Church Intent on Changing the Leadership Culture in Inter-America

Changing the leadership culture throughout the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory is what top church administrators have been aggressively seeking to do with on-going training geared toward its regional and local church administrators and department heads at every level of the church organization.

“We need to be servants of the Lord as we lead His church, because it is not about me, about us, but about God and His Church.”

Hundreds of committee and board members across unions, conferences, missions, educational and health institutions in Inter-America were summoned to an online training program themed ‘Transformed to Lead a Healthy Organization,’ from the IAD headquarters in Miami, Florida, United States, on January 24, 2018.

“The church is not led by one person, but it is led by a committee,” said IAD church region president Israel Leito, as the online event began. “We need to be servants of the Lord as we lead His church, because it is not about me, about us, but about God and His Church.”

Leito urged board leaders and members to remain loyal to God, to His church and His people. “Let every committee meeting be an experience of worship; let us make our meetings a way to glorify God and not a moment to control and take advantage of others,” he said.

The six-hour session sought to equip members of governing boards and committees to fulfill their responsibilities, said IAD assistant to the president Balvin Braham, who is in charge of leadership development for the church in Inter-America.

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