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TRANSFORMATIONAL, TRANSFERABLE AND MULTIPLICATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP; THE ITEE GLOBAL METHOD AND STRATEDGY TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward
TRANSFORMATIONAL, TRANSFERABLE AND MULTIPLICATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP; THE ITEE GLOBAL METHOD AND STRATEDGY TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION I trust that by the end of the workshop you will be able to: *Explain the iTEE Global philosophy of transformational and Transferable discipleship * Understand the six words that describe the iTEE Global training philosophy * Visualize how iTEE's philosophy might work for you. * Respond to opportunities God is giving iTEE Global
TRANSFORMATIONAL, TRANSFERABLE AND MULTIPLICATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP; THE ITEE GLOBAL METHOD AND STRATEDGY TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION What is iTEE Global? iTEE Global equips indigenous ministries for sustainable leadership development through customized training that integrates Biblical truth, modern technologies and sound educational principles. Partnering with local ministries in under-served areas, we help leaders engage with truth and experience community through online and in-person courses ranging from Bible to practical ministry topics.
TRANSFORMATIONAL, TRANSFERABLE AND MULTIPLICATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP; THE ITEE GLOBAL METHOD AND STRATEDGY TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION What is our vision? Our Vision is Churches and ministries across the globe led by equipped transforming leaders serving their communities and nation.
TRANSFORMATIONAL, TRANSFERABLE AND MULTIPLICATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP; THE ITEE GLOBAL METHOD AND STRATEDGY TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION What is iTee Global's mission? Delivering transformational transferable Biblical leadership and discipleship education globally.
TRANSFORMATIONAL, TRANSFERABLE AND MULTIPLICATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP; THE ITEE GLOBAL METHOD AND STRATEDGY TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION I. What we Deliver. We deliver education of a certain type. A. We deliver Biblical Education. Unfortunately, most of the pastors of the world don't even suspect what we take for granted. What pastors in nearly every country of the world need is a biblical education. B. We deliver Leadership Education. Pastors, by virtue of their position are leaders. iTEE Global wants to train leaders who know how to lead but who know how to lead like Jesus did. He said, Mr 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
C. We deliver Discipleship Education. Not only do we want to train leaders, but we want to train disciples. What is a disciple? A disciple is a person who learns from, commits himself to and follows someone else. We want our students to learn from Jesus, commit themselves to Jesus and wholeheartedly follow Jesus. What does this mean? Let me suggest eight things, all of which begin with the letter C.
Disciples are: Convinced of the facts as declared in the Bible. Those facts would include the plain declarations about the person of Jesus, the sacrificial death of Jesus to pay the price for our sin, the resurrection of Jesus as a real and literal event. The resurrection points us to an awareness that our identity in Christ is not just about a present existence and nice rules to live by. With that conviction comes the future certain hope of eternal life that has blessing and completion. Convicted about their sin. Converted in their way of thinking through response to the message of Jesus. Changed thinking leads to a changed lifestyle and attitudes in our daily experience. Committed to learn and obey / practice the principles Jesus has taught us. Honesty, compassion, ethics, love for neighbours and community...
Compassionate in outlook to the needs of people around us. Continuing to learn about and practice living that pleases God, serves others and draws others to also follow Him. Consistently seeks to be engaged in helping other disciples grow. (ie Jesus said "Make disciples", Celebrate the great truth of Jesus in everyday life with joy.
D. We deliver Education that is Transformational. The American Heritage Dictionary defines this word as, "A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better. What that definition doesn't tell you is that this change takes place from the inside out. The Apostle Paul said, 2 Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
This process of transformation takes place as the mind is renewed. Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. The Process Information Formation Galatians 4:19
Ga 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, Transformation - Romans 12:2 Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Conformation - Romans 8:29
Ro 8:29 ¶ For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Each class is designed to change something in the heart, mind and character of the student. E. We deliver education that is transferable.
The word means, "Capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another.Capablemovedconveyedplace When I think of that I remember going to the Old Oldsmobille plant in Kansas City while in boy scouts. In my mind's eye I can still see that car being transfered from one place to another by a conveyor belt. So we teach in such a way that our information can be conveyed from us to our students. But the word "transfer" has a legal meaning too. It means to transfer ownership from one person to another. If you've bought a house or a car then you know exactly what I'm talking about. What is the process of transferable discipleship?? Modeling
Assisting Watching Leaving What do we transfer? 1. Content.
