Leaders are change agents

The fifth characteristic of leadership for us to consider is Leaders are “change agents.” They bring about change in order to fulfil their vision. They move through chaotic situations and change things; they manage change. An effective leader will not be satisfied with the traditional status quo lifestyle. To him or her, change is vital.…

Ash Wednesday, what it means

Christians all over the world begin the season of Lent, in preparation for Easter, on Ash Wednesday.   The “ash” is imposed on the foreheads, a sign which is strange in many tribes and cultures.  To understand the meaning of this practice especially with the Catholics and Anglican Christians, we must pay attention to the…

Fiji’s Methodist Church is impartial

WITH the general election a few months away, the Methodist Church says it will not affiliate itself with politics. This was confirmed by church communications secretary Reverend James Bhagwan who said the church was impartial and does not endorse any political parties. “We will support people on individual basis — if someone comes and asks…

SSEC to mark 50th golden jubilee

SOUTH Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) will celebrate its 50th Golden jubilee anniversary at Ambu near Auki, Malaita, next week. Up to 10,000 members of the church across the country are expected to converge for the week-long celebration. month. Pastor Stephen Ausuta, who is coordinating the event, said deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga will be their…

NCMM marks one year anniversary

LOCAL Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) group, the Niuleni Community Music Ministry (NCMM) on Monday night marked its first anniversary of work and ministering to Gods people. The group which comprised of men, women and children from Niuleni in North Malaita, but currently working and residing in Honiara, was formed last year. The vision is to…

Ete: Gospel music, an avenue for change

GOSPEL music plays a major role and is an avenue for change of attitude, behaviour and development not only in a person’s spiritual life but entire being. Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara, Douglas Ete highlighted this during the 1st anniversary celebration of the Niuleni Community Musical Ministry (NCMM) at the national museum auditorium…

A Leader is a risk taker

As we continue with our discussion on the topic of ‘Leadership,’ the third aspect of understanding the characteristics of leadership, “A leader is a risk-taker.” Risk taking is an indispensable part of leadership. A French writer Andre Gide said, “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”…