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.
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.
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!