2015 DIOCESAN YOUTH AND CHILDREN CAMP
We appreciate God for the success of the year 2015 Children and Youth Conference. The Conference took a different dimension from all that were held in the past, the camp was separated into two sessions and was held in the different times in the same venue.
The separation was done to enable the camp to be more resourceful and worthwhile for the participants. The separations also offer the children meaningful teaching and application of their own level of understanding.
The children took place earlier on 21st December, 2015 with series of programmes which includes Bible Study, Talk on the Theme, Film Show, Health Talk on Oral Hygiene. The Conference had 478 children in attendance.
The Youth version of the conference came up on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th December, 2015. The Conference opened with a service of Holy Eucharist with 167 participant who took part in the communion. The Conference featured Bible Study, Exposition on the Book of Daniel, Talk in Understanding the Anglican Heritage, Revival Session and Bible Quiz Competition.
RESULT OF THE QUIZ AT A GLANCE
- Omotunde Olufemi – 1st Akungba
- Gbadamosi Tobi – 2nd Cathedral
- Aduloju Adewumi – 3rd Ikare
Akungba – 1st
Ikare – 2nd
Oba – 3rd
BISHOP’S HOUR – INTERACTIVE SESSION
The Diocesan Bishop’s hour which has been a regular feature of the Conference took place during the Conference. The Diocesan spoke extensively on the importance and aptness of the theme “Dare to be like Daniel” for all the youth in our present age. He encouraged all the youths to insists on godliness, purity, piety, purpose and prayer in all that they do. The Youth in their response fielded various questions and observation before the Bishop, some of which are:
- The Anglican System of worship scarcely accommodates the manifestation
of spiritual gifts during worship
- Youths are regarded as the Church tomorrow and not seen as the Church of today which pose a great danger for the future of the Church.
- Clergymen do not prioritize the youth-oriented programme in their respective churches thereby causing a drift of youths from the Anglican Church.
- The promiscuous lifestyle of few Clergymen is a thing that is not hidden which discourage members especially the youth of being proud to be identified with the Church.
- The Diocese should invest in things/programme that will empower the youths economically.
- Many Church with Evangelism buses prevent the vehicles from serving the purpose of evangelism. Some have been turned to commercial buses used to conveyed people who have paid for them by booking and would not be available when/ during evangelism and mission call.
- Youth oriented programme should be initiated and developed at the Diocesan level to boost the participation of the youth in Church matters.
- Musical classes should be organized for the youth to bring back the rich heritage of Church Music that is fast ebbing out by the less inspiring contemporary music.
The Diocesan Bishop was able to give them appropriate answer to their questions and they were satisfied.
The programme ended with the Benediction from the Diocesan, The Rt. Revd. G. A. Akinbiyi while the whole house echoed 3 beautiful Halleluyah