“The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do together.”
The Increase Association
The Increase Association is a network of church-based training organizations. We work across Asia and beyond. Increase connects these organizations so they can benefit from each other’s expertise and resources. The main focus for church based training is through TEE: Tools to Equip and Empower churches and leaders. Increase also supports its membership with wider networks and expertise. Our Equippers, with a wide range of expertise, play an important part in this. Increase connects with Christian educators for mutual sharing of resources, good practice and innovation.
To see Asian churches equipping all Christ’s followers in their contexts so that many millions are discipled and empowered for mission, ministry, and leadership.
We very much believe in the value of church-based training for all believers. Theological training is not limited to pastors and church leaders but is for all believers. Training is most helpful when it is church-based because this fosters sustainable and locally relevant training practices. One of the main ways we see church-based training that works for the global church is TEE: Theological Education by Extension. Read more here
We are a network that connects church based training organizations across Asia with each other and also with the world of theological education. We work in the following ways:
Build a network of good relationships
Encourage collaborative projects and partnerships
Initiate and catalyze innovative approaches
Identify and share fruitful practice
Provide support, resources, advice and training
Make a global contribution to theological education and adult learning
Connect with other church-based training associations and accrediting associations
Communicate widely the news and stories from Increase members.
“The Increase network is strategic in ensuring continual development and a high level of excellence in TEE and other grass-roots training programmes.”
Former Professor of Christian Education, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Lebanon
Consultancy for members
Increase offers a consultancy service to members. Increase can advise on all aspects of church-based training. We are particularly experienced in TEE (Theological Education by Extension).
A team of experienced consultants, our Equippers, are available to offer advice in relation to:
Translation and Contextualization of existing courses
Course Writing and Course Development
Curriculum and Programme Design
Small Group Leader Training and Support
Governance and Program Management
Start up a new TEE program
TEE among Diaspora Groups and Migrants.
We are guided by these core values:
Sharing – through relationships and networking
Inclusive – of all people, cultures, and denominations
Servant-hearted – in leadership and with each other
Learning and changing – together and from each other
Relevant – to local cultures and contexts
Biblical – in how we work and act