CAUSES OF DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG COCIN CLERGIES AND ITS EFFECTS

CAUSES OF DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG COCIN CLERGIES AND ITS EFFECTS: CASE STUDY OF COCIN PCC JOS.

ABSTRACT

This project is a case study of COCIN PCC Jos on the causes of DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG COCIN CLERGIES AND IT’S EFFECT. The intervention of the project is to identify the causes, effect; treatment and  management of Diabetes Mellitus among COCIN Clergies in Jos PCC. Health is paramount in the life of  COCIN Clergies. The Clergies cannot succeed without being in a good state of Health.

In this Research work, Books on History of COCIN 1904 – 2013, and Medical Books were consulted to identify the Cause and Effects of Diabetes Mellitus on the Clergies Ministry; what he should do and avoid in his day today life. How he is supposed to help himself in terms of Food to eat, Hygiene and Medications. How to get health tips to keep fit in life and to make sure the Ministry of God put in his best still in the service as a Diabetes Mellitus patient (Clergies), also so that they will not suffer while they are in the Ministry.

The Study will employ ways of causes of Diabetes Mellitus and the Effect on their Ministry. It will look at how COCIN Clergies can eat well and avoid Diabetes Mellitus by maintaining a good eating habits and exercises, as well as reduce stress.

It will also look at those already having Diabetes Mellitus to maintain good obedient health precautions to prevent complications. Those also having complications to be assisted; to maintain good relationship with people especially close Family Members so that they will stand by them and support them, physically, spiritually and psychological.

Diabetes Mellitus can cause a lot of  problems to the Clergies. so where he will be posted to must be considered, proximity to Hospital for proper check ups to prevent him from Diabetes Mellitus Crisis due to negligence or Poverty.  Food must be Diabetic approved, and with good support he will live and work in the Ministry to the Glory of God. He needs good health and rest also from time to time. Continue reading CAUSES OF DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG COCIN CLERGIES AND ITS EFFECTS

An Investigation on Homosexuality and its Consequences on a Society

An Investigation on Homosexuality and its Consequences on a Society in Light of Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-2

There has been a lot of issues regarding the investigation of homosexuality and its consequences on a society in the light of Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-27. In the society both locally and abroad homosexuality causes a big uproar in the world. The researcher seeks to establish awareness to the person or group of persons interested to know or have an insight on what homosexuality is all about. The purpose is to know more about the term homosexuality because we cannot just say it is the act of same sex sexual relations that is not what it’s all about. A random sampling technique was used and questionnaires were distributed equally to people of different age grades to b able to get a detailed response from our respondent. Based on the response of the administered questionnaire, it has been discovered that homosexuality has been in existence for centuries, and there is nothing like high or low sin because one is a homosexual. In conclusion, individuals should learn to treat the homosexuals with respect not disclaim even though they may not be in support of the choice of a partner they choose but just find themselves having sexual feelings for their same sex partner.

Background of the Study

            In a work is God ANTI-gay?  Allberry states that “Homosexuality is defined as when someone is having feelings for his same sex partner but has not acted upon it as to have intercourse with the same sex but being gay means that a person is having feeling for his same partner and has acted upon it that is to go ahead and have sexual intercourse with that some person”. (Allberry, 39).

Furthermore, he opines that;

 “in the past few years or decade homosexuality has become a more or less a house hold name both locally and internationally with the homosexual awareness, protest and conferences around the globe demanding for their rights inserted into the constitution to enable them live  a normal life without people scrutinizing them and saying that they are infidels and have no right to live because they view it as going against the natural order of things that is man and woman not to man to man or woman to woman”. (Allberry, 39) Continue reading An Investigation on Homosexuality and its Consequences on a Society

Para- theological solutions to drug addiction and abuse.

Para- Theological Solutions To Drug Addiction And Abuse Among Ngwa Youths.

