Beloved, the C.C.C USA Diocese 2021 Transformation Convention is upon us.
In light of the unchartered circumstances into which the world has been thrust in 2020, the theme of the next convention – Transformation – seems not only appropriate, but perhaps prophetic. The world, the church, the family, and our way of life has been transformed by the global pandemic. However, the conditions which have imposed a drastic change upon our social interactions and manner of worship, only makes this next convention that much more crucial and urgent an engagement for us all. From Asia, through Europe, Africa, and the Americas, the entire world has been held in the vice grip of God’s clarion invitation to Transformation; and the sudden visitation of this pandemic which seemingly threw the world into consternation overnight is all the proof we need of the fragility of our human estate and the great and dreadful tremor of divine inflection. If ever there were a period when the Church, and in particular Celestial Church of Christ, has been needed at the fore of change, beloved, this is it.
This convention is not only a celebratory coming together in our faith and baptism as Celestians, but far more importantly, it is coming together to enter into critical communal reexamination of the current state and future of the church, which must begin with an unflinching personal rededication to our spiritual and moral Transformation in Christ.
My fellow Celestians, it is time for the church, indeed for us, to put off concerning the former way of life the old man and its deceitful lusts and practices; it is time for us to put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Let us come together in unity of faith, in the knowledge of the Son of God, to draw one another, and thereby lift this great church according to the promise, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
This 2021 Transformation Convention is a compulsory attendance for every able Celestian with so much as a passion for the name of Christ, a desire to attain onward towards salvation in Christ, and the zeal to see the church at last a City on a hill drawing men of every nation and tongue unto the glory and beauty of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. By His grace, the CCC USA Diocese 2021 Convention will be one of true regeneration and enduring Transformation for the church, and for every true Celestian. Amen
VSE Joeph Olorunnisola
Head of Diocese