This year marked the 7th annual edition of the International School of Ministry Ministers’ Network Conference (ISMMNC) with Pastor Chris. Pastors and church community leaders gathered from around the world to participate in this phenomenal event. The glorious event took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the central African cities in the continent. Many ministers left the conference joyfully looking forward to next year’s event, where thousands more are expected to be in attendance. Registration details for the 2019 event will be available here: www.christembassy-ism.org. LoveWorld incorporation released a special press release that we provide here accompanied with yet to be seen photos from the superb conference.
Thousands of ministers of the gospel gathered from 181 countries for the annual fellowship in the unity of the faith, to be educated and empowered to do greater for the kingdom of God. The conference was organized by the President and Founder of the Christ Embassy church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Pastor Chris started the vision of the International School of Ministry (ISM) with a passion to communicate the teachings from the Word of God with simplicity and through the power of the Holy Spirit. The intention is to train and equip ministers of the Gospel of Christ and to build in them the realities of God’s Word. This, in turn, empowers them to carry the message of eternal life in Jesus Christ to their world, with great demonstrations of the miraculous power of God.
Preceding the grand opening ceremony was an exquisite welcome banquet for all delegates. The attendees, full of great expectations and excitement, shared moments of meet-and-greet, prayers, worship, and were treated to introductory remarks on the conference.
A display of national pride and unity kicked off the highly anticipated event with a diverse parade of nations present. The demonstration was an affirmation that the gospel is taking over the world. Additionally, there were thrilling speeches and remarks by senior ministers of Christ Embassy and the ISM Ministers’ Network, highlighting the outstanding achievements of the network in the previous years.
Lots of insightful discussions, experiences, testimonials, and projections formed the rich scope of several enlightening seminars focused on the involvement and impact of Christian ministers in their locality and in regions beyond. Many of the ministers took the stage to enlighten the attendees on the position and progress of the gospel activities in their country. Their vivid experiences and testimonials were like a catalyst, energizing other ministers to do likewise in their home countries.
This conference presented an exhibition of the Believers’ Loveworld arms that are available for collaboration by the visiting gospel ministers and ministries. The ministers were educated on how to join the global workforce for expansion of the gospel just as Christ Embassy continues to enlarge its reach around the world.
Each day’s high point was the sermons by the man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, whose conveyance of the message remains profound, thought-provoking and uplifting. Pastor Chris uniquely illustrated on the person of Christ, Christianity, and the Church; establishing some foundational truths for a vibrant life and ministry.
“The greatest power on earth is the power of words. Truth is reality; the Word of God. And the main purpose Jesus came into the world was to make us one with God, by giving us His life. The Christian is a completely new creature; with the life and nature of Almighty God”.
He preached extensively, delivering fascinating principles on the gifts of God and how to participate in them. He explicated accurate knowledge on the consciousness of the Christian minister, his sublime attributes in Christ and guidelines for service. The stirring teachings delivered to the delegates the necessary equipment they have desired by the ministers.
The grand finale was yet another colorful celebration during which the director of the International School of Ministry spoke appreciating the efforts of the ministers and laurels were presented as a token for outstanding commitment to actualizing the vision of reaching the world with the message in various ways. There was cheering by the representatives of the nations as their leaders were called up the runway.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome concluded the event with special words of exhortation, healing, and benedictions to respective groups of attendees. It was an extraordinary expression of the love of God for the ministers and for the nations. Delegates were literally transported to a higher level of glory and unprecedented release of the blessings. Not only have the ministers been transformed, their congregations will doubtless share in the advantages of these blessings.