PCN News Bulletin, Vol.
71. 2nd April, 2017
Prelate Flags Off 2017
PCN Mission Activities
The Prelate & Moderator of the General
Assembly of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Most Rev. Nzie
Nsi Eke has identified three major components of the mission/evangelism mandate
of the church. These are the Mission
Agenda, the Methodology and the Results.
Preaching the sermon on Sunday, 2nd
April, 2017 at the Sensitisation/Flag-Off Service of the 2017 National Missions
Activities of the Board of Missions (BOM), the Prelate said that the agenda of
every mission activity was to go after the lost sheep until they were found, as
emphasized by the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15: 1 – 7, precisely, verse 4). The methodology is to be mentally alert to
hear when God is speaking and to engage in social gospel work involving the establishment
of schools, healthcare, agricultural services, etc, which were the instruments
the early missionaries used effectively to enhance their mission growth. The result is that there will be joy in
heaven (Lk 15: 7), the Prelate stated.
The flag-off service was held at St.
Andrew’s PCN sanctuary, First Aba Parish, Azikiwe Road, Aba. Leading the prayer
session for the Mission Activities, the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro, said
that BOM’s plan was to establish 150 new mission stations across the country
within the next 12 months. These would
be in addition to the record of over 500 stations being operated at present by
BOM. For this purpose, BOM would need
about N110 million within 2017 for its mission work. He prayed God to touch the
hearts of Presbyterians to raise the needed fund for God’s work.
Photograph shows the
Prelate, Most Rev. N. N. Eke (middle) flagging off the 2017 Mission Activities of
On his right is the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro. The Chairman of BOM,Rev.
Dr. U. A. Onwunta (right) and other officers of BOM including the Director (Rev.
U. U. Uguru; the Secretary, Rev.Akim E. Mbeh and the Calabar Synod Mission
Coordinator, Rev. James Iqwiro are shown posing with the Prelate during the