The Church Administration Society of Nigeria (CASON) recently marked its 10-year anniversary with a grand celebration in Lagos. The event took place on September 25, 2023, at the Pistis Hub in Maryland, Lagos.
The theme of the anniversary celebration was “Professionalising The Practice Of Church Administration In Nigeria.”
From left, CASON Vice President, Pastor Steve Akoni; Babcock University VC. Prof. Ademolal Tayo; Lagos State CAN Chairman, Bishop Stephen Adegbite; CASON President, Pastor Seyi Oladimeji; and Global Impact Church Founder, Pastor Yemi Davids.
The event featured esteemed speakers such as Prof. Ademola Tayo, the President and Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Pastor Yemi Davids, the Lead pastor of Global Impact Church, and Mrs. Funke Amobi, the Deputy Head of Operations at Stanbic Bank Plc.
CASON was established on the principle of leaders joining hands to effectively manage the resources entrusted to them by God.
Pastor Sam Adeyemi, who gave the keynote address at the inaugural conference in 2013, commended Pastor Seyi Oladimeji, the President of CASON, for his unwavering commitment to the vision of the society.
CASON Board Member, Dr. Kunle Hamilton with Celestial Church elders, VSE Elijah BELLO, and HSE Oluwaseun Duyile.
Pastor Adeyemi highlighted that CASON is addressing cultural defects in church administration and bridging the gap between raw resources and refinement.
“There is no much use for raw without refinement, and this is a gap CASON is bridging,” he said.
Prof. Tayo emphasized the importance of innovation and capacity-building within the church. He stated that the church cannot afford to remain stagnant and must strive to maintain order and accountability in its administration.
“The church that lacks order and accountability may put the church administration in disarray,” Prof. Tayo said, “A church that runs smoothly when the GO is not around is a church of the future.”
Other speakers echoed Prof. Tayo’s sentiments and stressed the relevance and necessity of CASON in Christianity.
In his goodwill message, Bishop STV Adegbite emphasized that the society plays a vital role in the development and advancement of church administration.
The anniversary celebration was a momentous occasion, reflecting the growth and impact of the Church Administration Society of Nigeria over the past decade. As CASON continues its mission to professionalize church administration in Nigeria, it is expected to contribute significantly to the advancement of the church and its effective management of resources.