We are one of the musical arms of the fellowship (The others being the Jesus revolution voice (J.R.V) and the praise team). We minister in songs mainly during I.V.C.U Sunday services, or in combination with the other musical arms on special occasions as the “I.V.C.U mass choir”. Our primary desire as a body is that through our songs, we make the heart of the Father known to His people and that his people hear His voice and respond duly.
TUESDAYS BY 5PM (UNIT MEETING)
SATURDAYS BY 5PM (REHEARSALS)
The Academic Unit of I.V.C.U is responsible for ensuring that the academics of everyone ivcuites is in an excellent state. To achieve this purpose, the academic unit sometimes organise academic seminars. There is always Academic Sunday in every tenure where members of the house on First Class are awarded in a bid to encourage diligence among members of the house. It is also the duty of the unit through its members to encourage ivcuites to be diligent. The unit informs the house on the dates of general tests and exams. It is also the responsibility of the unit to keep and make past questions available to members of the house. The tutorial manager oversees the tutorials for 100 level and direct entry students. The tutorials are usually organised by the academic unit of J.P.F.H which is under the house academic unit. In addition to the above functions, the Unit also prays about the academics of the house. As Jesus is the anchor of our success. The unit is headed by the academic secretary.
A family bond in love in prayers and Holiness.
We are the drama unit of IVCU. We reach out through drama and spoken word. Our only inspiration is Jesus, and God at this time as set Royal Theatre Family a battle axe and a threshing instrument for this last days.
- WE HAVE OUR UNIT MEETINGS ON TUESDAYS WHICH HAS SECTIONS OF TRUE WORSHIP, BIBLE STUDY, GAMES AND REHEARSALS.
- OUR PRAYER MEETING IS ON THURSDAYS, WHERE WE WAIT ON THE LORD EARNESTLY
Other programs set for the section include:
- FAMILY MEETING
- REACHING OUT TO THE LESS PRIVILEGE.
Library Unit was formerly a one man office . But as a result of the mounting demands and pressures of the office as the information store house of IVCU, among other things, members were included and Library Unit was born. This unit can be described as one in charge of information that pertains to the house. We contribute greatly to the building up of the house. “From whom the whole body joined together by every joint with which it is equipped when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”( Ephesians 4:16 ESV) Going to specifics, one might wonder what role exactly the library unit plays in the spiritual growth of members in IVCU. We function in quite a number of ways;
- WE RECORD THE PROCEEDINGS (E.G. MESSAGES, CHOIR MINISTRATIONS, SPECIAL MINISTRATIONS, ETC.) OF EVERY SERVICE OR PROGRAM ORGANIZED BY THE HOUSE WHICH RANGES FROM SUNDAY SERVICES TO BIBLE STUDY ON WEDNESDAYS TO DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES TO ANNUAL PROGRAMS LIKE POWER CRUSADE AND WORD CONFERENCE.
- IT IS OUR UTMOST PRIORITY THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE HAS ACCESS TO THESE RECORDINGS BY MAKING THEM AVAILABLE FOR FREE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF POWER CRUSADE MESSAGES WHICH ARE USUALLY FOR SALE IN CDS AND DVDS.
- WE KEEP A STORE OF BOOKS WHICH ARE LENT OUT TO PEOPLE. THESE BOOKS ADDRESS NUMEROUS TOPICS AND ASPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY, TOPICS INCLUDING GODLY RELATIONSHIPS, FAITH, LOVE, EVANGELISM, PRAYER, FASTING, AND SO ON.
- WE HOLD PERIODIC BOOK REVIEWS IN FELLOWSHIP SERVICES WITH THE AIM OF STIRRING UP PEOPLE’S HUNGER FOR MORE OF GOD AND CULTIVATING A READING HABIT AMONG MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE.
- WE GIVE OUT OTHER EDIFYING MATERIALS SUCH AS CHRISTIAN E-BOOKS, MOVIES AND SONGS.
- IN LIBRARY UNIT, WE ENSURE THAT ONE’S YEARNING FOR GOD IS SATISFIED AND YET KEPT BURNING BY FEEDING ONE WITH THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THESE RESOURCES AT OUR DISPOSAL, INVARIABLY SPURRING ONE’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
It is important to note at this juncture, that books are lent to brethren at the Library Stand close to the main entrance of Chapel Auditorium. CDs and DVDs of messages are available for sale there as well. Soft copies of recordings, documents, songs, movies, etc can be gotten from us at the Mellamby wing of Chapel Auditorium, all at the end of each service.
We hold our unit meetings as a family, by 6pm on Tuesdays at the Chapel Hall. This is a time when all members meet to pray, study God’s word and discuss; basically an opportunity to fellowship with one another. We also meet by 1:40pm on Sundays and by 7:10pm on Wednesdays in order to set up (for recording and display of books) before service. We heartily welcome all members of the house interested in being a part of this family. Anyone who is led by God, willing, and has completed his or her Basic Bible Class is free to join us.
IVCU Library Unit is at the service of everyone nursing a deep and sincere thirst for God and who truly desires to have a fulfilling walk with God. For we make available the necessary tools to increase your knowledge of God’s word which is God’s revelation of himself.
The Gospel Publication and Communication Group is a group that is in charge of the publicity and all publications of the IVCU house.
Originally called Gospel Publication Group, the group was borne out of a burden for christian materials that will bless the lives of all and sundry. The group have produces several bulletins, magazines and similar publications for the house of IVCU
Nowadays the groups have evolved past just publications, it is also in charge of publicity of all IVCU programs. The group is know for its creative ideas and wonderful work output.
Anyone who is interested in writing, graphics and web designing and wants to use these skills to further the work of the further is welcomed into the group after the successful completion of their Basic Bible Class (BBC). Associate members from other units are also welcomed.
Meeting time is 6pm on Tuesdays at Chapel of Resurrection hall
A mind that reads is an informed mind. Visit the colporteur’s stand after every service and get one or more of the plethora of great Christian literature books we have in stock just for you, covering topics such as Faith, Healing, Discipleship, Prayer, Academic excellence, Career, Godly relationships and marriage, grace, evangelism, doctrine, etc… all at affordable prices. We also have available Bibles of different versions. Below are the list of books we have at present. You can be sure you’ll get these books at affordable prices from us.
Be the colporteur’s friend and have your spirit and soul grow.
1) KJV Pocket Bible
2) NIV Bible
3) The Living Bible
5) French Bible
6) Pink KJV Bible
7) MSG Bible
8) Day by Day by Billy Graham
9) God’s General (Revivalists) by Roberts Liardon
10) God’s Generals (why they succeeded & some failed) by Roberts Liardon
11) Shop Right (Yemi Adetola)
12) Pursuit of God by A.W Tozer
13) The hearing ear (Larry Lea)
14) The Pursuit of Peace (Joyce Meyer)
15) Christian Marriage (Kayode Adesogan)
16) Walking with God (Kayode Adesogan)
17) Standing on the shoulders of giants (Steve Brooks)
18) Praying and planting correct foundation (I.D Lawon)
19) Jewels from E.M Bounds
20) Understanding your place (Myles Monroe)
21) My hatred for Christ & Christianity (O.O Paul)
22) Christian discipleship (Kayode Adesogan)
23) Winning the battles over your children (Sunday Awe)
24) Dealing with faulty foundation (Kemi Okuwa)
25) Practical life of Dominion (Kayode Ojo)
26) The power of meditation (Bode Akindele)
27) Faith, Politics, Challenges
28) Purpose driven life (Rick Warren)
29) School of the spirit (Roberts Liardon)
30) Secrets to spiritual power (Watchman Nee)
31) Like a mighty wind (Mel Ton)
32) Esther; Reflections (Jennifer Spirey)
33) Marvelous Mercy (Robert Henson)
34) Understanding the purpose and power of woman (Myles Monroe)
35) The names of God (Lester Sumrall)
36) The most important person on earth (Myles Monroe)
37) The Pilgrim’s progress (John Bunyan)
38) The fatherhood principle (Myles Monroe)
39) Secrets of Watchman Nee (Dova Roberts)
40) Forever (Karen Kingsley)
41) Understanding the Anointing (David Oyedepo)
42) Preparing for Jesus’ Return (A.W Tozer)
43) Abide in Christ (Andrew Murray)
44) Spiritual leadership (Honey and Richard Blockaby)
45) Soul winner (C.H Spurgeon)
46) Things I wish I knew before marriage
47) Smith Wigglesworth on Faith
48) The believer’s Authority (Kenneth hagin)
49) The spiritual authority
50) Soul winning T.L Osborn
51) Prayers that bring revival
52) The richest man in Babylon
53) The lady, her lover and God
54) Praise and Worship (Myles Monroe)
55) Healing words (Kathryn Kuhlman)
56) Good morning Holy Spirit (Benny Hinn)
57) Battlefield of the mind
