The Increase Association, also known as "Increase", connects and strengthens TEE and other church-based training movements across Asia and beyond. Its members work in partnership to achieve more together for God's kingdom than each could achieve alone. Increase also interacts with Christian educators beyond its own membership for mutual sharing of resources, good practice and innovation.
The Chairperson writes:
Christian communities in Asia are often in a minority, facing discrimination or persecution from the majority, and discipleship and training for ministry and mission is the need of the hour. I see church-based training, including TEE, as one of the vital agents for transforming Asian churches into witnessing communities for the glory of Christ throughout the continent!
Zafar Ismail, Increase Assocation Chairman
What international Christian leaders say about Increase
The Increase network is strategic in ensuring continual development and a high level of excellence in TEE and other grass-roots training programmes.
Perry Shaw, Professor of Christian Education, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Lebanon
The ICETE Manifesto on the Renewal of Evangelical Theological Education has clearly emphasized its belief and support for multi-level approaches to leadership training for God’s Kingdom. I am delighted to see that Increase is contributing creatively and effectively towards this task.
Riad Kassis, International Director,
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, (ICETE)
What international Christian leaders say about TEE
TEE programmes co-ordinated by experienced, culturally sensitive and theologically-aware trainers provide a substantial answer to this problem of grass-roots training of believers, in their context, for their context.
Lindsay Brown, International Director of the Lausanne Movement
The WEA sees TEE training as an integral part of the evangelical world... I urge you to see TEE as a much-needed answer for theological training under persecution.
Thomas Schirrmacher, Chairman, World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission
“The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and
too important not to try to do together.” - Missio Nexus