Atlantic Caribbean Union

Pastors, Lay Members Sharpen Their Skills

By: Andrew Burrows, ATCU

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From Sunday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 12, the ministerial department of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) hosted the annual Logos Bible Software Seminar. In his remarks, Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, ATCU president and ministerial director, noted that the aim of the training was to equip elders, pastors, and leaders with the tools needed to be more effective in studying the Word and preparing sermons. “We must take time out to sharpen our skills,” he admonished.
The seminar, which was held at the union’s headquarters in Nassau, Bahamas, was conducted by Pastor Morris Proctor, the authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. He and his wife, Cindy Proctor, have been planning and conducting Logos training camps for 15 years.
An ordained minister, Pastor Proctor shared that he was passionate about equipping persons, especially pastors, with the skills needed to study and understand the Bible, especially the original languages of Hebrew and Greek. “Logos puts the language tools at our finger tips,” he explained.
Attending the seminar were pastors and lay persons from the North and South Bahamas Conferences as well as the administrators and pastors from ATCU. Also among the participants was Pastor Earl Mason, senior pastor of Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrance in Tampa, Florida, who revealed that he has attended every Logos Training Seminar since it was started in the Bahamas. “I attend every year because it’s great for me and the people that I serve. It creates a hunger and thirst for the Word of God.”
In keeping with ATCU’s Prayer Initiative and the Adventist World Church’s focus on “Revived by the Word,” during the seminar, participants took time out to pray for the national and civic leaders and to collectively read the Word of God.