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Launch for 'Local Online: A Global Strategy'

YOU are INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE GLOBAL LAUNCH OF
lOCAL oNLINE: a GLOBAL sTRATEGY 

Watch the premiere video as we launch our most impacting project yet.

Date: Thursday 28th October 2021            
Time:
7:30-8:30pm AEDT (NT 6pm, QLD 6.30pm, SA 7pm)
Plus an extra session at 7:30pm AWST for our friends in WA
Venue: Online
Cost: Free


REGISTRATION
Register to attend by emailing lisa@overseascouncil.com.au

Please include your full name and address so that we can send you a launch pack.
 

Link - Prior to the event, we will email you a link that gives you access to the video premiere, plus a follow up 25 min interactive Zoom Q&A session.

Launch Pack
 - We will also send you an information pack in the mail as a companion to the online event (includes project information, activities and goodies for you to enjoy!)


OUR VISION
The demand for online theological education in the Pacific, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America is at an all-time high. Our Bible college partners in these regions quickly transitioned to e-learning in 2020. Now, they want to move forward to create high quality online education programs that will serve their local contexts and greatly extend the reach of their campuses. It would be unhelpful for these regions to be flooded with Western online content. OCA is working with our affiliates to help our partner colleges develop robust online education programs that are sensitive to each context. This is ‘Local Online: A Global Strategy’!

Over four years, the strategy aims to assist up to 200 key Bible colleges and increase the number of online theological students by more than 10,000. 

Your support will help our partner Bible colleges change the landscape of online theological education for the Majority World.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE GLOBAL LAUNCH
This will be an engaging and informative 1 hour video session where you will:
- Hear from OCA’s Executive Director, Rev Dr Stuart Brooking, about how this $10 mil global strategy is the greatest opportunity for decades to expand the training of leaders for the church in the developing world.
- Meet Program Director for ‘Local Online: A Global Strategy’, Dr David Turnbull.
- Hear from our global partners about how we are working together to fulfil this critical strategy.
- Watch updates from Bible colleges around the world to see how your support makes a huge difference.

2021 ANNUAL DINNER SERIES POSTPONED
Due to ongoing lockdowns around Australia, we have postponed our Annual Dinner Series which usually occurs in October and November. We are already working on plans for our dinners in 2022 and we look forward to being able to gather together once again.

MAKE IT A SPECIAL OCCASION
In lieu of being able to attend an Annual Dinner, we encourage our supporters to enjoy some international cuisine for dinner prior to the live stream. Recipe suggestions will be included in your information pack. Alternatively, you could support a local restaurant by arranging delivery of a delicious meal. The choice is yours! 

EASING CONDITIONS
If restrictions allow in your area, you might like to host a small group of friends in your home. You could share a meal and then watch the live stream together. 

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on the 28th October!

For further information, please contact us: P: (02) 9635 4409    E: lisa@overseascouncil.com.au