The Elevation Church (TEC) has empowered teenagers with the requisite skills and capacities to stand out. At this year’s navigate conference held in Lagos, with the theme ‘Dare’, Global Lead Pastor, TEC, Godman Akinlabi, said it was geared towards preparing the next generation with the right mindset and requisite skills to guarantee a thriving future.
According to him, “these curricula will provide our wards with strong internal filters to engage external influences and remain in right standing afterwards. We are not only raising leaders, but kingdom influencers, who are resilient, gritty, adaptable, capable of managing diversity and thriving in it.
“The skills they will learn is going to ensure that professionally, they are future-proof, and just like in sports, if you start early enough and learn from great teachers, you have a higher propensity to become one of the greats yourself,” Akinlabi said.
He said this year’s conference has a rich curriculum developed to inspire teenagers to step into the full expression of their gifts, talents and interests.
He said it was feasible by engendering teamwork, spiritual wholesomeness and overall character development in teenagers to close the developmental gap that exists among teenagers and bridge the mentorship and relational gaps between teenagers and adults, as well as strengthen teen-parent/guardian relationships.
During the programme, teenagers benefited from the wealth of experience of their mentors and lessons on self-esteem, leadership, nation-building, personal and group productivity.
It offered them the chance to learn current and future-relevant skills such as web design, baking, music production, writing and cinematography, among others.