128 Baptized at NCBC Lectureship

In August 2019, the Nigeria Christian Bible College (NCBC) held its annual lectureship at the campus. “Living beyond Vanities, a study of the Book of Ecclesiastes” was the theme of the Lectureship. We were fortunate that we had many visitors from all over Nigeria — as well as the United States. The ACSF President, Chad Wagner, along with Gary Roeder, preacher at the Austin Chapel Church of Christ, Sardis, TN, spoke at the lectureship. During the lectureship, there were 128 people baptized during the four-day lectureship.

NCBC ANNUAL PREACHERS & CHURCH LEADERS WORKSHOP

The Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom, Abak conducted annual Ministers and Church Leaders workshop from Tuesday, May 7 through Friday May 10, 2019 on the theme Managing Stress and Burn out in ministry. Dr. Thayer Salisbury, the Resource person arrived the campus of N.C.B.C on Monday May 6, 2019 and was highly welcomed by the staff, students and his old friends. Participants started to register for the workshop as early as 9:00am on Tuesday. By 1pm, they were all gathered in the chapel and Prof. T. J. Akpakpan gave the opening remark and introduced the guest speaker Dr. Thayer Salisbury. He gave the first keynote “Ministering in age of stress” and the second keynote was “Attend to the study of the scripture.” On Wednesday morning, May 8th the provost of the College, Mr. Goodnews Peter officially welcomed the guest speaker Dr. Thayer Salisbury, the adjunct resource person, Comrade Friday Adima of The New Life Behaviour International and the participants to the workshop. He observed that the two schools sponsored by the ACSF, West Nigeria Christian College, Abeokuta in Ogun State and the Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom, Abak, agreed that the theme “Managing Stress and Burnouts for effective Ministry” should be discussed in the two campuses during this year’s leadership workshop. This will help to provide the needed relief to lives of incessant stress and frustrations usually orchestrated by limitless efforts […]

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WNCC 20th Preachers & Church Leaders Workshop

WEST NIGERIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 20TH ANNUAL PREACHERS AND CHURCH LEADERS WORKSHOP THEME: MANAGING STRESS AND BURNOUT FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY It was an enlightening moment as WNCC held her 20th Annual Preachers and Church leaders workshop. The theme was Managing Stress and Burnout for Effective Ministry. The workshop which lasted for four days 30th April till 3rd may 2019 saw a good turnout of preachers from across the brotherhood. The workshop was anchored by the guest speaker, Dr. Thayer Salisbury, minister and elder with Flanders Road Church of Christ, Toledo, Ohio, USA, supported by Dr. Biodun Owolabi with the thematic analysis. Bro. Friday Adima was also on hand to conduct the New Life Behavior Seminar. The key note speaker Dr. Thayer Salisbury did justice to topics such as: Definition of Terms – Stress, Burnout, Ministry; Stress and Burnout; Ministering in an Age of Stress; Biblical Examples of Stress and Burnout; Factors for Stress Points in Ministry; Signs and Symptoms of Stress and Burnout; Managing Stress and Burnout for Effective Ministry. At the end of the four-day workshop, Dr. Thayer was well appreciated for his depth, exquisite knowledge of the subject, experience and pedagogical ingenuity. Indeed, this year’s workshop offered the way forward on how to put stress in its place and move on through equanimity with the strength that only God can provide. To our Father and Creator, we are grateful […]

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WBS Seminar at NCBC yields Results!

On 27th January 2019, we conducted WBS Seminar at N.C.B.C Ukpom during the visit of Chad Wagner. Many WBS students, Christians and non-Christians attended. Monday John Akpakpan spoke on WBS Evangelism and Chad spoke on “How to Become a Christian”. Three souls were baptized into Christ. I anchored the prorogram and announced the next seminar at Central Church of Christ, Abak on February 24, 2019. We benefited a lot during the visit of Chad and received a lot of encouragements from him.

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NCBC Celebrates 66th Founders Day Celebration

The Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom, Abak, Akwa Ibom State celebrated her 66th Founders Day on Saturday, 2nd February 2019. This year’s Founders Day was devotional. The provost of NCBC, Mr. Goodnews Peter welcomed the alumni, elders of the area Churches of Christ, ministers and the good people of Ukpom to the celebration. He reminded the audience to reflect on the mission and vision of the founding fathers. He also highlighted the achievements of the College for the past sixty-six years to include full accreditation of the College by the National University Commission (NUC) to run BA and BA(Ed) Religious Education, increased in student’s population and training of more than 6000 preachers and sending them out to congregations for Christian Ministry. Mfon Brendan, an alumnus of the College and the Minister at Church of Christ, Ikot Abasi, Obori, Calabar was the guest speaker. He spoke on the “Visions of the Founding fathers.” Prayers were offered for the sponsors, the African Christian Schools Foundation (ACSF) for N.C.B.C and Nigeria–2019, elections. Goodwill messages were received from the Board of Governors, Ukpom Development Union, Alumni Association, and the Chairman, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Council. The N.C.B.C choral group and Abak Song Leaders Forum presented colorful songs to entertain the audience. The celebration was well attended, congregations from three states of the Federation were represented such as Akwa Ibom State, Abia State and Cross River State.

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