Sky Journals of Educational Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 044-047, October, 2017. Available online http://www.skyjournals.org/SJER

ISSN 2354-4406 ©2017 Sky Journals

 

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An evaluation of missiological roles played by the Ethiopian pastors in sustainability of Christianity in Ethiopia

 

Akinyemi Oluwafemi Alawode1* and Daniel Oyebode Akintola2

 

1Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
2Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology of the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.

 

*Corresponding author. E-mail: akinalawode@gmail.com.  Tel.: +2349064588048. 

 

Accepted 29 September, 2017

Abstract

This research attempts to investigate the missiological roles played by the Ethiopian Pastors during the Islamic war against Christians in Ethiopia to help retaining Christianity in the country of Ethiopia from 15th century up to the present time. The research will draw from the findings the implications of these roles for how contemporary Christian ministers can serve as a guiding light for the sustainability of Christianity in every community of the world. The method adopted for this research is literature review from library and internet source. There are three findings from the research as the roles played by the Ethiopian Pastors which by implication challenging other Christian pastors to emulate for the sustainability of Christian faith in their respectful communities. These findings are: the Church mobilised to preserve Christianity in the land of Abyssinia by teaming up with government of the land to defend Christianity and their father land; second, the pastors were unified in the work of God as a team, and in mobilising their Church members for the work; and third, Pastors took the lead in preserving Christianity in Ethiopia. Therefore, all Christian leaders are encouraged to emulate these legacies that Ethiopia Christian leaders laid down for the generations after theirs to follow for the survival of Christianity in our various communities, especially where Christianity is being challenged for its beliefs.

Key words:
Christianity, sustainability, Ethiopian and Pastor.  
 

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