1. Names of National Ministerial Council Executives
  2. Notice of the April 2015 National Ministerial Council Meeting.
  3. Agenda for the April 2015 NMC Meeting
  4. The minutes of the meeting of National Ministerial Council held on Monday, 10th November, 2014.

 NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVES

  1. REV. FELIX MEDUOYE – CHAIRMAN
  2. REV. EMMANUEL ATTAH – SECRETARY
  3. REV. ROLAND OKEREKE – TREASURER
  4. REV. YOMI OSHODI – MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
  5. REV. (MRS) JET BANKOLE – WELFARE
  6. REV. NIYI OLOYEDE – MEMBER
  7. REV. HENRY OBIALOR – MEMBER

 

THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH IN NIGERIA

(National Ministerial Council)

20TH March 2015

Dear Delegates

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

Participants:

  • 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

Districts

  • Two Leaders from each duly established District appointed by the District Overseer.

Please be punctual

Thank you.

Yours in His Service.

Rev. Emmanuel Attah

Rev_Emmanuel_Attah

Secretary

National Ministerial Council.

 

NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2015, AT FOURSQUARE CAMP AJEBO, OGUN STATE.

AGENDA.

S/N ACTIVITIES ANCHORED BY TIME DURATION
1 REGISTRATION NMC Executives 9am-12pm 3hrs
2 OPENING PRAYER 12pm-1.00PM 1hr
3 PRAISE/WORSHIP 1.00pm-1.10pm 10mins
4 WELCOME ADDRESS Chairman/ General Overseer 1.10pm-1.15pm 5mins
5 ACCREDITATION Membership Chairman 1.15pm-1.35pm 20mins
6 EXHORTATION 1.35pm-2.00pm 25min
7 READING AND ADOPTION OF MINUTES Secretary 2.00PM-2.30PM 30min.
8 MATTERS ARISING

  1. Ministries/programmes reports
  2. FFS

III. Pastors Village land

  1. McPherson University
  2. Diamond Jubilee
  3. ICML

VII. Re-Election of G. O. –

National Secretary

3 Mins Each

by Committee

2.30PM-5.30PM 3HRS
9 NEW MATTERS
10 GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
11 APPOINTMENTS
12 CHAIRMAN CLOSING REMARK
13 ADJOURNMENT
14 CLOSING PRAYER/BENEDICTION

THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NATIONAL MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 AT MAIN AUDITORIUM FOURSQUARE CAMP, AJEBO

S/N ACTIVITIES
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

  1. He started by giving glory to God for safe journey. He welcomed delegates to the 1st step in our Convention 2014. He then called on delegates region by region to wave their hands, and thereafter requested each delegate to shake hands to welcome at least three persons.
  2. The G.O. subsequently introduced the NMC members
5 ACCREDITATION

  1. NMC Membership Chairman, Rev. Adagogo Jaja carried out accreditation of delegates to ascertain quorum for the meeting.
  2. All members of Board of Director, National Executive Council (NEC), Zonal Superintendents, one minister to represent ten ministers in each district, 2 laity representatives.
  3. By the records from the registration desk, which include almost all the districts, this was taken as the Quorum having been established.
6 EXHORTATION by Rev A. A. Ajayi

Text 1 Samuel Chapter 1

Topic “Blessing of prayer of agreement in Shiloh”

  1. He noted that this is our Shiloh and prayed that it would mark a turning point for us and the church.
  2. He pointed out that there was a problem in the family of Elkanah as one of his wives had no child.
  3. The portion Hannah received from her husband was not enough to assuage her feeling of lack and sorrow.
  4. He underlined the response of Hannah to the misunderstanding from Eli about her posture of prayer.
  5. He prayed the Spirit of grace would come upon all delegates.
  6. Giving that Hannah responded to Eli by calling him my Lord, he prayed that God would direct our intellects as leaders.
  7. Eli agreed with her in her prayers. He therefore prayed that we would be in agreement as we pray all through this convention.
  8. He concluded by praying that Foursquare would know this 2014 convention for multiplication.
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.
MATTERS ARISING:
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.

Ministry Matters

– 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 Branding

– Foursquare Gospel Church

– Colour – white

– Lettering – red

– Address – in red

– Letter head paper now standardized

Signage

– 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

Internet

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 –

http://www.apcnmobile.com/assets/apcnmobile.apk

Commitment to prayers

  1. Mandatory 1 hr pre-Sunday school prayer should continue
  2. Intercessors for multiplication every Monday 6-7pm should continue

He concluded by appreciating the leadership of G.O. while giving thanks to God for His faithfulness.

GO’s Comments on

National Secretary’s

report

  • Under no condition would GO write to solicit for fund via internet to any member. All such solicitations should be disregarded and not responded to.
  • There were 400 inductees in the last three years. The figure for licensing would move along with that of induction
  • He said, he expected the necessary changes in our churches on the corrected logo.
  • He thanked all churches observing the one-hour pre-sunday school prayers
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.

UPDATE ON

FOURSQUARE

FINANCIAL

SOLUTIONS

FFS by Rev A.

  1. Ajayi
– 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

  ELECTIONS
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

Four names

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

  1. Rev Dansu Jasu from Ikeja District – Chairman
  2. Rev Okonkwo – Secretary
  3. Rev Yomi Oshodi – Member
  4. Rev Esi Margaret – Member
  5. Prof Donald Odeleye
  6. Dr Olu Osuwa
  7. Rev Ette Ededet- Calabar District Overseer
  8. Barr Felix Akinnisola
  9. Rev James Jacob -Minna District Overseer

The committee would be inaugurated during the 2014 convention business meeting

Terms of Reference:

-Prayer

-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.

9

G.O

Instructions

to Pastors

-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.

Operation

Church

Plant a

Church

(OCPC)

-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.

  GENERAL DISCUSSION
  1. Dcn Olusoji Adams
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.
  1. Rev Kolawole

Oshodi District

He called for a press release globally published on core issues in the country.

He cautioned against land for pastors village.

3. Rev Mrs

Oluwatayo from

Festac District

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

from Ifako

District

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.

12a ADJOURNMENT

– 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.Emmanuel Attah.

Secretary

 Rev_Emmanuel_Attah

Rev. Felix Meduoye

Chairman / General Overseer

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