Poised for impact – House On The Rock’s spirit-life conference 2019 hosted by Paul Adefarasin
Replete with insightful principles and applicable life-lessons vital for individual, corporate and national success, the recently concluded Spirit-Life Conference 2019, which held from the 11th to the 15th of September, left those in attendance empowered and challenged to lead better and outstanding lives as beacons of excellence in their various sectors of our society.
The annual Conference, which is always a major draw, saw thousands of people gather at The Rock Cathedral, Lekki, at various satellite locations across the Country and on the Church online platforms, for what never fails to be a manifestation of God’s power, strength and most of all, renewal of one’s spirit, soul and body through the teaching of the richer concepts of the Scriptures… and this year was no different.
The distinguished Speakers at the Conference namely – the renowned Bishop T. D. Jakes, (Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House, Dallas, Texas), Bishop Wayne Malcolm, (Founder, International Coaching Achievers Network (iCAN)), Bishop Humphrey Erumaka, (General Overseer of Wordbase Assembly Inc, Lagos) and Host, The Metropolitan, Paul Adefarasin, Senior Pastor of the House On The Rock, delivered back to back expository messages with each consecutive homily building on the last, all intricately interwoven and designed to buttress the truth that we are empowered to do more with less when we fix our focus on the Almighty.
The impactful 5-day Conference was routinely punctuated by sounds of joy with music from internationally acclaimed artistes including Chevelle Franklyn, Nathaniel Bassey, Micah Stampley, Eno Michael, Onos, Super Chee, Kikelomo and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir as they led open hearts and hands in songs of praise and adoration.
The testimonials that accompanied the Conference were as effusive as they were candid, with many recounting their individual experiences. One attendee enthusiastically stated that in the Host’s timely message on the second day of the conference, titled ‘Anointed For Impact’, that he had been reminded of how much had been deposited inside of him and despite the mistakes of his past, he was resolute about his future and would not waste his potential. Further in his message, Paul Adefarasin underscored this verity by teaching, that the consciousness of Christ living in and through the believer is a most important factor for living an intentionally impactful life.
Another attendee spoke about being deeply affected by Bishop T. D. Jakes’ message against suicide and a special word to those battling different forms of mental distress, citing Jakes’ admonition – ‘don’t lose your future over the past, which you have already survived’ – as a catalyst for receiving the blessing. This session was particularly poignant for him and he had been one of the many who had been significantly affected by the ministry.
The consensus among all was that this was a life-defining event and each person had been deeply impacted by the teachings delivered, in one way or another.
Suffice it to say that the great value of faith in nation building, entrepreneurship, godliness in life and business was reinforced throughout the Conference.
All in all, the Spirit-Life Conference 2019 far exceeded the expectations of those who attended the SLC. The Conference may be over but its impact lingers on – remaining in the hearts and certain to be seen in the lives of all who participated.