Who

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

 

Missio Nexus

The Increase Association

The Increase Association is a network of church-based training movements. We work across Asia and beyond. Increase connects these movements 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 the movements with wider networks and expertise. Our equippers play an important part in this. Increase connects with Christian educators for mutual sharing of resources, good practice and innovation.

Our Vision

To see Asian churches equipping all Christ’s followers in their contexts so that many millions are disciplined 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

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Our Work

We are a network that connects church based training movements 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.”

 

Perry Shaw,

Professor of Christian Education, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Lebanon

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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

  • Strategic Planning

  • Start up a new TEE program

  • TEE among Diaspora Groups and Migrants.

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Core Values

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