Atlantic Caribbean Union

ACUM Executive Committee Votes Strategic Plan

By Cheryl Rolle
ACUM Communications Department

In its sixth month of operation, the executive committee of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission (ACUM) voted its six-year strategic plan that would guide the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands during its mid-year meetings held May 31 – June 1, 2011, at its temporary headquarters in Nassau, Bahamas.
According to Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of ACUM, the plan addresses four areas that emerged from a SWOT analysis done at the beginning of the year by field leaders and union and departmental personnel.
“We would like to see growth and consolidation in evangelism, education, and the financial operation of our fields. Then we intend to nurture the spirit of unity among our members as all departments proclaim a gospel that would certainly improve the quality of life of those who accept the good news of salvation. Additionally, it is projected that the quality of life for members and non-members will be enhanced through the family and youth programs, the teaching of health principles and stewardship practices, and the provision of Adventist education from K-tertiary. Finally, ACUM envisions using all means of communication effectively in accomplishing its goals,” Pastor Johnson said.
Among the other items discussed were evangelism and the new headquarters now in construction on Gladstone Road.
The mid-year meetings concluded on Wednesday evening, June 1 with the first joint symposium where field leaders and the president of Northern Caribbean University presented brief reports, while Pastor Johnson brought a brief charge, encouraging members to focus on the second coming of Christ.