BACKGROUND OF RESEARCH

The phenomenon of drug abuse is one of the most disturbing social vices that have affected the society in various ways (Earl, 2000). The widespread abuse of drug among youth in the society today is something to be worried about. It has sent thousands of youth to mental institution, some of whom have been rendered permanently insane or whom have become little more than human vegetables. This is because of the rate at which the act is spreading in our society; this act poses a serious challenge to the youths and Christian church as God’s kingdom on earth (Harms, 1993). When one considers the effects of drug abuse on the victim and the people around, one sees that it is a problem not only on the individual but on the society at large

On the individual level, the social, moral psychological effects of drug abuse create a challenge on how to avoid its influence on the life; the government and religious institution are facing the challenge of controlling illegal usage of drugs. This ugly trend is ravaging the Christian youths who are expected to know that its abuse is unlawful. Drug abuse can determine young people’s worthiness and their educational and moral aspirations.  (Osikoya and Ali, 2006)  asserts that drug use does not only endanger but also deprive young people of personal growth in openness, sincerity, truth and other things which  are vital for life  and friendship . The social and economic cost of drugs abuse are enormous, among others are sabotaging, impending and endangering the lives of those who indulge in it as a habit.

Efforts to place legal protections against drug abuse by Christian organizations and their bodies such as The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and other social activists are being reported. An effort to put an end on this act by NDLEA was made through the arrangement with other agencies outside Nigeria to enhance information on illegal drugs. Also the NDLEA act, 2004 also enjoins all the head of Nigeria foreign missions to supply information about Nigerian drug traffickers in their various countries of accreditation to NDLEA for necessary actions. NAFDAC, through their efforts; also undertake measures to ensure that the use of such drugs and psychotropic substances are limited to scientific and medical purpose. It also collaborates with NDLEA in measures to eradicate drug abuse in Nigeria. This shows the extent to which people have gone to even suppress such behaviours. When one looks at the rate at which drug abuse and the increase in crime rate have contributed negatively to the modern society, which today has been held captive by armed robbery, rape and other unhealthy practices, which cannot be ignored. Drug abuse is a life threatening pandemic of our time if not given proper attention, its ugly tentacles are fast spreading and might soon engulf the entire community, it is neither a respecter of personality nor does it know any boundary. Therefore, this work is aimed at instigating the phenomenon of drug abuse, the danger it poses and the effect or impact on the victims, the environment and the society at large. Continue reading Para- theological solutions to drug addiction and abuse.

Igbo Traders as a Missionary Tool in South Western Nigeria

Igbo Traders as a Missionary Tool in South Western Nigeria

ABSTRACT

Igbo traders as a missionary tool to south western Nigeria is the core issue of this research work. Some scholars have attributed good performance of trade in a geographical area to missionary activities that have taken place in that area. This study was carried out to identify and explain the religious and developmental impact of trade as a missionary tool to the southwest region of Nigeria for religion and development. Important towns like Lagos and Ibadan where given greater attention of study to discover the presence and impact of Igbos in the southwest. The findings of this study shows that Igbo traders, in the course of moving from one part of the country to another to trade for livelihood, carry along with them their cultural and religious belief centered on Christian principles, and in the process contribute to the physical development of their host community. It clearly show hence, that Igbo traders should be encouraged to still see themselves as missionaries, thereby impacting on the commerce of the society at large. This in turn affects positively the progress of our society. Some recommendation and suggestions were put forward which if properly implemented, will serve as remedy to trade barriers Igbos encounter in these places and beyond for a a peaceful coexistence with their southwestern

 

CHAPTER ONE

  INTRODUCTION

Trade involves the transfer of ownership of goods and services from one person or entity to another in exchange for other goods or services or for money. A network that allows trade is called a market. The original form of trade by barter witnessed the direct exchange of goods and services. Barter is trading of things without the use of money. One side of the barter started to involve precious metals, which gained symbolic as well as practical importance. Modern traders generally negotiate through a medium of exchange, such as money. As a result, buying can be separated from selling or earning. The invention of money and later credit, paper money and non-physical money, greatly simplified and promoted trade. Trade between two traders is called bilateral trade, while trade between more than two traders is called multilateral trade.

Trade is the only institution that creates economic value. A University provides intellectual capital but does not make things. Trade takes the ideas and commercializes them. It relies on array of values from other institutions but the only one that adds value into the system. Trade plays a key role by creating products and services.

1.1 THE IGBOS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA

Igbo also called Ibo by non-indigenes, people living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria who speak Igbo, a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern (Onitsha), southern (Owerri), western (Ika), eastern (Cross River), and northeastern (Abakaliki). Before European colonization, the Igbo were not united as a single people but lived in autonomous local communities. By the mid-20th century, however, a sense of ethnic identity was strongly developed, and the Igbo-dominated Eastern region of Nigeria tried to unilaterally secede from Nigeria in 1967 as the independent nation of Biafra. By the turn of the 21st century the Igbo numbered some 20 million.

