3rd Quarter Report - Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro

2nd & 3rd Quarterly Membership Meeting
2014/2015
FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH, ASOKORO
Assembly of His Excellency
Plot 1902, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Opposite Yakubu Gowon Centre, Asokoro
Website: www.asokorofoursquare.org
Email: [email protected]
Table of Contents
FOURSQUARE ANTHEM …………………………………………………………………..
FOURSQUARE CREEDAL STATEMENT …………………………………………………
ASOKORO CREED, VISION/MISSION STATEMENT & SONG …………………………
MINUTES OF LAST QUARTERLY MEETING …………………………………………….
MINISTRY SERVICES COLLEGE OF MINISTRIES…………………………………….
NURTURING MINISTRY COLLEGE OF MINISTRIES..….…………………………….
OUTREACH MINISTRY COLLEGE OF MINISTRIES…..………………………………
PASTORAL CARE COLLEGE OF MINISTRIES…………………………………………
SPIRITUAL REPORT..……………………………………………………………………..
FINANCIAL REPORT ……………………………………………………………………..
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FOURSQUARE ANTHEM
Foursquare we stand for the Living Word, for the Word of God
Telling to all the story of Jesus; Stem of Jesse’s rod,
Man of sorrow and of grief, dying on the tree
Mighty Redeemer, glorious Saviour, Jesus of Calvary.
Preach the Foursquare Gospel, the Foursquare Gospel
Clear let the Foursquare message ring
Jesus only Saviour, Baptiser and Healer
Jesus the coming King.
Unfurl your banners and forward go, oh ye ransomed host,
Trusting in Jesus, mighty baptizer with the Holy Ghost
Lion of Judah, King of kings, Lord of Lords is He
Clothing His church with power to witness, leading to Calvary.
Catch up your shield oh ye living church; Christ of Calvary
Bore all our sickness, carried our sorrows, set the prisoner s free
Lift the fallen, help the faint, dry the weeping eye
Come bring your sickness to thy Physician, for He is passing by.
Lift up your eyes then unto the hills, lift your voice and sing
The clouds of heaven aflame with glory, greet the coming King
Swift as wings of eagles’ flight shall He come again
Clad in His glory and robed in honour and with His saints shall reign.
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FOURSQUARE CREEDAL STATEMENT
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The Holy Scriptures (II Tim. 3:16-17; 2:15)
The Eternal Godhead (1 John 5:7)
The Fall of Man (Rom. 5:12)
The Plan of Salvation (Titus 2:14)
Salvation through Grace (Eph. 2: 8-9)
Repentance and Acceptance (Rom. 5: 1-2)
The New Birth (II Cor. 5: 17)
Daily Christian Living (Rom. 8: 5)
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
The Spirit-filled Life
The Gift and Fruit of the Spirit
Moderation
Divine Healing
The Second Coming of Christ
Church Relationship
Civil government
The Final Judgment
Heaven
Hell
Evangelism
Tithes and Offering
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ASOKORO CREED
I am an Excellent Soldier of Christ
Sent from heaven to this world
To add value and to make a different
I am creative and confident
I am a purpose-driven believer
I started well, I will finish well
So help me God
FOURSQUARE ASOKORO MISSION STATEMENT
We find, win and nurture a people of excellence
that will be equipped to maturity to serve as
God’s ministers for the end-time harvest.
FOURSQUARE ASOKORO SONG
We are related to each other you and me
We are one body through Jesus Christ our Lord
We are heirs of His covenant, we walk in unity
We are family, eternally as one
In Foursquare Asokoro, together we are one.
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MINUTES OF THE FIRST QUARTERLY
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
FOR THE CHURCH YEAR 2014 /2015
Details
Venue
Date
Time
Introduction
This meeting examined the reports of Asokoro Church activities for
the period July 1st, 2014 – September 30, 2015
ACTIVITY
1. Opening
2. Welcome
3. Departmental
reports
4. Spiritual and
financial
reports
Main Church Auditorium
Sunday, 2nd November 2014
2:50 pm – 5:10 pm
DISCUSSION/ DECISIONS
The 2014/2015 Quarterly General Membership Meeting (QGMM)
commenced at 2:50 pm. Deacon I C Eke led the opening prayer.
CHAIRMAN
The Chairman welcomed the members to the QGMM. He introduced
the agenda for the meeting and called for its review and adoption.
The departmental reports were reviewed and adopted. Members had
previously been asked to consult their respective email addresses for CHURCH SECRETARY
the report earlier published at the Church’s website on the internet.
The Church Secretary and the Church Treasurer presented their
respective reports for the period under review.
1) Pastor Timi Robinson appealed that Divine Visitation could be
allowed to hold alongside Foursquare Quarterly Refreshing Vigil.
2) Brother Resurrection Adaji made the following comments:
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The new converts should be monitored more closely.
The deployment of Jehiel Security personnel should take into
consideration the spiritual growth of such members.
5. General
Comments
RESPONSIBILITY
3) Sister Tola Adebanjo commended the work of multimedia team in
running of the announcements.
