Train – Our Mission Training Programmes
Equipping Mission Workers in Asia
Asia is sending more mission workers; however, often they are inadequately trained to deal with challenges they may face and therefore less able to communicate the gospel effectively. AsiaCMS has developed a cross-cultural training course for mission workers which focuses on both the biblical foundations for mission as well as the practical challenges of cross-cultural living and ministry. We are currently running training courses in Malaysia and Nepal as well as offering training through bible colleges and at conferences across the region.
AsiaGateway – Training courses
One of AsiaCMS’s initiatives has been to set up AsiaGateway. AsiaGateway was formed as a partnership with national churches and mission agencies in Malaysia. AsiaCMS is actively involved and provides much of the teaching support.
AsiaGateway delivers training courses designed specifically for those who have an interest in mission and want to be better equipped to serve. The courses are open to full time mission workers, pastors and lay people. There are both weekend and residential courses available here in Malaysia.
See AsiaGateway for more information on current courses and how to register.
Helping Churches To Transform Their Communities
Adapting a programme that has been very successful in Africa, we train church groups in Pakistan in identifying and tackling challenges that face their communities. The ‘Samaritans Strategy’ uses a biblical worldview to equip participants to work together in community development in a holistic and transformational way. The project outcome may be small or great, but encourages the church to engage with their local community.
One group of participants felt they could make a difference in local tribal communities by teaching children about the importance of hygiene and hand washing to prevent infection and illness.
Investing in future leaders of the Asian Church
South Asian Christian Youth Network (SACYN) has been running for over 12 years and trained over 1,000 national youth leaders from 7 countries (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar). AsiaCMS provides many of the speakers and coordinates the annual conference whilst encouraging the national churches to cover the costs.
“If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success”