The immediate past vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Thursday gave a lecture on discipleship in celebration of the 75th birthday of the wife of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Folu Adeboye.
Mummy GO’s birthday public lecture themed “Effective Teaching and Discipleship Through Christian Education” was held in Mowe area of Lagos State, Naija News reports.
Ogundipe, who was the guest speaker at the event, said that effective teaching and discipleship would raise generations that would actively participate in nation-building by promoting virtues and spiritual growth.
The former vice-chancellor further stressed that virtues would be developed faster through deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
He said that Bible teachings and principles should serve as the bedrock of Christian education and instructions.
Speaking on the subject, Ogundipe said: “If the younger ones embrace this message and experience salvation, it becomes imperative to guide and nurture them through discipleship.
“There is no doubt that the engagement of Christian teachers as disciplers would play a vital role in meeting this need, as discipleship is a deliberate process that requires intentional effort and investment.
“It is through this process that true disciplers are cultivated, rather than relying solely on external influences, such as superficial or temporary influences, to shape individuals’ faith.
“Christian teachers, who are committed to modelling Christ-like character and imparting biblical wisdom, have the opportunity to guide and nurture students on a deeper level as well as help them develop genuine and lasting relationship with God.
“By investing time and energy in intentional discipleship, Christian teachers can make significant impact on the spiritual growth and development of their students and ultimately contribute to the fulfilment of the Great Commission and the formation of strong and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.”