SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (SAIICS)
North India requires a unique approach to Theological Education. Many of the workers in this area are bi-vocational married adults who cannot leave their families to attend formal theological training. People cannot attend campus based theological education for long periods. Formal theological training is simply not practical or possible, and likely would never be completed at on-campus institute.
WE BRING BIBLE SCHOOL TO THE FIELD(Instead of Bible School- we can say “We bring theological education to mission field”)
In order to facilitate this situation, Vision India has designed a vocational training program that will not take them away from their context, rather train them in their context. Since 2016 we have taken theological education to regions inhabited by grassroot workers who have never attended any training. The training is conducted in a radius of 30kms within the field, so travel expenses of trainees are reduced. Our remote program is brought directly to them and focuses on education for spiritual empowerment, family life, leadership and ministry as well as reaching unreached people groups.
The results of this theological training approach have yielded significant results. Native brothers and sisters working contextually among their people group, have been more effective in their capacity to fulfill the mandate of the Great Commission than full time Campus based training. Vision India has now initiated online teaching for local native grassroot workers who are unable to attend our regional training.
Leadership and Discipleship are essential for church growth.
The South Asia Institute of Intercultural Studies provides 4-day sessions in the field six times a year. We provide travel and food for the students and teachers. Forty students attend our unique program each year. This bimonthly Training Session costs just $1,000 USD. Vision India provides all the coordination to bring key teachings to North India’s future mission leaders.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
SUPPORT A NATIVE PASTOR IN TRAINING FOR $75/MO.
Supporting a native pastor of India is a great way to directly support the ministry in India. $75.00 (5,250 rupees) per month will support their financial needs so they can fully devote themselves to ministry and receive ongoing training..