Most Igbo traditionally have been subsistence farmers, their staples being yams, cassava, and taro. The other crops they grow include corn (maize), melons, okra, pumpkins, and beans. Among those still engaged in agriculture, men are chiefly responsible for yam cultivation, women for other crops. Land is owned communally by kinship groups and is made available to individuals for farming and building. Some livestock, important as a source of prestige and for use in sacrifices, is kept. The principal exports are palm oil and palm kernels. Trading, local crafts, and wage labour also are important in the Igbo economy, and a high literacy rate has helped many Igbo to become civil servants and business entrepreneurs in the decades after Nigeria gained independence. It is notable that Igbo women engage in trade and are influential in local politics.

Except for the northeastern groups, the Igbo live in rainforest country. Most Igbo occupy villages of dispersed compounds, but in some areas villages are compact. The compound is typically a cluster of huts, each of which constitutes a separate household. Traditionally the village was usually occupied by a patrilineage.

1.2 TRADE IN IGBOLAND

Trade in Igboland exists due to the specialization and division of labour in which most people concentrate on a small aspect of production, trading for other products. Trade exists between regions because different regions may have a comparative advantage in a production of some tradable commodity or because different regions’ size may encourage mass production. As such trade at market prices between locations can benefit both locations. Igbo traders are usually found in ethnic group of Southern Nigeria, indigenous to the West of the lower Niger River, with very significant population in Africa. In rural Nigeria, Igbo people work mostly as craftsmen, farmers and traders. Before the colonial rule, the Igbo were a political fragmented group. There were variations in culture such as in styles, attire and religious practices. Various subgroups were organized by clan, lineage, village affiliation and dialect. The Igbo people developed a strong sense of identity. Certain conflicts with other Nigerian ethnicities led to Igbo densely populated Southern Western Nigeria seceding to create the independent stale of Biafra. (Azubuike 2007).

The Niger Coast was an area of contact between Igbo traders and European traders from 1434-1807. The Portuguese were the first traders, then the Dutch and finally the British. Prior to European contact, Igbo trade routes stretched as far as Mecca, Medina and Jeddah on the continent. At this stage, there was an emphasis on trade rather than empire building; in this case the trade in 1807 brought about a new trading era, concentrating on industry (palm products, timber, elephant tusks and spices). At this point the British began to combine aggressive trading with aggressive imperialism. They saw the hinterland as productive and refused to be confined to the coast. (Okeke 2006). Igbo traders also trade for goods in department store, boutique or kiosk, online in small or individual lots for direct consumption or sold as merchandise to retailers, and/or industrial, commercial, institutional or other professional business users’ and related subordinated services. The past half century has been marked by an unprecedented expansion of international trade. One concern about trade is link to transportation services. It involves countries specializing in the exporting goods in which they have comparative advantage.

1.3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The study tries to portray the challenges in which Igbo traders are experiencing in the churches they arc worshipping in the South West of Nigeria. Focusing on Igbo traders as missionary tools, it has been observed that Igbos stand as financial pillars and highest donors in their various churches. This Igbo traders has been contributing their resources, such as building churches with their money, offering their labour services, helping in propagating churches, handling church projects. In return, these contributions offered by an Igbo to the South West of Nigeria have given them certain platform for good position, employment which has further empowered them to make more impactful contributions to the church and overall development of southwest.

1.4 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The purpose of the study is to explore the concept and role of Igbo traders in missionary expansion of the churches in the South West Nigeria, and to determine the missionary impacts of Igbo trader in church growth and expansion in South West Nigeria

1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

This research work will set Igbo traders as the salt, strength and pillars of the churches in the south west of Nigeria. It will also encourage a proper value and placement of the Igbo traders in the mission of the church as pillars of Christianity in the South West of Nigeria, owning to their contributions in the church growth and development.

1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY/LIMITATIONS

This study tries to explore the growth and expansion of Christianity within Lagos State of Nigeria; and other South West of Nigeria from 1993 to 1999.

1.7 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Information and data for this study were gathered from both secondary and primary-source. The secondary data were collected from textbooks, articles, journals, bulletin, reports and internet. The primary data were sourced through questionnaires and interviews with Igbo traders, within the scope of the study.

1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS

Igbo: These are people from South West Nigeria (Webster Online Dictionary)

Trader: According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, defines a

trader as someone who buys and sells goods and services.

