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These Senior Ministry leaders have ideas

FIFTEEN leaders from nine Trinity Annual Conferences (TRAC) churches have been attending a leadership-cum-ministry training session on the last Tuesday of the month since Feb 25, 2003.

The session is called “I.D.E.A.S. For Leaders”. I.D.E.A.S. stands for Instruction (teaching), Disciple-making (leadership development), Experience (praying), Accountability (mentoring), and Service (goals projection).

Each session begins at 9 am and ends at 4.30 pm. It includes devotion, prayer, study and interaction and fellowship.

The participants have been studying the course “The Vision of the Leader” prepared by World Teach, a Christian seminar and training organisation. They have been looking into the lives of various leaders in the Bible, focusing on their mentoring skills and their faith in God for leadership guidance.

They find their time together each month very enriching and valuable. They share their experiences, struggles and problems which they face within their local Senior Fellowship groups.

These monthly sessions are also very encouraging for the Director for the Seniors Ministry, the Rev Peter Goh, who gets feedback from the local Senior Fellowship groups and helps them focus on their “Mission and Vision for Ministry”.

He said: “The time of togetherness and the bonding among the leaders have been most beneficial to the Seniors Ministry.”

Sheila Dharmaratnam is Director of Discipleship and Nurture of Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC).

The Rev Peter Goh leading a training session at the Methodist Centre. — Methodist Message picture.