When asked to provide a definition of leadership, a variety of responses and descriptions may be given. These descriptions may come from personal experience or from consulting a dictionary. Sunday, July 15, 2012, the leaders and church members of the Conservative Baptist Churches of Haiti were given a clear definition of leadership.
This definition was not based on personal opinion or handy Webster. It came from the Word of God. More than 600 people were in attendance at Fermathe Church on Sunday morning for the introduction of Pastor Bertho Eugene, the new President of ASEBACH. ASEBACH stands for the Association of Conservative Baptist Churches in Haiti. The president of this organization changes every 4 years. The ministry of BHM works hand-in-hand with ASEBACH.
With more than 380 churches in the association, BHM relies heavily on solid Christian leaders within the churches for the work of the ministry. Sunday morning was composed of celebration for Pastor Bertho as the new President of ASEBACH. It was also a time of thanks and recognition of previous president Pastor Joubert. Charges were delivered to the upcoming ASEBACH committee as well as the church members.
Field Director Rob Baker delivered the message Sunday morning. Pastor Baker used the Word to explain to the church God’s design for Christian leaders. Beginning in Acts 6, the church learned about God’s original plan at the foundation of the church. Baker explained that leaders are men in good standing with their community, they lead their family well, and they have a personal relationship with the Lord.
Church members and leaders were encouraged by the events that took place Sunday morning. It is clear the Lord is at work within His church. Pray for Pastor Bertho and the new committee. Pray these next several years would be a time of Spiritual growth for the churches of Haiti, as well as for the men personally. Pray for wisdom for these men as they seek to lead, and lead well. For a brief bio on Pastor Bertho visit the “About Us” section on the website.