Nearly 80 men accepted the invitation to enjoy a full weekend of fellowship, instruction, praise and recreation at the first North Pacific Union Men’s Leadership Training weekend, held April 29–May 1.
The complementary Men’s Leadership Training program supplements and strengthens the body of Christ. This 10-module course aims to remind men of their identities in Christ and their responsibilities and privileges as mission-focused, servant leaders to exemplify Christ’s sacrificial love in their personal lives as well as their marriages, families, churches, workplaces and communities.
Speakers Minner Labrador, Claudio Consuegra, Bill Roberts, Eric Brown, Florencio Bueno and César De León, communicating in both English and Spanish language, gave presentations covered a variety of topics. These included effective local church ministry, men of God as fathers and husbands, and leading successful events.
This Spirit-directed weekend ended on Sunday morning with a solemn service where the attendees received a special anointing to heal and release them from anything that would encumber their desire to live out their mission and purpose.
Ellen White’s eloquent words are especially relevant today: “To the man who is a husband and a father, I would say, be sure that a pure, holy atmosphere surrounds your soul. ... You are to learn daily of Christ. Never, never are you to show a tyrannical spirit in the home. The man who does this is working in partnership with satanic agencies. Bring your will into submission to the will of God. Do all in your power to make the life of your wife pleasant and happy. Take the Word of God as the man of your counsel. In the home, live out the teachings of the word. Then you will live them out in the church and will take them with you to your place of business. The principles of heaven will ennoble all your transactions. Angels of God will cooperate with you, helping you to reveal Christ to the world” (Adventist Home, p. 213–214).
For more information on future Adventist Men’s Ministries Training in your region, you may contact your local conference Men’s or Ministerial Director.