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2017 GATE Workshops:

 

October 12-14, 2017 - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

GATE Associates Theresa Lua and Joanna Soberano facilitated the workshop “Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education” (GATE Year 1 Curriculum) Oct. 12-14, 2017 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. This workshop initiated a new GATE track for South India and included fifty-two participants from eight institutions: Logos College of Theology, Olive Theological Institute, South Asia Institute of Leadership and Cultural Studies, Jubilee Memorial Bible College, ACTS Academy, Southern Asia Bible College, South India Baptist Bible College and Seminary, and Asia Theological Association-India. Two of the participants were observing the workshop as GATE trainees.

 

GATE Coimbatore, India 2017 Participants and Facilitators

 

May 22-25, 2017 - Puebla, Mexico

The GATE Year 4 Workshop “Developing Curriculum for Transformational Education” was presented May 22-25 to twenty-six faculty members and leaders from four Mexican schools: Seminario Biblico de Puebla (SBP), Seminario Biblico Mexicana (SEBIME), Seminario Nazareno Mexicano (SENAMEX), and Seminario Teológico Bautista Mexicana (STBM). The workshop was held at the Hotel Real de Naturales in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, and was facilitated by GATE Fellows Edgar Baldeon, Elizabeth Sendek, Maricarmen Servin, and David Suazo.

 

GATE Puebla, Mexico 2017 Participants and Facilitators

 

 

May 9-11, 2017 - Quezon City, Philippines

The GATE Year 4 Workshop “Developing Curriculum for Transformational Education” was presented in Quezon City, Philippines May 9-11 to twenty-five participants from three schools: Philippine Missionary Institute, Philippine International College, and Bethel Bible College. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Associates Robert Ferris and Joanna Feliciano Soberano. As part of the GATE “Training the Trainers” program, this workshop also served as a demonstration workshop for seven GATE trainees who will lead Year 4 workshops next year with coaching by Joanna Soberano.

GATE Queson City, Philippines 2017 Participants, Failitators and Trainees

 

 

April 30 - May 3, 2017 - Arouca, Trinidad

Thirty-seven participants met in Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago for the GATE Year 4 workshop, “Developing Curriculum for Transformational Education,” April 30 - May 3, 2017. The workshop venue was the Arouca Revival Tabernacle and included participants from Caribbean College of the Bible International, Caribbean Nazarene College, Open Bible Institute of Theology, Trinidad and Tobago Bible College, and West Indies Theological College. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Yves Bergeron, Pat Glasgow, Errol Joseph and Bryan Wallace with GATE Associate Gary Griffith.

GATE Trinidad 2017 Participants and Facilitators

 

GATE Trinidad 2017 Facilitators

 

 

April 26-28, 2017 - Baguio, Philippines

Sixty-one participants gathered in Baguio, Philippines for the GATE Year 3 Workshop “Leadership that Transforms Education.” Participants came from five PABATS schools (Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools): Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, Far Corners International Theological Seminary, ABBCOP Christian Theological School, Philippine Nazarene College, and Foursquare Bible College. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Mona Bias, Theresa R. Lua, Doreen Benavidez, and Neil Benavidez with GATE Associate Joanna Feliciano Soberano.

GATE Bagiuo 2017 participants and facilitators

 

 

April 24-27, 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya

The GATE Year 4 Workshop “Developing Curriculum for Transformational Education” was presented at the St. Mary Magdalene Retreat House at the Resurrection Garden in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya, April 24-27, 2017. The majority of the twenty-four participants were from among instructors and administration at Africa International University, with additional participants from Scott Christian University, Bridgeworld College, and Colégio Teolólogico de Pemba in Mozambique. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Associates John Jusu and Gary Griffith. This workshop was also a part of GATE’s “Training the Trainers” project and as such served as a demonstration workshop, along with daily debrief and mentoring sessions, for four trainees from Kenya and five from Ethiopia.

GATE Nairobi 2017 Participants and Facilitators

 

GATE Nairobi 2017 Facilitators

 

 

April 17-19, 2017 - Carpina, Brazil

The GATE Year 4 Workshop “Developing Curriculum for Transformational Education” was presented at the Juvenato Maria Auxiliadora Center in Carpina, Brazil April 17-19, 2017. Twenty-nine participants attended from six schools: Seminário Bíblico do Nordeste, Seminário Teológico Betel Brasileiro, Centro de Treinamento Teológico Harland Graham, Faculdade Cristã da Bahia, Seminário Teológico da Missão Juvep, and Seminário Teológico Pentecostal do Nordeste. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Josue Fernandez, Mariel Deluca Voth, and Augustinho Santana with GATE Associate Robert Ferris. Four Brazilian GATE trainees observed the workshop.

GATE Carpina, Brazil 2017 participants and facilitators

 

February 13-16, 2017 - Debrezeit, Ethiopia

Twenty-six participants and facilitators met Feb. 13-16 at the SIM Babogaya Retreat Center in Debrezeit, Ethiopia for the GATE Year 3 Workshop, “Leadership that Transforms Education.” Participants were from the following institutions: Berhane Wongel Theological College, Pentecostal Theological College, Mekane Yesus Seminary, Evangelical Theological College, Meserete Kristos College, WES, Ethiopian Kale Heywet Ministry Training College, Ethiopian Full Gospel Theological College, Geja Kale Heywot Church. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Frew Tamirat, Gishu Jebecha, Alemseged Ketema and Seblewongel Asrat, with GATE Associate Dr. John Jusu.

