Students at RBI with Instructor Adam Sweatt, August, 2015
Future location of Reformed Bible Institute Campus in India
Pastors in Bangalore, India with Instructors Duane Otto and Bob Smart (front center)
Pastors with Duane Otto and Bob Smart in Chennai, India
Our Mission: India
In 2011 the Presbyterian Church in India, Reformed (PCI,R), a denomination of over 10,000 members in 4 presbyteries with over 40 churches in Northeast India, Myanmar, and Cambodia entered into a formal agreement with ITEM. They requested that we send professors to help train their current pastors as well as set up a new training program at their Reformed Bible Institute. Since then we have sent numerous instructors to train their pastors and church officers with about a dozen modules. Costs for transportation and visas total about $2,000 with accommodations, meals, transportation in India, and translators being provided.
In August of 2013 a second new field opened in Bangalore, a city of over nine million people in the state of Karnataka. A large network of pastors and church planters are being trained using a twenty course curriculum already developed. The training occurs in Bangalore and Chennai. The cost for travel here is less than $2,000.
In February of 2016, ITEM began sending trainers to cities in Andhra Pradesh to train teaching and ruling elders in a recently formed reformed denomination there also. Again, costs of travel are in the $2,000 range.
July Session in Andhra Pradesh, India
Couples’ Marriage Seminar in NE India
Teaching trip to NE India. Students take notes from Will Hesterberg
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