The Cabinet of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church met at Camphor United Methodist Mission last week. The St. John River and Grand Bassa Districts served as the host. The meeting brought together all of the district superintendents representing the church within the fifteen political sub-divisions of Liberia. The UMC cabinet meeting is held twice every year to review plans made during the annual session in order to provide more useful insights for effective, transparent, accountable and productivity leadership in the churches of the conference which God has called the district superintendent to lead.
At this mid-year meeting accounts of activities in the respective districts were reported for the purpose of strategizing to ensure successful discipline making. As has always been the case the head of ministries and agencies of the conference were also invited to brief the cabinet on activities of their various ministries.
During the opening session, Bishop Innis commended all of the cabinet ministers from the depth of his heart for serving the Lord with enthusiasm in the midst of challenging circumstances. He urged them to use their gifts and talents for the effective leadership in the Liberia Annual Conference, supporting and upholding one another and remain faithful ministers of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Innis also called on the cabinet to take their calling seriously as servant-leaders, and go forward with the mission of Christ. He urged them not to fail because one day everyone will give an account to God. But while waiting for our accountability to God let us begin by holding each other accountable for the good of the church and our honest actions and efforts as leaders will lead people to a full knowledge and accepting of God.