Another training opportunity the church leaders in this region have is called ELICAMP. It’s a semiannual event held once a year in Recife and the other time at a different city around the Northeast. This month it was held in Recife with 44 participating representing 20 congregations across the region.
The theme this time was “Jesus’ Peace” based on John 14:27. Different aspects of peace were treated in each lesson (Spiritual, Financial, Family, Ministerial). My lesson was on how to promote Congregational peace. My emphasis was for the minister to develop a relationship of love with the members that nurtures forgiveness.
“Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.”