I am so happy that there are a lot of conferences that people can choose from. I’m still high from the Work-at-Home Weekend Expo from last Saturday! I’m now excited to create and attend big conferences like these. One of the conferences that I want to go to is the Kerygma Conference. I am just so blessed to have been invited by my friend, Anthony and Tina Rodriguez to attend the Kerygma Conference 2014. For those who are not familiar on what the Kerygma Conference is, it is the most popular inspirational learning event in the Philippines. Last year, 18,000 people gathered for four days in Metro Manila and two days each in Metro Cebu and Metro Davao for Kerygma Conference 2013: Be Empowered! Last year, the conference had 7 plenary talks, 20 streams, and 63 classes to choose from, and over 70 speakers who spoke in rooms filled to capacity with participants receiving empowering lessons.
This year, the Kerygma Conference 2014 will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), SMX Convention Center, and SM Mall of Asia Arena on November 20 – 23, 2014. An estimate 20,000 participants are expected to attend.
On November 20 – 21, that’s Thursday and Friday, classes will be about how to manage Church activities, community relationships and ministry involvements. Esteemed speakers from church organizations and charismatic communities will be joining the conference for two whole days filled with topics that will bless one’s service and knowledge about the Catholic Church.
On November 22, Saturday, there will be empowering classes about business, leadership, career, wellness, and a whole lot more. They are also introducing the Youth Conference, which will be staged for the first time for youth participants. A free concert also awaits attendees on Saturday. Finally, there will be a Grand Feast on November 23 with plenary talks from international Chastity speaker Jason Evert of ChastityProject.com and renowned lay preacher Bo Sanchez at the Mall of Asia Arena.
For the past two years, I have been busy creating my business and building it. I know, as a Catholic, that a lot of these blessings are from our Creator and yet, I am guilty of forgetting that He is the one I should thank. In the past months, I have been contemplating on the deeper reason why I am doing all of these things. The first reason is that I want to achieve a good life for my child (children, in the future). But when I looked at all of these things occupying my mind — passion, business, mentoring, legacy, stability, income, community (btw, I’m just throwing words out!), I see that what I really want to do is yes, build a good life for my child, but I realized that in order to do this, I need to help build a “better” community where she could live and love.
And in the Bible, God is constantly reminding us to use our talents, and I know that my talent is really to help others establish a viable business to make their lives more comfortable when they become financially free and when they have their own time. I’m really excited for 2015, since after that long contemplation on what my purpose is, I have finally encapsulated it into concrete action steps that I can do. I am excited for the Kerygma Conference 2014, since I know that this will be a good venue to get that “motivation” that I need. The steps that I will do next year is a bit out of my comfort zone, so I just need that extra push and I think I will get it from this conference.
Are you going to the Kerygma Conference 2014, too? For those who want to sign up, please visit http://kerygmaconference.com/2014/
Let’s lift each other higher!