4) Sister Micca Theremba suggested that:
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The outline of Home Care meeting be Living Spring based.
Recreational programmes be organized for the first timers in
order to contribute in closing the “back door”.
5) Mama Aligbe complained about the new location given to the
refreshment unit.
In response the Chairman spoke about all the issues raised by the
members.
I.
II.
6. Responses
For Mama Aligbe: the Facility Manager would be instructed to look
into the matter and see that a more conducive or decent space is
allocated for this unit.
To Pastor Timi: Asokoro Church will continue to navigate and
satisfy the demands of the District. The Associate Pastor also
suggested on this issue and asked that shifting Divine Visitation be
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
considered as an option.
To Bro Resurrection: He was of the opinion that follow up is the
Church’s responsibility. Therefore we should ensure we continue
to meet the concerned people even after they relocate.
Brother Greg Arheghan added that the companies employing
people in Church should be ready to release their workers for
church fellowships.
The Chairman recommended the Church to have a share with
Jehiel and other such companies in order to get a platform for the
spiritual welfare of the workers.
To sis Tola: The Chairman was of the opinion that work was
ongoing to have all announcements recorded.
Bro Sayo Adeyemi commented on the timing of Divine Visitation.
The Chairman promised to make the best decision for the Church.
1. Bro Blaise made a clear presentation of the new Church structure
and the processes. The chart was composed of four Colleges of
Ministries headed by Coordinating Ministers. Head of Ministries,
7. New Church
Structure
Director and Assistant Directors also have a major place in the
organogram. The presentation also covered the management of the
CHAIRMAN
facility, non-service days as well as management of visitors.
2. The Chairman announced that the first year would be purely
experimental.
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Sis Theresa Ameh noted that the Integration unit which was
caring for the “Excellencies” was not mentioned in the new
structure.
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Brother Ladipo called the attention of the Church to address
the issues of timing and clashes of programmes.
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8. More
Comments
Kehinde Ogedegbe remarked that Omega 2 was not
mentioned.
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MEMBERS
Julius Ejembi pointed out that there was no common forum for
the youths.
The Chairman responded as follows:
 To Sister Theresa - The unit was actually represented.
 To Brother Ladipo - Preparation and submission should be
done on time to avoid clashes and other lapses.
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 To Brother Kehinde - The Church was concerned about that.
 To Brother Julius - Something was being worked out, to create
a forum for the youths.
On the announcement of the Chairman that a church budget be
prepared, Bro Segun Olusola reminded that only few departments had
submitted their budget and called on those who are yet to do so to
comply immediately.
10. Appointment
The Chairman then called out the names of the officers for the church
year and they were prayed for.
CHAIRMAN
In the absence of other points for consideration the meeting was
11. Adjournment
and Closing
adjourned.
Reverend Adeolu Odusote led the closing prayer. The meeting came to
CHURCH
SECRETARY
a close at 5:10 pm.
CHAIRMAN
Rev B. B. Olowodola
CHURCH SECRETARY
Dcn Temple Iheanacho
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REPORT OF THE MINISTRY SERVICES COLLEGE OF MINISTRIES
3rd Quarter Report for the 2014/2015 Church Year
Coordinating Minister:
Rev. Adeolu Odusote
The Ministries consists of the following broad Ministries:
Ministry:
Head of Ministry
Help
-
Pastor Femi Adeosun
Music
-
Pastor Timi Robinson
Publication & Multimedia -
Hon. Emma Ibeshi
Facility, Finance & Admin -
Rev. Adeolu Odusote
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1.
Helps Ministry:
Pastor Femi Adeosun
A.
Pastor-on-Call
- Bro. Peter Ayoola
B.
Protocol
- Bro Sayo Adeyemi
The Biblical Watchword of the Protocol Department is:
Luke 1:11 “Then an Angel of the Lord appeared to him standing on the right side of the altar of incense.”
The protocol unit sees to the protection of the pastors. We are expected to discourage new and old members from halting,
distracting or confronting men of God in our midst especially in the course of worship services, knowing that there is time
for everything (Eccl. 3:1).
We are also tasked to ensure orderliness, respect for spiritual institutions and authority, visitors to our meetings or
congregations at all time.
We work closely to the aforementioned in discharging our functions with a high sense of respect, love and decorum.
Our duties are not in conflict or duplication of ushering unit; rather we effectively complement one another. We also provide
escort service to the Pastorate Office within Abuja and beyond, e.g. during combine all night prayer meetings at the District
Headquarters at Garki, weddings, etc.
ACHIEVEMENTS
Pastors of the church had been well protected throughout the period under review. There had not been any adverse
security report in this regard.
CHALLENGES
Most of our members are drawn from military/para military personnel; often times members are transferred outside
Abuja, or working time clash with church activities. We have been addressing the above with prayers and prayerfully
screening, recruiting, godly youthful new members who are committed to God. Those found wanting in character are
relieved of membership to our unit. The good turnout of members of this unit is at a price to individuals.
