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6th NBCA pastors’ conference concludes

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2021 10:02 pm
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Speakers (inset) and participants of the 6th Biennial Pastors’ Conference of the Nagamese Baptist Churches Association (NBCA) at Zion Retreat Centre, Sechü Zubza in Kohima.

Kohima, Sep. 20 (EMN): The Nagamese Baptist Churches Association (NBCA) held its 6th Biennial Pastors’ Conference at Zion Retreat Centre, Sechü Zubza in Kohima on September 16 and 17.

Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho NBCC General Secretary and Rev. Dr. Meren , NBCA , executive secretary were its main speakers while Rev. Dr. Lulen Jamir was the resource person for the event.

 The conference was hosted by the Kohima Nagamese Baptist Pastors Fellowship (KNBPF) and 64 delegates enrolled for the conference.

 On the day, Keyho encouraged the pastors to be vocational pastors and not take it as a profession, an update informed. He encouraged the pastors to be vocational leaders while pointing out that professionals were trained by the head and whereas vocational was trained by heart and lamented that professionalism was ‘killing’ the pastoral ministry.

 He warned that when one becomes too close to the world, one may become too far to God.

 On the second day, Rev. Dr. Meren stressed on the importance of ‘taking up the Cross’ and asserted that ‘to follow Christ is to forget oneself’.

 He shared that Nagas had become a status-oriented society. He also stressed on the importance of visiting the homes of its members.

 Pointing out that NBCA ministries were starting from grassroots level, he stated that it should not become a programme oriented ministry but to be a Holy Spirit oriented programme, which he added was the need of the hour.

 Further, it added that during the last service, Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho encouraged the pastors to become soul hunters and to keep striving to win more souls into His kingdom.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2021 10:02:09 pm