58) E.M Bounds on Prayer
59) Secrets to spiritual power
60) How to hear from God
61) The power of a praying wife
62) The nature of God
63) The prayer that changes everything
64) You can begin again
65) Divine revelation of Prayer
66) Love revelation
67) The Holy Spirit
68) Seize the day
69) Spirit-controlled temperament
70) The Holy Spirit may senior partner
71) The normal Christian life
72) Release of the Spirit
73) Bible prayer course
74) Staying full of God
75) Journey into your vision
76) God’s plan for your money (Derek Prince)
77) How to be free from curses (Lazarus uchemadu)
78) Wondrous love (D.L Moody)
79) The call (Rick Joyner)
80) Final Quest (Rick Joyner)
81) What God looks for in His vessel
82) The kingdom lifestyle
83) Marital relationship
84) The ministry of intercession
85) Expository thoughts on Mathew
86) Common sense guide
87) Lineage of Grace (Francine Rivers)
88) How to hear from God
89) Heart to heart
90) Bible Study
91) In search of a blessing
92) Shared life
93) God can do it again
94) I dare you
95) Sermon on prayer of Jabez
96) Tempted, Tested, Trusted
97) Communicating the gospel to muslims
98) The Reformed Pastor
100) The spirit of Herod
101) Stop witnessing and start loving
103) Boost your G.P Sam O Salau
104) Love to pray
105) I will glorify you
106) Syncretism (Zachaeus Yisa)
107) True revivals are born after midnight
108) Understanding the anointing
109) Maximizing your potential
110) Lady in waiting
111) Lovers for life
112) Start planting
113) Strength to love
114) Access to the anointing
115) Give me a drink
116) The sins of saints
117) The hearing Ear
118) Raising Godly kids
119) Go for God
120) Secrets of the secret place
121) Bringing in the sheaves
122) The blood of the cross
123) Israel in Jacob
124) Purpose in Prayer
125) War on the saints
126) If not for the grace of God
127) Guide post to revival
128) Why ask Why
129) Commanding your morning
130) Purpose driven church
131) Walking in the word
132) Women on mission for God
133) The battle of life
135) 201 facts that youth & singles need to know
136) Exposition on the book of James
137) Releasing the success within
138) Tough times never last but tough people do
139) Spread your faith
140) Practical arsenals and supernatural tech
141) Dealing with bad dreams and nightmares
142) Your best life now
143) Missions and you / Discipling the nations
144) Sending and supporting African missionaries
145) Enforce your destiny
146) The end time
147) Jesus the healer
148) The ministry of prayer
149) Victory in ministry
150) Practical Life of Dominion
151) Are you ready for His coming?
152) Why men suffer
153) The fundamental steps for success in marriage
154) God’s smuggler to China
155) Praying and planting correct foundations in your building
156) Total deliverance of the body
157) Delivered from the power of darkness
158) How you can be a fruitful witness
159) The power of reflection
160) Ultimate Questions
161) Hide from fornication
162) Approach to academic success
163) Blessed with all blessings
164) Brotherly Relationship
165) Live for Christ
166) Maintaining Balance
167) Handling Academic failure
168) Look beyond school, you will soon become a graduate
Prayer is the breath of every believer. It is an ever potent and reliable tool to secure God’s attention and attract His mighty of power. This obviously must have been the understanding that coloured the happenings in the fellowship in the eighties. It was indeed an all-round experience of prayers. From the leadership down to every member of the fellowship, everyone bore what seemed like an unquenchable burden and passion to pray. At this time, it was not an uncommon sight to see brethren, brothers and sisters alike, scattered round the ‘woods’ to pray or as they called it ‘agonize’. Many would stay glued to the trees negotiating fervently in prayers. All sorts of imaginable positions of prayer held sway. Indeed, for many of the brethren the woods provided a ready harbor for them to pour out their deep, heartfelt agony. It was an expected reality to always find people praying at any time of the day. The exact reason why this was so nobody could really tell, save for the fact that these men just wanted to touch and experience his awesome manifestation. And they did. Many of the active participants of those days variously shared their testimonies that the reason why that persisted was because they kept getting results, some of which were unbelievable, humanly speaking. So they prayed more in order to experience more of the Holy Spirit and his power. However, all these did not go by without attracting the attention of ‘outsiders’. Many of the lecturers and senior friends became concerned for this young people. They often termed them as being too overzealous. The Muslims too were not left out. For instance, they variously accused the brethren of deliberately facing the mosques to offer incantations (speaking in tongues) against their god. The media too was attracted at a point. It is on record that there was actually a time when the Ogun State Television came to video the brethren praying.
