BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FOURSQUARE STUDENTS’ FELLOWSHIP UNILAG
Foursquare Students’ Fellowship, UNILAG chapter began in 1997. At the time, only about 5 brethren constituted the entire fellowship. They came together at the SUB to hold prayer meetings. There was a challenge of numerically strength as the fellowship operation was on an average of 10 members per meeting.
In the 2007/08 tenure, the Alias “Friends of Jesus (FOJ)” was adopted by the fellowship. The very first Fresher’s Night was held in the 2008/2009 tenure.
The first ever Final Year Brethren dinner was held in the 2009/2010 tenure.in the 2010/2011 tenure, the average attendance of the fellowship increased to 25, the first Kingdom Life Matters Retreat held at the Foursquare Camp, Ajebo.
In the 2011/2012 tenure, the standing structure for units was established. In the 2012/2013 tenure, a Medilag chapter of the fellowship was created for brethren at the Unilag College of Medicine at Idi-Araba.
The fellowship also moved from SUB Common room in the school premises to FGC Onitiri and began holding Sunday services in 2012/2013 tenure.
In 2013/2014 tenure, a well-structured workers induction process was instituted. Thus far, this process has been improved upon in the current 2014/2015 tenure.
Our sister fellowship at College of Medicine, Medilag has continued to wax stronger.
Also, during the 2014/2015 session, the FOJ Excellence Award was instituted to encourage academic excellence among members. The first Alumni Sunday Service held during the tenure. The service hosted a handful of Alumni members of the fellowship.
In order to create a stronger bond and see to the welfare of level members, the position of the level co-ordination was instituted.
Today, Foursquare Students’ Fellowship, to the glory of God, boasts of an average of 180 worshippers on a weekly basis and a workforce of 60 persons.