This morning Dave continued his teaching series on interdependency. Because all our churches are in Christ, we are equals.
Our leaders attended three sessions focusing on biblical gender roles. They affirmed that God created mankind in two distinct genders. They discussed biblical eldership and celebrated the crucial roles of women in the church. They broke out into discussion groups where they discussed how to apply these doctrines to their local churches of different cultures.
Throughout the day we heard updates from the USA, Chile, and the Philippines. The USA has 8 nation-wide ministries. The church in Chile is ministering to many Haitian and Venezuelan immigrants who have been coming into the country. One of our leaders in the Philippines is considering moving to a more unreached province to plant a church.
In the evening we participated in a tender time of taking communion together and washing each other’s feet. God is so good!