The Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor recently had his maiden meeting with Church groups in the diocese where he charged them to embark on aggressive evangelism to win souls for Christ.
The groups included the Directorate of Evangelism and Mission, Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, Anglican Youth Fellowship and Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade.
Bishop Okorafor observed that some of them seem to be losing steam as they existed in name, lamenting that some of the groups were even factionalising the church.
Stressing that every arm of the church has a role to play, he likened it to the structure of the human body which, though made of different parts, work together for the body to function effectively.
The Bishop equally expressed deep concern over the rate youths of the church wandered aimlessly and challenged the groups to explore ways to stem further visionless drifting of their young members.
To this end, the prelate called on the various groups to make proposals to him on ways to make them more active as he urged them to close ranks and work to edify God.
Speaking on behalf of the church groups, the Director of the Directorate of Evangelism and Mission (DEM), Evangelist Godspower Raymond pledged the support of the various evangelical bodies to the bishop’s vision.
He said that the groups understood the bishop’s worries and hoped that the church would provide the necessary environment to repair and build souls rather than build the altar.