2. Methodology 3. Our lives 1 Thess 2:7-8 1Th 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: 8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. We pour our lives into our students so that they become those transformed disciples we want them to become and they in turn pour into their students lives so they become the transformed disciples they want them to become.
But how do we transfer? We transfer out of our shape; spiritual gifts, heart (passion) for ministry, natural abilities, personality and personal experiences truth that has transformed us and will transform our trainees. So what is this business of transferable discipleship? The process by which a person conveys content, methods and his own life so the discipler owns them and becomes formed, transformed and conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ. how are we different in transferability? Our answer to this question is all about access: cost, location, flexibility, relationship and proximity to equipped trainers, sound reproducible educational model, etc. E. Multiplicational 2 Timothy 2:2
Most of you have children. Are they adult children? Have they had children? Then they have been doing what God said they should be doing. They have been being fruitful and multiplying. Spiritually our purpose for making disciples is the same; that they make disciples and that all of their disciples make disciples. III. Where we deliver. We deliver transformational transferrable Biblical leadership and discipleship education globally. After all, that's Jesus' commission to His church. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mr 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Lu 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Ac 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. We have begun this process with groups in Mombossa, Kenya, Lusoka, Zambia and Chennai, Bangalore, and Delhi India. Currently, we are talking with Daystar University, one of Africa's leading Christian universities about helping them get started teaching using blended learning.
IV. How We Deliver Biblical and Discipleship Education In a word we deliver biblical, leadership and discipleship education Through a blending of 21st century technology with 1st century methodology Three words describe how we deliver; incarnationally, conversationally and technologically.
A. Incarnationally. 1. It implies being sent to a group of people. When I use this word I'm not thinking so much about the fact that Jesus became flesh. I'm thinking more that he was sent from Heaven's noonday to earth's midnight. He came from the culture of Heaven to the culture of earth. In turn, he sends us to a different set of cultures.
Did you ever think of yourself as one sent to your students? 1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world. John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
As the father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world, so theSon sends us into the world. Eze 3:15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. 2. It implies relationship. Mark 3:14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
He chose twelve to be with him. I've heard Dr. Howard Hendricks say, "Never do alone what you can do with someone else."
In an email iTEE Global director Dr. George Law wrote, "The work we are setting ourselves to do is very hard and demanding. I can only do this because I love my students and I love my Lord. We are transferring on to them a model of agape love that is not driven by a method but by relationship. The very nature of our ministry is founded on continuous and deeper relationships than are possible in most academic training. It is God working through our lives, transferring what he has put into us over decades that we will experience transformation in our lives as well as those of our students."
Colleague Ken Hall wrote about how this worked out in a practical way when they began the first group in Kenya. Ken writes about the trip, "My big highlight was teaching, which I thoroughly enjoyed. In our full sessions with the class, George Law and I got acquainted with our students; we led small- group and large-group interaction, developing a learning community rapport; and we introduced the book of Galatians... Not only were we involved with the Mombasa group in the classroom; I also spent several days visiting and mentoring more than half of our students in their homes.... Since returning to the U.S., I have been in personal contact with our group through email, phone calls, texting, and Skype.
D. Conversational - Dialogue Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. What word is there in this verse that mentions conversation? It's the word "talk". The father was to talk of god's statutes to his children when they sat down, rose up, etc. As I read the Gospels and see how Jesus related to His disciples I see him following the same pattern.
In this system of teaching and learning the lesson text takes care of the explanation of the content so that in our online and face-to-face sessions we as facilitators can focus on application. As facilitators we do not have to be content masters but guides to help the student apply the material to his/her own life and ministry. Therefore, the facilitator designs learning activities that will stimulate student learning by all, teacher and students alike.
So we apply the method of Socratic questioning and dialogue education as it is set forth by Jane Vella in books like On Teaching and Learning and Listening to Learn. The thrust of her philosophy seems to be that the best teaching and learning happen when the students are in a relationship with one another and when that relationship results in students talking to instructor and students talking to each other. C. Technologically 1. Internet
2. Mobile Technologies like smart phones and tablets 3. Solar powered Audio Players 4. Old fashioned print 5. Any other new technologies that would lend themselves to teaching. Conclusion: I've spent several moments talking about the philosophy, methodology and model of iTEE Global. Can you visualize any of this model working for you? What part can you see working for you? What attitudes do you think you might need to change?
