The slow rate of church growth in our society is calling for urgent attention and way out looking at Christ expectation of church growth through the great commission, mandate and commands given to every Christian. Despite the population of Christian and methods which are currently available for the church of God to growth such as members of massive open and closed crusades, one to one evangelism, all kind of church programmes, social media and media houses. Lewis C. S. said that literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it, it enriches the necessary competences that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become
Hence, this observation led the researcher to think outside the box in the area of Christian publication, on how it can be broadly looked into, to complement other methods give corresponding growth to the church and expense the short coming of Christian publication.
It is very disheartening that the church has shifted its focus on publications of Christian literatures as a means to encourage both quantitative and qualitative growth of the church. Since church growth is high expectation by God from man and command to men from God hence attention and strategy should be shifted to Christian publication for church growth has to be shifted back and answers have to be provided for this following questions:
The aim of this study is to achieve church growth through Christian publications and specifically study this following:
This study will be of great significant benefit to the following:
The scope of this research is concentrated on the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke-Anu Ogudu and how the growth of the church publication activity in the church has produced a need for competence. It will examine the church, its growth, impact on the object of study (Christian publication). Moreso, the Sunday school, Bible Study, Devotional Study and other teaching agencies will be assessed.
This section of the research work deals with the method and procedures used in carrying out the research work. This project basically depends on gathering of relevant information and findings from:
1.7 Limitation of Study
The researcher was challenged by the inability of respondents to meet up with deadlines and submission of the questionnaire. The interviewer was not meet up the scheduled appointment which led to delay in its collation. However, the available data were used to present a valid work.
The process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully.
Is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abraham monotheistic religion based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
This is the assembly of the called out ones from the world. it also means believers who meet together for worship in a specific locality. The church constitutes the entire body of those who are saved by their relation to Christ, those belonging to the Lord.
Church growth at or relates to the individual local body of believers is a balanced increase in quantity of quality and organizational growth of a local assembly
Francis Bola Akin-John defines growth as the end result of dang something right and growth in the church answer to doing in the right way. Growth is the sum total, if life, the very purpose of our existence. We live to grow and grow to live. If we stop growing, wee surely start to grey.
Is the communication of something to the public in writing, making information generally known, the act of issuing pointed materials.