We felt a lack of local workers who could aid in the missionary work that was going on in these regions. Thus we felt it necessary to have training facilities that could be made available to the locals at their respectable places. The local workers would be a great boon to the Kingdom of God as they are more accustomed to the language and the culture of the people that reside here.
First we started our Bible School in Berhampur. Then we transferred our Bible school to Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, so that the medium of study could be Hindi. God helped us to train many men and women through our ‘Emmaus Bible School’ at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. We had to stop our school in Kullu and Bilaspur for caertain reasons.
God helped us to conduct two short-term missionary training programmes in Orissa. We have trained 30 families in Bhubaneswar for a period of 3 months and placed them in 16 districts of Orissa In another phase, we have conducted 6 month training in Kandamal and prepared 25 youngsters from our Rudhaningh Church.
We also hope to extend theological training by extension to our missionaries in the field. Some of them have basic theological studies and some of them are fresh to theological learning.
We are planning to begin a native missionary training centre in Damoh by the end of this year.