Companion Diocesan Links have been a means of developing relationships and mutual partnership in mission throughout the dioceses and parishes of the Anglican Communion for many years. The Diocese of Gusau- The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) is seeking a new link and has given information on the diocese below. If your diocese is interested in forming a link with them please respond directly to the Bishop.
To understand more of Anglican Diocesan Links please go to Guidelines for Companion Link Relationships
|Province:||The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Province of Kaduna|
|Diocese:||The Diocese of Gusau|
|Bishop:||The Rt. Revd. Simon Bala|
|Address:||Anglican Diocese of Gusau, Tashan Magami, P.O. Box 64 Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria.|
Brief history of Diocese:
The Diocese of Gusau was created in November 1999 as a missionary diocese situated in the Northern part of Nigeria. It was in this Diocese that the state i.e. Zamfana first introduced Shariah legal system in the same year that it was created. Many Christians left the state thus effecting the Diocese numerically and financially. The whole population of the Diocese is far less than 1000 (one thousand) including children and we are operating in a stiff Islamic opposition to the Gospel.
Any previous or existing Links:
We don’t have any link at all.
Reason for wanting a Link:
It is mutual partnership in Mission, sharing of mutual responsibility and inter-dependence in the body of Christ.
What expectations you have of the Link?
To develop areas of sharing in the proclamation and application of the gospel, to share in Bible study and theological reflections as well as in intercession praying for one another, exchanging information and strategies in Issues of common concern as will as pastoral visits when necessary.
What part of the world you would like your Link to be?
In the U.S.A or the U.K.
Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.
We are Evangelicals ministering in the middle of Muslims
Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?
I will like my link Diocese to reflect the pattern above.
Signature of Bishop: Signed Date: 19 October 2004