Caribbean youth ministry strategy gathering

Anthony and groupGCI youth ministry leaders from throughout the Caribbean met recently in Nassau, Bahamas to discuss youth ministry strategy. The 25 participants represented GCI churches in Trinidad, Martinique, Haiti and the Bahamas.

Guest speakers at the event were Anthony Mullins (GCI-USA Generations Ministries national coordinator, at left in the picture at right) and Charles Albrecht (GCI-USA Church Administration and Development assistant director, in the center in the picture at right).

25 yearsAmong other agenda items, the group worked to establish a “community of practice” that will focus together on how best to serve GCI’s Caribbean youth and reach out with God’s love to the children and communities of the Caribbean Islands.

At the event, a worship service was held with about 100 people attending. During the service, Charles Albrecht presented Robert and Nathania McKinney with a plaque and watches to thank them for 25 years of full-time employment in GCI pastoral ministry (see picture at right). The pastoral leaders present laid hands on the McKinneys, offering a prayer of thanksgiving and a request for the Spirit’s continued guidance. (Robert currently serves as the senior pastor of GCI’s church in the Bahamas—for a previous Update article about Robert and Nathania, click here.)