Make a Training Search Page for Your Site
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has endorsed the Evangelical Training Directory (ETD) as a central database of evangelical training worldwide and is encouraging national Evangelical Alliances and other associations allied to it to integrate the training directory into their websites.
Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe says, "We are excited to introduce a new service ministry to your Evangelical Alliance. The Evangelical Training Directory, endorsed by the World Evangelical Alliance, can be used as a service for your members." You can work with the ETD to add a training search page on your website so that people can find what training programmes are available from your members or other training institutions which you recommend.
Evangelical Alliances and other associations allied to the World Evangelical Alliance have done this in several ways:
- You can have a training search page which looks like your site and integrates seamlessly into it. Examples are the World Evangelical Alliance's own training search page and the Training Search on the site of the Asia Theological Association at www.atasia.com - in the left hand menu.
- The directory can also be integrated into a completely different format - as with the World Bible College Directory. The layout is flexible depending on your needs, and you can have complete control over which organisations appeared on your training search page.
- You can have a link to the Evangelical Training Directory with your language and country preselected and which limits the results to members of your Alliance. An example is Missions Interlink in Australia which searches for all training provided by members of Missions Interlink.
- With God's help, we can produce sites in any language you like - such as Russian and Spanish. Translations already exist for sixteen of the world's major langauges, and more translations are in preparation.
The institutions and colleges that appear in the training directory on your site would be limited to the colleges that you approve of. Training institutions can log in and update their courses. As the same database is used for many evangelical sites, it is easy for a college to keep its details current.
We encourage all colleges to link with their national evangelical alliances and with the member associations of ICETE - the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, which is allied to the World Evangelical Alliance.
We would be very happy to serve you. Very often, this is without charge.
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