BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
MORE than thirty senior bishops and clergy members from nine dioceses of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) ended their three day training at the Heritage Park Hotel yesterday.
The training aims to equip them with better understanding of the context of carrying out work in their ministry and to have them build strong leadership teams committed to their various areas of responsibility.
This is according to ACOM’s press release statement.
As expressed, chancellor of the church highlighted that the key focus of the training strives on growing leadership teams, capacity building and effective administration to spur vision setting and strategy development within their respective dioceses.
Topics covered included understanding the context of their ministry, order and structure within the church, bundling collegiality amongst the leaders, and how they can set vision and strategy for their mission.
The report also stated that in assessing the context of their work, four guest speakers were invited to present their perspective of the church and ministry in the country.
“These include the Chairman of the leadership Code Commission, the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, and the Attorney General. The Church sincerely thanked these senior government officers for highlighting some of the pressing issues which the Church together with other stakeholders must help address as part of their mission work”, said the press statement.
The training was facilitated by Bishop Ross Bay, Bishop of Auckland, Hon Chris Allan, NZAC Deputy Chair and Hon Lyn Stevens QC, Chancellor of the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
It is a training following previous trainings including the Bishops Training which was held in Vanuatu in August 2016 and a training held in Honiara in April 2017.