The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) says its Annual Youth Convention (AYC) is an avenue to nurture youths, empower and give them an expression for confidence in life.
Pastor Belemina Obunge, Intercontinental Youth Pastor, RCCG, made the assertion at a media briefing on the 2021 edition of the RCCG Annual Youth Convention.
The 2021 RCCG AYC taking place at the RCCG Redemption Camp, Km 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, from Sept. 27 to Oct.1, 2021, has its theme as ; “ Exceeding Expectations” .
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2021 edition of the Annual
Youth Convention will focus on key areas including politics,
Economy, entrepreneurship, media, arts and celebration, spiritual and empowerment.
Belemina said: “The African Youth Charter says youth starts from 18 years to 35 years old.
“Therefore, we are concerned with giving an expression to these set of age ranges.
“The youth fellowship of RCCG has some programmes that are directed to and have attracted development by giving expression to an emerging generation.
“It is crucial we give these people an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and information that they are required to function and excel.”
He said that the RCCG programmes within the youth affairs domain are broken down to include skills acquisition, health outreach, digital/ICT learning and empowerment programmes among others.
“We have reach within an evangelical community health directed at reaching out to people and helping people in the communities.
“The RCCG also has an outreach on agriculture focused on making sure that they have farms nationwide
“The Digital Programme ensures that people are electronically capable.
“Our leadership programmes are also focused on political awareness, bringing out skills and talents in youths and young adults.
“You will appreciate the fact that in life that some people are below expectations, some meet up with expectations and others exceed expectations.
“Therefore, it is our desire and expectation that the youths world wide will have a desire and determination at exceeding expectations in whatever they do,” he said.
Also, Daniel Olawande, a Youth Evangelist and National Coordinator, NYRC, said: “With these
key areas, God is set to, through our speakers and the move of His Spirit, equip and empower our
youths to exceed expectations.
“Exceed expectations socially, economically, politically, financially and spiritually.
“The Annual Youth Convention 2021 features seasoned speakers including Pastor E.A.
Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God; Pastor Mrs Folu
Adeboye, Mother-in-Israel, RCCG.
“Pastor Belemina Obunge, International Youth Pastor,
RCCG; Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian
“Also, Apostle Joshua Selman, Founder of the Eternity Network International ,among other
ministers of the gospel, music ministers, captains of industries and experienced speakers ” he said.
According to him, the 2021 convention has arrangements for free feeding and accommodation for
He urged participants interested in special accommodation and feeding to
visit www.rccgayc.org and click on accommodation or feeding as the case may be for more
The Convention will also be broadcast live by Dove Television, the official TV Channel of RCCG,
RCCG Radio, YAYA and other RCCG Social Media channels, among others, he said.
Pastor Bisi Akande, Pastor in Charge of Lagos Region 35, RCCG, said that the convention would be dynamic because of the diverse areas of focus.
Akande, who also doubles as Pastor in Charge, Youth Province 1, Lagos , said that over 198 would be represented at the convention.
“This year’s convention will also feature presentations and activities from countries outside
Nigeria, a major reflection of the global presence of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
“God is set to move people and equip them with the Holy Spirit as well as empower youths to exceed expectations especially in every area God has called them,” he said.
Pastor Precious Akingbade, Assistant Pastor- in -charge, Region 35, RCCG, urged youths in Nigeria to key into the programmes of the convention.
He prayed for Nigerians youths to have the fear of God, be more productive and exceed beyond bounds.