 

GATE Debrezeit 2017 participants and facilitators

 

 

February 8-11, 2017 - Iten, Kenya

The GATE Year 3 workshop “Leadership that Transforms Education” was held at the Cheptebo Training and Conference Centre in Iten, Kenya. The twenty-one participants included faculty members, principals and board members from the Reformed Institute of Theological Training, the Pentecost Bible College, and the Karen Christian College. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Robert Chemegemet, Emmanuel Chemengich, Margaret Makokha, David Ngaruiya, and Alfred Rutto with GATE Associate John Jusu.

 

GATE Iten, Kenya 2017 participants and facilitators

 

 

January 4-6, 2017 — Davao City, Philippines

The first GATE workshop of 2017 was held at the Brokenshire Resort and Convention Center in Davao City, Philippines. This Year 3 Workshop, “Leadership that Transforms Education,” included 39 participants and school leaders from Kabacan Wesleyan Bible College, Halls of Life Bible College, Keith Williams Bible College, Davao Alliance Bible College, and Davao Music Theological Seminary. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Azriel Azarcon, Gloria Azarcon, Doreen Alcoran-Benavidez, and Julie Bustamante, with GATE Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano.

GATE Davao City 2017 Participants and Facilitators

 

GATE Davao City 2017 Fellows and Associate

 

 

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2016 GATE Workshops:

 

October 3-6, 2016 Kakamega, Kenya

A GATE Year 2 workshop - “Teaching Methods for Transformational Education" - was held at the Bishop Nicholas Stam Pastoral and Animation Centre, in Kakamega, Kenya, October 3-6, 2016. The workshop was facilitated by GATE Fellows Robert Chemegemet, Margaret Makhoha, David Ngaruiya, and Alfred Rutto with GATE Associate John Jusu. Fourteen participants from the Pentecostal Bible College, Karen Christian College, and the Reformed Institute participated.

June 13-16, 2016 Carpina, Brazil

A GATE Year 3 Workshop—“Leadership that Transforms Education”—was facilitated by GATE Fellows Josue Fernandez, Mariel Deluca Voth, and Augustinho Santana in Carpina, Brazil, June 13-16. GATE Associate Robert Ferris assisted in facilitation and coached the GATE Fellows.  Thirty-one participants from Seminário Bíblico do Nordeste, Seminário Teológico Betel Brasileiro, Centro de Treinamento Teológico Harland Graham, Faculdade Cristã da Bahia, Seminário Teológico da Missão Juvep, and Seminário Teológico Pentecostal do Nordeste participated. In anticipation of a second round of training trainers for GATE in Latin America, four GATE Observers were selected.  As part of GATE’s “Training the Trainers” project, sessions were debriefed daily; the GATE Observers participated in the debrief sessions.  A Year 4 training and planning workshop was held for the GATE Fellows and Observers following the Year 3 workshop.

GATE 2016 Carpina, Brazil participants and facilitators

 

 

May 17-20, 2016 Antipolo, Philippines

A GATE Year 3 Workshop - "Leadership that Transforms Education" - was facilitated by GATE Associates Joanna Feliciano-Soberano and Robert Ferris, in Antipolo, Philippines, May 17-20. Twenty-five participants from Philippine International College, Bethel Bible College, and Philippine Missionary Institute participated. As part of GATE’s “Training the Trainers” project, this was a demonstration workshop, with daily debrief and mentoring sessions for the GATE Fellows, and followed by an additional day of training for the Fellows.  Dr. Soberano will coach the GATE Fellows as they facilitate Year 3 workshops in their respective nations during the coming year.

GATE 2016 Antipolo, Philippines, participants and facilitators

2016 Philippine GATE Associates and Fellows

 

May 10-15, 2016 Puebla, Mexico
The GATE Year 3 Mexico workshop - "Leadership that Transforms Education" - was held at the Hotel Real de Naturales in Cholula, Mexico, and was facilitated by GATE Fellows Edgar Baldeon, Josue Fernandez, Elizabeth Sendek, Maricarmen Servin, David Suazo and GATE Associate Ralph Enlow. Thirty participants from the following theological schools participated: Seminario Biblico de Puebla, Seminario Biblico Mexicana, Seminario Nazareno Mexico, and Seminario Teológico Bautista Mexicana.

 

May 1-4, 2016 Trinidad and Tobago
GATE Fellows Yves Bergeron, Pat Glasgow, Errol Joseph, Bryan Wallace, Jose Fernandez and GATE Associate Gary Griffith facilitated a "Leadership that Transforms Education" (Year 3) Workshop in Arouca, Trinidad, May 1-4. Thirty-four faculty members from five theological schools participated in the workshop. The schools represented were Caribbean Nazarene College, Open Bible Institute of Theology, Trinidad & Tobago Bible College, West Indies School of Theology, and West Indies Theological College.

