|THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA MISSIONARY SOCIETY|
|What is the CNMS?|
The Church of Nigeria Missionary Society is the Mission Agent of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) taking the Mission of God's love and reconciliation to every home in Nigeria, Africa and beyond.
CNMS of London started in the year 1799 and was God's agent of bringing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to Nigeria.
In 1994, between 4th -8th July, a Provincial Missions Conference was held in Jos at the end of which a recommendation to establish a Mission Body was sent to the Episcopal Synod which considered and ratified the recommendation at her standing Committee Meeting in September 1994 at Erunwon in Ijebu Diocese.
This independent and indigenous Missionary Body was inaugurated on 15th September 1996 at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos under an eighteen-man Executive council.
|Mandate and Aim|
CNMS has the manifesto of Luke 4:18-19 to organize Rescue operations as a Mission agent of the Anglican Communion, taking the Mission of God's love and reconciliation to every home in Nigeria, African and beyond.
To achieve its central mission, CNMS has set the following seven objectives:-
|Organizational Set Up|
a. The apex body of CNMS is the Executive Council which has six representatives each from the three Provinces of the Church of Nigeria.
b. Provincial Committees and
c. Diocesan Committees carry out the aims at all levels.
|An annual Missionary Conference takes place on the Saturday preceding Pentecost Sunday, and this is rotated around the three Provinces. It is during the conference, we receive field reports and challenges of the materials for Mission and Evangelism.|
|Membership is open to all who are committed to Mission and Evangelism, either through PRAYER, PARTICIPATION in field work of Mission and Evangelism and SACRIFICIAL GIVING of time, talent, and money or materials for Mission and Evangelism.|
Mission work involves a lot of money annually. Maintaining an MP (Mission Partner) on the field costs a minimum of graduate salary and allowances.
Church growth involves the building of Churches and their vicarages and where mission work has to establish schools, financing such schools will take a lot of money.
There was the tradition of Anglican Christians fasting every Friday and reserving the value of such denial for Mission work.
No amount is too small or too great to be given for Mission work.
You can be involved by PRAYING and FASTING regularly for mission and evangelism.
The Mission Partners (MPs) are 'sheep among wolves'. You too, can join the Mission team in your Church: "Every Anglican a Soul-Winner" while every Church a 'sending Church' and sponsoring MPs training and support.