More than 700 pastors, Sunday school teachers and other church leaders gathered at Emmanuel Haitian Baptist church in Miami for a day of training and encouraging on March 3rd.

The Haitian Sunday School and Leadership Conference’s theme was “The Great Commission” and offered pastors and church leaders the opportunity to gain additional training in the areas of children and adult discipleship and Bible education.

James Peoples, North American Mission Board Send City missionary for South Florida, was the guest speaker.

“There’s a lost world that needs to know Him. If we’re down and discouraged and doubtful we won’t be effective witnesses,” he said during his opening sermon. He then read from John 20 the words of encouragement Jesus gave the disciples and offered the same words as encouragement to those gathered.

Here are some highlights of the day:

James Peoples kicks off the Haitian Sunday School and Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 3 with an encouraging word out of John 20.

 

Louna Vilse leads a workshop on working with children 6 to 12 years old through Sunday School.

Ricky Bailey, Baptist Collegiate Ministry director for the Miami area, talks about how to reach students making college and career choices.

Israel Francois leads workshop on church growth through small groups.

Priscille Elie guides her workshop group through activities and lessons with this year’s vacation bible school’s ‘Game On’ theme.

 

Participants of the Church Finances workshop listen attentively to Gary Townsend (not pictured), North Florida regional catalyst.

 

Emmanuel Duverneau leads workshop on adult Sunday school.

 

Ricardo Diègue, Emmanuel Haitian Baptist Church’s missions youth leader, leads workshop on youth ministry.

 

Reginald Joseph leads workshop on the importance of youth ministry.

 

Lifeway’s Charles Grant directs participants through workshop on Essentials of Worship.

 

Jackson Voltaire talks to his workshop class about how to make effective leaders.

 

Filise Jules leads workshop on women’s ministry.

 

The team of volunteers serving the event gets instructions from volunteer director Wilfred Pierre before workshops dismiss for lunch.

 

By Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Convention, March 6, 2018