service efforts.

JT on the phone

Some of you may know Jim through phone conversations as he answered your questions about Sunday School curriculum, how to teach biblical truth to children or what it means to have a God-centered vision for ministry. He probably asked you a few insightful questions, too, and most likely prayed for you as you navigated the waters of children’s ministry and parenting.

JT leading small group

Jim loves children and is a very gifted teacher. His experience leading small group and helping guide and direct application has helped many children apply the truth of God’s Word to their own lives.

JT applying 1 Cor 10

We admire the fact that he is a man who applies Scripture to his own life as well!

JT training others

Jim is also a gifted trainer and has spoken at a number of events through the years. His passion to spread a vision for God-centered ministry and to equip whose who are implementing the vision in their own churches has allowed Jim to impact the lives of thousands of our ministry partners.

We’ve all been blessed by Jim’s thoughtfulness, strengthened by his encouragement, and challenged to think deeply because he asks the tough questions. And we dare not neglect to mention how his humor and joyful service has lifted our spirits! Children Desiring God is thankful to God for His faithfulness to Jim and his family.

JT and family
We pray this blessing from Psalm 125:1-2 as Jim moves into the next phase of his life and ministry:

Jim, may you continue to be one who trusts in the Lord, who like Mount Zion cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, may the Lord surround you from this time forth and forevermore.

Jim, we love you!


If you’ve been blessed by Jim in some way, please feel free to leave a comment for him!

Written by Brian Eaton

Brian Eaton

Brian has served as Executive Director at Children Desiring God in Minneapolis since 2006 when, at that time, the Lord redirected his vocational steps from informational technology management. Brian led the Fighter Verses Team at Bethlehem Baptist Church for many years and is passionate for the next generation to store God’s word in their hearts. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 30 years and have five children.

3 Responses to “Grateful for the Ministry of Jim T”

  1. cindy starr June 6, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Jim – What a tremendous blessing you have been to us here at Living Hope and to me personally as we have launched and learned through the CDG curriculum! Your steadfastness to the truth and your passion for children learning truth is of God and speaks to your love for Him. May God continue to give you wisdom and challenge and joy as you serve to the glory of His name! I am sincerely grateful for you and will miss your wise counsel.

  2. Ron Rudd June 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Jim – Thank you for saying YES to the Lord. You have been used in the lives of many. You know some of those that you have impacted and there are many more that you have made a difference in that only the Lord knows. Yes I know it is the Lord that has done the work in each of these individuals but He chose you and you said YES to Him. So thank you. I appreciate how when I first talked with you about CDG and you prayed with me at the end of our conversation. Thank you for pointing those whom you talked with to be looking to Jesus. You are a man that God has used in my life. For that I am grateful. Praying for you as you enter a new season with the Lord leading you.

  3. Julie Norris July 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Thank you, Jim, for inviting me to the 2001 Children Desiring God conference where I first saw how God-centeredness changes teaching, and first “got” the concept of behavior coming from the heart. That changed our lives! May your next season be as amazingly fruitful and eternally significant!

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