Why Choose Ekklesia?

Ekklesia is highly recommended for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of God’s Word, and fulfill their God given call fulltime ministry especially those who sense a call to the pastoral office. In order to help you make up your mind why you should attend Ekklesia, hear what some graduates have to say:

Helen Nwuzi
Helen Nwuzi

I am a self-motivated, enthusiastic Christian woman. I am an entrepreneur and operated an SME for years before co-founding Haddocks Marine Services Ltd., with my husband Chima Nwuzi. We have two lovely daughters: Chikanka and Chimdindu.

Ekklesia Business course opened my eyes to the exact way Christians should conduct their businesses. Business ethics was the peak for me. I learnt that possessing ethical value is an outward sign of an unshakable faith in God.

The personal testimony of our instructor Engr. Emeka Ene is a great faith booster. Now I'm confident of God's favour on every effort I make. Ekklesia School is just awesome. For instance, Christian Character and Servanthood teaches on love and humility, while Little Beginnings encourages you to keep at what you're doing no matter the challenges that seem to suggest you aren't making progress. Today, I'm well furnished with necessary tools to stand out and be successful in my endeavours.

Helen Nwuzi
Business Student
Class of 2014/2015
Precious Nwaobia
Precious Nwaobia

Having a communications background and work experience in the non- profits and real estate, the Ekklesia certificate in business was a wise choice.

One thing that sets Ekklesia apart from other schools is its emphasis on values, and its ability to bridge the gap between the sacred and secular divide. We were taught the traditional foundation needed for starting up and managing a company well and the importance of blending in creativity and innovation in order to remain relevant in the future, and all these were rooted in godly principles. The culture at Ekklesia is one that highly regards excellence both personally and professionally. The teamwork at Ekklesia gave me the opportunity to form great relationships with instructors and course mates who still provide valuable support.

Precious Nwaobia
Business Student
Class of 2014/2015
Felicia Samuel
Felicia Samuel

I work full time, I'm a wife and mother, so getting into Ekklesia was a sacrifice, however it was worth it all.

I started Ekklesia with a lot of anticipation and I was not disappointed. The course content was rich beyond what I expected; they were fully researched. I had to prepare for each class, knowing that my teachers were also coming well prepared, having put in time and effort to bring a rich content. I remember being asked by my husband if I had assessment every school day, because I endeavored to come to class prepared to meet the prepared teacher. One of the things that was reinforced for me in Ekklesia is that as a professional in whatever field, you are first and foremost a Christian, and your profession should and would be enhanced by living out Christian principles such as exemplary character, charisma, service, faithfulness etc. You have to lead yourself successfully before leading others.

Felicia Samuel
Leadership Student
Class of 2014/2015
Augustine Gideon Ubong
Augustine Gideon Ubong

The steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord and indeed they are. My coming to Ekklesia transformed my life and gave me direction for my God given purpose.

I came into Ekklesia at a point in my life where I had so many questions because I wasn't at peace with the teachings I used to receive then.

The knowledge of God's Word I had received formerly was challenged and I would leave each class dazed at the depth of God's Word taught. Some of our classes had great times of prophecy by Pastor Nkechi Ene and Pastor Sola Akinwale. On two occasions those prophecies were directed to me and really positioned me in my decisions.

Our Music instructor, Mrs. Namsey Okung, was amazing, learning under her was fun and interesting, and I was always looking forward to the next class.

I finished my Ekklesia year equipped with great knowledge of my music ministry and I thank God for leading me to Ekklesia.

Augustine Gideon Ubong
Music Student
Class of 2014/2015
Mobolaji Olawoye
Mobolaji Olawoye

My experience at Ekklesia stands out as the major high point in my life during the period. I thank God for the opportunity; I cannot estimate the extent of transformation in my thinking and in all areas of my life.

The instructors give their best as they impart into us with passion and dedication, the lessons are so rich and in-depth, sometimes interjected with heart-felt prayers and prophetic declarations.

Accuracy, the right balance of concepts, original information, in-depth exposition, practicality, dedication to God's purpose and intent - these are attributes that characterize each lesson and you leave each class with eagerness to keep learning, apply and to practice, not only do you know, but you know you can do because of His grace.

The systematic approach, rigour and discipline have added much to the development of my mentality and my personal skills. These I have applied to my professional life, family and work in the local church.

I am grateful to God for this ministry arm of the local church. I have not only been well taught but also fired up to keep on learning, keep on hearing and to keep on experiencing His fullness in every area on my life.

Mobolaji Olawoye
Leadership Student
Class of 2015/2016
Uloma Chinke
Uloma Chinke

I applied to Ekklesia: School of Local Church after the deadline, but God brought it together and made it possible for me. Learning in class was different from regular academic exercise. Our instructors were not just limited to a lesson-plan but were open to the move of God. They were passionate about what they taught. They are men and women of practical faith who inspired us by their lifestyle.

I attended each class with great expectation. Our Evangelism class taught me to recognize and take advantage of opportunities to share my faith in simple but effective ways. Christian Character was the bomb! I understood whose image I was. I desired more to live a life of integrity. I learnt to pray right with fewer struggles and guaranteed answers. Grace and Faith course was the icing on the cake! I applied the lessons I learnt in my secular life. I took baby steps at improving one aspect of my life after another and gradually became a better person.

Ekklesia wasn't just a teaching school but a training school where I learnt to apply God's Word. Ekklesia is a family oriented school where you feel you are part of something bigger than yourself. God has used my time in Ekklesia to prepare me for amazing and greater times ahead.

Uloma Chinke
Leadership Student
Class of 2015/2016
Josephine Enekole Aitafo
Josephine Enekole Aitafo

At Ekklesia, the learning list is endless and the process entirely as it cuts across the spirit, soul and the body. What is even more thrilling is the opportunity to learn at the 'feet' of men and women of God who have proven their ministries in integrity, simplicity and sincerity over the years with visible excellence, and of whose grace and giftings, I am a living testimony.

Ekklesia was very intensive, demanding and required a lot of self-drive and self-motivation, but was certainly very fulfilling in every way. Probably, the most humbling of the experiences is the joy of knowing that this is what Jesus would have me do, and the peace that comes from knowing that I am where He would rather I be, serving Him. Beyond all else that there is abundant grace to do everything He has called me to do and so much more.

Josephine Enekole Aitafo
Business Student
Class of 2015/2016