The Lagos church held its First ever International Youth & Family Conference at the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on the 18th of August 2018.
It was standing room only with 1,600 participants from all over Nigeria and Africa in attendance. The theme of the conference was “Building Strong Families”.
A unique feature of August event was it’s reflection of true African family as all age groups of the church from teens to parents, singles to campus students and older disciples were taught the importance of building their part of the family wall. The conference was also graced with international facilitators.
Doug Wens, Lead evangelist of the Houston church USA and coordinator of the African Youth & Family Circle, taught the singles, while Damon Curtis, also an evangelist and Youth & Family minister with the Houston church, inspired the teens to discover the amazing Jesus.
Dr. Steve Kinnard, Kingdom teacher with the New York church, rekindled the vibrancy of the campus ministry as he spoke to the students on “God restores our Dreams”.
Paul Ramsey, Executive Director of the African Missions Association, spoke to older disciples on “Life to the Full”.
David and Robin Weidner of Purity Restored Ministries,USA, taught on the crucial topic of sexual purity for all age brackets and further equipped parents on how to handle this topic with their children.
There was an entertaining drama as well that drove home the message of the day and the next day was a colorful “Family Sunday Service” with lots of praise, food and fellowship which had more than 2,000 people in attendance.
Fred and Titi George, along with a team of able regional co-coordinators, lead the Youth & Family Ministry of the Lagos church.
In their words “God really amazed us in the way He worked not only to bring so many to this conference but also how He has met our needs as families fighting for survival in these perilous times. He is equipping us for victory and to Him be the glory!”