GATE Trinidad 2016 participants and facilitators

GATE Trinidad 2016 facilitators

 

April 11-15, 2016 Nairobi, Kenya
GATE Associates John Jusu and Robert Ferris facilitated a workshop on “Leadership that Transforms Education” (Year 3) at the St. Mary Magdalene Retreat House in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. Nineteen faculty members from Africa International University participated in the workshop. As part of GATE’s “Training the Trainers” project, this was a demonstration workshop, with daily debrief and mentoring sessions, followed by Year 3 training sessions for four Ethiopian and five Kenyan GATE Fellows. Dr. Jusu will coach the GATE Fellows and they facilitate Year 3 workshops in their respective nations during the coming year.

GATE Nairobi 2016 Participants and Facilitators

2016 Nairobi GATE Associates and Fellows

 

March 30 - April 1, 2016 Baguio, Philippines

Thirty-seven participants from five theological schools met in Baguio, Philippines March 30 - April 1 for the Year 2 GATE Workshop, "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education." GATE Fellows Doreen Benavidez, Neil Benavidez and Mona Bias, together with GATE Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated the workshop. Participants came from five PABATS schools (Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools) located on the island of Luzon. The participating schools were Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, Far Corners International Theological Seminary, ABBCOP Christian Theological School, Philippine Nazarene College, and Foursquare Bible College.

GATE Antipolo 2016, Philippines, participants and facilitators

 

February 15-18, 2016 Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

The GATE Year 2 Ethiopia workshop was held at the SIM Babogaya Retreat Center in Debre Zeit on February 15-18, 2016. The topic of the workshop was “Teaching Methods for Transformational Education” and was facilitated by GATE Fellows Dr. Frew Tamirat, Ato Gishu Jebecha and Ato Alemseged Ketema with GATE Associate Dr. John Jusu. Twenty-five participants from the following nine institutions participated in the workshop: Berhane Wongel Theological College, Pentecostal Theological College, Mekane Yesus Seminary, Evangelical Theological College, Meserete Kristos College, WES, Ethiopian Kale Heywet Ministry Training College, Ethiopian Full Gospel Theological College, Geja Kale Heywot Church.

GATE Ethioipia 2016 Participants and facilitators

 

January 5-7, 2016 Davao, Philippines

GATE Fellows Azriel Azarcon, Gloria Azarcon, Julie Bustamante, and Theresa Lua, with Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano, facilitated a "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education" (Year 2) Faculty Workshop, Jan. 5-7, 2016, in Davao City, Philippines. The workshop was conducted for PABATS schools (Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools). Forty-six faculty members and administrators participated from five schools: Davao Alliance Bible College, Wesleyan Bible College, Keith Williams Bible College, Halls of Life Bible College, Davao Music Theological Seminary.

2016 Davao, Philippines Participants and Facilitators

2016 Davao, Philippines Facilitators

 

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2015 GATE Workshops:

 

June 8-11, 2015 Carpina, Brazil
GATE Fellows Jorge Barro, Joahannes Bergmann, Josue Fernando, Augustinho Santana, Mariel Voth, with Senior Associate Bob Ferris and Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano, facilitated a "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education" (Year 2) workshop in Carpina, Brazil, June 8-11. The workshop was held at Juvenato Maria Auxiliadora retreat center. Twenty-six faculty members from six seminaries participated in the workshop: Seminário Bíblico do Nordeste, Seminário Teológico Betel Brasileiro, Centro de Treinamento Teológico Harland Graham, Faculdade Cristã da Bahia, Seminário Teológico da Missão Juvep, and Seminário Teológico Pentecostal do Nordeste.

GATE Carpina, Brazil, participants and facilitators

June 1-7, 2015 Quito, Ecuador
Senior Associate Bob Ferris and Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a "Developing Curriculum for Transformational Education" (Year 4) workshop at Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD), in Quito, Ecuador, June 3-7. Nineteen faculty members from three seminaries participated in the workshop: Seminario Biblico Alianza, Seminario Nazareno Teológico, and SEMISUD. Immediately preceding the Year 4 workshop, Ferris and Feliciano-Soberano facilitated an abbreviated Year 1-2 workshop at the same venue, June 1-3, for six participants who had missed those workshops when they were initially offered.

GATE Quito Workshop Participants and Facilitators

May 18-21, 2015 – Manila, Philippines

GATE Senior Associate John Lillis and Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education" (Year 2) Faculty Workshop, May 18-20, at the First Villa Cristina Hotel and Resort in Antipolo City on the outskirts of Metro-Manila. There were 42 faculty participants from four schools: Philippine International College, Bethel Bible College, Febias College of the Bible, and Philippine Missionary Institute. During the evenings of the workshop and on May 21, Lillis and Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a training and planning workshop with seven GATE Fellows from the Philippines. This was conducted in anticipation of Year 2 GATE Faculty Workshops to be facilitated by the GATE Fellows in Baguio and Davao City for 2016. GATE Fellows included Julie Bustamante, Azriel and Gloria Azarcon, Neil and Doreen Benavidez, Teresa Lua, and Mona Biaz.

GATE Manila Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Manila Workshop Facilitators

 

May 10-13, 2015 Puebla, Mexico

The GATE Year 2 "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education" Workshop was held at the Hotel Real de Naturales Cholollan in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, May 10-13. GATE Fellows Josue Fernandez, Elizabeth Sendek, Maricarmen Servin, and David Suazo facilitated the workshop with Senior Associate Ralph Enlow and Associate Gary Griffith. Thirty-nine faculty members and administrators participated from four schools: Seminario Teológico Bautista Mexicano, Seminario Bíblico Mexicano, Seminario Bíblico de Puebla, Seminario Nazareno Mexicano.

