For churches to grow and stay healthy it is vital that new believers and leaders are nurtured. SAC is part of the School of Biblical Teaching network in north India that trains and mentors hundreds of church planters to study and teach the Bible, disciple their congregations and train local leaders.
School of Biblical Teaching (SBT)
The School of Biblical Teaching is a network of churches and organisations that trains leaders to study, apply and teach the Bible effectively, so that they can train others. It is led by Rev Devender Verma and, as well as running training courses, SBT also produces audio-visual and printed study materials.
Every year the School of Biblical Teaching is able to equip nearly 1000 people by building up and resourcing a team of 12 -15 Resource People. They teach and train a group of ‘A’ trainers (50–100 people) who then teach a larger circle of ‘B’ trainers (c. 600 people). The ‘B’ trainers teach their local house church leaders, so that the movement multiplies organically from a local church base.
Ezra Theology Course (ETC)
In 2015, the Ezra Theology Course (ETC) was developed as part of the ministry of SBT. ETC provides recognised, college-level training in Hindi from a local church base.
Students are carefully selected and continue to serve in their local church setting, guided by their own church leaders and working closely with a mentor who monitors progress and facilitates their admission in appropriate study courses.
Most of the believers who receive training are from India’s poorest communities and would never be able to afford to attend a Bible college full-time. That’s why South Asian Concern is partnering with the School of Biblical Teaching and the Ezra Theology Course to help provide funding for these students.
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During the Covid-19 situation in Sri Lanka, pray that the relevant authorities will act with integrity and that the general public will abide by the safety measures. prayermate.net/feeds…
Pray for those staff members in Herbertpur Christian Hospital, India who were infected with Covid-19 and for the re-opening of the hospital after temporary closure. Thank God that staff continue working with reduced salaries because of low patient numbers. prayermate.net/feeds…
South Asian Concern: Pray for God’s leading of the Trustees in their decisions. Thank God for Celia Avinash who has been in position as Mission Co-ordinator for a few weeks, and pray for her as she settles into her role. prayermate.net/feeds…
Over half the population in India are not online so radio plays a significant role for many people. Pray for inspiration for Christian broadcasters and that listeners will hear not only reliable news and advice but also the good news. prayermate.net/feeds…
LAMB Hospital, Bangladesh staff are thankful that they have no Covid-19 cases to date. Pray for accurate assessment when potential cases arrive. Pray for God’s protection and care to be shared with all who seek help. prayermate.net/feeds…
School of Biblical Teaching in India workshops remain cancelled. The July module of the Ezra Theology Course has been postponed to September (22-26). Pray that it can be held then and for a profitable time of Bible teaching for all. prayermate.net/feeds…