Now, very briefly I want to go into unabashed and unashamed recruiting mode. Let me read an edited version of an email from Dr. George Law, president of iTEE Global that he sent to the iTEE team the other day. ITEE Global president, Dr. George Law is just completing nearly three weeks of ministry in India. During that time he and three Indian colleagues met with leaders in churches, schools, para-church ministries, and with groups of pastors and IT professionals in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
Here is an edited version of an email he sent to the iTEE Global team that I hope will give you some sense as to what is happening as we begin ministry in India. Pastor Jay, one of the members of the new board for iTEE Global in India asked if we could set a goal of starting 50 new master training groups in India as the need is so great - only 20% of the churches out of about 720,000 have even one person, including the pastor, that has any Bible training! As a result, the love of Christ is still largely unknown in this great nation as most communities have never experienced spiritual transformation to light! When you pray would you pray for God to help us quickly identify additional Global Trainers who would be prepared to receive training to become master trainers and ready to lead 1 or 2 courses each year.
The brothers here are already talking about setting apart one of our current students into full-time ministry to help start some of the fifty groups. If in this next twelve months we can launch 50 groups of 10, that would give 500 master trainers who could train, perhaps 5,000 leaders every two years. Those 5,000, in turn, could start to train up to 50,000 four years from now! If one repeats the cycle every 2 years from these fifty groups, as many as 250,000 leaders could be nurtured and cared for regarding their Biblical and leadership training. With 100 more groups, we can have an average of one person trained for every one of 750,00 churches in India in the next 25 years. And since the Church will grow, I am sure that many of the ministries we have and will have stimulated regarding a vision of all leaders in India getting Biblical and leadership training no matter where they are, the vision can be accomplished even sooner. Now our critical challenge is to recruit and train Global Trainers. I am praying for 50 such global trainers in the next 12 months and 15 more by the end of this summer. We simply are unable to take on any additional groups until God opens wide the channel of Global trainers needed for existing and future groups we are in contact with. This is exciting and scary. We are able to take care of our current master trainer population but have little room to add many more groups until God gives us the people resources.
Here is a description of the type of facilitator, I think would match the need we currently see in Africa, Asia, and South America. A spiritually mature Christian leader An experienced Christian leader A leader who is passionate about relationship with Christ A leader trained Biblically in the courses we teach
A leader with a missional heart, willing to sacrifice time, energy, and funds to travel at least twice a year to some country to teach 1 course to several groups. A leader with enough time to teach his or her groups online A leader that is teachable enough to learn blended learning A leader who will share the passion we have about our ministry to our students. A leader who is humble A leader who is respected in the Christian community and has a spotless reputation A leader who is flexible The question of where to find these leaders is a good one. I think that there are some possible places for us to look and to pray for:
·Churches with missions pastors ·Mega Churches who need our training to prepare their cell group leaders. Then some cell group leaders might be qualified to join our ministry team. ·Pastors of smaller churches who have a passion for missions, well trained, and have margin in their schedules to study and become a part of our adjunct team of trainers. ·Bible School teachers willing to adapt to our training methodology ·Elders in our supporting churches who have a passion for the ministry we are doing and are willing to be trained for this ministry. ·Mission organizations who have qualified staff and are willing to partner with iTEE Global. I ask that you would pray for God to bless us in an incredible way with just the number and quality of facilitators we need to serve the Church in India to deliver a transformative Gospel to its people.
Secondly, I have spoken to many leaders in Africa and India about the orality functionality we are testing. Their eyes light up when they learn about that possibility. Even for English speaking leaders in these regions, they would prefer to voice their responses rather than to type them out. Third, pray for the funding aspect of our ministry. There is a lot of excitement here about courses in native languages. I have been upfront with everyone I met that there are a very limited number of courses in Punjabi, Hindi and Telugu. If we move ahead, we will need online and printed courses in a number of other strategic languages as well as more courses sooner of the languages that are already under production. The funding needed in the next 12 months is great, but God is able to provide in ways we cannot even yet dream of! Pray God opens doors this Spring as I add in to my schedule more time to speak with those God is already preparing to financially spur this ministry forward. Would God lead you to become a part of our team either fulltime or simply as an adjunct professor? Please pray about it and then obey whatever God tells you should do.
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