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The International Training Institutes

International Training Institute (ITI)


The aim of the International Training Institutes (ITIs) was to enable participants to be effective forces of renewal in their own local churches. This required a program of formal education, practical training, and spiritual motivation. The formal education had to do with understanding the real world participants were living in and how the Word in Jesus Christ could be effectively articulated in it. Practical training meant enabling each person to become a skilled teacher to begin the re­education process of the local church, which is the first requisite for church renewal. Secondly, it meant providing methods and tools for social change relative to the reformulation of local churches and their communities. Thirdly, spiritual motivation was perhaps both the most important and the most difficult. It required inspiring the participants to initiate action and giving them resources to maintain themselves in the almost impossible tasks which initiating action would eventually lay upon them.



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