By Victor Igwe
The Anglican Diocese of Owerri held her two day annual Bible study facilitators training on Friday to Saturday 20-21 February at Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri.
Addressing participants, the Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. C.C. Okorocha PhD, commended them for making it to the training despite personal schedules and appreciated all for their commitment in ensuring effective study of Gods word through Bibles Studies in the Diocese.
The Bishop challenged all to be agents of revival in every facet of the society. He further said that revival and transformation of the society must start from individuals and charged all to embrace it now.
The Prelate condemned the contemporary attitude of people towards money which have influenced many to derail from their creator.
He enjoined all to remain steadfast in their faith despite the enormous challenges.
The chief shepherd of the diocese frowned at the shallow knowledge of God’s word by Christians which is a signal to spiritual immaturity and dryness. He encourages all to decide, like Ezra and Nehemiah, to study, teach and practice the word which is the key of restoring revival in families, churches and society at large.
Speaking earlier, Director Prayer and Biblical Spirituality, Ven. Dr. A.C. Chukwuocha, commended the massive turnout of the participants.
He said that the programme was packaged to provide tools and skills required beyond facilitating Bible studies.
The Venerable said that the participants are equipped to be involved actively in the master’s mandate of making disciples of all nations, using the opportunity of facilitating Bible Study in our churches. He further said that all should take the great commission seriously and live the Christ life and by it, we will draw many souls to the Lord.
The programme featured training sessions, workshops, Bishop’s charge, Bible Studies, revival prayers, talks, interactive session and many others.
Resource persons were Ven. Dr. A.C. Chukwuocha, Rev. Canon Onyinyeoma Onyeagocha, Rev. Chris Mejuru, Rev. Donald Awojo, Rev. Engr. Dubem Dabrinze, Rev. Engr. Mike Arimanwa.