Ministerial Secretary

Pr. Cesar Eguigure
Ministerial Secretary


The Ministerial Secretariat of the Association  Central de Honduras of the Seventh-day Adventists, exists to serve the churches and ministerial families of this Association, in relation to the proclamation of the eternal gospel and in the divine mission of preparing ourselves to meet the Lord Jesus who will soon come.



Why minister to ministers? 

One of the most persistent issues facing pastors and their families is:
“Once we have exhausted our energies ministering to others and need spiritual help or advice, who do we turn to?”
The Ministerial Secretary should be that source of help as a spiritual example and colleague of the pastors, mentor for the students, stimulator of the pastoral families and link with the leaders of the Association and Union of the concerns of the pastors.

The Ministerial Secretary does not represent the pastors against the Administration, but attempts to represent their needs in general to the administrators while promoting a harmonious working relationship between the pastor and the leaders of the Association.
The Ministerial Secretary’s task is more like a generalist rather than a specialist. You should know as much as possible all aspects of the ministry.


The Ministerial Secretariat aims to meet these objectives through ministry to:

  1. Shepherds
  2. Pastoral Families
  3. Elders of the churches
  4. Group directors
  5. Deacons and deaconesses of the churches.





To help pastors fulfill their task, the Association’s Ministerial Secretariat will serve them in the following areas:



Advise pastors and foster in them a deep and vigilant relationship with God. Training pastors to serve members in their greatest need; a revival of true godliness among us.



Always keep pastors aware that their first call is to proclaim the Word to the church and to the world, presenting Jesus as Savior and Lord of all peoples, regardless of race, gender, nationality, tribe, or economic position. .



Encourage positive growth in the personal life of the pastor and his family. Recommend a balanced use of time so that pastors obtain comprehensive formation while honing their talents and relationships.



Promote the professional development of pastors in the study and practice of the ministry, representing their interests before the Central Association and highlighting the image of the pastoral ministry in order to attract and keep qualified people in their ranks.



Train pastors to strengthen their congregations and embrace the priesthood of all believers, involving all members in ministries so that churches are centers of loving care, dynamic evangelism, and the presence of the living God.



The Ministerial Secretariat of the Central Association,  recognizes that in today’s complex world, ministry is not the concern of the pastor alone. The pastor’s wife and children are involved in and affected by the person and practice of the ministry.

For this reason the Ministerial Secretariat supports the formation of a ministerial family and provides the necessary support and resources to wives who wish to serve as support in the ministerial team.



The Central Conference Ministry Secretariat is here to support pastors’ wives to recognize and utilize their own spiritual gifts when serving in the local church.

It is the responsibility of the ministerial secretary to take the initiative and provide opportunities for the wives of the pastors to meet to stimulate the role of involvement in SIEMA activities.



Children of pastors have unique needs and gifts and deserve special care from the ministry of the church. The mission is to focus on the needs of the pastors’ children, hoping to guide them in their spiritual growth, providing them with resources and training.
The vision is to develop an effective ministry to the children of the pastors of the Central Conference and to encourage in each children of the pastor the following:

  1. The love of God.
  2. A healthy awareness of himself as a child of God.
  3. A growing spiritual relationship with Jesus and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  4. A renewed relationship with God and the church where estrangement has occurred.
  5. A greater participation in the mission of God for the church, the community and the world.



 The Ministerial Secretariat of the Central Association exists to lead the pastors of this Association in the training and training of the elders of their churches, and thus they can help in the pastoral care of their congregations according to the indications of the Church Manual.

Specific areas in which the elder should be trained should include:

  1. Preaching
  2. Worship Leadership
  3. Evangelism
  4. Education 
  5. Visitation
  6. Organization and administration of the church
  7. Doctrinal orthodoxy
  8. Organizational loyalty and the ministry of the pastor-elder team.


The Ministerial Secretariat will hold a meeting every quarter of the year to teach and train pastors and elders to lead effectively in their churches, to accept delegated tasks and to be available as lay leaders to promote and participate in missionary and evangelistic planning and materials from the offices of the Association to be implemented and developed in the churches.



The talent of service is a gift from God, without the participation of deacons and deaconesses it is impossible to imagine our functioning properly.
It is important to remember that the Central Association Ministerial Secretariat in cooperation with other Association departments exists to promote the formation and equipping of deacons and deaconesses of churches. The pastor of the church has the responsibility for training in conjunction with the elders and others designated by the pastor.


The work of deacons and deaconesses is multifaceted. Specific areas of formation for these church spiritual leaders should include:

  1. Teaching of the Word of God.

  2. Visitation

  3. General church activities such as care and maintenance of church property

  4. The cult

  5. sabbath school

  6. Youth meetings

  7. Prayer meetings

  8. Communion service

  9. Baptism ceremonies

  10. Funeral

  11. Weddings and other church gatherings.