The Karen church continues to grow rapidly in Thailand. This has led to the establishment of many village churches without trained pastors. There is a great need for equipping those called to the Lord's service. The residential Bible School trains young Karen men and women for Christian ministry.
The Bible School offers a 4-year course concentrating primarily on Bible content. Students are trained in understanding and obeying the word of God. They also learn how to present Bible teaching and the gospel. This includes learning how to employ music, worship, singing, drama and media to enhance communication of the message of the Bible.
The Bible School has use of the campus Media Centre and other facilities, enabling the teaching of English,Thai and Karen language, music theory, musical instruments, choir, basic IT, health and hygiene, child care, sewing handicrafts and agriculture and animal husbandry so contributing to in-house food production for the campus.
Every December the students go on outreach in small groups to evangelise and encourage Karen Christians in remote areas. The students preach and perform drama with musical and comedy presentations. The fourth year students go on internship for three months as they prepare for graduation.
Chrestos Mission has formed strong links with the Thai Karen Baptist Convention. It is envisaged that many graduates will serve in Thai Karen Baptist Convention churches, whilst we see other former students becoming evangelists, working in local hostels, engaging in further study and some have joined the staff team at Chrestos.
First year students
Third year students
Second year students
Fourth year students
Opening of a new church just outside Mae La Noi.
Pastor Ajan Moo K’Por Lo was a former student of Chrestos.