You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
(2 Timothy 2:1-2)
One of the LATTE professors' goals is to make the seminary and other courses that we teach to national pastors as transferable as possible. We try to design courses so that a national pastor, after studying a course, can then teach that course to others. This way the national pastor grows in his faith in Jesus, his Savior, and he is prepared to teach others.
|Professor Lorenzo Teaching Students|
This plan has worked well.
In Bolivia, a number of our students are Lutheran Pastors with congregations. After studying a course in basic doctrine with the LATTE professor in the city of La Paz, these pastors were given a clean copy of the course plus a teacher's guide. The student pastors in turn returned to their congregations where they could make copies of the course and teach it to their members.
In Quibdo, Colombia, the pastor asked if he could duplicate the materials of the online doctrine course he was studying so he could teach the same subjects - faith, conversion, justification, sanctification, and good works - to his Sunday school teachers and other interested members.
|Waldo Teaching Bible Class*|
At times it may appear that the work of a LATTE professor is inefficient: he writes and then teaches a whole course to just a few students. Remember the plan the Apostle Paul taught to Timothy: "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others."
*Note on photo above: Waldo is teaching the Bible class. He has been prepared entirely by his pastors, LATTE has not given him classes, we have only trained his trainers/pastors.