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Wati Longchar Leads Leadership Empowerment Training
January 20, 2021
The North East Christian University (NECU) in Nagaland, South Asia will launch a virtual Leadership Empowerment Training from January 29 to June 11, 2021. The training will be taught by Christian scholars and seminary professors in South Asia covering the areas of contextual biblical reflection; trauma and counselling; Christian witness; Christian involvement in public life; and the caring of vulnerable community. The training designer and convenor Rev. Dr. Wati Longchar shares his excitement, “So far, 152 Christian leaders and workers of South Asian origin from 8 countries have enrolled in the training. The majority is from South Asia, and others are from Bangladesh, Canada, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, and UK. Gender wise, 91 of them are male and 61 are female. In terms of denominational background, the majority of them are Baptist, and other trainees are from Presbyterian, Church of North India, Church of South India, Assembly of God, Mar Thoma, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal/revivalist and independent churches. We greatly value this platform of mutual learning.” Taku, International Ministries Country Coordinator affirms the project, “Despite the pandemic, we thank God for giving us this opportunity to serve sisters and brother in South Asia as well as of other countries.”
The Training Inauguration will be held on January 22. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chan, International Ministries Area Director of East and South Asia, will bring greetings. Rev. Dr. Akheto Sema, NECU Chancellor and General Secretary of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East South Asia will share the inaugural message. Dr. Longchar is a regional consultant for theological education supported by International Ministries and the Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang, aka Ao Baptist Church Association.
Follow up story: Dr. Longchar taught the first introduction class on January 29, 2021 which was well attended by 150 pastors and church leaders.