Best Wishes to the New President for 20th NACOG Conference -
Rev. Moni Mathew - New York
Dear participants of 19th NACOG Conference,
On behalf of the Conference National & Local Committee of our 19th NACOG Conference on “Power of Pentecost” we are pleased to say thank you to each of you who have attended this conference and thanks to our participants, special guests and guest speakers. By this time I hope you all are back at home and getting back to daily routines. We appreciate you for taking the time and effort to be here. We also thank you for your participation and the sharing your ideas and expertise. We certainly hope that the conference has been a great Spiritual blessing and might have refreshed you in your spiritual life. We also hope that the conference met all that you expected it to be and that you have taken the opportunity to make new friends and renew old acquaintances and to have discussion and exchange of many experiences, suggestions and opinions with ministers of Gospel, Leaders from all over the world.
Our objective for this conference was to build on the achievements of NACOG Conference held last 18 years with this year’s ultimate goal being to learn what we can do to achieve a healthier Spiritual life. To accomplish this, we established this year’s conference agenda to enable us to discuss the many existing church’s problems and issues facing us today and then to determine the necessary solutions, actions, policies and programs to overcome these problems and issues. If we have been successful, we will take all the things we have learned back home with the results and us will be healthier Churches by improving the spiritual affairs of our Churches and communities, schools and universities, and workplaces.
We have been very fortunate to have a large group of well-known experts in their respective fields participate in our conference. This group includes Professors, Educators, Pastors, Administrative Leaders, Directors, Members of Boards and other authorities. Their involvement resulted in our very successful forums, workshops, Preaching, oral sessions and poster sessions. We want to thank each of them and also all the moderators who skillfully guided each of the group meetings. The direction of the conference was established early by our first Special address at our National Committee meeting, William giving the Strategic Plan and followed with very interesting topics by our other Special speakers. Extremely important speeches were given by Pr. V O Varghese, Dr. Michael Baker, Rev. Ishmael Charles, Rev. Chris Moody, Rev. Glenn Badonsky, Rev. P J James, Rev. Joseph Mathew, Rev. M Kujappy, speakers on July 24th till July 27th, 2014. We want to thank each for their participation and also the Presiders, Session Preachers, Bible Study Teachers, Prayer leaders, Choirs in charge of those sessions. We believe all here will agree that we have achieved many results and can all agree that this year’s conference has been a great success & Spiritually blessed.
After closing our conference, we would like to say again, on the behalf of the Conference committee, how much we appreciate all of the co-organizers, supporting brothers and sisters, sponsors, sports Team, Ladies Team, Children’s Ministry teams and conference staffs who contributed the grants and their efforts to us during the one-year conference preparation. Special thanks goes to Vice President Rev. George Samkutty, National Secretary Br. Viju Thomas, National Treasurer Br. Thomas Mathew, Youth co-ordinator Rev. Abey Joy, Local co-ordinator Pr. Abraham Thomas, Registration Team – Evg. Ciby Thomas & his Team, Ladies Co-ordinator Sr. Solly Rajan & her Team, Children Ministry Sr. Viji & her team, Sports Br. Lesley Thomas & his team, All COG Churches in North America and Canada, All Pastors & Ministers from different churches and in local, We thank you. This conference would not have been a success without you. As we conclude the conference, we hope each of us will work together for spiritual promotion. Welcome to Atlanta again! See you in 2015 in New York for 20th NACOG Conference under the leadership or our new President Rev. Moni Mathew.
In Christ Alone
Pastor Shibu Thomas
19th NACOG (India) Fellowship