National Christian Center: Everything To Know
If you live in Abuja and you have been to a lot of places in the city, you have probably also been to the National Christian Center.
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is where the seat of power resides and it is a planned city. Because of this, Abuja has in it a lot of magnificent architectural structures, many of which would blow your mind away. And the National Christian Center is one such structure.
If you want to know more about the National Christian Center, then this article is for you. Make sure to read to the end and don’t hesitate to leave a comment telling me what you think about the place.
What Is The National Christian Center?
The National Christian Center used to be called the National Ecumenical Center. Sometimes, it is also referred to as the National Church of Nigeria. It is a place where Christians of all denominations can worship. It is a massive Christian center, one of the largest in Abuja, with a seating capacity of 8000 people. It is managed by CAN, the Christian Association of Nigeria.
When Was The National Christian Center Built?
The project commenced somewhere around 1989 but was left uncompleted for many years. In 2004, the Christian Association Of Nigeria set up a committee to make sure that the project was speedily completed. After its completion, the dedication took place in 2005 on October 2nd.
What Is The Architecture of The National Christian Center Like?
The architectural work done on the National Christian Center is nothing short of excellent. The craftsmanship is top-notch and displays the skill that went into it. The design was created in the neo-gothic style but in a postmodern version. It was designed by Darchiwork Group, an architectural firm in Nigeria.
The structure has numerous pivoted arches and a wide nave that leads to the altar. The altar is positioned in the hub of the church and every ten minutes, it completes a full rotation, allowing the speaker or preacher to face every part of the congregation from time to time.
At the right section of the Church is a pipe organ which the choir sits close to. The stained glass windows which you can see all over the Church employ a modest but impressive blend of red, green, and yellow colors.
Where Is The National Christian Center Located?
The National Christian Center is located in the Central Business District of Abuja on Sani Abacha way. So if you are passing through the Central Business District, the structure is quite easy to notice. It is located just across from the National Mosque.
Is The Church Open For Touring?
If no Christian activity is going on in the National Christian Center, the Church is open to people who want to take a tour of the place. So if you are interested in taking a look, guided tours are available for you to make use of. And I think people are not allowed to just tour the Church except they do so with a guide to show them around. As there are sections of place that the public isn’t supposed to get access to.
How To Get A Tour of The Church
If you would like to visit and get a tour of the National Christian Center, the right process to follow would be to write a letter to the management. Another thing you can do is visit between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during weekdays and ask to see the administration.
The National Christian Center is an interdenominational center open to Christians of all denominations to worship at. The public is also allowed to have a look and tour the structure when they want to.
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