Mr Bobby Mathew, one of the Directors of GIVA Inno-Ventures Pvt Ltd / GIVA Trust, emceed the whole meeting. He runs an IT Company, pastors a church and mentors the internationalstudents in Bengaluru.
Mr Kannan, CEO of GIVA Inno-Ventures Pvt Ltd (a part of GIVA Global Movement), welcomed all the participants. He narrated the background and objectives of the 2-days GIVA Education Network meeting.
Mr Paul Radhakrishnan [Acts 8:26-40 – Attributes of Ethiopian Eunuch, Philip & God, and the need for lovingly & innovatively engaging all people] & Mr Christie Samuel [Judges 6 & 7 – Intentionally volunteering to get involved with faith in what God has shown you] shared each day the devotional thoughts, appropriate to the GIVA movements’ aims.
Dr K Rajendran, Chairman of GIVA Global Movement, set the tone for the meeting through a presentation on VISUALISING THE FUTURE MISSIONARIES & TRAINING where he emphasized the below 7 objectives in detail: 1. Missional changes; 2. The world at large – Christianity in Global South & North; 3. Political Changes; 4. Highlighted Evangelistic Challenges [which are not usually spoken in the churches, missions, Christian NGOs & theological colleges]; 5. Some Conceptual Missional Changes [insights from the older missions’ thinking to the present day, like the “Mission Filed”, “Unreached Peoples”, etc]; 6. How to change traditional educational systems & bringing changes among the Indian & Global communities; & 7. Passing on the message to educate & train ‘visualising new workers’]
He clearly expressed the purpose behind the 2-days think-tank. This presentation became the foundation and brain for the further thinking, discussions and action plans.