Structure of Leadership

Structure of Leadership

Structure of Leadership

The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head and Ruler of the Church and the Holy Spirit in conjunction with the Word of God is the revealer of God’s will to all who believe in Him.

Authority

The Church recognizes the authority given by Christ to do the following:
a) To go into the entire world to preach the Good News (Matt.28:18)
b) To bind on earth what has been bound in heaven (Matt.16:19)
c) To loose on earth what has been loosed in heaven (Matt. 18:19)

Church Councils, Boards and Committees

For its smooth administration, the Church shall establish the following councils and committees

The Board of Trustees

  • The General Church Council (GCC)
  • The Executive Council (EC)
  • The Licensing Council (LC)
  • The Provincial Church Council (PCC)
  • The Regional Church Council   (RCC)
  • The Local Church Council         (LCC)
  • The Congregational Committee (CC)
  • COCIN Headquarters Church
  • Chaplaincies

The General Church Council (GCC)

The General Church Council is the highest policy-making body of the Church and its decisions are final and binding on the Church and all its members.

Membership of the General Church Council (GCC)

The General Church Council shall comprise the following:

  • The President of COCIN
  • The Vice President of COCIN
  • The General Secretary of COCIN
  • The Deputy General Secretary of COCIN
  • The Trustees of COCIN
  • 4 lay members (2 of whom must be women) who are members of the EC of COCIN
  • Heads of Departments of COCIN
  • Chairmen of all the Regional Church Councils
  • Secretaries of all the Regional Church Councils
  • The Honorary Treasurer of COCIN
  • Heads of Units
  • One clergyman from COCIN Headquarters Church
  • Three lay representatives from each PCC at least one of whom must be a woman
  • GCC Officers in Borno and Gindiri
  • Chaplain Gindiri Institutions
  • 2 legal advisers
  • Any person invited to advice on any issue(s) but with no voting rights unless otherwise stated by the Council.

Current Leaders

The present leaders of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) include the following:

  •  Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri  – President
  •  Rev. Dr. Obed Dashan       – Vice President
  • Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo        –  General Secretary
  • Rev. Dauda Jimra              –   Deputy General Secretary

Past Presidents of COCIN include:

  • Rev. Dr. Soja Joseph Bewerang
  • Rev. Prof. Pandang Yamsat
  • Rev. Dr. Alaxander Lar
  • Rev. Dr. Musa Gotom
  • Rev. Luther Cishak
  • Rev. Damina Bawado