In line with its commitment to driving online and digital service experiences amidst increasing COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, The Elevation Church (TEC), has taken one of its popular programmes online.
According to reports, TEC, a non-denominational assembly headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, is currently holding its annual mid-year gathering, Accelerate Conference, online across all the church’s online platforms. The three-day programme which started on Wednesday 1st of July will end today, Friday 3rd July 2020 at 6.30PM.
While COVID-19 has foisted radical changes on people’s way of life, TEC has remained consistently responsive and dynamic in its communication and connection with the public.
A few weeks ago, after the government began to consider reopening churches, TEC called for caution on the part of religious leaders and their congregation. Through a statement released from its media office, the church admonished church leaders across the country to approach the resumption of physical gatherings with critical thought, strategic planning, and a sense of responsibility for the safety and convenience of their members amid the continued spread of COVID-19.
Themed “Unstoppable”, the 6th edition of the Accelerate Conference aims to refuel, reenergize, and equip people spiritually to take on the second half of the year. Hosted by Pastors Bola and Godman Akinlabi , co-lead pastors, TEC, the conference will feature renowned speakers and authors Bishop Francis Wale Oke, Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Nigeria; Pastor Wale Akinsiku, House of Praise, Canada; and Pastor Chris Ugoh, The King’s Assembly, Nigeria.
The conference is streamed on the church’s digital channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Mixlr) accessible through the handle @elevationng, as well as its website, www.onlinechurch.elevationng.org.
It is also being aired on local channels; Galaxy TV Lagos UHF Channel 27, DSTV Channel 258, GOTV Channel 99 and StarTimes Channel 99 to broaden the options for all categories of intending participants.
This year’s conference is one of great importance as people globally are in need of strength, hope, and a certain re-assurance of God’s ability to still make their dreams and aspirations unstoppable despite the challenges of the pandemic. As all things work together for believers’ good, this year’s live experience is not limited to Lagos residents or those who are able to travel down only. According to Godman Akinlabi, “More than ever before, recent developments necessitate the need to uplift and uphold the spiritual, mental, and emotional state of people all around the world. The Accelerate Conference serves to remind us of God’s ability to deliver His promises irrespective of the happenings around us.
Prayer cards have been made available on the church’s website at www.elevationng.org/accelerate, to help guest articulate their prayer points in preparation for the conference trusting God for incredible testimonies. Visit the website to download and print the cards to use.
TEC has consistently upheld the belief that the church is not limited to physical surrounding, but a community of people from all works of life congregating to worship and fellowship in God’s presence. So this year, the church is catering for a record attendance from all over the world as delegates take due advantage of technology to be blessed of God by joining the conference live through the multiplicity of channels provided without missing out on the experience.
The Elevation Church has been set up by God in October 2010 to develop members to be witnesses for Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction and greatness in life. At TEC, greatness means service. The church has expressions in Lekki, Greater Lekki, Mainland, LifePointe, Ikorodu, Nigeria and an international expression, the Elevate Community Church in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada