The maiden edition of Ministers’ Development and Networking Summit, a platform for training and developing young ministers across Christian denominations, has been scheduled to hold on March 27, 2019.
The summit is organised by the Deeper Christian Life Ministries in conjunction with the Lagos Chapters of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
According to the organisers, the one-day summit with the theme: “Building the Builders,” will take place at the headquarters of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Gbagada, Lagos.
Announcing the programme at a press conference in Lagos, the Chairman of CAN in Lagos, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, said the summit was initiated by the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi.
Bangbola said: “The summit is a non-denominational forum that provides church ministers a rare opportunity for personal development and ministerial empowerment through expository studies, practical training, information sharing and networking.
“We must appreciate the convener of the summit (Kumuyi) whose all-round ministry has for decades, been a huge blessing to countless number of Christians and gospel ministers across church denominations and countries.
“The vision for the Ministers’ Development and Networking Summit came from him, and I have no doubt that he heard from God, our father. Indeed, this is not the first attempt he has made in the quest to have gospel ministers trained and developed irrespective of their denominational background. But this one is huge and unique in the sense that it is a vision shared by the entire membership of CAN.
“It is our hope that the deliverables from this platform will play a catalytic role in the revival of the entire body Christ and lead the Church of Christ in the state to higher heights.”
He explained that “the summit is coming at a time when the body of Christ is in dire need to function synergistically so as to tear down the increasingly menacing ‘gates of hell’ in our land.”
Bangbola also said such kind of summit would foster the much needed love and unity in the body of Christ, which in turn, will create a more enabling environment for meaningful and effective evangelism
The CAN chairman added that the summit would feature a variety of treats, seminars, workshops, inspiring messages as well as excellent opportunity for ministerial interface and networking.