Church in Nigeria


Few in the world worship like the church in Nigeria. They’ve got rhythm! Had two hours plus service this morning and I really enjoyed it in Four Square Church. (Baptist and Anglican / Episcopal are also big here.) Worship for 30 minutes, many of the same choruses we sing but with a lot of movement and rhythm. Then, pastor’s wife led several prayers and read scriptures. Next, business guy shared and prayed. After that, the next senior pastor (used to be a music guy) led hymns and some 40 and 50 year old choruses (popular when I was a teen), followed by my introduction.  I preached about 40 minutes, then we had the offering where EVERY member goes to the front in a line just like some (mostly southern) churches in the USA. Next, we had announcements and a skit announcement (just like Davidene would do with 2 women) then a closing prayer. It was a fun service and didn’t seem long. Every chair was filled just with adults.

After meeting for 30 minutes with a strategic workplace leader and pastor (key influence in largest denomination in Nigeria – Redeemer Church of God), we went out for wonderful two hour Chinese lunch with church pastor and key leaders. We meet with 16 key business leaders from diverse areas tonight. It appears God is moving along several fronts on the marketplace and pastors are very open.

It is really fun to sit back and see God open doors. Integrity is the number one issue here. Meeting with several groups of leaders tomorrow.

This is fun and fulfilling but a FULL schedule…

About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

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