Unique outreach uses technology for discipleship training, long distance

By August 28, 2007

Europe (MNN) — Greater
Europe Mission's
eDOT program is doing well. eDOT is their electronic Discipleship, Outreach, & Training program,
a distance-learning curriculum. 

These programs will be used at 21 eLearning Centers in Europe. eLearning
Centers are being set up in both small and large population centers in the more
remote regions where they are particularly needed.

These eLearning Centers consist of 6 to 10 computers
networked together and linked to email. They are being used to train
missionaries, church pastors/leaders, and national workers in eastern Europe
and the former Soviet Union in computer
literacy skills.

They also provide access to computer-based learning
opportunities for pastors, church leaders, and adult believers. More
importantly, eLCs link Christian pastors and leaders who cannot come for
long-term resident studies at a Bible school or seminary with resident faculty
and students via email.

As the program grows, courses are added to fit the
needs. The newest course for Portugal is being
well-received and is meeting real needs in equipping Portuguese believers for
ministry.    

Pray for creativity and God's wisdom for the people who are
developing other outreach courses. The focus of eDOT's (electronic Discipleship,
Outreach, and Training) ministry is to use today's electronic technology to
build up the church in Europe so that every
person is within reach of a witnessing fellowship.

GEM also needs small teams of people with technical skills
who can come to Europe for two weeks to install computers, set up networks, and
train national workers how to maintain and manage them. Click here if you
can help
.

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