Nigeria Episcopal Area

Poverty
Jeru Barnabas is one of 800 women who received microfinance loans through the Empower Her project, a ministry of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria. Photo by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel.

Empowering Nigerian women through microloans

The United Methodist Church in Nigeria's "Empower Her" project is helping women start small businesses to provide for their families.
Evangelism
Church leaders take part in evangelism training at McBride United Methodist Church in Jalingo, Nigeria. Photo by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel, UMNS.

Church in Nigeria sees membership boom

As the country’s population approaches 200 million, church leaders focus on evangelism; envision 18 percent annual growth in next 12 years.
Social Concerns
Mango seedlings ready for planting in Jalingo, Nigeria, are sheltered under thatch from the hot sun. Photo by Sharon Adamu Bambuka, UMNS.

Nigerian United Methodists plant 20,000 trees

The trees, including acacia, eucalyptus, orange and papaya, are expected to protect degraded environments, safeguard habitats and enhance rural livelihoods.
Bishops
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (left) of the Ohio West Area and the Rev. James Boye-Caulker of Sierra Leone bless the elements of Holy Communion during closing worship for the Africa Comprehensive Plan meeting in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Church leaders study placement of new African bishops

Church leaders consider data on church growth, clergy and geographic area in debating where to put five new African bishops.

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