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.
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.
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.