Global University is pleased to announce that the Nepali GLOBALreach.org website is online at nepali.globalreach.org. GLOBALreach.org has free evangelism, discipleship, and training resources in multiple languages.
“I would like to thank Dr. Bal Krishna Sharma, Principal of Nepal Theological College in Kathmandu, for his hard work on this project,” said Fred Kovach, Chief Engineer at Global University and coordinator of GlobalREACH.org. “He [recently] emailed me eight more courses to go online. That is a lot of translating to do in seven weeks!”
Nepali is the 32nd language on the GLOBALreach.org website. The first Nepali course online is The Great Questions of Life and includes a video of Dr. Bal Krishna Sharma presenting the course. This resource now brings the total number to 7204 Christian resources available online through GLOBALreach.org.
Global University is a fully accredited non profit Christian University, in the Pentecostal tradition, based in Springfield, Missouri USA. As a worldwide online and distance learning pioneer, the university integrates education and service through a network in 150 countries. For more information about Global University, visit www.globaluniversity.edu .
Perhaps the ministry highlight for Global University for all of 2014 was the historic graduation of 417 students in Cuba at two ceremonies in December. Both the Cuban and Springfield Global family worked extremely hard to finalize the graduation certification for so many students that the exact number wasn’t fully tallied until after the graduation.
The eternal benefits, which are the true focus of Global University, are still being identified. People are being won to Jesus, churches are being planted, the church in Cuba is growing, and leadership stability is increasing.
At both locations the graduates lined up outside the church, and the line was so long that in the evening darkness you could not see the end of the line that stretched for over a block.
There are still 2600 other students being trained and another 417 waiting to fill the spots held by the graduates. The mission in Cuba—our mission—remains an unfinished task.
To view an exciting highlight video of the graduation, click here.
India’s church planting exceeds 1400
Planting churches required for first-year students
During 2014 each of the 1400 students enrolled in India College of Ministry (ICOM) will plant a church after their first year of study as a requirement to continue training. The goal of the Assemblies of God of India is to plant 25,000 house churches by 2020.
To prepare 30,000 workers, the training program is being translated into ten of India’s official languages, working toward the goal of reaching 1603 (68 percent) of the unreached people groups across India, and it will be available for tablets, online, and in printed format.
The vision is catching on. Global University is now partnering with the Assemblies of God of Sri Lanka (to plant 5000 churches by 2020) and in Burkina Faso (to plant 8000 churches by 2021) to train workers for the harvest. Global University is open to partnering with other training and church planting projects.
Global University, a distance learning university with the Assemblies of God, celebrated its 15th anniversary on Friday, June 12, 2015.
“Global’s focus is people because that is the focus of the Great Commission,” said Dr. Gary Seevers, President. “We celebrate what has been accomplished and look to the future with keen anticipation about the opportunities the future will bring.”
Staff members who had been employed with Global since its early years were honored during the ceremony along with current and previous leadership. Among those in attendance were Dr. George and Esther Flattery, Chancellor of Global University; Joann Butrin, Director of International Ministries with Assemblies of God World Missions; and Ron and Barbara Tuttle and Ron Pitts, both former Vice Presidents of Global Operations.
Originally created in 2000 through the merging of Berean School of the Bible and the International Correspondence Institute, Global University has grown to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible and theology. It now enrolls about 15,000 students in the United States and about 6,700 students in various locations around the world.
Thousands more study with Global’s School of Evangelism and Discipleship curriculum, which has been translated into 120 different languages.