The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) had its first conference for Diocesan Secretaries and Senior Managers at Tete Ni Kolivuti (TNK), earlier this month.
ACoM’s General Secretary, Dr. Abraham Hauriasi opened the conference saying:
“The conference is organised purposely to; acknowledge the important and critical roles diocesan secretaries and department heads play in the life of the Church. Secondly, it is part of building the capacity of Church leaders to raise the level of governance at different levels of the Church. Finally, the General Secretary is required in his or her role under canon to call regular meetings of diocesan secretaries to discuss matters that are of concern to dioceses and the province.
“Capacity building for these senior leaders through coming together to share knowledge and learn from each other so that we all move together to achieve our overall goal is also another reason why the conference is organised,” the General Secretary said.
The main objectives of this conference is to help the Diocesan Secretaries and Senior Managers foster closer coordination, networking and cooperation amongst dioceses and with the provincial offices. The conference will also offer a platform for the senior Administrators to share their challenges and opportunities and to propose strategies for addressing common issues faced in their lines of work.
Participants to the workshop come from Dioceses and Provincial Offices in both Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
The next conference is expected to be held in 2019.
News story and pictures from ACoM Communications