PRLog - April 6, 2014 - DALLAS -- Members of the Christian Leaders Interdenominational Prayer (CLIP) followed their usually supercharged prayer meeting last Monday in Dallas with a quarterly spiritual stock taking of its activities to review conformity with her objective of taking the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis for Jesus Christ. The 8-year old organization proudly summarizes testimonies from members to confirm the unyielding support of God for her activities. A discussion moderated by the spiritual advisers to the organization focused on moving the organization forward by enlarging the membership base to reflect their evangelical purposes of their ministries.
The March 2014 meeting held at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dallas Central parish, Dallas, Texas under the auspices of Pastor Ekundayo Israel. Even though, the group is mainly African in current population the organization actively seek participation from other members of the society. It is common to see Whites, Hispanics and other African-American members in the fold. The zeal to attract new members to join the charge energized the discussion that evaluated various proposals that included direct appeal to church leaders in the community, specific programs to train young adults in preparation for ministry, admission of young ministers to the organization and many others.
The quality of discussion was very high. Various methods open to senior pastors may adopt in order to encourage the youth and youth ministers to transition into active pastors able to take charge of ministries became the center-stage topic. Nigerians are a group growing in noteworthy proportions in the US. There is no doubt that faith systems contribute structurally to this steady growth because the churches commonly support recent immigrants as they organize to settle in America. The remarkable growth in population and prosperity in America for these Nigerians indirectly confirms the success of church strategy effort assisting migrants.
CLIP, not shy of its significant African preponderance chose to tap into the strength of its community presence so that she can influence evangelical efforts in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolis. The pathways considered include encouraging the youth to exploit the power base of their faith to attract neighbors to church, in order to learn more about the love of God. There is universal agreement as to the theme of the future campaigns of individual members and groups within the forum, while the prayer agenda of the organization will remain the central focus of contribution for the monthly meetings.
It is instructive that this deep introspection comes on the heels of a weekend of leadership training ad conference held earlier in the month where Rev. Austen Ukachi defined loyalty to Jesus Christ as the steadfast, allegiance, total commitment or unwavering allegiance to our Lord. Ukachi emphasized leaders have a duty to raise disciples who commit themselves to the vision of the leader because they training helps them to understand how the leader's vision tallies with the expectations of the followers.
Therefore, Dallas should get ready for an explosion is in Christianity as this body of pastors provides the spiritual fodder that support missionaries on the streets in the challenge to take over the city for God.