Looking back at all the challenges of 2021, we can only thank God for all the progress that was made, for His protection and provision and we can say that Increase’s story is surely His story.
Our chair mentions a few highlights:
Our executive team now includes four different people with different gifting and roles complementing each other.
Our virtual conference “Light for the Journey” in March 2021, gathered over 200 participants and was a great way to build new relationships and strengthen the existing ones.
TEE for the 21st Century was published. It includes contributions of experienced TEE practitioners and global theological education experts.
“When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. They go from strength to strength…” (Psalm 84:6-7, NLT). For Increase, the Valley of weeping indeed became a place of refreshing springs and going from strength to strength.
Read how God directed Increase members to use innovative approaches and online activities to continue to strengthen TEE in Asia and beyond.
2019 was a year of strengthening relationships and partnerships and collaboration both inside Increase and outside Increase (with SEAN International, Langham, ICETE, ATA and other Christian organizations).
We saw a growing number of TEE users among diaspora churches. Group Leader Training models were developed to help those churches.
We thank God for the progress in writing new courses. We are also very grateful to God for the growing recognition of Increase and TEE among theological education institutions.