GATE Mexico Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Mexico Workshop Facilitators

May 5-7, 2015 St. Helena, Trinidad and Tobago

The GATE Year 2 Workshop, "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education," was presented at the Trinidad and Tobago Urban Ministries Center in St. Helena, Trinidad and Tobago, May 5-7. GATE Fellows Yves Bergeron and Bryan Wallace from Jamaica, and Pat Glasgow and Errol Joseph from Trinidad facilitated the workshop with Senior Associate Ralph Enlow and Associate Gary Griffith. Thirty-four faculty members and administrators participated from six schools: Caribbean College of the Bible International, Caribbean Nazarene College, Open Bible Institute of Theology, Trinidad & Tobago Bible College, West Indies Theological College, and West Indies School of Theology.

GATE Trinidad & Tobago Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Trinidad & Tobago Workshop Facilitators

April 21-23, 2015 Baguio City, Philippines
GATE Fellows Edwardneil A. Benavidez, Doreen Benavidez and Mona Bias, together with GATE Associate Joanna Feliciano Soberano, facilitated a "Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education" (Year 1) Faculty Workshop, April 21-23, at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines. Forty-four faculty members and administrators from ten PABATS (Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools) participated in the workshop. The schools represented included True Vine Bible College, King's College of the Philippines, Farcorners International Theological Seminary, Philippine Nazarene College, Noah's Ark Theological College, IRM Bible Colleges Foundation, ABCCOP Christian Theological School, PBTS, Foursquare Bible Schools, and Church Planting Movement Institute and Mission.

GATE Baguio Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Baguio Workshop Facilitators

April 13-16, 2015 – Nairobi, Kenya

GATE Senior Associate John Lillis and Associate John Jusu facilitated a "Teaching Methods for Transformational Education" (Year 2) Faculty Workshop, April 13-15, at the St Mary Magdalene Retreat House in Karen, Nairobi.  Twenty-five faculty members and administrators from Africa International University (AIU) along with three guests from other institutions participated in the workshop. The AIU faculty represented the university’s Graduate School of Theology, School of Business and Economics, School of Education, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the Institute for the Study of African Realities. Concurrent with the workshop and on April 16, Lillis and Jusu facilitated a training and planning workshop with the GATE Fellows from Ethiopia and Kenya in anticipation of Year 2 GATE Faculty Workshops to be facilitated by the Fellows in Ethiopia and Kenya for 2016.

GATE Nairobi Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Nairobi Facilitators

March 16-19, 2015 Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

The GATE Faculty Workshop, "Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education" (Year 1 Curriculum) was facilitated in Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia, by GATE Fellows Frew Tamrat, Alemseged Ketema, Gedion Adugna, and Gishu Jebecha, with coaching by GATE Associate John Jusu. The thirty-one participating faculty members represented eight Ethiopian seminaries: Meserete Kiristos College, Mekane Yesys Seminary, Geja Bible School, Ethiopian Kale Heywet Ministry Training Centers, Ethiopian Full Gospel Theological Seminary, Berehane Wongel Theological College, Pentecostal Theological College, and Evangelical Theological College. The venue for the workshops was the SIM Guest House.

 

GATE Ethiopia Participants and Facilitators

February 4-7, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya
The Year 1 GATE Workshop, "Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education," was facilitated February 4-7 at the Dimesse Sisters Retreat Centre in Karen, Nairobi. The workshop sessions were led by Robert Chemegemet, Emmanuel Chemengich, Margaret Makokha, and Alfred Rutto, with GATE Associate John Jusu. Fourteen theological educators and administrators participated from three theological schools: Karen Christian College, Pentecost Bible College, and Reformed Institute of Theological Training.

January 5-7, 2015 Davao, Philippines

The GATE Faculty Workshop, "Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education" (Year 1 Curriculum) was facilitated in Davao, Philippines, by GATE Fellows Theresa R. Lua, Julie Bustamante, Azriel Azarcon, and Gloria Azarcon, with coaching by GATE Associate Joanna Feliciano Soberano. Thirty-eight faculty members from four theological schools participated in the Workshop. The schools represented were Halls of Life Bible College, Keith M. Williams Bible College, Davao Music Theological Seminary, and Davao Alliance Bible College. The workshop was held at the Brokenshire Recreation Center in Davao City.

GATE Davao Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Davao Workshop Facilitators

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2014 GATE Workshops:

June 9-11, 2014 – Carpina, Brazil

GATE Fellows Edgar Baldeon, Jorge Barro, Josue Fernandez, and Mariel Deluca Voth facilitated a GATE Year 1 Faculty Workshop, coached by GATE Associate, Joanna Feliciano-Soberano.   Thirty-four faculty members from six seminaries participated in the workshop.  Participating schools included Seminário Bíblico do Nordeste, Seminário Teológico Betel Brasileiro, Centro de Treinamento Teológico Harland Graham, Faculdade Cristã da Bahia, Seminário Teológico da Missão Juvep, and Seminário Teológico Pentecostal do Nordeste.  The workshop, held at the Maria Auxiliadora Conference Center in Carpina, Brazil, was co-sponsored by Overseas Council International. Following the workshop, GATE Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a training and planning workshop with the Fellows in anticipation of a Year 2 GATE Faculty Workshop in 2015.

