On September 21, 2014, five members from South Central Conference traveled from Alabama and Tennessee to Boyertown, Pennsylvania to attend the four-day training of the North American Division ACS Non-profit Leadership Certification Program, Session II which was hosted by Allegheny East Conference. Those making the trip were South Central Conference ACS Directors Barbara Ryans Barnes and Lillie M. Buckingham; Nettie Henderson, Disabilities Coordinator; Listiel Rock, Vice-president for the North Alabama Adventist Community Services Federation and Juliet Rock, assistant to ACS director at Mt. Calvary SDA Church, Huntsville, AL.
The training session focused on three areas. First, leadership in which the participants’ abilities were challenged allowing the influence of self, organization and the community. Secondly, management which allowed the participants to effectively handle the administrative responsibilities of nonprofit management and thirdly, the social dimension of Evangelism, which allows the participants to look at the Biblical concepts of holistic ministry in order for them to provide ministry in their various communities.
Juliet Rock said, “I was not sure how attending the non-profit leadership certification could help me as a volunteer in my local church, but after attending this comprehensive program I feel equipped personally to be more engaged in evangelism in my community.”
“Having completed the Non-profit Leadership Certification Program, I can truly say that it is the most comprehensive, informative and transformative exercise for ACS volunteers .I have learned a lot, ” said Listiel Rock.
“I was blessed”, said Nettie Henderson. “The non-profit leadership certification program met my expectation in terms of increasing capacity for excellence in leadership. It was a good learning experience for me.”
According to Dr. Sung Kwon, ACS Executive Director for the North American Division, it was his hope that all participants have a rich experience in […]