The growth of the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), Ghana from 1980 to 2008.

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August, 2010.
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This research, The Growth of the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), Ghana from 1980 to 2008 traces the growth of the church and factors that led to its growth. The researcher’s interest for embarking on this study was motivated by the fact that, the Christ Apostolic Church International has no written historical documents with regards to its growth. This research discusses the historical development of the institution with emphasis on its growth, and has given some recommendations for its future development. Primary data was collected through interviews and questionnaire administered to some executive members, territorial apostles, pastors and other auxiliary leaders of the church. Again, relevant literature and records on CACI and church growth were consulted. The findings of the research have shown that the church has grown from 1980 to 2008. In terms of growth in membership, there was an increased from 26,000 in 1980, to 191,810 in 2008; that is, 737.73%. In terms of branches, from 300 in 1980 to 2,196 in 2008 - 732%. Other areas of growth were chapels, personnel (both clergy and laity) and finances. The researcher recommends that, CACI should strengthen the existing patterns of growth, such as evangelistic activities and Christian education programmes; establish her visible presence through social services in the communities; and examine critically the type of ministers the church recruits to enhance her growth. The recommendations given will not only help the church under consideration to grow, but also, they will serve as model for other churches that desire holistic growth.
A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Master of Philosophy in Religious Studies on