Thursday, May 8, 2014


                Plans for the Yoruba Christian Leaders’ Assembly are now well in advanced stages. In the last edition of CA! we provided a peep into the motivation and goals behind the YCLA, envisioned by Rev Segun Olanipekun of the Institute for Christian Leadership Development (ICLD), Pretoria, South Africa.  It is an end-time vision where Christian leaders in different nations all over Africa rise to bring their Christian influence to bear, in practical ways, on every segment of Society where the Lord has positioned them. It envisions a leadership that promotes both Eternal Life (a heavenly component, for all eternity) and Abundant Life (an earthly component for the now).  As explained by Bro Segun, these two tracks were abundantly demonstrated in the life of the patriarch Abraham, and they aptly summarize the Abrahamic Covenant spelt out in Genesis 12.
                This same Covenant the Lord has determined to replicate in willing vessels, all over Africa – according to prophecies at the  First African Leaders’ Summit and Prophetic Tour of Israel last year.  The YCLA is the first of proposed Assemblies of Christian Leaders from various ethnic groups all over Africa, seeking to actualize this prophecy.  In practical terms, Christian leaders will discuss how godly structures can be put in place within their spheres of influence.  Godly structures, akin to the Highway described in Isaiah 35:8, where even “fools” can walk without missing their steps.   Bro Segun Olanipekun was emphatic that the main difference between developed and underdeveloped nations lies in the level of organization/structures they have in place.
             At the YCLA scheduled for the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife between Wednesday July 9 and Saturday July 12 this year, issues related to the above subject matter will be exhaustively discussed under the leading of the Holy Spirit. We also trust the Lord to release the Abrahamic Mantle and anointing needed for participants to go replicate the Abrahamic Covenant in their various domains.     
               Expected to join Rev Olanipekun in leading the discussions and prayers are a crop of seasoned ministers of the Gospel including Rev Dr Mike Oye, Engr Steve Olumuyiwa, Dr Kole Akinboboye among others.  Delegates are expected from all Yoruba states of Nigeria (including Kogi and Edo).  Church Arise! strongly endorses this Assembly and encourages all whose hearts are stirred, to go ahead and make the requisite moves. For more details, kindly contact the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Dr Olalekan Jesuleye on 08157609726

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