Seventh-day Adventist church launches 5-year strategic plan


THE Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church has launched its five-year strategic plan earlier this month.
Prime Minister James Marape virtually launched the Papua New Guinea Union Mission strategic plan 2021-2025 at the Dame Rose Kekedo convention centre at the PNG University of Technology in Lae.
He urged church members to take ownership of the plan.
“I am happy that the church has a plan,” he said. “This plan can be inter-generational.
“Church members must embrace this plan.”
Marape said he was happy to see the church’s plan for distance education, technical vocational education training (Tvet) and a hospital in Port Moresby.
The church’s South Pacific division president Pr Glenn Townend encouraged everyone to make the plan work.
“Don’t keep it on your desk or shelf,” he said. “Keep it in your mind, soul and body. Make it happen for the glory of God.”
Meanwhile, the church’s national leader Pr Malachi Yani appealed to all partners to own the plan.
“Take this plan as yours,” he said.
“You must own, grow and embrace it.”
Pr Yani said the plan would enable the church to holistically touch the lives of people, including church-goers through its four arenas: mission, service, people and culture and holistic sustainable empowerment.
The church’s strategic themes are: 2021 – I will go and seek His will through the power of the Holy Spirit; 2022 – I will go and empower a community for Jesus; 2023 – I will go and sustain the community; 2024 – I will go and celebrate His goodness; and, 2025 – I will go and refocus.