DIOCESE OF IGBOMINA WEST
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
THE DIOCESAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP
The Diocesan Men’s fellowship was formally inaugurated on Sunday 9th December, 2012 by the Diocesan, The Rt. Rev. J.O. Akinola at Cathedral Church of St. James Iludun-Oro. The inauguration was proceeded by a- 2day activities on the Theme “Show Yourself A Man” (I Kings 2:25)
Like all other Men’s Fellowship in Anglican Communion elsewhere, the primary aim of the fellowship is to strengthen and preserve Christian marriage and family life.
To attain this aim, the following objectives are vigorously pursued.
- To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wider understanding and practices.
- To encourage parents to bring up their children united in prayer, worship and service
- To maintain a fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship, and service in the Anglican Communion.
- To promote condition in our society favourable to stable family and the protection of children, and
- To help those whose family lives have met with adversity; to comfort and help those needing solace.
The promise of the Diocesan Men’s Fellowship.
(i) As a member of the Diocesan Men’s Fellowship, I promise by God’s grace to confess the faith of Christ crucified and to continue as his faithful soldier and servant to my life’s end; to uphold and support the objects of the Diocesan Men’s Fellowship by word and action, to try to plan my life to include worship in church, prayer and Bible reading.
(ii) I acknowledge that it is my privilege and duty to receive the Holy Communion regularly and faithfully, and to lead my children to confirmation. God grant that I may so use the means of grace, that united to God through our Lord Jesus Christ and being continually strengthened and refreshed with the spiritual food of His most Blessed Body and Blood I may fulfill my duty as a faithful husband and a wise and loving father in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Diocesan Men’s Fellowship Prayer
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, who gave marriage to be a source of blessing to mankind, we thank you for the joy of life, pour upon us your Holy Spirit that we may love and serve you.
Bless all who are married, all parents and their children, may we know your presence and peace in our homes, fill us with your love for your glory.
Bless the members of the Diocesan Men’s Fellowship throughout the world, unite us in prayer and worship, in love and service, that strengthened by your grace, we may seek to do your will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Members meet for fellowship regularly at church, Deanery or Archdeaconry level. While the Diocesan general fellowship meeting is held quarterly in rotation within the Diocese. The Diocesan officers and other officers at various levels also meet quarterly, but usually a week before the quarterly Diocesan general meeting takes place. Such meeting is held at Cathedral Church of St. James, Iludun –Oro.
Current Officers of the Diocesan Men’s Fellowship:-
The 1st Diocesan Men’s Fellowship Convention:
This is coming up on 12th and 13th October 2013 at Cathedral Church of St. James Iludun-Oro
The Theme of the Convention is “Christian Discipleship”. All men in the Diocese are encouraged to attend.
20th December, 2016 - 04:59 PM
15th September, 2016 - 08:54 PM
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