Serving   Asian churches   as they  make disciples  and  equip leaders

About the 

The vision of Increase is to see

churches equipping all Christ’s followers in their contexts, so that many millions are discipled and empowered for mission, ministry, and leadership.


The purpose of Increase is to connect and strengthen church-based training movements across Asia and beyond.

What we do


We have developed and collected many resources for members and partnering organisations. In our Resources section you can find the Diaspora Booklet, resources for Online and Blended Learning and more.

TEE in Asia

TEE traditionally stands for Theological Education by Extension, but is more easily understood as Tools to Equip and Empower - tools for local churches to equip and empower all their members to grow in Christ and serve him actively.


Membership of the Increase Association is open to those involved in church-based training organisations in Asia and beyond. National church-based training organisations can become Core Members of Increase. We currently have 30 Core Members from all across Asia.



In our July News Update we share our plans for prayer, consultation and research over the next three months. We are doing this to seek God's will for our work in the coming years. 

What international Christian leaders say about Increase

The Increase network is strategic in ensuring continual development and a high level of excellence in TEE and other grass-roots training programmes.

Perry Shaw,

Former Professor of Christian Education,

Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Lebanon.

Author of Transforming Theological Education

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“The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do together.” 
Missio Nexus

Our Members serve the churches as they make disciples 



Core Members are national church-based training organisations. Each Core Member organisation names up to two representatives in their organisation to act as their link with Increase and participate in Increase decision-making.

Fellowship Members

Other organisations with a significant interest and affinity to church-based training, including organisations led and owned outside ‘greater Asia’. Each Fellowship Member organisation names one representative in their organisation to act as their link with Increase.

Individual Members

Individuals who have particular expertise in church-based training and related disciplines, which they use in support of Core Members and similar organisations

Friends of


Individual Christians who want to support or promote Increase’s work, but who do not meet all the membership criteria, may become Friends of Increase. They are not formal members but receive newsletters and are encouraged to contribute through prayer, time or donations.