Anglican Children ministry
A. C. M. Teachers
The Anglican Children Ministry is an arm within the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion. Its activities are subject to the Constitution of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.
MOTTO: CATCH THEM YOUNG FOR CHRIST.
ACM AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the Anglican Children Ministry shall be:
To train teachers that will train and teach the Children.
To bring up children and teenager people in the fear of the Lord
Helping children and teenager people to becoming better Christian and disciplined citizens.
Instructing children and teenager people in the Anglican faith
Guiding them to learn, study the Bible and pray daily.
Helping children to be faithful ambassadors of Christ on earth and at last make heaven.
In order to achieve the above aims and objectives, all activities of the ACM NIGERIA shall be directed towards ensuring the spiritual, social, physical and mental development of the child.
To proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and make disciples of all kinds of people. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:19-20). “And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
The passages above, often referred to as the Great Commission, were among Jesus’ final admonitions to His disciples before He ascended to Heaven. Mark’s gospel refers to Christ’s command for his followers to “go preach the gospel to the world,” while Matthew’s reflects His emphasis for the church “to go and make disciples of all nations.” The combination of these two elements, evangelism and discipleship, are generally considered as Christ’s primary mission for His church. “Evangelism” is the ministry of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ that will bring men’s souls into fellowship with God, while “discipleship” is the training of believers to become disciplined followers of Jesus and His principles.
The mission of the church is, in reality, a continuation of Christ’s earthly ministry (John 14:12). Jesus viewed that redeeming men’s souls was His whole purpose for coming to the earth. “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost” (Matt. 18:11). And in turn, He imparted this same objective to His disciples. He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19). The Apostle Paul later confirmed that the ministry of bringing people to God has been imparted to all those who have been brought to Him (the church). He wrote, “God… has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18). It is the purpose of every believer, not only pastors and clergymen, to bring souls to Jesus Christ.