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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME SPEECH AND REPORT DELIVERED AT THE 93RD GENERAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN NATIONS HOLDING AT THE COCIN HEADQUARTERS FROM 13TH TO 17TH NOV., 2017   PREAMBLE John 5:17-18 Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”                                                                                                                                                                                                       NIV John 9:4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. NIV Eph 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. NIV   GREETINGS AND WELCOME The Vice President, Rev. Dr. Obed Dashan, the General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo, the Deputy General Secretary, Rev. Dauda Digga Jimra, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and members; EC members, Delegates, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, His Majesty, the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, Former Presidents, Former Missionaries, Other Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, the Security, Beloved in the Lord, I greet you all in Jesus Name. Welcome to the 93rd General Church Council of the Church of Christ in Nations in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Welcome to the second GCC in our year of Seeking First God’s Kingdom in the Name of our blessed Redeemer who desires that we seek first His Kingdom. It is my prayer that in this GCC, we will prioritize and seek to do the work of the Kingdom to advance it. To advance the Kingdom of God, we all have a part to play, a special assignment to accomplish, both individually and collectively. Since our last meeting in May, some of our beloved have gone to be with the Lord from our RCCs. Of special mention is the passing on to glory of two of our veteran leaders and parents in the Lord Da Dr. Bitrus Pam our first indigenous General Secretary and Rtd. Rev, Luther Chishak the second indigenous President. May the Lord continue to comfort His church! Let us stand to observe a minute silence in honour of these great lives that were lived to the glory of God and the souls of all the departed brethren. VISION AND MISSION OF COCIN We here state again our vision and mission, as we usually do every GCC meeting and by way of reminder: a) Vision COCIN envisions a church in which the leadership and membership are maturing in Christ by obeying the word of God, living holy lives, united and committed to worshipping God and spreading the wholistic gospel, thereby impacting the world as salt and light of her time to the glory of God, till the return of Jesus Christ b) Mission Statement To glorify God and not any person or material; to edify and equip believers to preach the good news of wholistic salvation in Jesus Christ to unbelievers; thus COCIN shall continue to administer the sacraments and be self-propagating, self-supporting, and self-governing. Beloved, God has given us a glorious vision, and a strategic and purposeful mission statement. It is therefore very unfortunate that quite a number of our Pastors give very little or no attention to it. This Council must come up with a resolution to correct this. Any Pastor or leader who disregards the vision and mission of the church disqualifies himself or herself from being a Pastor or leader. It is necessary for all those who serve the church in any capacity to vigorously pursue the vision...

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Pastors’ Wives Urged to Support Husbands Ministry

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Announcements, General, Homepage Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pastors’ Wives Urged to Support Husbands Ministry

Report by Timothy Alamba COCIN Pastors’ wives have been charged to help their husbands fulfill the call of God in their lives without any deviation or distraction from the world. The COCIN President, Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri gave the charge recently while declaring open the 2017 COCIN Clergy Wives Conference with the theme: ‘Seeking God’s Kingdom with emphasis on Relationship and Unity’ which was held in Gindiri Ulster Church. “When clergy wives get it right the Church also will get it right. You are the strength of your husbands and you have the power to make your husbands what God want them to be. In the Church today if women do their work well, we will get Pastors who will be dedicated to their calling. If all of you will receive this teaching and go back home to work with it, the church will grow in every area” Rev. Datiri told the Women. The guest preacher at the conference Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pokol who took his text from Matthew 5-7 called on the women to do away with tribalism, sectionalism, division that are threatening to tear the church apart as we are all branches of the same tree. He decried the situation in the church today where competition has replaced collaboration and conflict has replaced cooperation. According to him the theme of the conference is a call for deconstructing the old nature and reconstructing the new and spiritual nature by the help of the Holy Spirit of God who lives in our hearts. This is because any heart that is not being worked on by God cannot relate well nor can it truly unite well with others. Earlier in her welcome address the wife of the COCIN President, Ngo Na’omi Datiri charged the Pastors wives to keep faith with God despite all the challenges confronting them on a daily basis and discouraged them from joining committee of friends in their Churches as they belong to all women. She also advised them to learn some skills to support their families and the church. The COCIN President also led some leaders of the clergy wives and other church leaders on a courtesy call to the Palace of the Sum Pyem, Da Charles Mato Dakat to thank him for his support to the Church in so many ways. The Sum Pyem who counted it a privilege to host the Church leaders in his Palace assured them of more support from his chiefdom but however solicited for their cooperation in achieving peace, security and more development within the Mission Compound and the entire chiefdom. Other papers presented at the conference include: ‘Pastor’s Wife and Mentoring’ by Mrs. Justina K Damap, ‘Pastor’s Wife and Stress Management’ by Rev. John Audu, ‘Pastor’s Wife and Health Management with Emphasis on Hepatitis and Cancer of all kinds’ by the COCIN Director of Health, Dr. Nantok Dami and ‘Pastor’s Wife and Planning ahead of Retirement/Entrepreneurship’ by Mrs. Lami Dakwak. There were goodwill messages from the CWF Coordinator, Mrs. Godey Terry Nuhu, Wives of past leaders represented by Mrs. Alexander Lar, Mwaghavul Micro Finance Bank and others. The 2017 clergy wives conference had in attendance 1,321 women and the conference was rounded up with a Holy Communion...

