Scripture
Teacher Training

Empowering Bible teachers across Liberia to teach God’s redemptive plan in Jesus.

The existing national curriculum for the Religious Studies subject in Liberia is pluralistic. Children are given the impression that all beliefs lead to the one true God, an impression which clearly contradicts the words of Jesus that “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except by me.”

Teachers who teach the Christian component of this subject have often received little to no form of Bible training. Resources are few and opportunities for formal training, scarce. Therefore teachers in Liberia teaching Christianity in schools are in need of desperate guidance and assistance.

In response to this great need, Core Training has embarked upon a seven-year initiative called God’s Great Plan for Children, aimed at empowering Bible teachers in schools across the nation to teach God’s redemptive plan in Jesus, which can be traced from the Old Testament to the New Testament.

Phase 1 began in August 2017, with the first course taking place in Monrovia, Liberia to a group of 80-100 participants. 80 Bibles were provided to those who had none, as well as 120 pages of session notes, two books and audio copies of the talks.

Training Plan

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Phase One: 2017-2018

Provide biblical foundations for teachers through a ten day course, "Knowing the Plan of God".

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Phase Two: 2019-2020

Provide teachers with a suitable curriculum, and train teachers to implement the new curriculum in their classrooms.

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Phase Three: 2021-2022

Follow up through observation and feedback, and determine which teachers are capable of training other teachers.

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Phase Four: 2023-2024

Provide the trainers of teachers with a manual. Commence and monitor local teachers training other teachers. Observe, implement improvements and handover to local trainers.

The impact

During and following the course, many testified to the impact that the Word had upon them as they sat under the teaching throughout the 10 days, giving enlightening insight into the challenges they face as gospel workers in their community.

The teaching team were from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and demonstrated very clearly the diversity of the people of God, combined with the unity in love, Spirit and Word that the people of God have in Christ.

It was clear that due to the lack of doctrinal teaching available, and because of the great spread of black magic and witchcraft, that many were being deceived by the lies of the devil. This course brought these lies into the light of the scriptures and dispelled them!

The most important thing I learned is that God is sovereign. I can do no work to buy God’s salvation. It is only by his grace. I believe this course will enlighten my students’ minds on who God really is, who we are to him and how we can worship and praise him. This course really made me understand Christianity.
Gloria
Salvation in Christ mission
This week, I learned how to handle the word of God properly in teaching and explaining it. The presentation was very powerful and clear. This course will help me to equip my leaders and church members to know the Lord more and more.
Maxwell
Ganta YMCA High School
Prosperity teaching has made us leave the primary focus of the gospel … I have been making a lot of mistakes in my preaching. I will not do so again … I learned a lot to equip our congregation in the true word of God.
Maxwell
Christian Bible Church Mission School
I learned about how salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus. I also learned about the sovereignty of God. This course will help us transform our ministry in a special way. Pray for us to teach others in our local community. We want this whole course to be recorded as a continual reminder every day in order to meditate on the Scriptures day and night.
Dahn
Grace elementary Early Childhood Centre

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