26 Jan 2019 | NCC Staff
A joint Advisory for the Ministerial and Family Ministries Departments, sponsored by the Caribbean Union Conference (CARU), is currently underway in Antigua, at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort.
During his Feature Address, Dr. Kern Tobias, reminded the field directors, “Since the CARU is a large and diverse territory, geographically, it is imperative to make sure that the roadmap for holistic ministry delivery is candid and clear. A roadmap offers a look into the future of a field of interest and takes into consideration main drivers of change. The time has come for ministries of the church to collaborate more for the delivery of quality, effective ministry.”
This Advisory is among the major undertakings for Pastor Ammaran Williams since he began serving as the Ministerial Secretary and Family Ministries Director of the Caribbean Union Conference. He reflected on how God connected the fabric of the Advisory under the theme, Establishing a Roadmap for the Delivery of Holistic Ministry in the Caribbean Union. As he outlined the framework for the Advisory, Pastor Williams emphasized how critical it is for departments to embrace data-driven ministry, which is defined on needs and not on feelings.
Among the resource-rich presenters, scheduled to address the gathering, are: Pastor Joseny Rodriquez, Ministerial Secretary of the Inter-American Division (IAD); Dr. Colwick Wilson, Provost and Senior Vice President at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL; Pastor Anthony Hall, Youth and Chaplaincy Director, CARU; Sister Debra Henry, the Human Resources and Sabbath School Director, CARU; and Sister Linda Tobias, the Shepherdess Association Coordinator, CARU.
Field leaders from the following ministries are represented: Ministerial and its associate, the Shepherdess Association (Pastoral Spouse Association); and, Family Ministries and its associate, Men’s Ministry.
During his presentation, Dr. Colwick Wilson elaborated on the unique approach of a data-driven ministry and expressed that a greater impact will be made as information is utilized judiciously. He reiterated the unique benefits of an Adventist lifestyle and detailed how religion benefits individuals. Dr. Wilson shared factual studies to underscore the need for using the data we have to deliver effective ministry.
Attendees are anticipating that the ensuing days of the Advisory, which runs from January 22 – 25, 2019, will supply a wealth of information that may be tailored for each field.
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