Community Health Evangelism Training
SERIES OF CHE TRAINING SEMINARS
To accomplish these three phases, the CHE strategy offers a series of three training seminars, called “Training of Trainers,” or TOTs. Each seminar is five full days in duration.
Training of Trainers—Level One
…focuses on development, philosophy, and how to start a CHE program with a strong emphasis on evangelism. Basic spiritual principles are taught so the training teams can teach these truths to the CHE implementers.
Training of Trainers—Level Two
…focuses on developing teaching materials, methods, and curriculum. Emphasis is placed on follow-up of new believers through teaching and the use of picture booklets or Bible storying.
Training of Trainers—Level Three
…focuses on evaluation, project expansion, multiplication, and project management. An emphasis is also placed on ongoing discipleship through small groups.
PARTICIPATORY LEARNING STYLE
In its infant stage, CHE adopted the LePSAS teaching style to use in the training classes. The first CHE lesson plans were developed around this teaching style.
LePSAS stands for:
Learner-Centered – Focus on the learner, not the teacher.
Problem-Posing – Present a single problem in a simple way that starts discussion.
Self-Discovery – Through guided dialogue learners reach the "aha" moment.
Action-Oriented – All learning is turned into action/application.
Spirit-Guided – Teaching is under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and always includes sharing of his eternal truths.
The facilitator (leader) is there to involve the trainee in the learning process through skits, sketches, or “starters,” which pose a problem without giving any answer. The “starter” fosters discussion. Many times the larger group is broken into smaller groups for discussion of questions. Then each small group reports back what they have discovered. Trainers need to facilitate learning, starting where the participants are and building on what they know instead of traditional teaching which tells people what we think they need to know.
The facilitator is there to draw out information as well as to give input (knowledge) that is not elicited from the students. The facilitator is a helper who facilitates learning and plays a very active role.
Our projects introduce people to Christ by teaching many lessons concerning knowledge needed to improve and sustain life, improve health, and pave the way towards self-sufficiency.
Some of our most popular topics are:
- Farming techniques for multiple climates
- Emotional issues
- Disease prevention
- HIV prevention and treatment
- Water purification
- Community development
- Savings Groups, Microenterprise, and how to Start Small Businesses
- Issues of women and children
- Maternal/child health
- Lessons on evangelism, discipleship, and many other topics
- Moral values lessons
- Small group Bible studies
- Bible storying approach
ATTEND A TRAINING
Medical Ambassadors International and many of our partner organizations hold training around the world throughout the year. View the training schedule for a list of upcoming trainings in your area.