GATE Carpina Workshop Participants and Facilitators

 

June 4-6, 2014 – Quito, Ecuador

 

GATE Senior Associate Ralph Enlow and Associate Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a “Leadership that Transforms Education” (Year 3) Faculty Workshop, June 4-6, at the campus of Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD) in Quito, Ecuador.  Twenty-six faculty members from Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD), Seminario Biblico Alianza, and Seminario Nazareno Teológico participated in the workshop.

GATE Quito Workshop Participants and Facilitators

 

May 13-16, 2014 – St. Helena, Trinidad and Tobago

 

GATE Fellows Yves Bergeron, Pat Glasgow, Errol Joseph, and Bryan Wallace facilitated a GATE Year 1 Faculty Workshop, coached by GATE Senior Associate, Robert Ferris, and GATE Associate, Gary Griffith. Twenty-nine faculty members from Community Bible Institute and Seminary, Caribbean College of the Bible International, Caribbean Nazarene College, Open Bible Institute of Theology, Trinidad and Tobago Bible College, and West Indies School of Theology participated in the workshop. The workshop, held at Trinidad and Tobago Urban Ministries Conference Center in St. Helena, was co-sponsored by Overseas Council International. Following the workshop, the GATE Associates facilitated a training and planning workshop with the Fellows in anticipation of a Year 2 GATE Faculty Workshop in 2015.

GATE Trinidad Workshop Participants and Facilitators

 

May 6-9, 2014 – Puebla, Mexico

 

GATE Fellows Elizabeth Sendek, Maricarmen Servin, David Suazo, and Jimmy Zambrano facilitated a Spanish language GATE Year 1 Faculty Workshop, coached by GATE Senior Associate, Robert Ferris, and GATE Associate, Gary Griffith. Thirty-five faculty members from Seminario Biblico Mexicano, Seminario Nazareno Mexicano, Seminario Biblico de Puebla, Seminario Teologico Bautista Mexicano participated in the workshop. The workshop, held at The BAM Center in Puebla, was co-sponsored by Overseas Council International, represented by OCI Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Josue Fernandez. Following the workshop, the GATE Associates facilitated a training and planning workshop with the Fellows in anticipation of a Year 2 GATE Faculty Workshop in 2015.

GATE Mexico Workshop Participants and Facilitators

GATE Mexico Workshop Facilitators

 

April 7-11, 2014 – Antipolo City, Philippines

GATE Associates Joanna Feliciano-Soberano and Gary Griffith facilitated a “Biblical and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Learning” (Year 1) Faculty Workshop, April 7-9, at Femar Hotel and Conference Center in Antipolo City, Philippines.  Thirty-one faculty members from Bethel Bible College, Febias College of Bible, Philippine International College, and Philippine Missionary Institute participated in the workshop.  
 
Observing the Faculty Workshop were eight GATE trainees, four of whom hold a doctoral degree in education.  Throughout the Faculty Workshop, Senior Associate Robert Ferris, together with Associates Joanna Feliciano-Soberano and Gary Griffith,   debriefed the day’s sessions with the trainees each evening.  Following the Faculty Workshop, the GATE team facilitated a two-day “Training the Trainers” workshop.  Joanna Soberano reviewed GATE’s core values and Robert Ferris facilitated a session on biblical and theoretical foundations for the Year 1 workshop.  Time was provided for collaborative planning of dates, venues, and facilitation responsibilities for 2015 GATE workshops in northern and southern Philippines, to be led by the trainees under the mentorship of Joanna Soberano. 

GATE Antipolo Faculty Workshop Participants, T3 Trainees and GATE Associates

GATE Antipolo T3 Trainees and GATE Associates

 

March 3-8, 2014 – Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

GATE Associates John Jusu, Joanna Feliciano-Soberano, and Gary Griffith facilitated a “Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Learning” (Year 1) Faculty Workshop, March 3-6, at the Don Bosco Youth Educational Services conference center in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.  Thirty-six faculty members from Africa International University and Kenya Highlands Evangelical University participated in the workshop.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), represented by ACTEA Board member, David Ngaruiya.   
 
Observing the Faculty Workshop were nine GATE trainees, four Kenyan and five Ethiopian theological educators.  Throughout the Faculty Workshop, Senior Associate Robert Ferris debriefed the day’s sessions with the trainees each evening.  Following the Faculty Workshop, the GATE team facilitated a two-day “Training the Trainers” workshop.  John Jusu reviewed GATE’s core values and Robert Ferris facilitated a session on biblical and theoretical foundations for the Year 1 workshop.  Time was given to collaborative planning of dates, venues, and facilitation responsibilities for 2015 GATE workshops in Kenya and Ethiopia to be led by the trainees under the mentorship of GATE Associates.

