Temple Adventiste de West Palm Beach, Fla., under the leadership of Varilus Pierre Jr., pastor, sponsored a church officers training seminar to commence the new church year on Sabbath afternoon, September 2, 2017. In addition to making this seminar available, Pierre, who is trilingual and fluent in French, Creole, and English, translated the seminar into French Creole for the benefit of his members.
Jeffrey Thompson, Ph.D., senior pastor of Ft. Lauderdale Church, and his wife, Denise, were the featured presenters. The seminar began by focusing on the duties and responsibilities of church board members in the context of the local church, including the importance of confidentiality in whatever is discussed. “As a member of the church board,” Thompson exhorted, “you must also be faithful in your stewardship responsibilities in the context of time, talent, and financial means.”
Duties and responsibilities of the various church positions were also covered in the seminar.
At the culmination of the various presentations, the floor was opened for questions. “As one of the presenters,” said Thompson, “I would like to commend Pastor Pierre for his initiative in organizing this practical seminar, which was educational and met felt needs.”
Florida | December 2017
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