A paradigm shift in pastoral ministry in twenty-first century Nigeria: An examination of the trends, causes and its implications

  • Joel Kamsen Tihitshak Biwul Stellenbosch University
Keywords: church, contemporary, flock, foundation, ministry, Nigeria, paradigm shift, pastoral


The paradigm shift in pastoral ministry in contemporary Nigeria is detrimental to the church and the gospel. This article examines the emerging trends as well as the motivating factors and implications of this shift. It argues that the emerging distortions are rooted in a lack of basic knowledge of the biblical, theological and ethical foundations and established traditions of the ministry, and argues for an honest return to those foundations.
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