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Elderlies/Shut-In

VISION STATEMENT:
To extend regular Christian fellowship, love and care to the shut-in so that spiritual, emotional and physical well being is catered for. (James 5:14, Heb.10:24-25)

MISSION STATEMENT
To interact and evaluate the spiritual, medical, social or financial needs of the shut-in for necessary assistance by individuals or the Church. James 2:14-18

STRATEGIES:
1. Compilation of names of individuals that are shut in and the contact persons.
2. Bringing worship service to the shut in for spiritual growth.
3. Visitation and making telephone calls for human interaction, encouragement, counselling and prayers.
4. Assistance with household chores or errands in time of sickness.
5. Linking up with the appropriate Medical personnel on behalf of the elderly/shut in to receive medical counselling and care.
6. Notifying the church if there is a need for benevolence fund to a shut in:
7. Encouraging Church members to visit or make a call to bring joy into lives of the shut-in who are desperately in need of human contact.

OBJECTIVES OF CHURCH TRAINING PROGRAMME:
1. To train all the members of the Church how to grow in the lord Jesus Christ and through this the kingdom of God is large.
2. To assist members of the church to live productively.
3. To help the members of the Church to live a Christian life.
4. To train believers to remain effective practitioners of the word of God.
5. To help members of the Church to know Baptist Believe, Doctrine and practice.
6. To give members of the Church the opportunity of Bodness to read and interprite through the help of the Holy Spirit (i.e. the C.T programme)

BRIEF HISTORY:
Like Sunday school ministry, the church training programme of the church started long time ago. There was no historical record that indicated the exact date when the ministry started in Union Baptist Church. However, it was on record that the following brethren at one time or another served as Church Training Director. They include: Dn. Bayo Oyetade, I.O. Oyelowo, Dn. T.A. Afolabi, Dn. 'Femi Abayomi, Bro. Biodun Akinlaja, Bro. Tunde Awolude, Surv. P.F. Fagbamila, and Mrs. Eunice Olusade Buraimo.

The aim of Church Training Programme is to educate members on some issues ranging from doctrinal values and beliefs of the Baptist denomination to Christian values and beliefs, health matters, political, education, and other social concerns.

To the glory of God the adult literacy section was introduced to enable members who could not read or write have access to formal education at no cost. Literacy classes for French and Hausa languages were equally introduced for the benefit of interested members.
Sword-Drill and children memory verses training were also given much desired attention. To the glory of God, one of the participants in sword drill training (Master Oluwasina Idowu) came third at Osun Baptist Conference Sword Drill Competition.

In spite of the above-mentioned achievements, the department is still working towards Mr. Akinbola