TEE for the 21st Century
Tools to Equip and Empower God’s People for His Mission
Theological education is at a global crossroads. Although many traditional programmes struggle to maintain student enrolment, today’s environment gives exciting opportunities to serve the global church in ways that are multi-level, accessible, and educationally effective.
TEE for the 21st Century utilizes missiological, educational, and sociological perspectives to explore theological education by extension (TEE) as a powerful contemporary tool for equipping the global church for its global mission. Multi-authored by a global team of discipline experts, brought together by the Increase Association, this book speaks to the real-life training needs of today’s church. Addressed to leaders, teachers, and practitioners, it offers a robust framework for critically evaluating the impact of TEE on the formation of whole-life disciples in a wide variety of contexts and locations. With a proven track record across Asia, Latin America, and Africa, TEE has a role to play in the future of the church, empowering every member to fulfil their God-given calling to ministry and mission.
This important book comes from the heart and experience of thinkers who are also practitioners. It demonstrates how God is growing a different way of equipping the followers of Christ; a way that can be theologically profound, contextually relevant, and practically transformational.
—Paul Bendor-Samuel, PhD, MBE, Executive Director, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK
Supported by research and accompanied by inspiring stories, this book narrates the amazing impact of TEE in building disciples and strengthening and multiplying churches, especially in restricted and needy places.
—Theresa R. Lua, EdD, General Secretary, Asia Theological Association
If you have not engaged with TEE, then this is the book to take up and read. The book speaks with humility and grace rather than a false triumphalism. This is truly a work that endeavours to engage across the board and has much to offer the global Christian community.
—Jack C. Whytock, PhD Convenor, Theological Education Commission, World Reformed Fellowship