The concept of Training the Trainers emerged in 2012 and thus far we have conducted 3 modules of trainings. These trainings are expected to be of Staff/student contact: 60% (lectures) & Student directed learning: 40%. The training modules seeks to prepare the participants to develop applied theological approaches to new contexts in which they may ﬁnd themselves, particularly as Youth Leaders engaging with issues of globalisation, marginalisation and pluralistic Asia. It is envisage that the series of training programme will impact and inﬂuence the mission of partner churches at grass root levels of effective youth work.
At the end of the training session, the Assessment will be on a written paper based on various topics / areas discussed at the particular training.
- Develop an advanced level of leadership competencies which combine analytical, Missiological and character skills for Christian leadership among youth
- Training South Asian Christian youth leaders to be global leaders and sustainable leadership for SACYN
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role and task of mission theology in equipping youth leadership for mission in South Asian contexts.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the challenges facing South Asian youth and the need for catalyzing an effective leadership training programs through South Asian Christian Youth Network.
- Develop critical analysis of complex issues (esp. global youth culture and poverty) in South Asian Youth work.
- Creative proposals for local youth programs in South Asia, or “Develop a Youth Discipleship Programs for Engaging with different youth Cultures, Interfaith Living or Serving the Poor”
SACYN Youth Leaders Training Module 1 – 2012
Theme : Globalisation, Youth Culture and Mission in South Asian Contexts
Venue : Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dates : 15-22 June 2012
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role and task of Mission Theology in equipping youth leadership for mission in South Asian contexts, especially as it relate to the impact of Globalisation on youth and marginalised communities.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the challenges facing South Asian youth and the need for catalysing an effective leadership training programs through South Asian Christian Youth Network.
SACYN Youth Leaders Training 2 – 2013
Theme : Deep Roots : Nurturing Asian Christian Identities
Venue : Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Dates : 26-31 August 2013
To introduce theory of contextualization and the relationship between Christian gospel and culture To introduce models of contextual theologies in South Asia To engage with case studies of contextualization in Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic contexts To engage with problems and models of contextualized discipleship among youth To develop contextual expressions of Christian Gospel in South Asia
- To build on Level 1 Training of Globalisation and Youth Culture Module.
- To inspire Youth Leaders on the challenge for contextualised discipleship among youth by:
- Increasing delegate’s knowledge and understanding of the ways in which Christian theology is being done differently in different parts of the world;
- Appraising these ways of doing theology and ministry critically in the light of an increasing realisation that the cultural and historical context affects the way Christian discipleship are developed in each local context;
- Increasing delegates’ appreciation of, and sensitivity to the ways in which the cultural and historical context affects the doing of all theologies, especially exploring local expressions of the Christian gospel in diverse South Asian contexts
- Increasing an appreciation of the benefits of contextualized gospel and discipleship for the life and mission of South Asian church
- To provide the basis for deeper, more specialised, and more thorough study of effective youth leadership for subsequent training on South Asian Diaspora, Peace and Reconciliation and Engaging with Asian Religious Traditions.
SACYN Youth Leaders Training 3 – 2014
Theme : Discipleship on the Move
Venue : Dubai, UAE
Dates : 22-29 November 2014
The concept had its origin in the understanding that there are many migrant workers from South Asia who live in the Middle East and therefore the meeting also deliberated on the aspirations of identity of the diaspora communities, apart from exploring the issue of Migration, Identity Dynamics of the Diaspora, the exponential growth in migrant labour, context of migration and challenges of migrant labour. The meeting was to reﬂect together the Christian response and responsibility in this context.
About 70% of the Diaspora Christians if not more in Dubai are from South Asian countries.
- Training South Asian Christian youth leaders to be global leaders
- Providing a global perspective on Christian faith, its followers and the migrant nature of Christianityas explained in the Bible and church history.
- An exposure to the contrasting realities of the tall structures and aspirations of Dubai, and the dark underbelly of persecution and suffering as symbolized by labour camps.
- Interacting and understanding the challenges faced by migrant Christian youth, and also second generation Christian children and youth.
- Looking at ways to leverage the fellowship of church, both in South Asia and their off-shoots in Dubai, to better train, prepare aspirant youths for the life in Dubai.
- Providing a support circle, in South Asia and in Dubai, through the Church.
- Create a sustainable future leadership for SACYN, with clearly deﬁned aims and vision.
- Creating proposals for the future of SACYN and also for raising funding for SACYN