Therefore, I would like for us to focus on three key words in order to do justice to the interpretation and application of the text. The three key words are Overtakes, Consideration, and Restoration. The application of theses words are not just limited to human behaviors, but to systems of operations also.
Our restoration strategy for our Council functionality is structured to focus on the areas of our fellowship operations, that have been overtaken in the faults of under-performance, stagnate growth and disregard for appropriate protocol toward returning our systems of effective ”God-Ordained” fellowship activities, back to a productive and successful operation, especially in the administrative sense.
For this cause, as your Chief Operating Officer, as well as your liaison between the Diocesan and the Council’s constituency, I am soliciting your support toward prioritizing the restoration of productivity to the following areas of our fellowship infrastructure: 1. Doctrinal Purity, 2. Fiscal Solvency, 3. Moral Integrity, 4. Effective Evangelism, Outreach and Community Involvement, 5. CDC Committee Membership Involvement, 6. Auxiliary support like never before, 7. Healthy Lifestyles, and
8. Regional and District Fellowship Activities.
Theme: “The Year of Restoration” (Galatians 6:1)
Giving glory, honor and majestic praise to Jesus the mighty God; to the Honorable Diocesan Bishop Henry L. Johnson, Resident Bishops, Suffragan Bishops, District Elders, Pastors, Council Officers and all attendees of the 184th Bi-Annual Conference Session, I say praise the Lord, because he is the most worthy to be praised.
I would like to begin this Chairman’s address by quoting the scripture found in the book of Galatians, chapter six verse one: “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
Now, in order for us to improve in the above mentioned areas, we must modify our improvement strategies by way of “Spiritual Retrofitting”. Another way of phrasing this activity is for us to “shore up”, what we are restoring. For the bible reveals to us in Revelation 3:2, “be watchful and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.”,
and this is where I feel that I as your Chairman need your input, advice and cooperation in terms of retrofitting that which needs
to be restored.
According to the CDC By-laws on page 22 Article V: Duties of Officers, Section 5:01 (F), The Vice President describes my authority and obligation/duties to serve your fellowship needs to the best of my capabilities on the Council level. The most professional way to fulfill this responsibility and obtain the goals and objectives as revealed in the vision of the Chief Executive officer, President of the corporation Diocesan Bishop H. L. Johnson, is through the use of Committees.
However, many discrepancies and shortcomings in and on our current CDC committee functions and appointments can be traced back to our departure from that which made us great! This is why we must initiate the necessary adjustments, repairs, re-assignments and personnel changes immediately if we are going reach our objectives and achieve our goals mutually.
Some might ask what specific goals in the vision of the Diocesan that you as our Chairman need us to help you accomplish? Thanks for asking this very important question. First of all, we have been given a “Mandate” to creatively build our council’s church membership to consist of 250 assemblies (50 churches in each of our 5 regions), design and implement an “aggressive” evangelism soul-winning campaign, to increase the membership in our local churches, identify additional funding streams to finance the work of our CDC, and become “fiscally solvent” to the tune of $100,000.00 contingency revenue. This will enable our corporation to possess the financial means of utilizing investment capital for other venues that enhance Kingdom Building.
These goals and objectives are to be achieved through, committee membership and laity. And by reason of the “urgency” of our corporate need, I have set aside a 90 minute period to meet with all who desire to participate on one of our committees, on Saturday March 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm in a location to be announced on site. The goal and purpose of meeting with me, is to apply restoration via rotation in our committee appointments and other kingdom stewardship functions.
Having said this, I would also like to elaborate on how we can further understand how we view the restoration process. First of all, the “restoration” dynamic must be fueled with the intent of inclusiveness. This is why Bishop Johnson and myself are continually promoting the collective utilization of involving as many qualified persons as possible to achieve our “Corporate Goals” as a council. This then calls for the mindset of restoration in “Kingdom Integrity”.
Therefore, the restoration of Kingdom integrity is an absolute must. For in order for us to attract the interest of other people who need our services the most, we must represent Christ Jesus our King in the highest degree of stewardship.
In my conclusion, I want to thank our Honorable Diocesan Henry L. Johnson, our Executive Board Constituency in its entirety and especially our administrators for your support and cooperation.
In pursuit of the Savior’s Favor
Suffragan Bishop Robert T. Douglas Sr., PhD.
Chairman, California District Council, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
CDC LEADERSHIP AND
OUR CHURCHES' EFFORTS OF RESTORATION