WNCC 20th Preachers & Church Leaders Workshop



It was an enlightening moment as WNCC held her 20th Annual Preachers and Church leaders workshop. The theme was Managing Stress and Burnout for Effective Ministry. The workshop which lasted for four days 30th April till 3rd may 2019 saw a good turnout of preachers from across the brotherhood. The workshop was anchored by the guest speaker, Dr. Thayer Salisbury, minister and elder with Flanders Road Church of Christ, Toledo, Ohio, USA, supported by Dr. Biodun Owolabi with the thematic analysis. Bro. Friday Adima was also on hand to conduct the New Life Behavior Seminar.

The key note speaker Dr. Thayer Salisbury did justice to topics such as: Definition of Terms – Stress, Burnout, Ministry; Stress and Burnout; Ministering in an Age of Stress; Biblical Examples of Stress and Burnout; Factors for Stress Points in Ministry; Signs and Symptoms of Stress and Burnout; Managing Stress and Burnout for Effective Ministry. At the end of the four-day workshop, Dr. Thayer was well appreciated for his depth, exquisite knowledge of the subject, experience and pedagogical ingenuity. Indeed, this year’s workshop offered the way forward on how to put stress in its place and move on through equanimity with the strength that only God can provide. To our Father and Creator, we are grateful for making this year’s workshop a success and to the participants we pray that God greatly bless your ministry, family and keep you in good health. To God be the Glory.


It was an ecstatic gathering as West Nigeria Christian College and School of Biblical Studies held her 19th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The ceremony commenced at about 10.15 am with the College aerator, Samuel Moses calling the ceremony to order with the traditional academic procession. This was immediately followed by short devotion with the opening hymn and the Bible reading from 1 Tim 4:1-16 read by bro George Olubodun and the opening prayer by bro Dele Oni. 

The convocation ceremony was declared opened by the president who represent the Chairman Governing board. He also introduced the commencement speaker, Dr.  Thayer Salisbury. In his convocation address titled, “Who are you following: who is your leader? he charged the graduating class to beware of who they follow and reason why they should have followed those who have good reputation and good example. he concluded by appealing to the grandaunts to replicate whatever they have learnt in the college in their everyday life and ministry.    

The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of diploma in Biblical studies to deserving grandaunts by Elder Moses Enilolobo, the vice chairman of the governing board assisted by Dr. Biodun Owolabi. Thirty-one students graduated in the Diploma in Biblical Studies class and two in Advance Diploma in Christian Ministry class. In all, thirty-three students graduated at the ceremony.

Distinguished graduates carted away award prizes. Also, in line with WNCC culture of equipping its graduates for ministry, study Bibles and other ministry tools were given to each member of the graduating class. The special guest of honor, Elder Richard Igbinigie, an elder with the Church of Christ, Jakpa Road, Warri, in Delta state, admonished the grandaunts to be good ambassador of the college, that the knowledge they have acquired is a solid foundation that will open them to many opportunities in life. The president thereafter led the grandaunts to cut the graduation cake after which WNCC coral group entertained the audience, followed by announcement by the registrar, Mrs. Susan Gbogboade, the closing of the convocation, the closing prayer, the rendering of the national anthem and the recession, in that order.  To God be the glory.

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