The Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN has ordained 49 more Pastors from its Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi, Kabwir and Borno Provincial Church Councils (PCCs) to join its over 3,000 Reverends with the aim of further expanding its mission drive to the nations.
This is coming exactly one week after the Church kick-started its 2022 ordination with the ordination of 36 Pastors from PCCs Panyam, Daffo and Gindiri which was held at the Regional Church Council, RCC Kerang headquarters in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Speaking during the ordination of the 49 Pastors which was held at the RCC Kagadama headquarters, Bauchi State, President of the Church, Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo said COCIN started like a Mustard seed and its growth is an indication that God is watering the seeds planted through the relentless efforts of its Pastors. He expressed optimism that the Church will not be deterred by the many challenges facing Christians around the world but will march on until the world hears the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
To the newly ordained, Rev. Dr. Mohzo charged them to be dedicated to their duties as Pastors by constantly studying the Word of God so that they would be better equipped for service unto the Lord stressing that, when they are connected to Jesus Christ, He will exhibit His power through them.
He called on the congregation to support the newly ordained ministers in service and cautioned them against becoming a stumbling block to any of the anointed saying, such shall attract the curse and wrath of God.
“Each of you must know his place in the Church. These Pastors are the ones who took an oath of service unto the Lord so you as Elders or Secretaries of the Church should in no way stand against their service unto God. We are not giving you saints because they too have their human weaknesses but you must work together in unity and understanding so that the Church will move forward”, Rev. Dr. Mohzo said.
On the 2023 general elections, the spiritual leader urged all Christians to pray unto God to have mercy on Nigeria and give us leaders who will better improve the livelihood and security of the common man and not leaders who appear to be happy while we are being killed daily.
The COCIN President also encouraged the congregation to continue to pray for the success of the Karl Kumm University so that academic activities will commence before the end of the year or early next year.
The ordination drew friends, family and well wishers from the four PCCs also attracted dignitaries from the Bauch State government, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN Bauchi State Chapter and the Bauchi State Traditional Council who all appreciated COCIN for its drive in spreading the gospel and expressed their support to the Church.