Church ministers' wives meet to discuss role with congregation
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) ministers' wives from Samoa and around the world held a two-day annual meeting to discuss their roles and responsibilities.
The objective of the meeting was to reflect on their roles as the ministers’ wives (Faletua) and to improve on implementing their roles within and outside their communities and their churches.
The CCCS ministers' wives president, Savaliga Asotasi Time, said that the lifestyle of a Faletua or a minister’s wife is quite challenging in that it can even affect the church and is one of the main discussion goals of the meeting.
On the agenda at the meeting is how they (ministers' wives) can connect with the congregation and maintain a good and effective relationship.
Church ministers' wives and their husbands can sometimes have a challenging relationship with their Samoan congregations, consequently the need for the conference participants to discuss and find a way forward.
“There is a time when the ministers’ wives must encourage and advice the ministers in their roles and it’s also their job to keep a good bond with the congregation,” she said.
The program included entertainments and sports that boosted the mood and has strongly bonded the women.
Meeting participants told the Samoa Observer that the two-day program was a success and enjoyable for all the participants as tears shed at the conclusion of the program.