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Pastors’ Wives Urged to Support Husbands Ministry

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Pastors’ Wives Urged to Support Husbands Ministry

Report by Timothy Alamba COCIN Pastors’ wives have been charged to help their husbands fulfill the call of God in their lives without any deviation or distraction from the world. The COCIN President, Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri gave the charge recently while declaring open the 2017 COCIN Clergy Wives Conference with the theme: ‘Seeking God’s Kingdom with emphasis on Relationship and Unity’ which was held in Gindiri Ulster Church. “When clergy wives get it right the Church also will get it right. You are the strength of your husbands and you have the power to make your husbands what God want them to be. In the Church today if women do their work well, we will get Pastors who will be dedicated to their calling. If all of you will receive this teaching and go back home to work with it, the church will grow in every area” Rev. Datiri told the Women. The guest preacher at the conference Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pokol who took his text from Matthew 5-7 called on the women to do away with tribalism, sectionalism, division that are threatening to tear the church apart as we are all branches of the same tree. He decried the situation in the church today where competition has replaced collaboration and conflict has replaced cooperation. According to him the theme of the conference is a call for deconstructing the old nature and reconstructing the new and spiritual nature by the help of the Holy Spirit of God who lives in our hearts. This is because any heart that is not being worked on by God cannot relate well nor can it truly unite well with others. Earlier in her welcome address the wife of the COCIN President, Ngo Na’omi Datiri charged the Pastors wives to keep faith with God despite all the challenges confronting them on a daily basis and discouraged them from joining committee of friends in their Churches as they belong to all women. She also advised them to learn some skills to support their families and the church. The COCIN President also led some leaders of the clergy wives and other church leaders on a courtesy call to the Palace of the Sum Pyem, Da Charles Mato Dakat to thank him for his support to the Church in so many ways. The Sum Pyem who counted it a privilege to host the Church leaders in his Palace assured them of more support from his chiefdom but however solicited for their cooperation in achieving peace, security and more development within the Mission Compound and the entire chiefdom. Other papers presented at the conference include: ‘Pastor’s Wife and Mentoring’ by Mrs. Justina K Damap, ‘Pastor’s Wife and Stress Management’ by Rev. John Audu, ‘Pastor’s Wife and Health Management with Emphasis on Hepatitis and Cancer of all kinds’ by the COCIN Director of Health, Dr. Nantok Dami and ‘Pastor’s Wife and Planning ahead of Retirement/Entrepreneurship’ by Mrs. Lami Dakwak. There were goodwill messages from the CWF Coordinator, Mrs. Godey Terry Nuhu, Wives of past leaders represented by Mrs. Alexander Lar, Mwaghavul Micro Finance Bank and others. The 2017 clergy wives conference had in attendance 1,321 women and the conference was rounded up with a Holy Communion service....

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