Former Presidents of the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN, have charged the present leaders to be spiritually responsible because they will be accountable to God.
They made this known yesterday at the COCIN Headquarters Church in Jos, while delivering their goodwill messages at the opening ceremony of the Church’s 103rd General Church Council meeting .
The immediate past President Rev. Prof. Dachollom Datiri in his goodwill message told the Church leaders to shun tribal and sectional sentiments because it does not bring progress. According to him any work of God done with sentiments is not acceptable because it does not glorify God.
His predecessor Rev. Prof. Soja Bewarang in his own speech said any leader with a dead conscience will not make any meaningful progress in life. He further charged them not to be lukewarm in discharging their responsibilities but should make deliberate effort to justify their being called into ministry.
He acknowledged that Nigeria is truly sick and there is need for restoration. He added that God alone can heal our land but that will only happen if we work and walk in obedience to his word.
Rev. Prof. Pandang Yamsat on his part reminded the leaders of their spiritual responsibility of tending the flocks of God and taming the wolves in their midst. He lamented how leaders adore positions more than the responsibility that go with such positions.
He again reminded them that they are sent as sheep among wolves and God has empowered them to tame the wolves.
The weeklong meeting has Chairmen of Regional Church Council (RCCs) from across Nigeria in attendance and all heads of the Church’s missions from other countries attending through zoom. Also the heads of departments and units. The Council is to deliberate on issues that borders on the progress and development of the church.