Foundational CHE Training of Trainers (TOT) is designed to equip participants to implement their own integrated ministry of community health and evangelism in a target area. The training is done in three phases (See Below). Each phase involves 35 hours of learning followed by approximately six months in the field. CHE training is “just in time training” designed to give participants what they need to take the next step with their targeted communities. See the three phases of training below.
For those who want an introduction to CHE but are not ready to commit to a full TOT, we recommend a Vision Seminar.
This phase of training is aimed at understanding the Biblical basis for CHE and basic principles of wholistic community-based development. Participants learn steps for implementing CHE, how to choose a target community, and strategies for entering the community. Training will include basic skills for raising awareness, organizing, and mobilizing the community for cooperative action through the formation of a development committee.
This second phase is designed to prepare trainers for two tasks: equipping the development committee to lead the development process in their own community, and training CHE volunteers for home visitation. TOT 2 focuses on capacity building for the committee, facilitation skills for the trainer, teaching methods and materials, and equipping for the CHE volunteers.
This third phase of training is done after a CHE program is successfully adopted by a community. TOT 3 focuses on the evaluation of the project as well as how to multiply the project into other areas. This training is not required for a CHE program, but is very useful for evaluation, multiplication, and management of a program.
Learning is facilitated in a participatory style through a process of guided self discovery using large and small group discussions, various hands-on activities, and methods that can be replicated to the village setting. From start to finish, locals are the decision makers in the CHE process. This ensures that programs are sustainable and contextualized.
Graduates of TOT 1 will have access to over a hundred manuals covering a multitude of subjects. There are also specialty trainings which you may want to investigate. Here are a few to choose from:
Upcoming training events are listed by network members on this site. Not seeing a particular training you are looking for? Contact [email protected]. We would be happy to help you and get you the training you are looking for!