“We’ve taken students who have attended all three years training; those who have evidence that they have put it in to practice. And it has been incredibly encouraging, their teaching has dramatically improved. Their way of engaging is excellent. We are very confident and hopeful that they will go out and teach this course to other leaders right though out Sri Lanka and have a great impact on this nation. They will raise up leaders for Christ, who will live in the pattern of Jesus” commented Pastor Karen.
The Emerging Leaders Training of Trainers course is a 4 year study which was attended by local church pastors. Pastor Karen conducted the final session of this course on 30th June – 2nd July 2015. “I have been following this training course from the start. These teachings over the 4 years have helped us personally to forge forward in our ministry. We were taught how to preach, how to think about the audiences, how to think differently, how to see things from a wider point of view. It is a great blessing to learn from these teachers with different and wide experiences from which we can draw on. I thank NCEASL for giving us this exposure” said Pastor Asitha, one of the participants gratefully.
Several of the participants, expressed how Pastor Karen’s teaching had been a great blessing to them. Amongst many other things, they explained how her teaching helped broaden their view, giving them the drive and commitment to attend the 4 year course. Many of the participants expressed their gratitude, thanking the NCEASL for giving them the opportunity to receive this training.
The Emerging Leaders Training of Trainers course aims specifically at training leaders to be leaders and to raise up other leaders. The participants were taught the principals of teaching, to understand Jesus as a teacher, of effective questioning techniques and about different styles of learning. On the final day the participants had a practical session on teaching and presenting to one another.
“After following this training I find my life too has changed. I can see how my level of confidence has grown in me compared to what I was at the start of this programme” explained Pastor Indika of the change that has impacted his ministry, “I have started to think of the correct things that I should be doing for my people, how to preach the Good News to the people in a way they can relate to it”.
NCEASL together with Pastor Karen is conducting the Emerging Leaders Training of Trainers in Kilinochchi from 6th – 8th July, enabling the pastors in the Northern region to benefit from the programme as well.