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Church of Christ in Nigeria
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COCIN
PMB 2127
Jos
Plateau State
Nigeria (Africa)
Address-No.: 1437 / 1159

The history of this church goes back to the vision of Charles Kumm (1874), a German, who initiated the Sudan United Mission, an effort to bring the Gospel to the black people of the interior of Africa (the term Sudan does not refer to today’s Republic of Sudan but has the meaning “black people”). Missionary work was started by the British branch of the SUM in Borno province among the Kanuri, a Muslim tribe. In 1936 a leper station was established in Molai. Of special importance for later developments was the opening of a bookshop in Maiduguri. Special emphasis was laid on post-primary schools. Christian communities could be formed in the urban centers. In 1966 the Church of Christ in Nigeria was formed. While growth was rather slow in the first decades, the church has rapidly expanded since then.
 

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
Whoever has information about this church may contact us. We will be happy to update our information.
 


Statistic data of church

Members
total: 1000000
Parishes
(conventionally): 1300
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 0
 
no information about women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  no information about deacons
Missionaries
total: 0
 
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
1966
Organizational structures
not communicated
Official languages
  • Hausa

 

last update: 27.02.2004
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