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Liberia: Alliance World Fellowship Talks ‘Abdomen Points’ of Evangelism, Different Christian Issues

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Monrovia — The Alliance World Fellowship (AWF) is an umbrella physique of Christian organizations (Church buildings) underneath the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA)–an evangelical group based by Albert Benjamin Simpson, a Canadian-American Theologian, Evangelist, and Writer.

Born on the 15th of December, 1843, Albert Benjamin Simpson migrated to America for globalization of his evangelical imaginative and prescient, particularly Church planting. He died on the 29th of October, 1919.

AWF held a two-day Coaching Workshop that ran from eighth to the ninth of June, 2021 on the Church of the Believers (COB), Inc., Liberia’s first consultant at AWF from 1994. COB, a CMA, serves as a mom of two totally different Christian denominations–Evangelical Protestant Church (Guinea’s department) and Good Harvest Ministries (primarily based in Liberia)–each connected to AWF. The Guinea’s Mission relocated to Liberia in 2014.

COB’s Senior Pastor, and likewise the present president of AWF-Liberia, Dr. Rev. Roosevelt Zarwulogbo Liberty, Sr., instructed this author on the Workshop that his Ministry’s motherly position to those two totally different Church buildings relies on AWF’s coverage of affiliation.

The coverage, Rev. Liberty added, says any AWF member that wishes to function in a overseas Nation ought to work underneath the AWF member already current within the host Nation.

“Nonetheless, the Church of the Believers doesn’t dictate to the educating fashion of any of the affiliating Church buildings, besides on enforcement of AWF’s evangelical doctrines that ought to be adhered to by all mother-or child-Church,” Dr. Liberty famous.

Just one particular person, a male, was the Facilitator on the Workshop.

Welcome Comment and Opening of the Coaching was accomplished by Rev. Phillip Zoryu, Vice President–COB/AWF-Liberia.

COB’s Grownup Choir took up the “Reward & Worship” phase first with a music, in English, telling God, “You Did not must do it, however you probably did”

One in every of COB’s Christian Moms, Mot. Theresa Bammie, a Missionary, did the Opening Prayer.

“Pay attention effectively and you’ll be taught one thing good from right here,” Pastor Arthur M. Reeves, Secretary Basic of COB/AWF-Liberia, admonished individuals of the Coaching Workshop.

On “Introducing the Facilitator”, Rev. Liberty mentioned he’s a citizen of Burkina Faso and despatched by the Headquarter of AWF in the USA of America.

“Our particular visitor, Dr. Robert Sanou, has a doctoral diploma in Legislation, and is presently on two doctoral levels in numerous areas,” the Religious Head of COB offered extra data.

Throughout his deliberations, the Francophone Nation’s citizen delivered fluently and eloquently in English.

On Day One, he spoke on three matters: “Introduction to Church and Neighborhood Improvement”, “What Form of Group for Improvement Workplace within the Church of Liberia”, and “Totally different Steps of Implementation of A Improvement Workplace”. The second presentation was on a mannequin of the Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire Missions of AWF, for the Liberian Alliance Mission to emulate.

“Liberia is the primary Nation Western Missionaries to Africa first visited, so Liberia is a blessing to Africa,” the Facilitator started the primary a part of why he was on the Workshop.

Basing his first presentation or subject on Luke Chapter 4, verses 18 and 19, the Facilitator mentioned evangelism is all about rescuing individuals from non secular and bodily bondage.

He mentioned the non secular half is preaching or prayer, whereas the bodily half is about offering the bodily wants of these we preach to as a method to attract them into the Church.

“Keep in mind, Jesus fed the multitude of individuals who had gathered to take heed to his sermon or preaching. If he had solely preached, lots of the individuals would have gone away because of starvation,” the Burkinabe evangelist mentioned to the meeting of Liberians.

Throughout the course of his presentation, Dr. Sanou demonstrated prioritization of the non secular wants by many Christian organizations, and lifted his proper leg off the ground. “You can not stroll effectively if you’re standing on just one leg.”

He defines “group” and mentioned the Church and group of non-members of the Church, making up the “outdoors group”, are inter-dependent.

“The Church ought to present the bodily wants of the group. Start with wants evaluation, which might information you on what the group wants and tips on how to present the wants,” he suggested.

On the finish of his third theme or subject, the Facilitator organized the individuals into three teams for group dialogue/presentation a few specific “wants” of the Church and strategies of fixing every want.

All teams picked agriculture and training; one group added “well being” to its record.

“Agriculture can remedy any drawback, as a result of it’s universally thought of because the spine of any Nation. With agriculture, or farming, you may get cash to satisfy the opposite needs–education and well being” mentioned Mr. Roosevelt Zarwulogbo Liberty, Jr., son of COB’s Senior Pastor, presenting for Group 3.

Day Two’s matters had been: “Primary Ideas of Neighborhood Improvement in A Christian Views” and “The Good Governance of An NGO”

Dr. Sanou began with explaining is ordeal from the Authorities of Liberia, by means of the Nationwide Public Well being Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) on is Coronavirus Testing by NPHIL. He mentioned the fifty United States {Dollars}, testing price, he paid wasn’t talked about on the receipt issued to him by the NPHIL official assigned to him.

“I hope this shall be resolved in time in order that my deliberate departure, after the Workshop, shall be attainable,” he introduced to physique of individuals.

Talking on the primary subject, the Facilitator suggested members of AWF-Liberia Mission to take a seat with members of the group and ask them to discuss their wants, however cautioned figuring out “actual wants” and “much less essential wants”

On the second subject, he talked about a number of attributes of the chief, together with deeper information of the group, visionary, humility, and delegation of energy to different members on the challenge.

“A pacesetter ought to settle for criticism. You had been praised yesterday on doing the proper factor. It’s best to settle for corrective feedback in the present day in your errors,” the Facilitator mentioned when deliberating on “humility”.

On the finish of every presentation, the Facilitator allowed questions and feedback from individuals.