Expectedly, the prayer band unit was the central rallying point for these activities. As a matter of fact, many are still of the opinion that the heat which originated from the pray band was what had ripple effect of the House. Friday Bekee, onetime prayer secretary and later president, described his first encounter with the IVCU through the prayer band as “as simply awesome”. Although Bekee had met the Lord Jesus Christ before being admitted into the university but upon his arrival he saw a new dimension of commitment in the place of prayer.
On his first day in school he was told about the crusade, ‘Mission 80’ and he decided to be part of it. However, while the crusade was going on, he felt the urge to pray and he met with a Brother who incidentally was prayer band member. The prayer band was then being led by Sunday lsehunwa. When Bekee was taken to the ‘woods’ where the prayer band had converged to offer prayers for the success of the crusade, he was amazed at the commitment of members. In his words: ‘When I saw these young men and women praying. I was impressed. In fact, when I saw them praying, I lost my prayer grace, desire and anointing to pray!’
The prayer band of these years was known for intense and concerted intercession. Often times, prayer band members fasted for days in order to offer supplications to God over the members and activities of the fellowship. Aside from the regular meeting days Mondays and Fridays, members of the prayer band held vigils regularly to pray. Prayer chain was equally a regular feature of the prayer band activities such that there was always a group of people praying at every hour of the day. Surprisingly, no member of the unit was left out because they were motivated and taught how to pray. For the young members, watching their leaders or other older colleagues pray vicariously left severable indelible marks on them. It was in fact a major tactic employed then that if you wanted a new convert to grow very rapidly, then the prayer band was the place to send such. Attesting to this, Victor Odunjo, a member of prayer band who later became the general secretary of fellowship, said watching seniors like Moses Aransiola, Femi Agiri, Bekee, taught him what it meant to pray. This, to him, was because their prayer life robbed off on him. ‘To date, I must confess that I am yet to meet men who prayed as I saw these men pray. They carried burdens, agonized in prayer and we were literarily baptized by their way of life’, he said Friday Bekee’s tenure as the prayer secretary witnessed a significant growth in leaps and bound. The membership strength sporadically grew from about 40 to 120. Although a first year student, he was totally sold out to praying. Reflecting on the experiences of those days, Bekee said his ultimate desire was to see men became fiery intercessors for the fellowship that will turn out to be great intercessors in the nation. Indeed, his prayer was answered as many members became baptized with the spirit of grace and supplication. This was evident in the way the Holy Spirit graciously manifested himself in fellowship meetings and the commitment of prayer band members. It was then a usual sight to see prayer band members willingly come and do a two hour pre-prayers to prepare themselves for the actual prayer meeting. The office of the assistant prayer secretary was inaugurated in 2004/2005 tenure when Tobi AdeyeOluwa was prayer secretary. With Kemi Ladele as the first asst prayer secretary and also the first female assistant prayer secretary.
Prayer band holds their retreat at least once in a tenure for which we either go on 3days marathon or we have it on 3 consecutive nights. IVCU is dedicated to having prayer and fasting service every first Wednesday of each month and also we have intercessions each Friday for families, academics, Nigeria and the house at large. Prayer band is dedicated to coordinating the pre meetings before each service, they go for prayer walk in villages before the village outreach, they organise vigils for the house as required and the prayer secretary is in charge.
