CONNAM AND UK/EUROPE MISSIONS: The re-envisioning of our International Mission engagement as in North America and our Chaplaincy in UK and Europe is being done. Due to some operational issues CANA as the incorporation for our Mission has been dissolved through due legal process. We have put in place another Mission Organ called “Church of Nigeria North American Mission” (CONNAM). The Rt. Rev. Felix Orji remains the Bishop leading the Church of Nigeria Missions in North America. He will continue to co-ordinate the activities of our Dioceses and represent the Primate on all issues affecting the Mission of the Church of Nigeria….
A CARING CHURCH IN DEVASTATED SITUATION: The Relief Committee of the Church of Nigeria under the leadership of Dr. Peter Nmadu, has served the Church especially the afflicted parts and members within the available resources. It has been a very trying time for some of our Dioceses who have suffered attacks in communities, living as IDPs, and often we have had to source money painfully to pay for ransom and save lives. Church of Nigeria will always stand for all our members especially in challenging times. The Relief Committee is mobilizing all members to be involved in assisting others who are in need through Prayer, Phone calls, food stuff and money. We can do this as individuals, Parishes, Diocese or Province. “Bear one another’s burden and thereby fulfil the law of Christ”(Gal 6:2).
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL FORMATION: Theological Education and spiritual formation of the Pastorate and leadership of the Church will continue to occupy a central position in the life and Ministry of the Church. We must meet the challenges of our generation with greater resolve to remain faith to the Orthodox faith and Anglican heritage as we have received. We shall continue to uphold the Authority of the Word of God and live out the Biblical teachings, contending for the faith once and for all delivered to the Saints. The training Programme and the Curriculum of our Theological Colleges will need to reflect the centrality of the Mission of the Church and Ministry to Children and Young people as core to the life of the Church.
(Culled from the Address of Primate Henry Ndukuba to the Church of Nigeria’s Standing Committee 2021 at Onitsha, by the Ven. Dr Princewill Ireoba)