Hundreds of Church Clerks, Elders and church leaders across Jamaica were given critical information and instructions on how to use the Adventist Church Management System (ACMS) Software which is designed to help churches keep accurate records of their church members.
The training was organized by the Jamaica Union Conference Secretariat, headed by Pastor Meric Walker, Executive Secretary, JAMU, and was streamed live by the Communication Production Team of East Jamaica Conference.
President of the SDA Church in Jamaica, Pastor Everett Brown who led out in the devotion prior to the training, noted that one of the great challenges facing the church was accurately accounting for our church members.
“We are seeking to put in place structures to ensure accurate membership in the church,” Brown said as he addressed nearly one hundred elders, church clerks and church administrators gathered
at the East Jamaica Conference Board Room with many others tuned in at different locations across the country.
Pastor Walker agreed and also noted that the time had come to put our best efforts forward as we seek to account for our members through better record keeping.
“We believe the time has come to utilize all the strategies and to use the media to strategize to communicate and to train,” said Dr. Walker. “It is critical to have local data which can help to make important decision to impact ministry,” he added.
Three presentations where made during the day the first of which was captioned ‘The roles and responsibilities of the church clerk,’ conducted by Pastor Meric Walker.
The second was captioned ‘The Taking and the Preservation of Minutes’, and this was presented by Mrs. Doreen Grant, Associate Secretary, JAMU.