The Monrovia District Conference of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (MDC/LAC/UMC) hosts a five-day Ministerial Enrichment and Family Life Retreat for its pastors and their spouses.
The program commences on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 and ends on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
The enrichment program is aimed at strengthening the ministries of pastors and their families. It is our hope that at the end of this program renewal will take place. Ministries and families will experience revival.
THEME OF THE PROGRAM: “Strengthening the Pastors and their Ministries in the Local Churches”
TEXT OF THE PROGRAM: Ephesians 4: 11-13
TOPICS & FACILITATORS
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Quire, Jr. Resident Bishop, LAC/UMC
POLICY DIRECTIONS OF THE ORDAINED MINISTRIE: Rev. George D. Wilson, Jr. Director, Connectional Table LAC/UMC
MAKING WORSHIP RELEVANT: Rev. Joseph Garkpee,Director, Christian Education LAC/UMC
SERMON PREPARATION & STYLES OF PREACHING: Dr. George K. Weagba, Vice President for Research United Methodist University & Rev. Momoh S. Kpaan, Dean, Liberal Arts United Methodist University
PASTORAL COUNSELING: Rev. Dr. Anthony G. Dioh, Elder, LAC/UMC
PROPOSAL WRITING: Rev. Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, Dean, GST/UMU
MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE: Bro. Amos Harris, GCML
PREACHING PRACTICUM: Rev. Dr. Matthew A. Jaiah, Senior Shepherding Pastor S.T. Nagbe UMC; Rev. Decontee A. Johnson (Associate Pastor, FUMC) & Rev. Alex Kanwie (Associate Pastor, Trinity)
BIBLE STUDY METHODS: Pastor Augustine T. Dorbor, Chairperson, Committee on Congregational Development MDC/LAC/UMC
CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Rev. Dr. Julius YZK Williams, I, Pastor, FUMC-Monrovia
LEADERSHIP: Pastor Allen Paye, Pastor, John Warner UMC
UMC STRUCTURE: Rev. Dr. J. Sarwolo Nelson, Jr., Pastor, Refuge UMC
EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP: Rev. Matthew B. Williams, Director, DEM/LAC/UMC
STEWARDHSIP: Rev. Dr. Sampson Nyanti, Director, General Education
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION & BUDGET: Bro. Kojo Weeks, Chairperson, CF & A
YOUNG PEOPLE MINISTRY: Dr. Muriel Nelson, Dean, AME University
FOCUS GROUP: LET’S HEAR FROM PASTORS’ WIVES: Coordinated by Pastor Rose Farhat , Dr. Muriel Nelson & Mth. Richlain Quire
PREACHING PRACTICUM: Rev. Richard Wreh, Associate Pastor, A.P. Camphor; Rev. Robertha Nyankan, Associate Pastor, Tubman UMC; Rev. Patrick Luogon, Pastor, Abraham Wheh UMC
STRENGTHENING CLERGY FAMILIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES: Rev. Emmanuel Giddings, Director, AFFILIAT Liberia
UMC ELDERS SPECIAL COVENANT RELATIONSHIP: Rev. Dr. J. S. Nelson & Rev. Alex Harmon
ISSUES OF PASTORS: “UNAUTHORIZED CONDUCT OF ELDERS”: Rev. Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, Rev. Dr. James Z. Labala & Rev. Dr. J.Sarwolo Nelson, Jr.
PASTORAL VISITATION: Rev. Robertha Nyankan & Rev. Mary Quarshie