This paper is written at the request of CBSM to make known GLO Malaysia’s training strategies that are being adopted in 2011 and thereafter so that we can work together with CBSM and the local assemblies of Malaysia as strategic partners for prayer, resources sharing and commitment as well as to ascertain that the training needs of the local churches are met.
We believe that this consultation session arranged by CBSM is very important since it should help us to visualise the aptness of each of our programmes inline with the local assemblies’ training requirements.
During the first Assembly Leaders’ Conference (ALC) in 1990 held in HCC Cameron Highlands, the elders firmly expressed that there was a tremendous need for training for believers in the Bible, ministry skills, church planting and missions. At the 1994 ALC held in Penang, this firmness was reaffirmed in clear terms and the establishment of the GLO School in Taiping was agreed upon. Later in November 1994 a special Pan Malaysian Leaders’ Meeting discussed the details of the modus operandi and curriculum for the GLO School. Twenty two elders from the assemblies in Penang, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka attended the meeting and gave their full endorsement and the go ahead sign. The Taiping GLO School then commenced its first modular teaching programme in January 1996.
GLO Malaysia is the ministry of the Christian Brethren Assemblies of Malaysia, established as the training arm of the Malaysian assemblies since 1994. Over the past 15 years, many believers have gone through the full-time and part-time training programmes and have returned to their respective churches better equipped for service. At least 15 of the students have gone into full-time service as missionaries and many others are serving well in their respective local assemblies.