Youths attending the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) Northern Region Youth Convention in Malaita Province were told that they are needed in the church’s leadership roles during this 21st century.
Guest of honor at the convention, the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace, and Ecclesiastical Affairs Peter Mae told over 3000 youths who gathered at Maoro School in Central Kwara’ae that they are needed in church leadership roles.
PS Mae said it is no secret that SSEC in this 21st century is a youthful generational church where he said it is time for these youth to be involved in leadership roles in the SSEC church.
“It is clearly obvious that our SSEC in this 21st century is a youthful generational church.
“I have no doubt and that all of you can agree with me today that the leadership of our churches at the local church level, at the association level, at the regional level, and in all works of life and affairs is now rested on this youthful generation.
“The rising of this youthful generation in leadership in SSEC in this 21st century, is an evidence of God’s own favour who calls this generation into his service.
“Joseph was at the age of 30, when he enters into the service of King Pharaoh, King David was at the age of 30, when he entered leadership of being the King on Israel, Prophet Samuel was at the age of 11 when began his prophetic initiation and revelation, and Queen Easter was at the age of 14 when she was crowned Queen of Israel.
“These great men and women of Israel God has recruited them into this service when they are still at their youthful generational ages,” where he told participating youths and youth groups that history can repeat itself.”
With that, the PS is calling on elders and leaders of the Northern region and all sister associations and local churches that they cannot afford to leave behind their youthful generation in today’s church of the 21st century.
“As church of the 21st century, our continuous strive and endeavour is to adore the majestic and transformative power of great God, whom our passing spiritual fathers and pioneers of the church have also honored and graced in their church planting and mission days in the past.
“With these great testimonies, it offers us the importance of providing a meaningful space for this youthful generation in the spiritual and physical enrichment and development with leaders towards their call to leadership in future,” he said.
PS Mae concluded by acknowledging the Northern Region Regional Youth Coordinator Joseph Su’umani and his team for hosting this significant event for SSEC youths.
By WILSON SAENI
Auki News Bureau