Our partner created a Disciple-maker School in 2020 to teach “house group” planters how to be healthy leaders. Students participate in a six-month diploma course in Mission Study, covering topics such as the life and ministry of Jesus, house group essential training, how to study the Word, and an introduction to major religions.

The first class, which included more than 130 students from 15 states across India, received their certificates in February 2021. Since this inaugural class occurred during Covid, school faculty, a U.S. teacher and author, and a guest speaker led classes over Zoom three times a week. Each member of the faculty has a Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Theology degree and 20-plus years of experience in ministry, and the guest speaker is typically a U.S. pastor who has been to India.

Once the coronavirus eases, students will come together for five days each month for in-person training as well.