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GCE Int’l Meeting & Photos

April 30, 2010

Bill Bradford is speaking about “Developing the Environment” at international meeting portion of annual General Conference of Elders. Godly leadership being discussed.

  • As a minister, if people know more about you than Jesus Christ, then you’re not doing your job.
  • The Church does not create leadership. Leaders are already there, and emerge.
  • Godly leadership points to Christ, their leader.
  • Godly character is of prime importance. If you’ve lost godly character, then you’ve lost the game before it started.
  • As leaders begin to emerge, define the main trait we are looking for—not Bible knowledge, not personality, not how well he/she gets along with you—it’s character.

Main points then followed by section on developing godly leadership within your congregation, mentoring.

Here are some photos from the morning session, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Peter Eddington

German attendees: Fekete, Allaoua, Riehle

Liz Cannon at info table with GCE conference gift bags.

Eduardo Hernandez and Peter Eddington

Canadian and British Contingent. Berendts and Jarvis.

Mario Seiglie and Roy Holladay

Fishers from Caribbean Area.

Dan and Fern Berendt, Canada

April 30, 2010 - Posted by | General Conference of Elders, Media and Communications |


  1. This may not be the place to post this message, but didn’t know any other way. Pics did not come thru for some reason.
    Of course, the message is most important and thanks so much for sharing with us. This is most helpful. THANKS!! Sharon

    Comment by Sharon Abood | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. We contacted WordPress and they are having some computer problems. Should be resolved very soon. Sorry the photos did not come through.

    Comment by United Church of God | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. Hello. It’s great to see updates almost as soon as it just happened! I have a question, though. Don’t we (UCG) have enough space so as we can have this as subdomain of ( is a free site…unless you’re after that free site then I rest my case, but I don’t think that’s what you’re after. WP can be downloaded and uploaded to the subdomain and be installed.

    Comment by c5 | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  4. That first point can’t be emphasized enough. Sometimes I fear ministers put themselves in the way of leading people to Jesus — by things such as prophetic speculation or personal political analysis.

    Comment by Richard | April 30, 2010 | Reply

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