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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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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Smiling Widows & Orphans

The President of African Christian Schools Foundation, Bro. Chad Wagner, has put smiles on the faces of widows of the Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio Afahaobong, Abak when he donated bags of rice to be shared among the widows. The minister of the Church, Uyai Joshua shared the rice among the widows who attended their weekly women class on Thursday morning January 31, 2019. The women leader, Sister Ekaette Nyong who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries appreciated the kind gestures and benevolences shown to them by Brother Chad and prayed to God to bless his family and the African Christian Schools Foundation. A newly established congregation, Church of Christ Abak Itenge, also benefited from this rice donation. They received their share on Wednesday January 30th during their midweek service when Uyai Joshua and Anameti Akpan took their share to them. Appreciating the gift, Sister Ngozi Ime Ben thanked the donor and prayed for God’s abundance blessings on them. The church of Christ, Abak Itenge was planted on January 20, 2019 by Uyai Joshua and the students of N.C.B.C. Ukpom Abak. Brother Chad also visited Mfonabasi orphanage and gave hope and encouragements to the inmates. He made some cash donations for the up keep of the home. Receiving the donation, Esther Tom, the matron of the home thanked brother Chad and asked him to extend their appreciation to their supporters. Reported […]

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Open-Air preaching results in 4 Baptisms

The Seminar which took place at Church of Christ, Odukpani Junction ran through Thursday; 29  November through Saturday 1 December, 2018. The theme of the seminar was, Christ, the Hope of Glory (Colossians 1:21). House to House evangelism was conducted for two days during the occasion, while there were two open air lectureships too. According to Effiong Asuquo Ekanem, a preacher in Odukpani Church, not lesser than 47 new WBS students got enrolled for WBS correspondence courses,while completed lessons were equally collected from students to be sent abroad to teachers. About 15 congregations from the area took part and four souls were baptized. This congregation holds WBS seminars every year before Christmas.

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