March 11, 2014

Discipleship Training Takes Spotlight

, assistant Ministerial secretary, NSD

LEAD (Leading Enthusiastic Active
Disciples) is a voluntary program sponsored by the Northern Asia-Pacific
Division (NSD), designed to help pastors grow the churches their churches in
Taiwan. LEAD is not just a one-time training event, it offers continuing
training and support.

The Taiwan LEAD Module 3 met March 2-3, 2014 for pastors and church
leaders in Taipei at the Taiwan Adventist Hospital Church. Raymond Ko,
Ministerial secretary for the northern area of the Taiwan Conference and pastor
of the church, facilitated the gathering. A second group of LEAD pastors and
leaders met March 5-6 in the Pingtung Central Church. Lin De Fu, Ministerial secretary
for the southern area, facilitated that meeting.

Photos: NSDThe topic of discussion for Module 3 was God honoring Sabbath
worship. David Ripley, Ministerial Association secretary for the Northern
Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), and Lynn Ripley, assistant Ministerial secretary
served as presenters. The foundational principles presented were “preparing for
worship all week long” and “worship as an evangelist witness.” For the
practical component of the program, the larger group broke into small groups
that each planned a worship service that focused on the theme of a sermon.

On the second day of each module, pastors
reviewed the topics of previous LEAD modules: Specialness, Urgency, and
Expectancy; Discipleship Culture for the Local Church; and Mission and Vision.

During each module, TWC president
Steven Wu shared an inspiring message with LEAD participants. He encouraged
them to ask their church boards to be active members of the LEAD church growth