The 150 participants of the 430 Tribal Messiahship National Leadership Conference, taking place this week at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas, had a busy day on April 13, day 2 of the conference. The theme for the day was “Vision and Modeling,” which provided participants with the opportunity to hone in closely on their dreams and aspirations, pinpoint how those fit into God’s Providence, and explore what Tribal Messiahship has to do with everything.
The day started with a Hoon Dok Hwe (scripture reading) session and a testimony given by Bay Area Family Church Pastor, Rev. Kevin Thompson, on the recent Set Free Summit in North Carolina, where he and 40 other pastors and ministry leaders gained tools to help their community deal with the issue of internet pornography.
After an exercise session, breakfast, and group prayer, FFWPU North America Continental Chairman Dr. Ki Hoon Kim gave an overview of True Parents’ 40-year ministry in America, highlighting the significance of each step they took to wake up America and move God’s Providence forward. FFWPU USA President Dr. Michael Balcomb followed up with a presentation on Vision 2020 and our plan for the next four years to continue True Parents’ legacy and further their work in waking up America to its true purpose.
Upon this basis, Demian Dunkley, Director of Evangelism, gave three afternoon sessions on Tribal Messiahship that sparked discussion, encouraged personal reflection, and clarified how participants personally fit into True Parents’ legacy, then and now. His first session, titled “We Are God’s Hope,” allowed participants to discover in what ways God is counting on each and every one of them, particularly as a channel of love to the people with whom they connect on a daily basis. During this session, Blessing & Family Ministry Director, Crescentia DeGoede, gave a talk and guided reflection about the Marriage Blessing Ceremony and the Blessing Movement, and how by bringing people to the Blessing we help create strong families centered on God who positively impact the world. The second session asked participants to reflect on, “What Dream Do You Have?”, bringing their personal passions and skills into play, and in the last session, “Building the Kingdom,” Demian shared practical steps to making the Tribal Messiahship vision a reality.
One of the newest Tribal Messiahship resources available to everyone is an online collection of readings, videos, and other resources designed to help you understand, feel inspired about, and kickstart your Tribal Messiahship. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “What is Tribal Messiahship?”, “Why do we need Tribal Messiahship?” and “How do we start?”, visit familyfed.org/tribe to get started with your Tribal Messiahship today!