Missionary: someone who has been sent to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity and persuade them to become Christians.

Tool: something as a piece of equipment or skill that is useful that is useful for doing your job.

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Impact of ICT in Enhancing Quality Worship in twenty first century

Impact of ( ICT) Information and Communication Technology in Enhancing Quality Worship and Impact Church Development in the Twenty First Century

ABSTRACT

The last two decades has seen the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in contemporary church communications for growth. Contemporary church communications for growth is taking phenomenally great strides. However, adoption levels vary across countries, church groups, church budgets, and with the increasing threat to mass gathering by insurgencies, the rate of adoption will further increase. The purpose of the study was to investigate the information and communication technologies (ICT) resources in use in these churches and the constraints being experienced in the use of these resources. It studies the adoption of ICT in contemporary church communication for growth in Nigeria. It analyzes the perception of church leaders on internet usage for church growth programmes, adoption of electronic mails, telephone and virtual learning environment for communication as well as the deployment of church ICT infrastructure for church worship, administration and human capital management. With the increasing internet bandwidth intensity and teledensity in Nigeria, the paper attempts to identify potential structural shift in church growth and communication strategy.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY                  

At the heart of the Christian Gospel is the God who longs to communicate with the created order. The incarnation of Christ illustrates the lengths to which the God of love was willing to go to enable that. The Gospel writers present Jesus as an expert in communication who used signs, symbols and words most effectively to deliver the message about God’s Kingdom. At Pentecost the power of the Holy Spirit enabled the Church to communicate by speaking in languages that people understood.

Speaking in languages that can be understood is still our task today. The Churches in our society has been slow to realise that the way we communicate the Gospel needs to change because those unfamiliar with church culture often find our methods unintelligible. Perhaps this is because our ways have changed very little, whilst things around us have moved on at a phenomenal rate. We now find ourselves in a situation where the influence of Christianity upon society is drastically reduced, even compared with just a few generations ago.

Many inside the Church lament this, but what is needed, as a response from the Church, is not lament, rather an understating of how this has happened and how to remedy it. In part, the answer lies in our mode of communication. At one time the Church had a huge audience who are captivated by activities and programme of the church that they do not bother looking elsewhere. Now our ‘audience’ has many other options and has found them more attractive. But perhaps people are no less open to the ideas of others; in fact modern media advertising would suggest that with the right tools they can be influenced in a very dramatic ways indeed.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Generally, the featuring, the interest and the participation of the church members in church programmes in this entertainment and technology age has dropped to a low level, and the performance of the pastor as well in church management is a far cry from meeting the standard of modern technology which is sweeping the entire world. There has been an increasing awareness by those concerned with church leadership that present method of gospel preaching and church worship has not been very successful and effective in the pursuit goal of the Great Commission.

It is a well known fact that information technology is the engine that is driving the 21st century world, and dictating and influencing the speed of development and impact on all aspect of the global life presently. Information technology has redefined human interest and is determining the pace and rate of information presentation and dissemination worldwide. Yet most of our churches are still struggling with old and traditional method of church worship settings and church administration that there has been a serious generational gap that we are failing in using better communication methods and creating exciting worship atmosphere. These failures have contributed to quests for new administrative and communication methods in the wake of technological breakthrough of the western world, and the present day affordability of computer and computer related digital gadgets.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The purpose of the study is to explore the impact of Information and communication technology when used in all parts of the Church in the furtherance of the Church’s mission and improve in its administration in the 21st century, such as

  • The impact of multimedia technology on the congregation and the pastor.
  • The impact of multimedia technology on church development and growth

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

We live in a generation of great knowledge explosion and intellectual awareness. Thus the pastor has the enormous task of meeting up with the demand of ministering with a measure of enlightenment and illumination among his congregation that reflects the information age we are in. Also, the society we live in presently is digitally driven, and thus, the pastor, and the church in the 21st century must attempt to move with the pace of modern ICT technology to meet up with the demand of reaching the world with the glorious gospel in most exciting way, otherwise it will not be able to reach particularly, the younger generation.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

  1. Time and resources were not enough to enable the researcher do a wider and study. Only few new generation churches in Awka and Onitsha were covered within the scope of this study.
  2. Based on financial restraints, the scope of this study could not be extended to the impact of information and communication technology to the children members of the church.

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