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CASON hosts Lagos talks on church and gifted hands

Dr. Kunle Hamilton praying before his sessionIMG_4691IMG_4739

IMG_4784Pastor Seyi Oladimeji

IMG_4640 IMG_4662 IMG_4755 IMG_4757 Seyi Oladimeji -CASON President sharing views with Dr. Hamilton and Steve Akoni - CASON VP

Church leaders, managers and administrators converged Monday 12 October 2015 at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel and Towers to hone their skills in order to chart fresh courses and set new goals for their organizations and ministries.
The event was the Second Annual Conference of the Church Administrators Society of Nigeria [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][CASON]. CASON has been at the vanguard of dispensing cutting edge knowledge and skills towards effective management and administration of resources in Churches and faith-based organizations. Even more, it has been ardently pursuing her mission of bridging the knowledge gap that exists between church administrators and their counterparts in the corporate space.
Though participants were drawn from diverse denominations across Nigeria, there was only one collective objective which was evident and palpable in the atmosphere – the quest to do Church administration right.
The conference theme ‘Attracting and Retaining Quality Hands in Ministry’ was crucial, timely and relevant. With highly resourceful speakers drawn from both the corporate and not-for-profit spheres, the theme was tackled in ways that brought the concept of professionalism to the fore in more ways than one.
What is a Church or not-for-profit organization without volunteers? And how can volunteerism be made profitable for all parties? Pastor Steve Akoni, Vice President, CASON in his presentation on ‘Managing Volunteer Services’ gave a lucid account of how effective volunteering arrangements can be in any organization.
Also, in a highly incisive and thought provoking presentation, Dr. Kunle Hamilton, President, Shaddaiville Ministries, made a case for “Managing Gifted Associates” and how Church leaders can work with this category of people thus benefiting from the barrage of creativity and skills which they carry. He posited that gifted associates must be seen as collaborators and not competition; the sole evidence of that being for Church leaders to make their best brains their best hands in their ministries.
Leaders in every organization agree that attracting and retaining quality hands is no mean feat, but it is achievable and efficiently too. In a practical no-holds-barred fashion, Ms Femi Bolaji, Director, Practice Management, Phillips Consulting (representing her Chairman, Mr. Folusho Phillips) shared talent acquisition and retaining strategies. Her paper was on the theme for the conference, “Attracting and Retaining Gifted Hands.” Speaking and making a case for instituting processes, she stressed that quality hands in ministry is a direct function of quality processes.
The final talk at the conference was premised on the concept of ‘Transitioning’ and exiting one work life to begin another. Godman Akinlabi, Senior Pastor at Elevation Church Lagos spoke on the theme: “Exiting without rocking the boat.” He advised all pastors and ministers: “Serve where you are like you’re not going anywhere. Be sold out. Be faithful. Wait for God’s timing and do whatever it takes to leave with a blessing.”
Participants at the conference left inspired, reinvigorated and fulfilled. Their turn out was impressive; a testament to the impact of CASON, a Christian institute that offers best global standards in consulting, training and certification of Church leaders, managers and administrators across all denominations.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]


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