WJC Leadership Challenged to Recommit to Mission

  •   France Chambers, Communication Director
  •  Friday, September 14, 2018



As the West Jamaica Conference Administration prepares for another four years (2018-2022) of service and mission, the workforce at large, along with members of the executive committee were called aside for three days: August 29 - 31, for a planning retreat at the Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay.


In addition to sharing plans for the upcoming Mission Project 2019 events and the quadrennium, the team was challenged to restore and maintain a missionary spirit as the Conference moves forward.


“As an administrator, it is my view that there is much more to be done” opined Pastor Everett Brown, President of Jamaica Union.  He further added “ that there is much more that can be done, and sometimes I wonder whether or not we have missed the mark in terms of what we do. God has given the Seventh-day Adventist Church a unique mission” he stated.


Pastor Brown affirmed the place and power of the mission among the chosen people of God and the need for leaders to also reaffirm their posture in this area.


“There is something about us as a church” he continued “that we should never lose. I have always believed that we are the remnant. I believe that the West Jamaica Conference is the remnant church in Western Jamaica. We want to create a new culture of mission in West Jamaica Conference and in the Jamaica Union” he emphasized.


Pastor Glen O. Samuels, President of the West Jamaica Conference, guided by the theme “Beyond the Ordinary: Going for More,” appealed for Total Member Involvement (TMI) and the need for leaders to play their part.


“The program of the church includes all of God’s Children,” said Pastor Samuels, “regardless of the particular assignment that we have, our number one priority, the critical core of our duty revolves around advancing God’s kingdom; saving the lost and keeping them prepared for the Coming of the Lord. We, therefore, have this awesome duty of looking ahead at the mission. We must, therefore, work together and incorporate our thoughts as we build the platform going forward” he ended.


As customary, this retreat was held in keeping with the strategic thrust of a new administration in convening a planning meeting to have discussions, share the vision of the Conference’s leadership for the Quadrennium and to have the input of those who will be involved in its execution.

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