Empowering the UofN in Asia Lonavala 2017

In early February a team of UofN international leaders joined local leaders in Lonavala to build deeper understanding of UofN and equip staff to lead schools.

Over eighty participants from India, Nepal and Bangaladesh were welcomed with garlands of flowers to honour them for their service to YWAM and the university.

Each day we worshipped God for all he was doing in South Asia, followed by times of ministry which brought healing and freedom to many.

The plenary sessions were spirit-led and left much room for listening, discussion and application. Workers in the area run over eighty DTS’s but find pioneering second level schools a challenge. Many were motivated to create new training to serve the needs of their people and made commitments to start new courses in the next year. We learnt about Jesus’ training model, how to pioneer new schools that produce fruit, extension studies, using the UofN website and running degree programs.

Markus Steffan joined on Skype with an inspiring talk on how to build a degree program around clear learning outcomes which help students increase their love for the people they serve.

The afternoons we broke into groups where more in depth training as given for each college/center; this was very effective for building relationships with people. A couple of afternoons we had equipping workshops that trained them as school leaders and connected them with the resources available for the job.

The highlight of the week was the graduation of five students who spoke eloquently of their learning journey with the UofN. This was a time of honouring which began with a love feast and ended with joyful celebration.

By the end of the event everyone felt hopeful for the future of UofN training in South Asia and were ready to move on in faith to the next step; we all agreed to not allow circumstances to determine the future but be a spirit-led university unlike any other.

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