Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) held its ministers’ annual conference from Feb. 13-17, the first under the leadership of Samuel Dali as president of EYN. The conference is the second in decision making on ministerial issues. The meeting included ordained ministers from the nationwide church and other mission fields outside Nigeria.
During the meeting, the group approved the ordinations into probation of 66 people and 47 full ministers. On the other hand, the group also confirmed the action to let go one pastor for alleged misconduct.
The event carried teachings on “Pastor and Wealth Creation” from Rebecca S. Dali, the wife of the EYN president; and “Pastor and His Family,” presented by Musa A. Mambula. EYN secretary Amos Duwala, commenting on the conference said it was wonderful and welcomed teachings, which he said came at point when the church needs to strengthen its ways to create income.
A participant from Local Church Council (LCC) Port Harcourt, Joshua B. Mainu, said, “We can see that EYN will move to the greater height. Let us support Mr. President; we have the big dream for EYN. Let us put our hands on deck to make EYN the best.
“The meeting has changed from the past meetings we used to have, because of the questions, contributions, and addressing issues has taken a different dimension altogether.”
Anthony A. Ndamsai is the former coordinator of the EYN Pastoral Development Program, now pastor of LCC Ikeja Lagos. “In fact I am impressed with this year’s Ministers’ Council,” he said. “The teachings and deliberations were thought provoking. Especially the business session; it was straight to the point and the president who chaired the meeting was able to coordinate it very well.”
— Zakariya Musa provided this report on behalf of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria and the “New Light” journal.