- Names of National Ministerial Council Executives
- Notice of the April 2015 National Ministerial Council Meeting.
- Agenda for the April 2015 NMC Meeting
- The minutes of the meeting of National Ministerial Council held on Monday, 10th November, 2014.
NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVES
- REV. FELIX MEDUOYE – CHAIRMAN
- REV. EMMANUEL ATTAH – SECRETARY
- REV. ROLAND OKEREKE – TREASURER
- REV. YOMI OSHODI – MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
- REV. (MRS) JET BANKOLE – WELFARE
- REV. NIYI OLOYEDE – MEMBER
- REV. HENRY OBIALOR – MEMBER
THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH IN NIGERIA
(National Ministerial Council)
20TH March 2015
NOTICE OF THE NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Notice is hereby given of the National Ministerial Council Meeting holding as follows:
Date: Monday, 13th April, 2015
Venue: Foursquare Camp Ajebo, Ogun State.
Time: 12:00pm prompt
- All members of the Board of Directors
- All Members of the National Executives Council
- All Executive Members Of NMC
- All Zonal Superintendents
- One (1)Minister representing every ten(10) Credential Ministers from
- Two Leaders from each duly established District appointed by the District Overseer.
Please be punctual
Yours in His Service.
Rev. Emmanuel Attah
National Ministerial Council.
NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2015, AT FOURSQUARE CAMP AJEBO, OGUN STATE.
|4||WELCOME ADDRESS||Chairman/ General Overseer||1.10pm-1.15pm||5mins|
|7||READING AND ADOPTION OF MINUTES||Secretary||2.00PM-2.30PM||30min.|
III. Pastors Village land
VII. Re-Election of G. O. –
3 Mins Each
|12||CHAIRMAN CLOSING REMARK|
THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 AT MAIN AUDITORIUM FOURSQUARE CAMP, AJEBO
|1||The meeting was preceded by a one-hour prayer session at 11.50am by Rev J. Fatoye.|
|2||Attendance – 1,189 Delegates|
|3||Praise & Worship was led by the praise team for about 10 minutes|
|4||WELCOME ADDRESS BY G.O
|6||EXHORTATION by Rev A. A. Ajayi
Text 1 Samuel Chapter 1
Topic “Blessing of prayer of agreement in Shiloh”
|READING AND ADOPTION OF LAST NMC MINUTES:|
|7||The NMC Secretary pointed delegates to pages 5 to 12 of the programme report for some corrections:
Page 5 – by one-hour not by a one-hour
Page 9:Ajayi FFS
– 47 churches have and not has
Page 10 – saluted and not salute – comments
Page 11 – Churches have crossed and not has
Page 12 Rev Emokpai not Omokpai
– November 10 not 20 Motion:
|8||ADOPTION: Pastor Akolade John from Alapere District moved for adoption of the minutes and seconded by Pastor Joel.|
|9||National Secretary’s Report: Rev Ikechukwu Ugbaja presented his report
– He welcomed us all to the 59th National Convention.
– He reviewed the events in our nation and organisation.
– 1. Importation of Ebola disease and the clean bill of health for the country from WHO.
– 2. The incursion of Boko Haram Insurgency and the territories confirmed as having fallen into their hands.
– He expressed concerns with the continuous fall in crude oil prices and its implications for our economy; while enjoining all to register for the PVC to be able to vote in the coming elections as we believe in civil government.
– He reported that two of the scammers fraudulently using the name of our GO have been apprehended by the EFCC. He noted that this was in answer to our prayers at the last NMC meeting in April 2014.
– He acknowledged and praised God for some of our brethren that were elevated into positions of national prominence.
– He reported that we recorded greater performances in spiritual indices this year than last year with positive variances in nine while Bible study, new comers, decisions, divine healing have negative variances.
– D-Multiplication was still on course. 366 churches planted in 2014 as against 227 in 2013
– 3 new districts, nine zones, and 78 missionary zones were created
– 21 churches were chartered
– 98% realized on missions fund pledges
– 593 ministers appointed
– 209 ministers were approved for ordination at this 2014 convention
– 24 approved to be elevated to licensed status. He cautioned district overseers against arbitrary and inappropriate processes of screening and licensing. He reminded the house of the procedures for
licensing and enjoined all to cooperate
– 3090 ministerial credentials were prepared and distributed to all districts
– Pre- refreshing vigil prayers for ministers have been helping our bonding for spiritual effectiveness.
