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Lay-leader Training in Burma Renews Believers

( [email protected] ) Nov 18, 2008 03:46 PM EST
According to Chinese Centre for World Evangelism (CCOWE), its regional committee in Burma held a five-day lay-leader discipleship training from November 3-7. Over 100 church ministers, elders and deacons, seminary professors and students, and Chinese missionaries serving locally participated in the conference.
CCCOWE International Director Rev. Morley Lee gives a speech at the opening ceremony for the five-day lay-leaders training conference held from Nov. 3-7 in Yangon, Burma. (CCCOWE)

According to Chinese Centre for World Evangelism (CCOWE), its regional committee in Burma held a five-day lay-leader discipleship training from November 3-7. Over 100 church ministers, elders and deacons, seminary professors and students, and Chinese missionaries serving locally participated in the conference.

Rev. Morley Lee, CCCOWE International Director, and the assistant executive director lead the conference held in Yangon, the capital of Burma.

Focusing on “Church Renewal”, the conference provided many workshops such as Sunday Service message preparation, relationship between the deacons, elders and the pastor, finding the reason of the conflict within the church, ensuring the unity within the church, staff leaderships and leadership in the tasks, partnerships in the team and with individuals, church administration, etc. Moreover, CCCOWE has released the work reports, which consist of around 20 courses.

According to the press release, some participants traveled more than 30 hours by car and others had to reconnect multiple flights to get to the event center. Although these people were fatigued from long-distance traveling, they were renewed in spirit after listening to the messages delivered at the conference.

Focusing on “Renewal of Service”, the morning Bible-studies taught about the proper understanding of service through the book of Nehemiah. The night Bible-studies explicated John 21, which touched upon the basis, drive, and prices for church renewal. Throughout the conference, the message that God values the workers more than the work itself was repeatedly spoken.

In the ministry reports, staffs of churches in Burma said that ever since the storm that ravaged Burma in May this year, which heavily damaged their church, they were unable to repair it. Instead, they have been dedicating full-time in rebuilding the churches and homes in the disaster-stricken areas that were completely destroyed. Their spirit of service exemplified the cliché that giving is better than receiving.

After the five days of fruitful gathering, the conference concluded.