The 2016 ICLC took off in an extraordinary way. The word of God was taught immensely as the sole focus was on the importance of soul-winning. In one of the sessions, it was said that every soul that is won is precious to God even as he patiently waits for them. This was in reference to James 5:7
What other way can one express the importance of soul-winning, if not raising up, teaching and encouraging the workers in God’s vineyard- the soul winners.
Christ Embassy celebrated outstanding soul winners and churches at the 2016 ICLC awards.
The award was met with excitement as the International Cell Leaders’ Conference provided a ceremonial opportunity to honour those who have given themselves to God’s number 1 job of reconciling men to Himself.
Through various music, dance and spoken word ministrations, a clear message was passed across to everyone in attendance at the LoveWorld Convocation Arena and viewing centres all over the world.
So many churches and cells won awards for their outstanding performances in their catchment areas. But those who stole the day were those who won in the categories of the Zonal church of the year and Cell leader of the year.
After winning three years in a row, Christ embassy Zone 1 handed over the award this year to Christ Embassy Zone 2 headed by Pastor Vale Odu-Thomas as they lifted the biggest award figurine of the night.
The Zonal Director, Pastor Vale, in a joyous mood, as he held the prestigious award when asked about what it felt like to win, he said,”as the man of God has said, we can only do more,”
To crown it all, the most prestigious and revered award of the night, being the cell leader of the year award went to Emerald Chukwuma of Professional Cell, Abule-Egba, Lagos Zone 1.
The cell leader is one of the primary leadership roles in the cell ministry. This responsibility is typically attained by pioneering a new cell, and the cell leader drives the vision of winning and building disciples unto Christ.
Emerald Chukwuma was not found wanting at all as she fulfilled and carried out her obligations as a cell leader in a remarkable way.
Other runner-ups were Sharon Ajide of Mandate 1 Cell, Dopemu 1, Lagos Zone 2 and Brother Samson of Karis Cell, Ipaja, Lagos Zone 2.
It was indeed a night of celebration. A night worth remembering.