Men: Transformed and Empowered
Posted: 28 Oct 2018
The third annual Men’s Conference was held at the Russell’s Auditorium on Sabbath 27th October. And we are witnessing a continued increase in the number of men who attend. Since its introduction it has proven itself to be a gathering where the men gain inspiration, and are equipped, challenged and refreshed for their future witness for the kingdom of God.
Event organizer, Pastor Henry Snagg, in commenting on the conference, said the program was aimed at challenging and stimulating men to grow in their thinking. By being transformed and hence more spiritually mature in their actions, they are empowered to make a difference in the communities throughout St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The main facilitator, Pastor Wayne Sampson, from South Caribbean Conference. Pastor Sampson started the morning with a dynamic, and spirit-filled presentation entitled “Definition of Manhood”. He engaged the men to search themselves to, thereby, find the man that God had created them to be.
The second presentation, “The Man and his Traps” opened eyes and stirred interesting conversations. One attendee was noted as saying, “The facilitator went into areas where we often don’t go. I am happy I attended because I am now transformed to be the man God wants me to be.”
This year’s Men’s Conference has dared the men to grow and initiate changes in their homes, communities and churches like never before. Many think that St. Vincent and the Grenadines needs more positive male role models because of the spate of crime, violence and abuse that has become almost a norm in society. The conference can be seen as facilitating that process.
Indeed, the conference goal to empower and motivate men to live out God’s mission of manhood and be the best husbands, fathers, and leaders God has called them to be was met resoundingly. It is noteworthy that the men were supported by a few women who attended.
Next years’ conference promises to be bigger and better than what was experienced this year.