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THE COMING OF CHRISTIAN IN NIGERIA II

SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

TERM: THIRD TERM

WEEK: WEEK 3

CLASS: PRIMARY 6

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TITLE: THE COMING OF CHRISTIAN IN NIGERIA II

UNITS:

  • The spread of Christianity from the coast to the various part of the country.
  • The Major Indigenous Churches E.G. Ecwa, Celestial, Gospel Faith, Cherubim and Seraphim, Holy Saviour, Christ Apostolic Church. Etc

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to know:

  • The spread of Christianity from the coast to the various part of the country.
  • The Major Indigenous Churches

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard/ Chalkboard
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory videos

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools.
  • Online Materials.
  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  •  Christian Religious Studies for Primary Schools.

                        MODULE CONTENT

THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY FROM THE COAST TO THE VARIOUS PART NIGERIA

Christian religion was firmly established in Nigeria toward the end of the Nineteenth century.
Among the first missionaries was the Rev. Henry Townsend who went from Sierra Leone to Badagry in 1842 in his company was the Rev Ajayi Crowther.

 Success followed the efforts of the pioneer missionaries. Church Missionary Society (C.M.S) churches were firmly established in several important towns, such as Abeokuta in 1846, Lagos in 1851, Ibadan in 1853, and Oyo in1856. Next, branches of the C.M.S. church were founded in south-eastern Nigeria, using Bonny and Brass as their chief centres.. The effects of work done by Bishop Ajayi Crowther, assisted by the Igbo receptive the Rev. J. C. Taylor, in these parts of southern Nigeria can still be seen today.

Other missionaries opened mission stations in the country. These included the Baptist missionaries who under the American evangelist, Thomas Bowen, started work from Ogbomosho in 1855. About the same time, the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) headed by the Rev. Hope Waddell started pioneering work, in 1846, in Calabar. Hope Waddell was later joined by the Rev. Hugh Goldie and William Anderson. Another missionary whose memory is revered in Nigeria was Mary Slessor, she arrived in the country in 1876, and for many years worked with care and persistence as a missionary nurse. She succeeded in stopping the killing of twins in the areas where she served.

The Italian Roman Catholic priest, Father Berghero. In 1860, visited Abeokuta and Lagos where freed Catholic slaves from Brazil welcomed him warmly. A permanent station was established in Lagos in 1868, soon followed by others at Lokoja, Abeokuta and Ibadan. Within ten years of Father Berghero’s visit, the Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria had become so well established. By 1885, the church spread further inland, through the support of Father Joseph Lutz who started work around Onitsha in 1886 and an Irishman, Bishop Shanahan. They spread the gospel in many parts of Imo and Anambra States. Lokoja had a small C.M.S. station in 1858, in 1889 the missionaries entered Hausa land, which was predominantly Muslim. Their converts, for many years, were confined to the people of southern Nigerian extraction resident in the north, and to the-large non-Muslim population of the north.

THE MAJOR INDIGENOUS CHURCHES IN NIGERIA

The following are some of the Major indigenous churches in Nigeria.

  • . The Evangelical Church Winning All formerly called Evangelical Church of West Africa (Ecwa).
  •  Celestial Church of Christ.
  • The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT).
  •  Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim.
  • Holy Saviour church of Christ.
  • Christ Apostolic Church.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson.
  • The Teacher introduces the topic.
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Explain the spread of Christianity from the coast to the various part of the country.
  • The Major Indigenous Churches.

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

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