The TRM Ministry is the product of the vision and effort of a small group of people, who have had a passion in God to release people from troublesome issues in their lives; restore them to closer relationship with their Father God and help them grow in the nature of Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit.
From the early concept of this work back in 1983 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, until the present day, Times of Refreshing Ministries has sought to bring Godly knowledge and understanding to every believer, so that they, in turn, could minister God’s help and healing to others.
In those early days, the Holy Spirit engraved in our spirits an understanding from the biblical reference
My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge. Hosea 4:6
This inspires us and continues to motivate us in all we do.
We believe that God wants us to be
…more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
To be that conquering person, we need not only to be aware of the complex and often confusing powers that work against us –
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6
but we also need to access the ways in which
God will indeed supply all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus Philippians 4:19
We rely on and are committed to be guided, led, at all times by the Power of the Holy Spirit who is after all our “Wonderful Counsellor” (Isaiah 9:6), the one whom Jesus spoke about,
…the parakletos, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things John 14:26
Over the years, and through all TRM’s encounters with people, we have realised the ever-increasing harmful influences that people struggle with, and which, therefore, obstruct them from rising to their calling in God.
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2
For these reasons, TRM has produced and continues to produce, a variety of teaching and training initiatives to help in equipping those who have a desire to rise in their calling of setting the captives free from emotional and spiritual bondage and go on to help others to do the same.
For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12
In May 1996 Brian Patton ‘officially’ founded Times of Refreshing Ministries (T.R.M.) dynamic ministry, not only to meet the needs of a hurting community but with an additional dimension, to motivate and empower each believer to reach his/her full destiny in Christ.
We see the need for healing & equipping of His Body and believe it is paramount to manifest the Glory of God to a lost world, and to fulfil the great commission through strengthening the church to go forward in power and wholeness.
We work both locally and internationally and see ourselves as a tributary serving both local and universal church, strengthening each part of the body that presents itself to us and encouraging the flow of life into the whole.
The TRM People
Founder & Director: Brian Patten
In June 1996 Brian’s wife Charmiane joined T.R.M. as administrator
1997 Lorraine Waddell became deputy director of T.R.M.
Statement of Faith
The King is coming back, for His bride, and this is a time of preparation. The bride makes herself ready (Rev. 19:8) and TRM is committed to helping the bride come to that state of readiness.
Our name is based on the biblical truths found in the Bible, in Book of Acts Chapter 3:19.
“Repent then and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord”. NIV