It was another milestone of success being unfolded when 1,127 Graduates of the Intensive Training for Emerging Leaders Batch 1, march with glee to receive their certificates last Nov. 7, 2014 at the JIL International Centre.
The graduates were greatly bless and challenge as Bishop Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, Spiritual Director and President of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide who is the Commencement Speaker expounded on the theme from 1 Tim. 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and correctly handles the word of truth.” His timely and powerful message revolutionized the hearts and life of every Graduates, as he shared godly principles that he learned and practice through the years of his service to God. He also emphasized vital keys that every leader should posses in order to be effective and productive in God’s Ministry, he calls it the 3C’s of a leader: Character, Competence and Compassion. These godly attributes serves as a strong foundation that empowers a leader in fulfilling God’s mandate over his life and ministry.
Concurrently, Dr. Dory J. Villanueva, the International Director and Vice President of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide Ministries, led the Graduates to a Candle Lighting Ceremony, admonishing each of the Graduates to be the light of the world, to let that light shine, so that people may see their good deeds and praise their Father in heaven.
The list of guest will not be complete without mentioning the presence of the International President of Christian Youth for the Nation (CYN), Ptr. Jovi Villanueva-Binalla who was accompanied by her husband Bro. Sam Binalla, along with some CYN leaders from Canada, BC. The graduates were so delighted and encouraged with her inspirational greetings.
The Commencement Exercise of ITEL Batch 1, was indeed glorious and successful primarily because of what the Lord has done and through the united effort and commitment of all the hard working JILHK Pastors, Education Coordinators, Leaders and Workers.
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! TO GOD BE THE GLORY! SHALOM!