Congratulations to each graduate on reaching this significant milestone on your journey with God! You have persevered and come out shining despite the very challenging times. I believe that all the present challenges have empowered and strengthened both your mind and spirit for the days ahead.
The world is filled with fear and uncertainty brought about by the likes of the Ukraine War, economic turmoil and rising inflation. These mean that we must learn to walk with increased discernment and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Without His guidance and prophetic insight, we can be intimated to recoil from engagement with our circumstances and miss the divine opportunities to increase our impact for God in our respective areas of calling and assignment.
God has called and positioned you for such a time as this. Your bold faith and daring spirit to break into new frontiers believing that God will confirm His Word with signs following – is critical. This is not the time to pull back. This is the time to recalibrate and advance God’s Kingdom to see divine increase.
Always remember your time in TCA College. God has given you spiritual insight and practical handles, empowering you to engage in today’s spiritual warfare. Always remember, we struggle not with flesh and blood but against the powers of this dark world. You are God’s vanguard against all of Satan’s schemes to destroy. God has stirred up a passion for His fire to flow through you. He will do immeasurably more than you can ask or imagine. Regardless of the battles and opposition you will encounter ahead, no matter how difficult things may seem, turn to God with renewed faith in His power and presence. Stay focused on Him - He will not fail you.
God has blessed your coming in. Now, may He bless your going out.
"God has called and positioned you for such a time as this ... this is the time to recalibrate and advance God's Kingdom to see divine increase."
Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy
Founder and Chancellor
"My prayer is that you will carry the anointing of God to be a pacesetter for your generation."
Rev Gerald Tan
Congratulations and well done! More than completing a program, know that your commencement marks a prophetic moment in your ministry. You are presenting yourself at your graduation as a student approved by TCA College in completing your program, but you stand before God as one called and approved by Him for the ministry.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Many leaders look at ways to seek the approval of the organizations they are in, or the people whom they lead. Common leadership principles espouse success defined by results. It is not uncommon in this world, where taking shortcuts and aspiring to accelerate become the norm in the name of getting to the end quicker and achieving results more efficiently.
However, you stand before the Lord first of all; He is the one who approves of you and delights in you. Wherever you go, you are a servant of the Lord, a worker in the harvest field, and a leader in the body of Christ. Our ministry flows from who we are and not just what we do. It is defined by the approval of God and not the approval of man.
Remember that the Lord has set you apart for the ministry. Embrace that call and not be ashamed! You have been equipped to correctly handle the word of truth.
As you embark on the next lap of ministry, my prayer is that you will carry the anointing of God to be a pacesetter for your generation; that you will live out your call where the Lord leads you, and fulfill the purposes of God in your life.
你 当 竭 力 在 神 面 前 得 蒙 喜 悦 ， 作 无 愧 的 工 人 ， 按 着 正 意 分 解 真 理 的 道 (提摩太后书 2:15)。