Nigeria Episcopal Area

Poverty
Bishop Joaquina F. Nhanala of Mozambique and agricultural missionary Innocent Afful listen to The United Methodist Church’s plans for existing land in Africa during an agricultural summit held Jan. 13-16 in Johannesburg. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah.

African bishops ready to transform agriculture

United Methodist leaders pledge to move from the current subsistence farming to commercial ventures that can financially support the church.
Theology and Education
Students at the Guinter Memorial Secondary school write notes in their classroom. Photo by Richard Fidelis.

Central Nigeria Conference opens new secondary school

Along with a Christian foundation, students — many of whom could not afford government or private schools — prepare for higher education.
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.

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