The 66th Annual Bible Lectureship was held at Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom from Wednesday 9th December through Friday 11th December, 2020 on the Theme “Evangelism in Times like This”. The theme was very timely and quite appropriate. The brethren were very excited to attend since the lectureship could not hold in the month of August because of the crazy COVID-19 Pandemic.
Activities commenced with Baccalaureate Service on Sunday December 6 where the graduants, parents, congregations and the faculty assembled together to thank God for a successful completion of the Ministerial Course. E. S. Ebot, the Minister of Church of Christ, No. 1 Ukpom, Abak gave the Minister’s charge and Etim Nyong, the Director of the Ministerial Programme performed the ordination.
On Monday, December 7, the graduants and the faculty were treated to a banquet where the faculty and the graduants enjoyed delicious meals together.
The Lectureship began in earnest on Wednesday, December, 9 with a Welcome Address by Professor T. J. Akpakpan and Sunday Nelson, an Alumnus of N.C.B.C spoke on “Restoring the Spirit of Evangelism” and six souls were baptised on the first night.
On Thursday December 10, Joe N. Obinna, the Provost of the College gave an opening address and also presented President Chad’s address from A.C.S.F. The Provost addressed was titled from “Long Storied History to a Magnificent Glorious Future”. Both addresses highlighted the good work, the changes and the developments going on at N.C.B.C and encouraged the brethren to support the college.
Thursday, December 10, was a full day of Bible Lectureships, Seasoned Gospel Ministers spoke on various topics that were assigned to them. A Voluntary Health Organization made up of Christian Pharmacists and Nurses worked in conjunction with the college nurse to provide health care services during the Lectureship.
There was a friendly football match between the graduating students and the faculty. Variety show and talents were displayed on Thursday night where students and youths from various congregations presented colourful songs ad dramas to entertain the brethren.
There was also many prayer requests and a total of 14 baptisms were recorded on Thursday.
Friday, December 11 was the Grand Finale. Matriculation and Convocation Ceremonies were conducted. 36 Students matriculated and were admitted into Diploma Programme of the College while a total of 63 students were convoked and received Diplomas in Theology.
Report given by Uyai Sunday Joshua, Director of Information at NCBC, Ukpom