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Access to U.S. Churches, access to libraries.
An increased awareness of internet resources.
Limited access to internet, lack of equipment.
Paternalistic attitudes toward the national church.
Dependency by the national church
A need for more qualified teachers, a lack of training
Teachers are a human resource that can be lost by underutilization
A new generation of tech saavy students
Under-utilized facilities: could rent out for other events or to other groups for revenue
U.S. teams could come and help build
Lower enrollment due to G-12 or Apostolic Movement
Literature that is written against the Bible School
Plan of Action:
Work to develop the libraries
Train the teachers with a plan to develop our human resources
Integrate more technology in the classroom and the library
Video projectors and good equipment in the classroom
Teachers are trained in the use of new technology that doesnít substitute the teacher
Properly train students the use of search resources
Allocate resources to reduce dependency on the missionary and U.S. funding
Promote to recruit more students
If the building is underused, market the building for revenue
Bibliotecca Academica Bilingue
(Jim Billings is making these available)
Fe y Accion Series
Faith and Action Series is a curriculum of 44 books to train pastors and lay workers.
There are 12 books completed in English and 8 translated and printed in Spanish
Teachers guides and supplemental DVDís are available
We are working with SEC so the series conforms to Plan Basico
Each course is available on CD for local printing, students buy books for $3 to $5 each
Faith and Action books are Pentecostal, practical and easy to relate to accreditation.
Working closely with SEC, trying to integrate it with the Plan Basico.
It takes a thousand to 1500 hours to write a book
Ė we donít want to invest our lives in books no one wants to use
We need feedback: help us improve. We look to improve our cross-culture relevance
Books are also available in English and Spanish (and many other languages!)