UMC To Launch Mapping Of Churches

…Conducts One Day Intensive Communicators Training

By: Washington Tumay

MONROVIA-The Communications Departments of the  West Africa Conference, and the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, (UMU)  are expected to jointly launch a project that is intended to map all Methodist  Churches in the Country.

As part of efforts to actualize such an initiative,  the  Communications Director and Project Lead of the  West Africa Conference in Cote D’lvoire, Aka Serge Pacome Nguessan, has met with Mr. Lewis Togba, the New Communications Director of the Liberia Annual Conference, UMU to finalize discussions relative to the project.

He noted that the significance of his visit was to draw out plans that would lead to the commencement of such an endeavor.

Mr. Nguessan mentioned that the vision of the project is to accelerate the mapping of churches in the Country. The project is expected to be completed before the end of May 2024.

Speaking recently in Monrovia, Nguessan indicated that training will be provided for Communicators of the various UMU Churches to strengthen their capacities in the mapping process. He mentioned that it is also intended to make the project more effective and efficient.

The West Africa Project Lead indicated that the mapping exercise will provide full details about the locations of UMU Churches in the Country.

“The mapping of churches project is currently ongoing in other countries, and it is time for Liberia to be on path with them.

“ The communicators who will be conducting the mapping out of the churches will be supported by the United Methodist Church.

Also Speaking,  the  Director of Communications of Liberia Annual Conference (LAC)  UMU, Mr. Togba,  pointed out that 22 Communicators are needed for the exercise.

He mentioned that these communicators will serve as correspondents for the Liberia Annual Conference Communications Department.

Mr. Togba stressed that the role of the Department is to make the work of the church more visible in the public.

“The first phase of the training will be done in four Districts of the Church namely: Grand Bassa, St. Paul River, Kakata-Farminton and Monrovia Districts” he added.

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