Victor Kubik: Ministerial Services News
May 13, 2010
We trust this update will find you having a good work week so far. Life can be hectic, and so thankfully, the Sabbath is approaching once again. Here are some brief highlights of our work in Ministerial Services of late:
Feast of Tabernacles Planning:
Over the past few weeks we have been compiling data on where our local church elders are going for the Feast. Some of our Feast sites are well-staffed, while others are not. We hope to encourage some to fill in where there are needs.
We also notified our elders that there are international sites with special needs that can be filled by elders who may want to make a challenging trip to such a site. It will be challenging as there will be plenty of opportunities to speak and take care of other Feast duties. We have noticed a marked decline in transfer requests overseas, both for ministers and members alike.
We are looking to fill requests for ministers in the following countries:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Leadership Workshop September 2-6, 2010
One of the most valuable ministerial educational programs has been the Leadership Workshop held over the Labor Day Weekend. The workshop will start September 2 and continue through Labor Day, September 6. This year we anticipate 15 men in addition to their wives to come to the home office for these classes. Subjects for this workshop will include:
- Leadership in the Church
- Importance of Sound Doctrine
- The Heart of a Leader
- Pride and Humility
- History of the United Church of God
- Appreciating Differences—Understanding Yourself and Others
- Being All Things to All People
- Various Speaking instructions
- And more….
Over the life of this program 50 men have been ultimately ordained and 24 hired full-time into the Work of God. It has been very successful.
After Pentecost I plan to visit in two areas. I would like to visit recently widowed Leroy Neff in Big Sandy, Texas. Then I plan to visit with Harold Rhodes in Pensacola, Florida, who has been hospitalized the past four months.
All the best for the upcoming Sabbath,
Victor Kubik—Interim Operation Manager, Ministerial Services