After several planning meetings in Zonkwa, Passion held a first-of-its-kind Seminar on the 28th & 29th of August, 2013 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral, Zonkwa. The Seminar was attended by church leaders of almost every denomination in Zangon Kataf Local Government including the Bishops of Zonkwa and Kwoi Anglican Dioceses.
Topics presented included:
1) Forgiveness as God intended it: a tool for evangelism in Northern Nigeria.
2) Christian should love Muslims.
3) History of Christian–Muslim relation and faith building.
4) Holistic discipleship of Muslim background believers.
Thirteen Pastors/church leaders renewed their commitment to focus on Muslim mission.
The response to this initiative by Passion is very encouraging. The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Zongon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Nigeria with the representatives of the various denominations in Zonkwa, the Local Government Headquarters of Zangon Kataf L.G.A. resolved that:
1) Seminar DVDs should be sent to all community leaders.
2) A separate seminar should be organized for all community leaders on the same topics.
3) Such seminars should be held twice a year in view of their significance.
Representatives of the leadership of the Pentecostal Churches Fellowship in Nigeria (PFN) Asoh, Abuja chapter attended the Seminar and also resolved that such a Seminar be held in Asoh, Abuja for all church leaders of the PFN on 27th and 28th September, 2013.
There will be a Guest speaker from the USA at the next Seminar.
Rev. Muhammed Ibrahim, opening the Seminar at St. Andrews Anglican Cathedral, Zonkwa.
The Bishop of Zonkwa, Rt. Revd. J.W. Kwashi, delivering the Keynote address.
Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Zonkwa branch, Passion for Converts and members of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Asoh Abuja branch, pictured at the Seminar.
Some of the thirteen Pastors and church leaders who made a commitment at the Seminar to undertake specific ministry to Muslims, guided by Passion for Converts teaching principles.