Every two years, the Evangelical Association of the Caribbean convenes its General Assembly to review its work and look ahead to the future. This year, the EAC met at the Regency Star Hotel, in Piarco, Trinidad& Tobago from the 20th to the 23rd of October where they spoke to the theme: "May We Be One so The Caribbean May Know!"
National Evangelical Alliances, Denominational, Associate Members, Agency Leaders and Regional Partners attended the EAC General Assembly from many countries of the regions: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, the US, and United Kingdom.
The three days of fellowship included facilitated plenaries, and interactive groups designed to help discover new opportunities for each organization and ministry while engaging in conversations and participating in the many sessions.
The EAC focused on strengthening, informing, encouraging and challenging its members for effective ministry in the year ahead as it renewed its Shared Vision, Shared Purpose, and Shared Strategy to accomplish greater clarity in vision, missional activities, and organizational structure in order to strengthen collaboration throughout the EAC.
Well put together with a high purpose, the EAC 2015 General Assembly ended with great success. Here are some reasons...as stated by Emerson Boyce, EAC's Secretary General
1. Unique focus on Christian + Leadership + UNITY. The GA 2015 was endorsed by the NEAs, Denominations, Associates and Mission Agencies.
2. In-Person Interaction - we were able to engage with each other.
3. Take-Away Principles - delegates learned how to be more innovative and creative in their calling.
4. Built Global Perspective - attendees came from the United Kingdom, North America and the Caribbean representing both regional and global organizations.
5. Built Peer-Level Connections - we met and connected with like-minded people who came and made the GA 2015 a priority...it was not a rubber stamp function.
6. Affirmed and Invigorated in our Christian Calling - the GA 2015 was a call for attendees to engage in creative means to 'Make a Difference' in their respective areas of service.
"For the first time since 2007, the EAC held its General Assembly as a stand-alone event, at which the participants all worked hard on discussion of the strategic direction of the regional EA: it was hugely encouraging to see the levels of engagement in that conversation in a region that faces very many serious challenges" - Gordon Showell-Rogers