“Vibrant Youth for Christ” was the theme of the recent inaugural leadership summit that took place in Suva, Fiji. More than 130 participants from across the country attended the three-and-a-half-day event held in the Fiji Mission Conference Centre.
“This is the first time we have ever run a leadership training session specifically for youth,” said Pastor Fifita Vatulesi, youth director of the Fiji Mission. “Our objective is to empower and strengthen youth leaders and make sure they are aligned with the Church’s focus—discipleship, media, health and mission to the cities.”
"We want to make sure our youth leaders in Fiji are equipped with the right resources and skills to do effective ministry and help make disciples for Jesus."
The summit was opened by Pastor Luke Narabe, president of the Fiji Mission, who talked about the importance of encouraging youth to be leaders through giving them greater responsibility, praying for them and encouraging them to be creative in ministry based on biblical principles.
Participants also had the opportunity to serve during the summit, taking donations and gifts to a nursing home, juvenile rehab centre and women’s crisis refuge.
“It was an inspiring event—we plan to hold events like this twice every five years,” said Pastor Vatulesi. “We want to make sure our youth leaders in Fiji are equipped with the right resources and skills to do effective ministry and help make disciples for Jesus.”