SeLD Conference Empowers Hundreds of Church Leaders in Inter-America

Miami, Florida, United States | Libna Stevens/IAD

Inter-America’s Segment Leadership Development (SeLD) Conference gathered more than 600 leaders from the Seventh-day Adventist Church across its 24 major regions for three days of training in Miami, Florida, July 10-12, 2017.

Top church leaders and event organizers challenged newly appointed and seasoned church administrators, pastors, educators, local church elders, and department heads employed in the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory to become humble, visionary leaders, united and focused in fulfilling the mission of the church.

“Many of you came here as excellent leaders, very successful in what you have done,” said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America. “By rubbing shoulders with the eminences here to instruct you, we hope you might discover that there is still room for improvement, because our learning never ends.”

Becoming effective leaders is about putting self aside and being transformed by Jesus Christ daily in the leadership journey, said Pastor Leito. That goes for any leader who is discouraged, or may be arrogant, or may be seeking political ambition.