Elevation Church holds virtual conferences for toddlers, teenagers
Anon-denominational Christian ministry, The Elevation Church (TEC), is set to equip teenagers with requisite skills and capacity through its annual teen conference, ‘Navigate’.
Themed “STAND,” this year’s conference is free, solely online and kicked off on Saturday, August 1, at 4pm with a pre-conference online party. The main conference, comprising plenaries, issue-based breakout sessions, parents’ breakout sessions and over 18 vocational skills classes such as graphics design, baking, music production, writing, cinematography, French for beginners, web design, animation, entrepreneurship and many more, holds 4pm each day from August, Saturday 8 to Saturday 29, and thereafter culminate on Sunday August 30. Registration and further information can be obtained at www.elevationng.org/navigate.
Similarly, children 12 years and younger are not left out as TEC has put together a virtual Vacation Bible School (VBS), which runs from August, Wednesday 5 to 7, from 10am to 1pm daily. This edition is themed “Breakout: Escape from Ordinary to Extraordinary” and teaches children solid Christian principles to guide them through life and aims for excellence in everything they do. This is also a free event and parents can register their wards at www.elevationng.org/vbs.
According to Godman Akinlabi, lead pastor/founder of TEC, “The global pandemic – COVID-19 – has been a major disruptor for everyone regardless of age. For the younger generation, we have particularly observed disruption in schoolwork, exams and other progressive plans; holidays for some, and work experience opportunities for others.”
He points out that the programmes set aside for the Navigate Conference have been specifically designed to manage some of these challenges.
“The programmes will help harness their inner strengths, build new skills, stand for positive influence and be change agents in their respective spaces. They are also some of the ways the church has continued to keep alive our commitment to make positive social impact across all demographics, despite the ongoing pandemic,” he says.