The International Pastors Conference (IPC) is an annual event strictly for pastors and ministry leaders from around world, hosted by the Insight Christian Leadership School led by Dr Sylvanus Ukafia. Over the last 17 years, the IPC has had attendance of Tens of Thousands of pastors from more than 25 countries.
It is a full week of teachings, talks, seminars, workshops and mentoring interactions for ministry leaders. The conference is hosted yearly in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.
The IPC is open only to pastors and ministry leaders from around the world. We however admit trainee pastors who are currently in Bible School and have a clear desire to get involved in ministry in the near future. It is not a conference for church workers, elders and unit leaders, unless such a person is directly involved in the five fold ministry.
The conference holds yearly in the first full week of July. This year 2016, we shall be hosting the conference between the 4th and 8th of July. The first session is by 9:00am Monday morning on the 4th and last session ends 9:00pm Friday night on the 8th. Arrivals should be planned for Sunday 3rd and departures for Saturday the 9th July.
Registration for the conference costs N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only) for participants from Nigeria. This covers ONLY conference materials and admission into the conference venue. For participants who desire hotel lodging and meals provided at the conference venue, those will need to be paid for separately.
The International Pastors Conference is a global outreach of the Insight Christian Leadership School, the arm of Insight Bible Church saddled with Leadership Development for Christian leaders mostly from the developing world. Dr Sylvanus Ukafia, a pastor at heart whose strongest desire is to see pastors well discipled and equipped around the world currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the ministry and is the convener of this world changing event.
It doesnt matter which country you come from and what language you speak, you will find someone who speaks your language at the conference for ease of connection. But we also make interpretation arrangements once we are informed of your first language at registration.
We also make special letters of invitation available to international participants who need to get a visa to Nigeria and who indicate their need for such at the point of registration.
Every year, selected speakers are drawn from around the world. This selection of speakers is no ordinary one as individuals with proven years of ministry experience, credible track records and amazing success stories in ministry bring a rich combination of insight and experience to the conference. It's indeed a global conference with a global relevance. It doesn't matter where in the world you do ministry, you will be blessed by the speakers who bring God's word.
In the past few years, we have had speakers like: Dr Uma Ukpai, Pastor Simeon Afolabi, Dr Panam Percy Paul, Bishop Robert Ondoa, Bishop Chris Raymond, Archbishop Cletus Bassey, Dr Phil Walker, Rev Timothy Olonade, Pastor P.K. Olawale, Pastor Joel Edwards, and many more in an inexhaustible list, and we have speakers speak in their heart languages, so sometimes the conference is addressed in French and English with several options for translations.
Participation at the Pastors Conference is open to all pastors from around the world for a token registration fee of NGN 1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only) with the exception of participants from outside Nigeria. However, participants who desire to be booked into Conference Hotels at a subsidized fee need to. International Participants get a scholarship that covers hotel and feeding and as such don't get to pay anything to attend the conference.