Monday, October 3, 2022

Refresher course for pastors at Kiphire


United Sangtam Baptist Lithroti Ashimükhong (USBLA) conducted refresher course for pastors from September 5 -11 at USBLA Retreat Centre, Arehintre Thüyo, Kiphire.
The resource persons at the refresher course were Asst. Professor, Discipleship Bible College, Dr. Alem P, secretary USBLA Sub-Centre, Kiphire, Dr.H. Apise Sangtam and principal Oriental Theological College, Yangli, Chumpongse.
Church Administration and stewardship, pastoral care and counseling, practical theology, method of biblical interpretation and biblical foundation of mission were some of the topics highlighted during the 7-day refresher course.
Delivering a key note concept, executive secretary, USBLA, Rev. Y. Imti said that the refresher course was significant and designed to take the pastors back to the basics so they can review fundamentals they may have forgotten or upskill on new information they may be aware. As an act of portraying servant leadership, feet washing ceremony was also conducted where Rev. Y. Imti ministered the event. The celebration has re-strengthened and reaffirmed the call and commitment of the pastors in their ministry, he said. Addl. Superintendent of Police, Kiphire, Kajiri, while exhorting the pastors, reminded that qualities like integrity, blamelessness, accountability and fair judgment were expected of them. Besides having sessions and classes, team-building recreational games and sports were also conducted. Speakers of the evening gospel hour were pastor Sangtam Baptist Lithro, Kohima Rev. Thsadong, pastor, South Zone, SBL Kiphire, Setsiba and pastor SBL Tuensang, Imsu, while Rev. Y. Imti spoke on “Shepherding Role from the Bible”, Psalms 23 at the Sunday worship service.
Village Council chairman of Tetheyo village Juringmong also spoke at the programme. At the valedictory function, 55 pastors were awarded certificate of completion and the message was delivered by Dr. Alem P.