TEE in Asia

by Hanna-Ruth van Wingerden, Tim Green, Graham Aylett

The church in Asia is growing with unprecedented speed, raising new challenges in the realm of effective, contextualized discipleship. Can this growing church nurture biblical training that is relevant to the contexts, communities, and livelihoods of its believers?

In this immensely relevant book, the Increase Association shares its practical wisdom on how to utilize Theological Education by Extension as “Tools to Equip and Empower” all believers for kingdom work. TEE in Asia provides a foundational understanding of TEE’s history, theological underpinnings, and methodology, while casting a vision for the expanding role of TEE in the twenty-first century. Filled with testimonies from church communities throughout Asia, this book provides concrete examples of TEE’s effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts and the innovative work of the Increase Association which connects, strengthens, and represents the national TEE movements. It invites the reader to partner with God’s work through prayer and tangible action.


About the Author

HANNA-RUTH VAN WINGERDEN is Communications Coordinator for the Increase Association. She served in Central Asia for four years with the GZB, a Dutch mission organization, and has been involved in English language education since 2010. She has a master’s degree in history from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

TIM GREEN grew up in the UK. After graduating in natural sciences from Cambridge University he worked in the textile industry, and then with his spouse, Rachel, trained at All Nations Christian College (England) before arriving in Pakistan in 1988 to serve in the national TEE organization, the Open Theological Seminary. After fifteen years, his TEE experience continued in Jordan, then part-time with Increase from 2008 and helping support the new TEE work in Central Asia. He moved to Malaysia in 2014 and was General Secretary of the Increase Association from 2015 to 2021. He is a trustee of SEAN International which published his TEE courses Abundant Light and Feed My Lambs. Tim’s other published courses include Friendship First, Joining the Family and Come Follow Me as well as parts of TEE in Asia and other writings on TEE. In his capacity as an Increase Equipper, he also trains TEE course writers. Tim holds a Diploma in Religious Studies from Cambridge University, a master’s in Islamic Societies and Cultures, and a PhD on issues of identity for former Muslims following Jesus (both degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). He is currently Director of Word of Life which helps the worldwide church to welcome, disciple, and learn from Christ’s followers of Muslim background. He has three children and three grandchildren.

GRAHAM AYLETT became General Secretary of the Increase Association in March2021. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, specializing inBotany, and earned his PhD for research in high altitude rain forests in Jamaica.He then trained as an Anglican minister and met his wife, Nicola, at theologicalcollege in Durham. They served with churches in three very different parts ofEngland, before doing further studies at All Nations Christian College. In 1998they moved to Mongolia, with their two small children, as Mission Partnerswith Interserve. Graham served with the Mongolian national TEE programfor fourteen years. He joined the Increase Committee in 2010, and in 2014he and Nicola moved to Malaysia to work alongside Tim and Rachel Greenin setting up an Increase support base there. Since returning to England in2016, Graham has continued to serve with Increase as an Increase Equipperand as part of the Executive Team, becoming General Secretary in 2021. Heis Vice-Chair of the Trustees of SEAN International, and a member of theAsia Theological Association’s Commission on Accreditation and EducationalDevelopment. His publications include parts of TEE in Asia and other writingson TEE, specializing in interactive ways to equip leaders of local TEE groups.He continues to enjoy plants, especially growing cacti from seed!

Book Information

  • Author: Hanna-Ruth van Wingerden, Tim Green, Graham Aylett
  • ISBN: 9781839730658
  • Category: Equipping Leaders, Theology
  • Region: Asia
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 02/28/2021
  • Number of Pages: 302


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