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African independent Churches: a pastoral challenge to the Church in Igboland - Nigeria
Charles Okechukwu Ifemeje
6 1. Introduction ‘To have a voice is to be fully present, to feel counted in, and counted on, to have something to say and to be heard.’1 Nancy Beach in her book Gifted to Lead, The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church, says in a few short words, what I see . In the popular mind, to discuss religion in the context of international affairs automatically raises the specter of religious-based conflict. The many other dimensions and impacts of religion tend to be downplayed or even neglected entirely. The contribution that religion can make to peacemaking--as the flip side of religious conflict--is only beginning to be explored and explicated.
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African Independent Churches, also known as African Indigenous Churches, African Initiated Churches, African Instituted Churches, or just AICs, represent well o independent.
“African Instituted Churches” signals that they came into being by the initiative of Africans. A range of other names indicates the variety in the genre.
“Separatist churches” underscores that they have broken away from historic churches, e.g. the Church of the Lord (Aladura) broke away from the Church Missionary Society in Nigeria.
African Independent Churches: a pastoral challenge to the Church in Igboland - Nigeria. [Charles Okechukwu Ifemeje] [Charles Okechukwu Ifemeje] African Independent Churches. (v) State the doctrinal characteristics and practical features of an Indigenous Church in any West African Country.
(vi) Discuss the concept of an indigenous Church with particular reference to Nigeria or Ghana. (vii) Consider one indigenous church movement and explain the ways it differs from an Historic church. Taking as a point of departure Fernandez's survey (), this review seeks to show how research on African Independent Churches (AICs) has been recon-figured by new approaches to the anthropology Author: Birgit Meyer.
African Independent Churches Beliefs. Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today's church and ministry leaders, like you. African Indigenous Churches.
These, in Nigeria for instance, Father of African Independent Churches. The Early Christian Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Book. House. From the tail end of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, quite a number of African Churches emerged in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
The Churches include the following from Nigeria: The Native Baptist Church (); The United Native African Church (); The African Church (); The Christ Army Church () and the. The first immigrant churches to form in Europe were the African independent churches known in Ghana as Spiritual churches and in Nigeria and South Africa as Aladura (“praying people”) and Zionist churches, respectively.
African members of mainline denominations in their home countries initially joined similar denominations in Europe. Challenges facing Christians in Africa.
By Chris Sugden Church of England Newspaper Ma March has seen a series of conferences in different parts of Africa setting agendas of the challenges facing African churches.
In April the Global Anglican Relief and Development Alliance will hold its first meeting in Kenya. Introduction to African Independent Churches -- History of the Church of the Lord (Aladura) in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia () -- Pastoral training in the Church of the Lord (Aladura) -- History of the Church of the Lord (Aladura in Ghana () -- The seven turbulent years -- A committee of Enquiry -- Church of the Lord (Brotherhood): the establishment of an autonomous.
Emphasising African initiatives in the process of Christianisation, he argues that its development was shaped by African kings and courts, the history of labour migration, and local experiences of colonisation.
This long-awaited book will become the standard reference on African Christian churches. problems for many younger churches and older churches alike" (EIIiston) McKinney who decries an "over-reliance of a professional clergy" (, ), faults many pastors for perceiving themselves as being the ministers of the church rather than God's gifts to the church to equip the people of God.
This book largely glosses over the glorious, long and ancient history of the Ethiopian Church (and the recently independent Eritrean Church which was part of it until the 's) and the ever-suffering Coptic Church.
In spite of its title, it focusses more upon European missionary efforts than indigenous African s: Christianity in Africa arrived in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century. By the end of the 2nd century it had reached the region around ant Africans who influenced the early development of Christianity include Tertullian, Perpetua, Felicity, Clement of Alexandria, Origen of Alexandria, Cyprian, Athanasius and Augustine of the 4th century the Aksumite empire was.
The Mainline churches and African independent churches had earlier evangelized Nigeria with the introduction of some civilizing phenomena. According to Odumuyiwa, Christianity should be involved in governance and development in such areas as socio-economic, educational, religious, moral, political and medical perspectives.
And there are huge churches pastored by African Americans. The Hispanic church also has become a force. "My way or the highway" is part of the reason people church hop. Others get burned-out by pastors who disillusion them and quit going to church.
Lee Grady's groundbreaking book 10 Lies the Church Tells Women discusses the need for. Project Canterbury. Origins of the Niger Mission A paper read at the Centenary of the Mission at Christ Church, Onitsha, on 13 November By K. Onwuka Dike. Ibadan: Published for the C.M.S.
Niger Mission by the Ibadan University Press, Today’s church pastors face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and pastoral resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times.
is dedicated to providing resources and information for every church pastor. The challenges of today's church are many and it is difficult to define which are the most ominous. But from my years of working with the church, I would say that its greatest malady usually boils down to two chronic impediments, with which pastors and church leaders continually strive to overcome.
(1) Compromise with the standards of the world. Inthe Catholic Church in Africa, including Eastern Catholic Churches, embraced approximately million of the million people in Africa. Inwhen Pope Benedict XVI visited Africa, it was estimated at million.
Most belong to the Latin Church, but there are also millions of members of the Eastern Catholic Churches. By I default toward teaching so this is a challenge for me.
Try to find an under influential pastor of a growing church who’s more into teaching than preaching. There really aren’t that many. It’s just a trend I see. Preachers facilitate an experience. Teachers convey information. The best pastors do both well.A few examples of useful studies on th e church in Africa are: Andersson, E., Churches at the Grassroots, Friendship Press, New York, ; Mobley, H.
W., The Ghanaian's Image of the Missionary, Brill, Leiden, ; Rubingh, E., Sons of Tit, a Study of the Rise of the Church among the Tiv of Central Nigeria, Baker Book House, Grand.