Monrovia District Pastoral Enrichment and Family Life Retreat

INTRODUCTION

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

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