Kenya GATE Faculty Workshop Participants, T3 Trainees and GATE Associates

GATE T3 Trainees and GATE Associates

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2013 GATE Workshops:

August 19-20, 2013 – Quito, Ecuador

 

GATE Senior Associates, Ralph Enlow, Robert Ferris, and John Lillis, led a planning retreat for GATE Fellows in Latin America and the Caribbean at Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD) in Quito, Ecuador, August 19-20, 2013.  Nine of the twelve GATE Fellows who participated in the “Training the Trainers” workshop in April also participated in the planning retreat.  Time was given to collaborative planning of dates, venues, and facilitation responsibilities for 2014 GATE workshops in Latin America and the Caribbean to be led by GATE Fellows under the mentorship of GATE Associates.  The planning retreat was judged so successful that the model will be incorporated into future GATE “Training the Trainers” workshops in all regions. 

 

April 8-19, 2013 – Quito, Ecuador

The GATE team, represented by Robert Ferris, Gary Griffith, John Jusu, John Lillis, and Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated the first Training the Trainers (T3) workshop, April 8-19, 2013, on the campus of Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD), Quito, Ecuador. In addition to twelve T3 trainees, twenty-six faculty members from three Ecuadorian seminaries participated in a Year 1-2 faculty workshop on Biblical and Theoretical Foundations and Methods of Teaching for Transformational Change during the first week of the workshop. Participating faculties came from Seminario Intercultural Latinoamericano, Seminario Teológico Nazareno Sudamericano, and Seminario Sudamericano.

   Quito Week 1 - Participants from the 3 Schools, T3 Trainees and GATE Associates

In the second week, the GATE team focused on equipping twelve T3 trainees for ministries of transformational change. T3 trainees were carefully selected from among leaders in theological education across Latin America and the Caribbean. Selected sessions from Years 3 and 4 were facilitated by the GATE team as in the faculty workshops. Other sessions were overviewed and trainees were invited to dialogue on ways to strengthen these sessions. Other sessions examined foundations for GATE’s core values. As a final project, trainees in small groups developed and facilitated their own sessions from the GATE Year 1-2 curriculum. The Overseas Council, represented by Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Josue Fernandez, collaborated in offering the workshop.

 

Quito Week 2 - T3 Trainees and GATE Associates

March 25-29, 2013 – Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

 

GATE Associates Robert Ferris and John Jusu facilitated a “Leadership and Curriculum Development for Transformational Education” (Year 3-4) workshop, March 25-29, 2012, at the campus of Meserete Kristos College, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.  Fifty-six faculty members and administrators from ten Bible colleges and the Theological Education Department of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church participated in the workshop.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), represented by Philippe Emedi, ACTEA Associate Director for Accreditation. 

 

March 20-22, 2013 – Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

 

GATE Associates Robert Ferris and John Jusu facilitated a “Curriculum Development for Transformational Education” (Year 4) workshop, March 20-22, 2013, at the Dimesse Sisters’ House in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.  Twenty faculty members and administrators from three Bible colleges participated in the workshop.  These included Africa Theological Seminary, Friends Theological College, and Kima International School of Theology.  Each of these faculties traveled at least eight hours to attend the workshop.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), represented by Philippe Emedi, ACTEA Associate Director for Accreditation. 

 

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2012 GATE Workshops:

October 29 - November 1, 2012 – Lomé, Togo

 

GATE Associates Robert Ferris and Gary Griffith facilitated an extended workshop on “Leadership and Curriculum Development for Transformational Education, October 29 – November 1, 2012, at Centre d’Accueil et de Formation Active et Permanente (CAFAP), Bagbe, Togo.   Eighteen faculty members and administrators from Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne (Abidjan, Cote Ivoire), Ecole Supérieure Baptiste de Théologie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Lomé, Togo), and Institut Biblique du Benin  (Cotonou, Benin) participated in the workshop.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Overseas Council International (OCI) and the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), represented by Philippe Emedi, OCI Assistant Regional Director for Africa and ACTEA Administrative Secretary for Accreditation.

 

May 14-18, 2012 - Bangalore, India

On May 14-18, 2012, GATE held a five day workshop at the campus of the South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India. The workshop was co-sponsored by Overseas Council, International (OCI). Incorporating concepts from Year Three and Year Four workshops, the sessions were facilitated by GATE senior associates Robert Ferris and John Lillis.  Forty-nine faculty members and administrators from four Indian seminaries participated in the workshops.  In addition to the host institution (SAIACS), these included the International College of Cultural Studies (Hyderabad), the Indian Pentecostal Church Theological Seminary Kottayam (Karula), and Shalom Bible Seminary (Kohima, Nagaland). Dr. Ashish Crispal, OCI Regional Director for Asia, and Dr. Scott Cunningham, OCI Dean of Leadership Development, were also present at the workshop.

  

                 

 

April 19-21, 2012 – Davao City, Philippines

 

GATE Associates Robert Ferris and Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a “Developing Curricula for Transformational Education” (Year 4) workshop, April 19-21, at the Brokenshire Resort and Conference Center in Davao City, Philippines.  Thirty-seven faculty members and administrators from five theological schools participated in the workshop.    Participating faculties included General Baptist Bible College, Keith Williams Bible College, Koinonia Theological Seminary, Mount Apo Bible College, and Southern Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools (PABATS) in Mindinao. 

 

                 

 

April 16-18, 2012 – Tagaytay,  Philippines

 

GATE Associates Bob Ferris and Joanna Feliciano-Soberano facilitated a “Developing Curricula for Transformational Education” (Year 4) workshop, April 16-18, at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City, Philippines.   Forty-two faculty members from four seminaries participated in the workshop.    Participating faculties included Asia School of Christian Ministries, Bible Seminary of the Philippines, International Graduate School of Leadership, and Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  The workshop was co-sponsored by Asia Graduate School of Theology, a program of Asia Theological Association. 

