By Caribbean News Global contributor
CASTRIES, St Lucia – Last week Saturday, June 5, we heard from Catherine Butcher (PhD) on the topic, “Governance, Transparency and Accountability for Strategic Planning”.
Butcher made the following conclusions: “The laws and regulations – provide a legal framework in ensuring good governance practices, transparency and accountability measures. However, Regulations alone will not solve all the challenges of the Church.
She asserts that the principle of accountability goes way back to the beginning of times. “Accountability is the tool that God uses to make Christians better. The Bible admonishes the Church to “submit to each other out of respect for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). There must be a commitment by the church at all levels to implement good governance, transparency, and accountability measures.
“There must be a collective will of parishioners, the leaders, to work towards the true purpose of the church which is to draw souls to Christ through your deeds and actions which would lead to expansion and growth of the church as God Commanded His disciples to “go out into the world and preach the gospel to all men”.
On Saturday, June 12, Embert Charles, a communications expert and the current president of the World Association for Christian Communication will speak on the topic, “Organisational Development and Effective Communication in Strategic Planning”.
DATE : Saturday, June 12, 2021
TIME : 10: 00 AM
VENUE : Holy Trinity Church, Castries. (COVID-19 protocols in effect).
Please make an effort to attend as this remains for the benefit of a) the entire congregation which include Anglicans nationwide and overseas, b) officers of the Parochial Church Council and c) the respective church groups ACWA, Brotherhood of St Andrew, and the Mothers Union as well as d) our young people who are specially encouraged to attend.
While the strategic planning team is conducting its work, Brother David and Brother Cecil are also inviting suggestions and comments from anyone who wishes to make a contribution towards the attainment of the strategic plan for the Church.
The strategic planning team members can be reached at +1 (758) 285 3260 or +1 (758) 730 0286.
In the work of Christ Jesus.