The five-day Christian leaders’ training conference conducted by Gospel Missionary Ministries (GMM) started Monday at Eastern Bible College (EBC), Bank Colony, Dimapur. The speakers of the training included Dr. Larry McFadden, USA and Rev. Len Morgan, USA and also Rev. Dr. J. Palmer, founder and president of GMM from Chennai and Rev. Prince were also present in the training. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Larry McFadden, USA said the Holy Spirit who always speaks the truth could do mighty works and expressed hope that the spirit of God work in the convention. He maintained that today a war is fought not between democracy and terrorism but a spiritual war between good and evil and that people were caught in the middle
Stressing on the responsibilities of leaders in communicating the Gospel, Dr. Larry posed a questions on the leaders whether they were ready to carry out the purpose of God, obey Him and fulfill His will.
Dr. Larry also explained that God rejoices when one sinner repents. However, he explained that the road that leads to life is narrow whereas the road to destruction is wide where many chose the wide road.
Briefing the word of God from the Gospel of John, Chapter 11, Dr. Larry expressed that only God could raise the dead to life and save people and He only wants one to communicate the Gospel and called upon the congregation to help people who are in need of spiritual change. Dr. Larry said God chose people to fulfill His purpose and if one believes in Him would be redeemed and live a changed life and that one would see the miracle when God’s purpose is fulfilled.
In the five-day Christian leaders’ training conference, the speakers would impart the participants including various Church leaders from Assam and Nagaland, pastors and students of the college on the responsibility of Christian leaders in extending the Kingdom of God.
Rev. Len Morgan, USA opined that one could not expect pastors to do all the responsibilities; however each and every individual should also carry out ones responsibility.
Rev. Dr. T.N Lotha, principal of EBC College said the programme was not individual Church programme and not denominational plan but a plan of God.