 

                 

 

March 26-28, 2012 – Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

 

GATE Associates Robert Ferris and John Jusu facilitated a “Leadership that Transforms Education” (Year 3) workshop, March 26-28, 2012, at the Dimesse Sisters’ House in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.  Twenty-three faculty members and administrators from four Bible colleges and Christian universities participated in the workshop.  These included Africa Theological College, Friends Theological College, International Leadership University (formerly NIST), and Kima International School of Theology.  Three of these faculties traveled eight hours or more to attend the workshop.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), represented by Philippe Emedi, ACTEA Associate Director for Accreditation. 

 

 

March 21-24, 2012 – Langano, Ethiopia

 

GATE Associates Robert Ferris and John Jusu facilitated a “Methods of Teaching for Transformational Education” (Year 2) workshop, March 21-24, 2012, at Camp Langano, Ethiopia.  Fifty-nine faculty members and administrators from nine Bible colleges and the Theological Education Department of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church participated in the workshop.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), represented by Philippe Emedi, ACTEA Associate Director for Accreditation. 

    

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2011 GATE Workshops:

October 31 – November 4, 2011 – Bagbe, Togo

GATE Senior Associate Robert Ferris and Associate John Jusu facilitated a five-day workshop for twenty-four Francophone West African faculty members at Bagbe, Togo, in cooperation with the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA).  The workshop combined sessions from “Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education” and “Methods of Teaching for Transformation,” normally included in Years 1 and 2.  Four seminaries participated in the workshop: Faculté de Théologie de l’Alliance Chrétienne (FATEAC), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Ecole Supérieure Baptiste de Théologie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ESBTAO), Lomé, Togo; Ecole Supérieure de Théologie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ESTAO)/Faculté de Théologie des Assemblées de Dieu (FATAD), Lomé, Togo; and Institut Biblique du Benin (IBB), Cotonou, Benin.  Rev. Philippe Emedi, ACTEA Administrative Secretary for Accreditation, served as workshop coordinator.  The Overseas Council, International, represented by Dr. Victor Nakah, OCI Regional Director for Africa, and Rev. Philippe Emedi, OCI Assistant Regional Director—Francophone Africa, co-sponsored the workshop. 

           

 

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May 16-20, 2011 - Bangalore, India

GATE Senior Associates Robert Ferris and John Lillis facilitated a five-day workshop on the campus of South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS).  The workshop combined sessions from “Theological and Philosophical Foundations for Transformational Education” and “Methods of Teaching for Transformation,” normally included in Years 1 and 2.  Four seminary faculties participated: SAIACS, the International College of Cultural Studies (Hyderabad), the Indian Pentecostal Church Theological Seminary Kottayam (Karula), and Shalom Bible Seminary (Kohima, Nagaland).  The Overseas Council, International, represented by Dr. Ashish Crispal, OCI Regional Director for Asia, co-sponsored the workshop. 

April 14-16, 2011 – Tagaytay City, Philippines

 

GATE Senior Associate, Robert Ferris, joined by Dr. Theresa Lua, Dean of Asia Graduate School of Theology, facilitated a “Leadership for Transformational Education” (Year 3) workshop, April 14-16, 2011, at the Development Academy of the Philippines in beautiful Tagaytay City, Philippines.  Fifty faculty members and administrators from four Manila-area seminaries registered for the workshop.  These included Asian Seminary of Christian Ministry, Biblical Seminary of the Philippines, International Graduate School of Leadership, and Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  The workshop was co-sponsored by Asia Graduate School of Theology.

April 11-13, 2011 – Davao City, Philippines

 

GATE Senior Associate, Robert Ferris, joined by Dr. Theresa Lua, Dean of Asia Graduate School of Theology, facilitated a “Leadership for Transformational Education” (Year 3) workshop, April 11-13, 2011, at Brokenshire Resort and Conference Center in Davao City, Philippines.  Forty-six faculty members and administrators from five area schools registered for the workshop.  These included General Baptist Bible College, Keith Williams Bible College, Koinonia Theological Seminary, Mt. Apo Alliance Bible College, and Southern Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary.  The workshop was co-sponsored by Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools (PABATS), Mindinao Region. 

July 6-9, 2010 - L’Viv, Ukraine

 

GATE Senior Associates Robert Ferris and John Lillis facilitated Year Three and Four GATE workshops July 6-9, 2010 at L’Viv Theological Seminary in L’Viv, Ukraine.   There were 23 faculty and administrators registered for the workshops representing seven different schools throughout western and central Ukraine.   These included L’Viv Theological Seminary as well as Churnutzi Bible Seminary,  Kiev Bible Institute, Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (Boroslav), Ternobel Theological Seminary, the Institute for Christian Ministry (Odessa), and Evangel Theological Seminary (Kiev).   Participants from Kiev and Odessa who were unable to attend one or the other of these workshops when they were held in their cities traveled across the country in order to avail themselves of this opportunity to complete their GATE experience.

