At Medical Ambassadors International we believe that development work should be community-owned. We promote this core principle by training workers in a very specific development philosophy known as Community Health Evangelism (CHE) which focuses on transforming lives both physically and spiritually.
We offer various types of training:

Vision Seminars – for those interested in learning more about CHE before jumping in! (2 days)

TOT-S – covers CHE foundations and topics relevant to those who go on short term mission trips, but who do not start or manage CHE programs overseas. For North American audiences. (5 days consecutively or over two weekends)

TOT-1 – covers CHE foundational principles and how to begin to organize CHE programs. (5 days)

TOT-2 – focuses on developing teaching materials, methods, and curriculum. (5 days)

TOT-3 – emphasis on evaluation, project expansion, multiplication, and project management. (5 days)

Women’s Cycle of Life Training – curriculum designed to walk with women as they recognize their value through God’s eyes - physically, spiritually, and relationally. It includes women’s health issues – from adolescence to childbearing to menopause. Relational issues concerning marriage, mothers-in-law, forgiveness, abuse, and much more are addressed from a biblical viewpoint. This training is a valuable addition to a CHE TOT-1.

Internships – an immersive experience that provides a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience with CHE programs. For those who have completed at least a TOT-1 (some parts of the world require TOT-2 and -3 as well). (4-5 weeks)

Contact us if you are interested in hosting a training at your church or organization!

TOT Role Play
Two TOT participants during a lesson introduction role play. Scroll to learn more about our Participatory Learning Style.

CHE Curriculum Search Engine by MAI

The CHE Curriculum Search Engine service is no longer available. To access lessons please request a CHE Lesson Plan Drive or check back soon for more options.

Training Schedule

Check back as we add more trainings for 2019. Or send us an email to inquire about a training in your area.
Click here to view the 2019 CHE Internship Brochure.

North America

Date: 10-21-2019 through 10-25-2019 Course: Women's Cycle of Life TOT Location: Saline, Texas email web
Date: to be announced Course: Understanding Integral Mission Location: Modesto, California email Integral Missions Workshop Flier
Neighborhood Transformation: Visit:

Meso America

Date: 11-04-2019 through 11-30-2019
Course: Meso-America Internship (Spanish)
Location: Guatemala email

South America/Caribbean

Sub-Saharan Africa

Date: 08-19-2019 through 08-23-2019 Course: Training of Trainers 1 Location: Kenya email
Date: 08-26-2019 through 08-31-2019 Course: Training of Trainers 2 Location: Kenya email
Date: 08-26-2019 through 10-04-2019 Course: East Africa Internship Location: Kenya email

Southeast Asia/West Pacific

Date: 09-01-2019 through 09-28-2019 Course: Cebu Internship Location: Philippines email

South Asia

East Asia/Middle East

Central Eurasia



MLT GreenMultiplying Light and Truth
By Stan Rowland - A book that examines the underlying philosophies, principles, training curricula, and materials for establishing a community-based development program which is integrated into an aggressive evangelism and discipleship ministry.
Multiplying Light and Truth is available for purchase in additional languages. Visit our Resource section for a complete listing.
CHE Lesson Plan Drive: This flash drive provides the materials that trainers will need as they implement a CHE program. It contains more than 10,000 documents including lesson plans, health stories, Bible storying, picture books, teaching aids, surveys, and tools for monitoring and evaluation. As you are trained and mentored by experienced trainers, you will learn to use these materials to hold Vision Seminars and Trainings of Trainers (TOTs), enter the community, train CHEs and the committee, and monitor and evaluate your progress. Topics include everything from Agriculture to Women's Cycle of Life. There are new lesson plans on a whole range of topics such as Neighborhood Transformation (Urban CHE), HIV, Tropical Diseases, Bible Storying, Healthy Aging, Disabilities, Children's CHE, Health Promotion, and much more. Prerequsite: Completion of Training of Trainers I (TOT I).
CHE Lesson Curriculum is available for purchase in English and additional languages. Visit our Resource section for a complete listing.


Participatory Learning Style

From the beginning, CHE adopted the LePSAS teaching style to use in the training classes. All CHE lessons are developed around this participatory approach, which focuses on the learner, not the teacher.
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 is there to involve the trainee in the learning process. In the field, CHE 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.
One method for introducing this type of learning is “starters.”  “Starters” are skits which pose a problem without giving any answers. Often the larger group is broken into smaller groups for discussion questions. Then each small group reports back what they have discovered.
The vital role of the facilitator is to draw out information as well as to give input (knowledge) that is not elicited from the students.
Drawing a Planning Cycle in the sand

Medical Ambassadors International
PO Box 1302 Salida, CA 95368
Phone: (888) 403-0600