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GEMS Leadership Training Centre and Course Inaugurated in Bihar

Leadership Training Centre (LTC) was inaugurated at Sikaria, Bihar for the glory of God to train indigenous & cross cultural GEMS missionaries inand for leadership.

The inauguration of the Leadership Training Centre was held at Timothy Bible College in Sikaria, Bihar on 5thJanuary 2018.

The program began with prayer by Sis. Rupalekha Jebakumar (Managing Trustee). The participants were led in praise & worship by Bro. Bell Shath (Revival Ministries Coordinator).

Bro. Paul Bance (Training Coordinator) anchored the program and asked Bro. Rakesh (Associate Director-CP) to pray for Bro. Christopher who is given the leadership responsibility of LTC. Bro. Paul presented the structure of LTC that it will be a three months’ residential course with two months’ gap between every month in which the missionaries will go to their fields. 15 Area Leaders & 5 Department Heads of GEMS will be taken in every batch and along with them there will be room for leaders from other organizations who will be recommended by Hi-CHAL (Hindi Churches Alliance).
Bro. Anand (Associate Director-Institutions) and Bro. Cornelius (Zonal Superintendent, B1) prayed for this course and for the participants.

The General Secretary Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar shared about the void of leadership and the need for it. He also mentioned about Dr. Rajendran’s (Ex-General Secretary, IMA) writing in IMA’s 40thyear souvenir appreciating GEMS for its on-the-job training. He also mentioned about GEMS’ future plans to start an online course & the upcoming leadership training centre for Women. A gist of the message that he shared –

Without a leader there will not be any Voice or Goal or Direction. Leadership teaching & training of GEMS should be based on the Word of God. And the aim should be to enable the leaders to listen to the God’s voice. During Elijah’s time God did not send him to the prophetical colleges of Bethel & Carmel to choose the successor, but to the field, to a farmer Elisha! We need intellectuals like Paul and fishermen like Peter; but both listened to the voice of God.

In Moses & Joshua and in Elijah & Elisha mentorship we see that along with people’s acceptance and more than that God’s divine approval is essential (Numbers 27:15-19; 2 Kings 2:14,15). In the team of Paul & Barnabas we see Paul proving his calling through God’s guidance (Acts 13). Even though Nehemiah came from the palace, he could work with difficult & corrupt people because God stirred their hearts, as a sign of divine approval.

The candidates of the first batch were asked to come forward and as the leaders laid their hands upon them Bro. K. Gunasekaran (Director, Hi-CHAL) prayed for them. Bro. Christopher thanked everyone for participating and Bro. T. Emerson (Executive Director) closed the inauguration ceremony with prayer.

Prayfor the Leadership Training Centre of GEMS that it would train the mission leaders to be God’s voice for the church & the nation. 
Pray for all the tutors to receive fresh inspiration & anointing to train according to God’s direction.
Pray for this course to instil & propel the leadership to fulfil the needed purposes of God for this time.  
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