The National, Wednesday 30th November 2011
By JAMES APA GUMUNO
Graduates of the Christian Leadership Training College in Banz, Jiwaka, have been urged to show the
right way for others to follow.
The 65 students graduated last Saturday and were told that leaders should not expect to be served.
They must instead become servants of the people and use their influence and the good things learnt at the
college to serve other people in their community.
Dr Joshua Daimoi, the director of the college and long-time principal who retired this year, told the graduates the theme for this year was, “Leadership is influence”.
He told graduating and continuing students that influence was about influencing other people with their life to follow the way of God.
Daimoi told the students who graduated with masters of arts, bachelor of theology, diploma of Christian studies, diploma of theology (mission), diploma of ministry, certificate of Bible and ministry and certificates of Christian studies that if they did not show the right way, nobody would show the way to the people.
He said the college trained them to go out as servants to serve the people and not for them to be served.
Daimoi said there were many changes happening in the country but “many leaders did not know how to control them”.
He said the changes brought good and bad influences with them and they needed good leaders.
Daimoi said the college produced many good leaders for the country and for Pacific island nations like the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Cook Islands in the past 43 years.
He urged them to become good ambassadors of the college and use their skills and knowledge to show other people how God wanted them to live.
Principal Ezekiel Ivihi and chairman of the college board of directors Chris Alu expressed the same sentiments.