June 22-24, 2009 – Odessa, Ukraine

A Year 4 workshop, hosted by Odessa Theological Seminary, marked the completion of GATE training for twenty-six representatives from eight institutions from Belarus, Russia, and the Ukraine, including one participant who traveled from Moscow because she was unable to attend the 2007 Year 4 workshop in Kiev. The workshop focused on Developing Curricula for Transformational Education and include practice in assessing current curricula and developing new curricula for participants’ own institutions. It was a privilege to award certificates of completion to the workshop participants and to commit them to the Lord as they pursue transformative learning in their classrooms and in their schools.

June 18-20, 2009 – L’Viv, Ukraine

Faculty members from four Ukrainian Bible colleges participated in a Year 2 workshop hosted by L’Viv Theological Seminary and facilitated by Senior Associates Duane Elmer and Bob Ferris. Two of the faculties traveled from Kiev and another traveled from Chernivtsi, 280 km south of L’Viv, near the Romanian boarder. Participants expressed appreciation for the practical nature of the workshop, having used the skills taught. They also indicated they found instruction on educational implications of recent brain research very helpful. These faculties look forward to the 2010 workshop with excitement and anticipation.

April 16-18, 2009 – Davao City, Philippines

Jones Beach Resort was the venue for the second Davao-region workshop co-sponsored by GATE and Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools (PABATS)-Mindinao. The workshop on Teaching for Transformation was facilitated by GATE Senior Associates Ralph Enlow and John Lillis, joined by Joanna Feliciano Soberano of the Asian Theological Seminary faculty. Strong participation by the thirty-seven participants from six Bible colleges and seminaries validated the benefits of GATE workshop training provided in 2008. Joanna’s professional competence, her linguistic and cultural sensitivity, and her evident rapport with participants proved invaluable to the success of the workshop.

April 13-15, 2009 – Tagaytay City, Philippines

Sixty-three faculty members from four graduate-level seminaries participated in a workshop co-sponsored by GATE and Asia Graduate School of Theology at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay City. The workshop on Teaching for Transformation was facilitated by GATE Senior Associates Ralph Enlow and John Lillis, joined by Joanna Feliciano Soberano of the Asian Theological Seminary faculty. Although the group was larger than the GATE team prefers, the learning dynamics were positive and constructive and participants were highly engaged, congenial, appreciative, and affirming.

March 23-25, 2009 - Karen, Kenya

 

GATE and the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) co-sponsored a Year 1 workshop for the faculties of Kenyan theological schools at the Scripture Mission Conference Center, in Karen.  GATE senior associates, Duane Elmer and Robert Ferris were joined by Dr. John Jusu, of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), to facilitate the workshop.  Eight faculties eagerly participated in the workshop, including two schools from Rwanda and Tanzania.  Engagement was high and discussion of issues regarding transformational education was intense.  In a closing session, each faculty shared commitments made to continue steps taken in the workshop toward implementing transformative educational practices in their institutions. 

 

March 18-20, 2009 - Langano, Ethiopia

 

At the request of the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), GATE senior associates Duane Elmer and Robert Ferris facilitated a Year 1 workshop at Camp Langano, in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley.  Dr. John Jusu, of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), joined the GATE team for this workshop.  Sixty-one instructors from ten theological faculties participated in the workshop.  Workshop participants expressed enthusiasm for the principles discussed.  ACTEA’s accreditation officer noted the GATE workshop was the first time Ethiopian faculties from multiple institutions had gathered to think collectively about their educational task.   

 

June 16 -18, 2008 - L’Viv, Ukraine

 

At the request of the Euro-Asian Accrediting Association (EAAA) board and its director, Sergei Sannikov, GATE initiated a 4-year training cycle for the benefit of its Ukrainian language member institutions.   The Year 1 workshop was facilitated by GATE Senior Associates Duane Elmer and Ralph Enlow at L’Viv Theological Seminary.   The delegates actively engaged in the workshop sessions, expressing enthusiasm for the principles offered and contributing insightful questions regarding application and implementation.  There appears to be a strong appetite for and commitment to completing the full 4-year GATE cycle. 

March 17-19, 2008 - Davao City, Philippines

GATE Senior Associates Robert Ferris and John Lillis facilitated a “Theological Foundations” (Year One) workshop March 17-19, 2008, at Koinonia Theological Seminary (KTS) in Davao City, Philippines.   Twenty-three faculty members and administrators from four area schools registered for the workshop.  These included KTS, Kabakan Wesleyan Bible College, Davao Bible College, and Davao Alliance Bible College.   Mrs. Joanna Feliciano Soberano, a member of the Asian Theological Seminary faculty and a Ph.D. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School assisted in facilitating the workshop. 

March 14-16, 2008 - Manila, Philippines

GATE Senior Associates Robert Ferris and John Lillis facilitated a “Theological Foundations” (Year One) workshop March 14-16, 2008, at the International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) in Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines.   Fifty-two faculty members and administrators from five graduate schools in the Metro Manila area registered for the workshop.   These included IGSL, Alliance Graduate School, Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries, Biblical Seminary of the Philippines, and Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  The workshop was co-sponsored by Asia Graduate School of Theology.   Mrs. Joanna Feliciano Soberano, a member of the Asian Theological Seminary faculty and a Ph.D. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School assisted in facilitating the workshop. 

 

 

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