Who we are
We are non-denominational Christians, predominantly (but not wholly) Nigerians by nature, nurture or affiliation who all have a passion for the universality of Christianity. We see Christianity as “a way of life” which grants us access to spiritual gifts principally for service to the body of Christ and humanity at large in completing the ‘good works’ for which we were created.
The unity and extension of the Church is at the core of our quest and has been the central message in our objectives. We are particularly passionate about the unity of Nigerian Christians in Diaspora as we believe that they are imbued with needful fervour for much needed Christian renaissance. We therefore see the OFNC as complimentary to organised churches hence our providing a neutral interface for cohesive inter-denominational relations. We believe that this is fundamental to propagation of our Christian ideals.
Members are encouraged to avail themselves of the enormous opportunities for service and spiritual development within the OFNC with the goal of being more effective in their local churches. The fellowship’s emphasis on this aspiration is encapsulated in our motto; ““Everyone a Faithful Disciple of Christ”.
The OFNC, which has its modest beginnings in small house groups started by Nigerian students in the UK in the 1960s, has mushroomed over the years into nineteen branches across the UK with representation in all the major cities. Our focus has been primarily grassroots-based with a commitment to providing ‘a family’ to every Nigerian Christian, particularly those in multi-national churches.
OFNC continues to proliferate as collaborative and flexible relations with local churches birth new branches in relatively isolated communities thus bringing that much treasured sense of family. We have vibrant ministries for children, youth, women and men all with popular conferences and events. We are of the view that all Nigerian Christians and affiliates should be members of the OFNC. You are therefore welcome to join us as we work towards making everyone an effective agent for change in our community.