2010 ICMC in Lagos

Written by  International Church of Christ Nigeria Monday, 20 September 2010 13:26

The second ever International Campus Ministry Conference (ICMC) came to an exciting end on Sunday 5th September 2010 as 199 students gathered at the Zest International Hotel in Lagos for the grand finale of the 3-day event.

The 2010 ICMC commenced on Friday 3rd at the Church’s premises in Surulere, Lagos with registrations, recognition of the participating schools and introduction of baptisms in the Campus Ministry since the 2009 ICMC. Following shortly was a drama skit, ‘Follow Me’, a pantomime.

The first general class Follow Me: The Calling was by the campus ministry coordinator, Emmanuel Emeh. The class’s main focus was to re-echo the heart and commitment of every follower of the way, challenge lukewarm thinking and apathy, while providing needed encouragement for greater exploits. Also the class helped students to learn how to grow in courage and faith as they deal with the fears and lukewarmness associated with growing campus ministries.

icmc_55.jpgAfter the general class were split classes. The X-Fusion team (Hamilton Ajiamah, Douye Ikhumi and Ebere Orhewere) taught the next session, Follow Me: How Can I Become Organized and Disciplined? A class that addressed the Biblical concept of organization while teaching practical lessons on how to live a disciplined life.

Follow Me: How Do I Pursue Purity and Godly Dating, another split \class (Bayo Ajadi taught the men while Henrietta Emeh taught the women) followed. The speakers helped the participants to see the need to focus on their purity and at the same time help others with theirs. With Biblical principles, speakers gave directives on how to create boundaries and guidelines in dating and platonic relationships.

The last class on the first day was by Charlie Davies. The class Follow Me: Exciting and Life Changing Bible Studies taught on principles on how to read the Bible and get the most out of it.

Day two of the 2010 ICMC focused entirely on outdoor activities as participants gathered early even amidst the pouring rain to participate in community services. The day’s activicmc_100.jpgities rounded off that evening at the Church’s property as students decked out in various outrageous outfits for the Costume party that was as bonding as it was weird. Various characters depicted were some Zombies, the Pirate Jack Sparrow, a Mummy, Doctors and Nurses and a Mr. T wannabe!

The conference came to an end the next day as the Lead Evangelist of the Lagos Church Chris Ogbonnaya preached the closing sermon Follow Me: What is Truth where he expertly answered the questions, Who is Lost? Who is saved and Why does it matter? Chris ended by challenging the students that for them to make a difference in their various campuses they must have clear and deep convictions in God’s word.

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