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YWAM's Genesis Schooling Begins in South Africa

The seventh Genesis School, which teaches about an innovative video conferencing system, kicked-off on Sept. 20 in Worcester, South Africa.
( [email protected] ) Oct 07, 2004 07:44 PM EDT

The seventh GENESIS school kicked off its Winter term in Worcester, South Africa, on Sept. 20.

The nearly three-month course, which counts for 12 credits in the University of the Nations, is run by the Worcester chapter of Youth With A Mission, an internationally recognized Christian ministry, and trains students in using a video conferencing system, dubbed “GENESIS,” to reach the world for Christ.

Currently, nine students are enrolled in the school run by four staff members. There are eight nations represented at the school.

During the first week, Transcultural Communications Speaker Allana Hiha from New Zealand taught students on the different cultures and the biblical principles of communication. As their first assignment, each student presented the vision of GENESIS.

GENESIS international Director Markus Steffen from Switzerland empowered listeners by the goal of GENESIS with his lectures on its Vision, Concept & History during the course’s second week.

This week, the school staff will brief students on how to operate the video conference system.

Every week, the students will be visited by different speakers to address particular aspects of doing mission with GENESIS.

The Genesis school was also held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in spring. The 2005 Genesis School is scheduled to begin in April in Argentina.