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The Asia Gateway residential training for 2017 has been set for June 3 to 30. The intensive four-week programme will focus on training of trainers, and church and mission leaders.
Students will benefit from the multicultural community living and learning from a multicultural team of mission specialists and mentors.
Lecturer Berdine van den Toren (centre) with some of the students
Asia Gateway has successfully launched its 2016 Residential Training, which is a key initiative of AsiaCMS to train and equip workers and leaders for cross-cultural mission.
The six-week training at Malaysia Theological Seminary in Seremban attracted 16 students from six countries – Malaysia, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore and Turkey.
Some things can’t be learned at work, and most people do not have the time or resources to sit and study at home. For Kingdom work, Cambodians find it very expensive and impractical to spend three years at a seminary to gain a diploma.
AsiaCMS and Asia Gateway, in collaboration with Spiritual Formation Institute (SFI), will be jointly offering a seminar on “Missional Spirituality” in Johor Bahru on April 30.
AsiaCMS executive director Dr Tan Kang San and AsiaCMS training director Lee Loun Ling will be conducting the seminar, with SFI director Dr Alex Tang as the facilitator.
By Alexis Hamilton, Asia Gateway Missions Training
My husband Alan Hamilton and I set off on a mission trip with a deep desire to learn more about the life of Christians in Cambodia, the Khmer culture, and how we can be of service to God in that country.
It was a heady mix of experiences in our field exposure trip from 11th to 18th of July 2015. We enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of the locals. Still, challenges abounded.
Anilal (L) during a house visit
By Anilal M. Jose, Asia Gateway Missions Training
What a difference a week can make. An immersion in a rural setting in a faraway land similar to my own has helped me in rediscovering and reformulating my objectives in life and ministry.
My field exposure trip to Cambodia between the 11th and 18th of July 2015 has impacted me in more ways than one.
Vijaya (left) briefing the AGT delegation
By Lilian Charles
Being born and raised in Pakistan, I have had plenty of opportunities to hear and learn about Islam and Hinduism. I’ve always treasured those occasions of interfaith sharing and learning.
By Amanda Mason
The skinhead smiled at me with a gappy smile of recognition. “I see you at the seminary. I go there to work,” he said. We had just arrived at the Kenosis Home, a drug rehabilitation centre in Mantin, run by Christians on Buddhist land for the benefit of any.
Anilal reaching for the King of Fruits
By Anilal M. Jose
What do you expect a drug rehabilitation centre to look like? Ya, I was expecting something like a closed place, which keeps the people indoors to prevent them from falling prey to the temptation again!
Most rehab centres which I visited before were instrumental in creating such a picture in me.
AGT trainees enjoying the sights at the Kenosis centre
By Yeap Boo Yam
It has been said that where mission work is concerned, the calling is divine but the relationship is very human. By extension, mission training should be a good blend of the core principles of theology and the practicalities of everyday life.
It is on this premise that Asia Gateway Training (AGT) kicked off its seven-week residential programme on cross-cultural mission training at Seminari Theologi Malaysia in Seremban on June 21.