Who We Are

Who We Are

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We are an Apostolic Community of believers whose purpose is to carry forward the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

We are a new breed without greed. A radical opposition to corruption. Men and women, boys and girls who choose to win by righteousness.

We are a new society of persons unconditionally committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every aspect of life and whatever it takes, we seek to exchange the values of the surrounding society and the world at large with the standards of God's Kingdom.

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The Vision

To raise a people of integrity, purpose, excellence and power with passion for Jesus and addiction for God's Kingdom.

Purpose of the Vision: To glorify God by making fruitful disciples who reverence and exalt God, edify other believers, evangelize their primary domain of influence and extend disciple-making to all the world as the Lord of harvest enables them.

The Mission

To establish a new community of believers that will carry forward the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

Strategy for Fulfillment

By creating an atmosphere conducive to praise and worship, fear of God, pursuit of righteousness and true holiness, prevailing prayer and His abiding presence, thereby giving opportunity for the full expression of His Kingdom, Power and Glory.

By adherence to sound doctrine: principles of faith, love, service, submission and relationship as necessary prerequisites for building a strong covenant community.

By maximizing all available resources- human, material and spiritual for the realization of stated objectives (We are a new breed without greed).

By impacting upon the spiritual, moral and social environment of our assigned territories, exercising the authority of governance and setting men free by exposure to knowledge of God's truth.

By adopting an expansionist world-view of the scope and value of our ministry's influence, to affect the destiny of our nation and the nations of the earth.

Our Responsibility

To unite, pray, give and demonstrate responsibility for the fulfillment and successful implementation of the Vision.

To render honour, respect and support those who have rule over us.

To be productive, progressive and relevant in our attitude and thoughts, always striving for excellence, maintaining focus and refusing to settle for less than the best (This is our definition of a choice soul).

To make the Christ of the Bible, the Christ of reality and experience, by building a solid devotional and faith lifestyle, whereby we partake of the blessings and benefits of salvation.

To establish high ethical and moral standards, where integrity, discipline and accountability become watchwords leaving no one in doubt that it is possible to win by righteousness.

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What We Believe

The Bible is the inspired, only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

There is one God, eternally coexistent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father is the creator of heaven and earth and the sustainer of all things. There is but one God, infinite, eternal and perfect in holiness, truth and love.

The deity of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His burial, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. He is the Head of His body, the Church.

God the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, unites man to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the believer, enabling him to grow in sanctification and righteousness, and become a gift of God to the church.

The salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

The present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, is available to all that believe in Jesus Christ, and will totally surrender their lives to the complete, perfect will of God.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit (the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues and the interpretation of tongues) are available through the Holy Spirit, and are for the church today.

The fruit of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance) and the character of God must be evident in the life of every disciple as preconditioned for the resting and manifestation of the Seven Spirits of God (the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord) sent forth into all the earth (Gal 5:22 & 23; Isaiah 11:1 & 2; Rev 1:4; Rev 4:5 and Rev 5:6). Character is the stability of the anointing.

Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Through the original sin of Adam and Eve, mankind fell from God and became sinful in nature. He is totally incapable of returning to God in himself and is lost without hope, apart from the salvation of Jesus Christ.

The Church is the Body of Christ, whose task is to take the gospel to all men in all nations and make disciples of them.

The spiritual unity of the believers in Christ Jesus.

We believe in healing, health and wholeness as God's will for mankind.

We believe in the corporate worship of believers in a local church and in witnessing to our faith.

We believe in stewardship of all assets evidenced in generous giving, offerings, etc.

The resurrection to eternal life for believers and the resurrection to damnation for unbelievers.

The consummation of all things including the visible personal return of Jesus Christ the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ into the presence of God. The marriage supper of the lamb, the Millennial Reign of Christ and the final judgement.