Pastor Steve Newman of First Baptist of Lodi, California gave a Men In Ministry Conference today, Friday, October 8, in Manila, Philippines under the direction of ACTION Philippines and Christian Growth Ministries (CGM).
The delegates came as early as 7:30 AM and the hall was almost full. A light breakfast was served while registration was completed. Many delegates expressed their thanks for the breakfast as many of them did not eat before coming to the conference. The delegates were from different parts of Metro Manila and from neighboring provinces. Three delegates came from the northern part of Luzon. There were approximately 110 people that registered and attended.
Rudy Ponce de Leon, a CGM Board Member and elder of San Juan Gospel Chapel, started the conference with a devotional talk. Pastor Steve Newman had four sessions, entitled Avoiding Temptations of Gold, Girls, and Glory; Lessons from Paul’s Address to the Ephesian Elders in Acts 20; the Roles of the Pastor: Servant leadership, Modeling, and Teacher; and Roles of the pastor: Shepherd, Trainer, and Encourager with two sessions each in the morning and afternoon.
The delegates received CLAIM/BookShare set # 47 including three books - Twelve Challenges Churches Face by Mark Dever, Galatians by Dr. Philip Ryken, and Love or Die by Alexander Strauch. These three books were just released by CLAIM (Christian Literature for Asians in Ministry), and the delegates of this conference were the first recipients of these excellent books.