Tamil Pastors and Leaders Conference: Rise Up and Be Mighty
By Rev. Gabriel Jabanathan
The 7th NECF Tamil Pastors and Leaders Conference was held on 15-16 of March at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Subang Jaya. Over 650 delegates from all over the country, representing many churches attended the event. Themed "Be Mighty", the conference was in line with the vision of NECF's Tamil Commission to motivate Tamil churches to come out of an inhibitive spirit that cripples bold and daring leadership, so that they will be a Church that leaps forward and stays ahead.
The main session speakers were Rev. Dr. Henry K. Pillai, the senior pastor of Grace Assembly and Pastor Sawrnaraj, the senior pastor of the 5000-strong AG Church in Tamil Nadu, India. Meanwhile, the speakers for the special sessions were Rev. Yang Tuck Yoong, the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Singapore; Rev. Kalyanakumar, the founder of the Harvest Apostolic Ministries in India; and Rev. Dr. Philip Jayabalan, the senior pastor of the Victorious Assembly in Malaysia.
During the two days, the delegates were challenged by the speakers to rise up as a bold and courageous community of God's people to face their giants. They were also reminded of the need to rise up to be a powerful missional and prophetic voice to the nation. It was a time of looking ahead and being a mighty people of God.