Friday, January 25, 2008

CRCA Concludes Annual Conference

Source: The Analyst, Liberian newspaper
(Pictured: Konia Christian Revival Church, Lofa County)

The first annual conference of the Christian Revival Churches Association (CRCA) last Saturday, January, 5, 2008 concluded with over seven hundred delegates rejoicing and praising God over the rapid growth that the indigenous ministry has achieved in a short time.

At the final ceremony of the six day event that was held in Konia, Lofa County, the Mission Director of the CRCA, Pastor Dennis T. Aggrey, told delegates to attach importance to the theme of the conference from 1 Peter 2:4-10, where the Bible relates that all believers are priests.

Telling his attentive audience that the time for bench- warming or acting as spectators is over, the young clergyman urged all of the delegates to return to their communities in preparedness to impact them with the saving message of Jesus Christ.

Re-echoing the sermon of the keynote preacher, former Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary President, Dr. Lincoln Brownell, Rev. Aggrey admonished the gathering that being a holy nation and royal priesthood of God, has its corresponding responsibilities that believers must grapple with, including active witnessing and discipling of that nation for Jesus Christ.

“It is time for two-by-two outreach into other communities; for long have a lot of you been saved to be contented with only your salvation. We will not tolerate such selfishness anymore. Get up and stir Jesus everywhere with the rich messages you have heard at this conference,” he emphasized.

The Christian Revival Church Association (CRCA) is an umbrella body of semi-autonomous indigenous revival churches championing rural outreach as a focal point of conveying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Transforming lives through providing for spiritual renewal and physical empowerment. The association has established branches in five counties including Bomi, Gbarpolu, Montserrado, Margibi, and Lofa.

With extensive local and external partnerships, the CRCA is dubbing the Jesus film in various vernaculars including Lorma and Gola to assist its outreach amongst rural Liberians. Though not yet fully disclosed by the Elder Board, the next annual conference is slated for Tumukolia, in Gbarpolu County by December.

The Konia Conference was graced by the presence of two family allies of the Association, in persons of Albert and Ms. Carla Schukoske and John and Miles Coggins. While the two families participated in the training sessions for church leaders and workers, it is particularly notable that the Coggins, as a normal act of philanthropy, procured a new generator for the Konia Church and school and also carried out an extensive electrification of the new compound. This is a repeat of the chore that they completed in Monrovia last year.

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