THE 2016 WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA DISCIPLESHIP SUMMIT – DAY TWO
Day Two at the 2016 West and Central Africa Discipleship Summit in Accra, Ghana started with a very impacting class by Mike Taliaferro on ‘Becoming an Expert Builder’. In order to become an expert builder, we must develop a lifestyle of powerful and faith-filled prayer life.
Leaders were encouraged and challenged to become men and women of humility who expects miracles in their various ministries, who prepare for fire, who builds families and have fun, and who perseveres.
The second crucial aspect of becoming an expert church builder is to become a Self-reproducer. Drawing wonderful insights from the book of Acts and the Letter to Timothy, Mike spoke passionately, calling on leaders of today’s churches to deliberately focus on raising up the next line of tomorrow’s leadership.
In his next class titled ‘Ministry Roles’, Mike Taliaferro taught leaders about the essence of working together as a team for the glory of God. He explained the various roles and responsibilities of an evangelist, elders and the Board of Trustees and how they should work together for a common goal. Ann Brigitte also explained the roles of the women’s ministry leader, calling on the sisters to embrace the role that God called them out for.
The second class of the day was a very practical class by Dave Pocta titled ‘Church Discipline and Extra Ordinary Situations’ a topic that poses as a ‘thorn in the flesh’ for many church leaders.
Dave painstakingly took leaders through the basic bible principles underlying church discipline, calling leaders to stay faithful to scriptures in all circumstances and to keep the right motivation of love for the individual and protection of the church.
The final class of the day was taught by Damon Curtis, Dave Pocta and Mike Taliaferro on ‘Building Vibrant Ministries’. Damon gave many helpful practicals on how to build vibrant marrieds and singles ministries, how to inject fresh ideas and how to harness the various talents in our ministries.
Dave taught about the importance of the Youths and Family Ministry in our local maturing congregations and how to practically build that ministry. Finally, Mike closed out by calling church leaders back to the campus and to build the campus ministries in all our cities.