Literature Evangelist leaders attended a two-week leadership course at the South Pacific Division (SPD) office in Wahroonga, NSW.
SPD Publishing Department director John Brereton came up with the initiative encouraging 15 leaders from around the Pacific to attend the course.
The objective was to equip the leaders with basic understanding and essential leadership skills, such as, vision-casting, strategic planning and motivating their team members.
“The two-week Leadership Seminar was very practical in all aspects of Christian leadership . . . it was an excellent seminar and I know my fellow Islanders feel the same,” said Kila Nii, area manager for the Highlands in Papua New Guinea.
The program was based on Christian and biblical principles and provided a solid foundation for future growth in the area of leadership. One of the major learning tools was the daily journal that all participants wrote summarising the most important principles and applying them to their particular circumstances.
“The objective was to equip the leaders with basic understanding and essential leadership skills, such as vision-casting, strategic planning and motivating their team members,” said Dr Branimir Schubert, SPD Leadership and professional manager and facilitator of the course.
While attending the leadership seminar participants also took part in leading worships at SPD headquarters every morning and preached sermons at various churches in Sydney.
“I came into this leadership seminar with a nonplus expectation and an attitude of of it being just another leadership seminar but after a week I realised that I have been stirred, enlightened and challenged into new heights of servant leadership,” said Sone Mariner, area manager for South Queensland and Northern Australian Conferences. “This new perspective on leadership will help greatly in fulfilling my leadership and managerial role in our SPD Publishing Ministries mission of saving souls for Jesus.”