Regional director Joel Meeker gives an update on his recent pastoral visits in the French language region.
On the weekend of March 2-5 the administration of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, along with Leon and Reba Walker, traveled to Guatemala City to conduct our first international leadership conference. This is the beginning of a new international leadership development program that will eventually extend to all regions of the world. Latin America is our largest international work and, therefore, a good place for us to begin. The weekend consisted of a special Sabbath service and two days of seminars on the development of leadership in the Church. The seminars will be followed up with quarterly classes for all participants that will be webcast live from the studio here at the office. Join COGWA President Jim Franks as he reviews the program and the weekend’s activities in Guatemala.
Doug Horchak, operation manager for Ministerial Services, begins this edition of In Accord by commenting on the recent death of longtime elder Don Thomas and giving an update on Festival registration for 2018. Mr. Horchak also contrasts the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that he let slip by 45 years ago (the opportunity to go on the Temple Mount dig) with the chance many young adults (and others) have to attend and be taught at Foundation Institute today.