The 2018 Ministers’ Conference of the The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary will sharpen spiritual and ministerial skills, Professor of Christian Theological Studies and President, The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Rev. Prof. Emiola Nihinlola, stated on Thursday.
The conference which will hold from Monday, September 10 to Thursday, September 14, 2018 with the theme “God of Covenant” has been planned to update academic and professional knowledge of the gospel minister.
Professor Nihinlola, while addressing a press conference at the Senate Room, The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, said that the programme has been planned to update academic and professional knowledge of ministers of the Gospel, and provide opportunity for fellowship and denominational promotion.
Prof Nihinlola explained that the 2018 conference will mark the grand finale of the 120th anniversary activities which started in November, 2017.
Nihinlola maintained that the objective of the conference is to celebrate the faithfulness of God and to further challenge Gospel ministers to be faithful to God.
He further explained that activities of the conference include hymn singing, musical worship, messages, Bible teachings, intercessory prayers, football matches and administration of Holy Communion.
Nihinlola who is also the Director, International Council for Higher Education, West Africa Network mentioned that officiating ministers include Rev. Dr Samson O. A. Ayokunle, the President of Nigerian Baptist Convention as well as Christian Association of Nigeria; Rev. Dr Olumide Kehinde, Chairman of Nigerian Baptist Convention; Brother Gbile Akanni, Peace House, Gboko.
He pointed out that the conference is open to ministers from other denominations ministers and Baptist ministers all over the country and beyond. He added that participation of all categories of Gospel ministers, church pastors, evangelists, missionaries and specialized ministers in music, education, children and youth, are expected to participate.
The professor assured participants of adequate security, saying that the central planning committee are working tirelessly to ensure a successful conference.