Murdock, others arrive for The Spirit Life Conference
The event, which is billed to kick-off on Wednesday, 23 to Sunday, 27 September 2015, the Church says, is a concerted effort to redefined spirituality in line with scriptural wisdom and equip Christians with a new mind-set to confront life’s trails.
It is often said that Nigerians are too religious, seeking miracles and prophecies indiscriminately, out of every life situation — from simple headaches to collapsing government infrastructure. For some, the craze for God, the need for divine intimacy, trumps all other endeavour, or should spill over; for others, spirituality ends at the threshold of the church cathedral. But the conference is expected to redefine thinking on Christian spirituality.
The host and founder of the House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, would lead ministers from around the world, including Murdock of The Wisdom Centre, USA; Bishop David Oyedepo of The Living Faith Church, Nigeria and Bishop John Francis of Ruach Ministries London, in a 5-day meeting that would prepare participants for the popular night of praise, The Experience.
Other guests are former Senator and author from United States of America (USA), Dr. Cindy Trim and Zimbabwean, Bishop Tudor Bismark of Jabula New Life Ministries.
Themed The Next Level, the organisers say the conference was inspired by the scripture, Isaiah 43:18-19 “Do not remember the former things; neither considers the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth….”
Renowned for its love of music, the House on the Rock Church would also add a spice of praise and worship sessions during the conference with various gospel acts including Micah Stampley, Sonnie Badu, Nathaniel Bassey and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir (LMGC).
Speaking in an interview with the Guardian, Adefarasin said that the real church is contributing to nation building and although it may not be easy to identify, the Bible says that ‘By their Fruits, we shall know them,’ stressing that spirituality was paramount in the affairs of men.