– Assistance to ministers was on going, he also added.
– Automated reporting systems. He said, details would be given at the meeting with pastors on automated reporting systems.
– No going back on this method, he noted
– Foursquare Gospel Church
– Colour – white
– Lettering – red
– Address – in red
– Letter head paper now standardized
– Samples of compliant churches will be shown
Electricity in Ajebo Camp
– Street lights are now powered by solar energy in the camp
– Federal Ministry of Mines and Power promised to give us a power substation in Ajebo
He enjoined us to visit our new look website. All social media networks are fully operational. Mobile apps have been created to view and receive messages. Download the mobile apps through –
Commitment to prayers
He concluded by appreciating the leadership of G.O. while giving thanks to God for His faithfulness.
|GO’s Comments on
|Pastors Village by
Rev Solomon Wada
|Update on the Pastors Village land issue
– We have passed the stage of meeting with landowners
– We started 7 years ago for 300 acres of land. We paid N51m as at 2010 for the 300 acres of land.
– There have been series of problems with getting the land in the last three years.
– Additional N9m was still being asked from us for the land
– Since no land has been given to us, we would ensure the recovery of our money. The transaction is strictly with Tajudeen & Co. The issue of pastors land is not closed. Once the money is recovered, we would proceed to procure another land. The approval of the NMC to use all means possible to recover the money was sought and given.
FFS by Rev A.
|– FFS MFB commenced business on 1st July 2014.
– The bank’s staff would be on the camp ground during the
convention for banking activities and enquiries
– We have a property of two duplexes and we are still looking for a corporate tenant to occupy the first floor.
– We paid N17,051,149.80 to ministers on pension
– We have N345,300,476.83 in total assets
Group Life Asurance
– He re-emphasized that we need to be part of the scheme at N5,000 premium per annum
– So far 358 ministers have joined
Two ministers passed unto glory and their beneficiaries have got the assured sum
|1st – the NMC EXCO election:
Six names: Names Votes Score Remark
Rev Niyi Oloyede 444 1st elected
Rev Samuel Ajayi 313
Rev Henry Obialor 404 2nd elected
Rev Ademola Davies 366
Rev Yinka Olowusua 203
Rev Roland Okereke 395 3rd elected
2nd – Representatives of the laity in Board of directors
Four names Elder Churchill Ayerume 603 1st elected
Dcn Victor Joel Medewase 220
Deacon Akeem Oni 376 2nd elected
Deacon Solomon Assen 214
Total Vote Score 1126
3rd – Representatives of ministers in the Board of directors
Rev Gbenga Adekoya 380 2nd elected
Rev Don Ofuya 223
Rev Tope Oni 616 1st elected
Rev Segun Oloruntola 143
Total Vote Score 1362
|Tenure of G.O.||The tenure of our G.O would end in 2015
Election is to hold in April 2015
A 9-man election committee was set up
The committee would be inaugurated during the 2014 convention business meeting
Terms of Reference:
-Information on those eligible to vote
-1 to ten credential pastors
-Committee to come up with detailed guidelines on the election
-Members were enjoined to ask questions from those who know in any areas they need clarification.
|-Help and encourage your workers, heads of ministries.
-See to their needs.
-Pay attention to our music. Give priority to music.
-Prayer and worship should be well taken care of. That is the major purpose of our worship.
-Give our music persons training.
Emphasis is on decent church building
See to proper illumination in our churches:
We may have the word, let us add decent environment to it. Have a befitting place of worship, if you can’t have a gigantic structure for now.
He re-emphasized the need to cater for our young people from children to youths. Give them convenient place to use. Endeavour to get instrument for your children church.
It is better we have complaint of inadequate space than having empty spaces.
Build churches that fit the town/village you are located.
Develop yourself formally and informally. There is no end in learning
Take advantage of courses from Institute of Futures Studies
Endeavour to take your annual leave – full time and part time ministers. It is one of the ways to develop manpower.
|-This is another extension to our D-Multiplication vision.
-Every church in our movement, at least every three years, must produce another church.
-We have 3200 churches. Every year a minimum of 1000 churches will be planted.