The Abadina Bible Study Fellowship (ABSF) is a unit in the Ibadan Varsity Christian Union, created as a result of the burden for building disciples in a large community comprising non-teaching staff of the University. This has been done through various bible studies with families that crave for a deeper walk with God.
Every week, separate studies are conducted with the children from these families; Adolescents and Elementary school children.
Strong relationships have also been built between the unit and families in the community through prayers, weekly visitations and special programs that reach out to a larger audience.
It is the utmost desire of the unit that more lives are brought under subjection to the Lord and thus, the gospel is preached in the community so that lost souls can come under the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
In order to ensure that the community receives directly from the Holy Spirit, the unit organises meetings among its members which include vigils, moments of prayer, Heart to Heart discussions, Word exposition and love feasts.
- TUESDAYS BY 6PM (UNIT MEETING)
- SATURDAYS BY 11AM (FORTNIGHTLY)
- Idia village
- Independence Hall quarters
- Kurumi quarters
- Ijeoma quarters
- Abadina 1
- Abadina 2
HOSPITALS AND PRISONS , H&P as it is usually called is presently by God’s grace visiting the following places:
The Jesus Revolution Voices (JRV) is a singing group under the evangelical arm of the Ibadan Varsity Christian Union, IVCU. Late Professor Gbola Durojaiye was led by the Lord to introduce this group into IVCU to sing modern Christian songs.
JRV is greatly committed to evangelism through music. It is one of the units under the evangelical arm of IVCU. Thus, JRV goes for frequent ministrations outside the fellowship and campus, preaching the word of God through songs. We also join the Jesus People Choir to form the mass choir of the IVCU, ministering at different occasions. Due to the delicate nature of our ministry, JRV is given to prayer, fasting, and discipline.
Aside being a singing group, JRV is a family of believers who are bonded by the love of Jesus Christ. Unit meetings are held every Tuesday by 6.00pm and rehearsals hold on Thursdays together with frequent night vigils. During unit meetings, we have Bible studies, prayers, discussions, family meetings and other activities.
To join this unit, you must be a member of IVCU who has completed the Basic Bible Class BBC held by the fellowship every session and undergo an interview in order to be invited to join the group
SVG is one of the units under the Evangelical arm of the IVCU. It is a platform created to reach out to secondary school students. We fellowship with them during thier school fellowship time, we have the opportunity of meeting the students on one-to-one basis to preach the Gospel to them, encourage and disciple them as God grants grace unto us.
We also hold outreaches at these various schools as the Holy Spirit leads us and as the need arises. We currently have a total of 19 schools at hand; we distribute ourselves to these various schools and every school visitor gives report to the SVG leader after every visitation.
Visitation days are Sunday morning, Thursday afternoon, and Friday afternoon; depending on the nature of the school. We’re trusting God for more labourers in the vineyard, who will reach out to these students by the help of the Holy Spirit, and prepare them adequately for a glorious future.
Finally, we hold an annual programme tagged ‘schools rally’. It’s a camping programme for students gathered from different schools. It features: impartation, message, musical concerts, quiz competitions, and so on.
Village Evangelism Team (VET) is saddled with the task of reaching out to villages with the message of Christ. This is achieved by organising house to house evangelism, open air crusades and outreaches in the Villages. We also ensure that those that receive Christ are properly discipled to attain the stature of the fullness of Christ. We also don’t neglect reaching out to both villagers and village pastors with material things in Love as well as little developmental projects such as repairing village roads and bridges.
The history of the Team dates back to the early 60’s when members of the IVCU visited and preached in villages and even used improvised megaphones from cardboards. It is also worthy of note that the Village Evangelism Team also consisted and still consists of members that were/are unable to speak Yoruba. Some past members also include Bro Gbile Akanni, Prof. B.O. Omitoyin, Pastor Tolu Mala etc.
Village Evangelism Team operates under the IVCU Evangelical arm and meets by 6pm on Tuesday for her unit meetings which is sometimes an exhortation/ Bible study time and other times prayer meetings for converts, villagers and the villages. We also meet by 9am on Saturdays for Follow-up, discipleship and visitation of Converts and village pastors.