The Bishop of the Diocese of Sapele, the Rt Rev. Dr Blessing Erifeta, with his wife, Mrs Christy Erifeta, took the entire clergy and wives of the diocese, numbering about 130, to a 4-Day School of Ministry, at the Ibru Centre, Agbarha-otor, Delta State.
The Bishop who gave an exposition on the Conference theme, “Staying Committed to Christ in Today’s Uncertain World”, said that given the challenges of the time which is evil, it is imperative to be committed to Christ. He posited that there is no better strategy or reliable way of scaling through the present day perilous time than commitment to Christ which entails commitment to the Church.
The principal Resource Person at the event, the Rt Rev. Foreman Nedison, Bishop of Jalingo, urged the participants to stay committed to Christ when under pressure and amidst end-time challenges. Speaking on “Commitment to Ordination Oaths and Vows and Its Implications to the Priestly Ministry”, the Rector of Ibru Centre Agbarha-otor, the Ven. Dr Princewill Ireoba said that Ordination Vows and Oaths are terms of Covenant with God and conditions for ordination and licensing of priests, and so, non-compliance to them are breach of covenant, sinful and fraudulent. Other speakers at the Programme included Pastor Mrs Vera Orhobo who spoke on “The Husband and Wife Team Ministry” and Rev. Canon Erastus Okparavero who led the Bible Studies. The School was organised by a Committee chaired by Ven. Nelson Emebeyo and Ven. Dr Cephas Okarefe as Secretary.