The registration count for LC2012 has come to 315 people. The Lord has moved powerfully to bring so many men and women to the CABC campus to participate in this year’s leadership conference. Our theme this year is: Biblical Leadership – Becoming a Different Kind of Leader. The sub-theme for Wednesday is Biblical Leadership in the Church. A variety of speakers dealt with this important subject throughout the day.
Pastor Saidi Chishimba started day bringing a timely message on the Attitudes of a Biblical Leader from 1 Peter 5:2-3. He challenged the conference to evaluate our attitudes toward the people we are serving in light of Biblical demands. He reminded us that leaders are called to shepherd a flock that does not belong to them – the flock belongs to God. In light of this we must be very careful and intentional in how we carry out our duties.
Matt Williams, Grave Singogo,Isaac Makashinyi, and Brian Fuller each handled a workshop that dealt with the theme of the day.
The workshops sessions concluded with a Q&A. Conference speakers formed a panel and fielded questions from the attendees. These questions dealt with a wide variety of issues ranging from application of the theme, dealing with abusive spiritual leaders, and whether or not a woman could be a pastor.
Again on Wednesday, Sam Horn continued to teach through the Minor Prophets.
Guest sessions were taught in the Pastor’s class by Conrad Mbewe on the subject of developing a Biblical Worldview from Genesis chapter one. Brian Fuller challenged the Pastors regarding the temptation of sexual immorality.
Francis Kaunda continued teaching the Old Testament survey in the Chaplains block class. Guest speakers were invited to teach on specific topics pertinent to the class. Pastor Grave Singogo taught a biblical view of the death penalty and Ben Straub discussed the Covenants of the Old Testament.
The day concluded with the evening general session. Chopo Mwanza led the singing, and voices were raised in praise to God.
Nathan Washer, Academic Dean at CABC, issued Certificates of Completion to students who successfully completed Methodologies of Teaching.
Tori Barrett, class instructor was on hand to explain the reasons for this type to class and to congratulate the students.
John Mubvuto, a deaf brother shared a moving testimony, reminding believers that there are many people around them who have never heard the gospel because they are deaf.
In Sam Horn’s message during the evening general session, he shared the 3 Marks of a Servant-Leader from James chapter one: They know how to respond properly to a trial, They are marked by a certain response to temptations and they know how to receive truth properly.
The Word of God was a rich blessing to our souls the whole day through. We look forward with excitement to Thursday!