On November 10th and 11th, more than 300 leaders from different Christian organizations and churches of various denominations from across the country, took part in the 75th anniversary Grand Conference of STEP.
Eager to see their churches involved in the transformation of Haiti brought these leaders to STEP for this conference organized around the theme: “The Church, an Agent of Transformation of Life and Society”.
With this conference, STEP aimed to help participants grow in their understanding of the role their churches play in the transformation of Haiti.
Four speakers discussed topics related to the various issues facing Haitian churches today:
- Dr. Joel Laloi addressed issues related to preaching in Haitian churches and proposed possible solutions to help leaders solve them.
- Dr. Dona Darius emphasized the power of the church to transform Haiti to prevent it from sinking further into moral, social and political decay.
- Dr. Paul Hantz Bernard spoke about the leadership style needed today for the church of Jesus Christ.
- Dr. Jean Duthène Joseph addressed the issue of a biblical philosophy of the ministry that church leaders must adapt to achieve the deep and lasting transformation of the Haitian nation.
After the conference, Wilner Valville, Pastor of the Evangelical Baptist Elim Church, was grateful for the benefits he has gained for his ministry. He said: “What I learned in this Great Conference has helped reinforce my Christian beliefs. The topic of leadership opened my eyes to the assets I have at my disposal to transform the community in which I minister. It also encouraged me to make efforts to be more practical in my ministry and to be more intentional in how I lead my staff. In short, this training has helped me become a better Christian leader.”