Pastor General's Report
THE HUMAN POTENTIAL CENTERTHE HUMAN POTENTIAL CENTER
Arthur C Mokarow  

In our recent meeting with Mr. Rader, Mr. Cole, and others, we discussed the meaningful role the Human Potential Center could play in assisting the Church to achieve some of its goals as outlined by Mr. Armstrong.

With the Church now in the forefront, the Human Potential Center will be under the direction of Mr. Wayne Cole in Church Administration as a church function working in harmony with each church pastor.

Our purpose is to help the development of all church members and ministers and to develop Christ's concern for the brethren and all humanity. We will help people with daily living situations through the use of people who are knowledgeable in their specific areas.

There are four types of resources in the church: 1) Spiritual; 2) Human; 3) Physical; 4) Financial. We need to strengthen all four of these resources. This is what we in fact hope to do.

On the physical plane, the goals and objectives of the Human Potential Center under the church are as follows:

1. To help church members to be successful in daily living situations such as marriage, finance, job careers, and social interrelationships so that they will be the best possible representatives of Jesus Christ, within the church family and to outside people.

2. To help church members learn to extend the same love for humanity that Christ had. The Church is to show, by example, Christian concern for mankind and God's creation as-a witness in life.

3. Develop interrelationships between the field ministers and headquarters. Ideas, thoughts, comments, and suggestions will be brought before the Executive Team for evaluation.

4. So that each minister can contribute his optimum service to the brethren, as well as to his local community, the ministry will be assisted and supported in the area of ministerial development by the Human Potential Center. There will be an ongoing educational and training program to help ministers to carry out our service for Christ.

5. Church development programs will be handled by the Human Potential Center.

In the spiritual sphere, "human potential" in the true sense as described by Mr. Armstrong, is the phenomenal developmental process of human beings becoming sons of God.

We in the Church — having the blessing of God's Holy Spirit guiding us into truth — should be true examples of the abundant life Christ talked about in John 10:10. Naturally, Jesus was not equating abundance merely from a material point of view. This encompasses the full development of the individual human being as God has gifted each of us. We as God's people can be a sterling example in our daily lives. Our conduct with each other as well as with those without should exemplify Christianity. The basic purpose of the Human Potential Center is to help God's people move toward the realization of such great potential. We are to be a support unit to the field ministry as a specialized service from headquarters offering seminars, publications, tapes and other Christian good works for the betterment of mankind through the Christian way of living. These resources will be teaching the true values of life.

The Human Potential Center will function along with Ministerial Development, Congregational Development, as well as Community Services. Our services will be available upon request from the field ministry to help coordinate all activities with the Area Coordinator and pastors. Also, wherever it is beneficial to the Church, the Human Potential Center will interrelate with A.I.C.F. whenever practical. In fact, part of the function of the Human Potential Center will be to take advantage of the wide national and international recognition of the Foundation in bringing to the local churches positive programs which will facilitate the visibility and growth of the Church.

Church headquarters in Pasadena will become, among its many important functions, a center for Christian human development. We will address the entire spectrum of daily human activity from the point of view of God's way. Top speakers in the field as well as our own trained personnel will be available.

We at headquarters will be discussing specifics and will be giving you more details in the near future.

— Art Mokarow, Human Potential Center

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Pastor General's ReportAugust 21, 1978Vol 2 No. 32