Discipleship Training Takes Spotlight
, assistant Ministerial secretary, NSD
LEAD (Leading Enthusiastic Active Disciples) is a voluntary program sponsored by the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), designed to help pastors grow the churches their churches in Taiwan. LEAD is not just a one-time training event, it offers continuing training and support.
The Taiwan LEAD Module 3 met March 2-3, 2014 for pastors and church leaders in Taipei at the Taiwan Adventist Hospital Church. Raymond Ko, Ministerial secretary for the northern area of the Taiwan Conference and pastor of the church, facilitated the gathering. A second group of LEAD pastors and leaders met March 5-6 in the Pingtung Central Church. Lin De Fu, Ministerial secretary for the southern area, facilitated that meeting.
The topic of discussion for Module 3 was God honoring Sabbath worship. David Ripley, Ministerial Association secretary for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), and Lynn Ripley, assistant Ministerial secretary served as presenters. The foundational principles presented were “preparing for worship all week long” and “worship as an evangelist witness.” For the practical component of the program, the larger group broke into small groups that each planned a worship service that focused on the theme of a sermon.
On the second day of each module, pastors reviewed the topics of previous LEAD modules: Specialness, Urgency, and Expectancy; Discipleship Culture for the Local Church; and Mission and Vision.
During each module, TWC president Steven Wu shared an inspiring message with LEAD participants. He encouraged them to ask their church boards to be active members of the LEAD church growth initiative.
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