and it is our firm belief that this is best achieved through investing in local institutions. By training Christian leaders, we can have a positive impact on the church for generations to come; and in resourcing local theological schools, we leave a sustainable legacy.
Institutes For Excellence
Institutes are annual mini conferences where school leaders in a particular geographic region come together to network and build leadership and organizational expertise. This year the Institute is focused on promoting a process of evaluation within a growing number of theological schools within the Overseas Council network. By asking deeper questions of a broader audience, these schools will gain feedback to help them revise their educational programs to meet the changing leadership development needs of the churches and ministries they serve.
Two Schools in Cuba
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and it has a population of 11.38 million people. Christianity is the predominant religion in Cuba and it is growing rapidly. The rector of a seminary we work with informs us that one of the greatest needs of this growing church (and also of the nation) is reconciliation and the building of trust. Another is strong leadership. We praise God that because of the generosity of many people, two seminaries in Cuba are beginning to meet the need.
In response to an urgent need for quality up-to-date study materials, we are working in both Vietnam and China to translate, publish, and distribute adequate quantities of theological books.
Our International Team
Highly networked Consultants like Daniel Owens in Vietnam, help identify and address the challenges faced by our partner schools in the regions where they live and work. Daniel lives in Vietnam with his wife Heather and their two sons and teaches at Hanoi Bible College.