Erifeta tasks clergy, wives on commitment to Christ
No fewer than 130 clergy and wives of the Diocese of Sapele benefitted from the four-day School of Ministry organised by the Diocesan Bishop of Sapele Diocese, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Blessing Erifeta and his wife, Mrs. Christy Erifeta, held recently at the Ibru Centre, Agbarha-otor, Delta State.
The Bishop, who gave an exposition on the Conference, themed, “Staying Committed to Christ in Today’s Uncertain World,” said given the challenges of the time, which is evil, it is imperative to be committed to Christ. He explained that there is no better strategy or reliable way of scaling through the present day perilous time than commitment to Christ, which entails commitment to the Church.
The principal Resource Person and Bishop of Jalingo, the Rt. Rev. Foreman Nedison, urged participants to stay committed to Christ when under pressure and amidst End-time challenges.
Speaking on “Commitment to Ordination Oaths and Vows and Its Implications to the Priestly Ministry,” the Rector of Ibru Centre Agbarha-otor, the Ven. (Dr) Princewill Ireoba said ordination vows and oaths are terms of Covenant with God and conditions for ordination and licensing of priests. And so, non-compliance to them is a breach of covenant, sinful and fraudulent.
Other speakers at the programme included Pastor (Mrs.) Vera Orhobo, who spoke on, “The Husband and Wife Team Ministry” and Rev. Canon Erastus Okparavero, who led the Bible Studies.
A committee chaired by Ven. Nelson Emebeyo, with Ven. Dr. Cephas Okarefe, as Secretary facilitated the training.