Every church planted will be supported by the national with a token of N50,000 in rural areas and N100,000 in cities.
||He remarked that the Mcpherson University has come to stay, and our FFS is now a Micro Finance Bank (MFB). He suggested the establishment of a bottle water factory in the camp to be known as “In His Steps” Water.|
|He called for a press release globally published on core issues in the country.
He cautioned against land for pastors village.
|3. Rev Mrs
|Observed that the present ministerial credentials are not very presentable and that the pictures in the Convention booklets are too old.|
|4. Pst Kola Owolabi from Magodo Ibafo Distrist||Is our Sunday school manual ready to be distributed in this convention?|
|5. Past Olamilusi
|He appreciated the grant to rural churches.
He noted that the directory of churches in our website was not well updated, and that credentials being issued were full of errors.
|6 Oladipupo John||He observed that pastors were not being regularly transferred and appealed to all our leaders to see appointment as a call to service.|
|7. Pst John Ujoku
from Asaba District
|He appealed that the N50,000 and N100,000 grants for new churches were inadequate.
He appealed to national leaders to have plan to support churches to acquire landed properties. He also asked to know the conditions to get loan from FFS. He suggested that the financial policy of the organisation needed to be amended to help indigent pastors. He said that our Mcpherson University was not well known and so should be better and widely advertised
|8. Oyelokun from
Ikorodu 1 District
|He counseled that, before April 2015, every property should be documented and sent to district offices to avoid legal problem in future. He said property should be in the name of Trustees of
Foursquare Gospel Church in NIgeria.
He said FFS Bank should get business centres in other axes like Ikorodu.
|9. Pst Akolade Joseph
from Alapere District
|He asked if it is possible to have a list of beneficiaries to the group life assurance? Can the children be included?|
|10. Bro Oladunjoye from Yaba||He said there was contradiction in “FGCNmobile”. Why is it not Foursquare mobile? He asked.|
|11. Bro Oyetayo||On Pastors village: “why don’t we do something else rather than going to court to get our money out?”.|
|12. Past Uti from Badagry||He desired the spread of FFS Micro Finance Bank around the districts.|
|13. Past Moses from Eket Missionary District||He appreciated the leadership for the access road in the camp and suggested that Foursquare should look into cable broadcasting.
He demanded pamphlet on OCPC to be sent to secretaries of churches so they can understand the vision
|14 Solomon||He noted that many Pastors were struggling. He also observed that no woman was nominated for the just concluded elections.|
|15 Umosen from Asaba District||He demanded more checks and balances to know what is going on in zones and districts.|
|16. Isaac||He suggested that national dues be reduced across board by 50%. While noting that LIFE is our heritage, the dues to the school should be increased to 3% or 4%.|
|17. Gbenga from Lafia||He advised that the National should establish theological training centers in the districts.|
|RESPONSES BY G.O.|
|1||All Suggestions are noted|
|2||Let us comply|
|3||Credentials – Credentials would be looked into.|
|4||Websites – Mistakes in websites noted and would be corrected.|
|5||Property documents – Property documents are to be signed by National Secretary and the General Overseer.|
|6||FFS MFB – FFS MFB is a state MFB and could go round.|
|7||Pension scheme – No pastor should be outside this plan.|
|8||Group Life. – Please let all pastors be part of it.|
|9||Pastors Village: The family has been shifting goal post for 7 years. We had to let them know that their cup was full. The church is a legal entity afterall.|
|10||Checks and Balances. – District overseers and Zonal Superintendents should undertake regular visitations to churches.|
|11||Rev Kafilat On the Sunday School Manual
– we are working to ensure that all errors were corrected and our house put in order.
– we are poised to serve you better.
we solicit for volunteers to assist us in the production of Sunday School materials.
|Appreciation for three out-going NMC EXCO, Members: Rev. Adagogo Jaja, Rev. Mrs Roseline Ojo and Rev. Solomon Wada
They were presented with award of excellence for meritorious service and prayed for by the house.
– Pastor Sonny from Jalingo District moved that the meeting be adjourned to Monday 13th April 2015 while Sister Justina seconded the motion.
|12b||The G.O closed the meeting at 6:26pm after prayer was said by Rev Mathew Oshibanjo.|
Rev. Felix Meduoye
Chairman / General Overseer