Being a selfless service with members cutting across different economic background, we do face challenges procuring
our kits, e.g. suits, shirts, ties, shoes and native wears. Beside, our duties often stretches long hours after the usual normal
church services.
Management of information is a challenge.
PROJECTION
The protocol unit is planning for a robust training and a recruitment drive.
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C.
Professional Services
- Dcn. Temple Iheanacho
GOALS FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW:
i.
To Automate the Administrative and Finance functions of the Church;
ii.
To improve on Security and ensure the safety of lives and property of all
Members and worshippers.
iii.
To Efficiently run the Transport Management Unit.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
i.
To the glory of God, we were able to effectively manage the security situation that provided the needed conducive
atmosphere for people to worship their God during the period under review.
ii.
We maintained cordial relationship with the Police and other security agencies.
iii.
The CCTV operation was sustained;
iv.
The transport Management Unit continued to run seamlessly despite the frequent staff turnover;
v.
We sustained the free transportation services to and from Church on Sundays for those who need it. Efforts are
on to run two shifts in some of the routes to accommodate the increasing number of visitors.
CHALLENGES:
i.
ii.
Security of lives and property posed the greatest challenge to us during the period. Our weekly security bills
increased rose drastically;
Some members still find it difficult to relate with the present reality, nearly everybody wants to park their cars
within the Church premises and we all know that is not possible. Security cautiousness of members is a major
challenge.
PLANS FOR THE REMAINING PERIOD OF THE CHURCH YEAR (2014/15):
i.
To work with relevant arms to automate the Administrative and Finance functions of the Church;
ii.
To ensure effective security of the Church premises, lives and members/worshippers properties.
iii.
To train the security operatives on the management of the Baggage scanner/metal detectors for the complex.
iv.
To recruit and keep some new Drivers to run the Church fleet.
D.
Security
- Bro. Famous Mienghan
INTRODUCTION
The security situation in and around Abuja have remained calm and peaceful in the current quarter. The tension generated
by the 2015 general election was dosed by the acceptance of the outcome by the contending parties. However, churches
and soft targets are still vulnerable and susceptible to various forms of attacks
As the church attendance increases, there is the need to guide against localized theft and other criminal tendencies.
Protection against these shall be one of the major security focus in the coming quarter as stated in Acts 20:28 “Keep
watch over yourselves and all the flocks of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers… As a gateway church, safety of
live and property must be provided to assure dignitaries of security.
GOALS
a.
b.
c.
Provide security of lives and property
Provide timely and adequate information on security
Liaise with other security agents
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ACHIVIEMENTS
During the church year under review, through the combined efforts of everyone, there was no security breach of any kind.
The church members and properties were kept safe from any attack.
CHALLENGES
The major security challenges are:
a.
Lack of cooperation from some members while checking them
b.
Refusing to park in designated places by some members
c.
Some events scheduled to hold in the church are not made known to security department.
d.
Security is not incorporated in departmental program.
e.
Lack of volunteers to assist uniformed security personnel
f.
Poor security light.
g.
Lack of burglary proof doors for sensitive rooms.
h.
Lack of church inventory.
i.
Lack of fire extinguishers.
PROJECTION
It is the prayer of this department that the next quarter will be devoid of any security breach. We shall improve on ways
to reinforce the existing measures. Towards this, new/additional rules will put in place to check the envisage challenges.
The cooperation of all will be needed in this direction.
E.
Transport
- Bro. Sam Ngobua
Goal of the transport department:
To provide HELP to the other arms of the church ministry and individuals through mobility to enable them attain their
church targets and personal needs affecting transportation.
Activities: Activities within the reporting period include use of the vehicles within the church fleet by church members
for evangelism, Sunday pick up and drop off, follow up with new members, attendance of crusades, wedding ceremonies,
burial ceremonies, child naming ceremonies, house warming ceremonies and other church related activities within and
outside Abuja. A breakdown of some of the trips supported by the transport department during the reporting period is as
follows:
S/No Activity
1
District headquarter program
2
Bonding and gaming outing
3
4
5
6
7
8
Evangelism
District intercessors Vigil
Care pastors retreat
Mission visit
Evangelism
Alone with God Camp
Date
Destination
January 2, 2015
District HQ, Garki
February 28, 2015 Trukadero Place,
Wuse 2
March 8, 2015
Kugbo
March 13
Dafa
February 13 – 15th Kwali- Abuja
March 8, 2015
Kulo- Abaji
March, 22
Kubu
March 21
Gwagwagalada
Beneficiary
Youth fellowship
Youth fellowship
Rescue ministry
Rescue ministry
Home care dircetorate
Youth ministry
Rescue ministry
Women fellowship
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Wedding ceremony
March 21
Wedding venue,
Abuja
Jabi - Abuja
Ovefe Uvietebo
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Pick up and drop off of medical
equipment
Burial of Pastor Adeosun mother
inlaw
Wedding ceremony- Bro. James
Ojodale
January 27&
March, 2015
March 21 - 23
Delta state
Administration Directorate
April 4,
Kwale- Delta state
Follow up department
April 13 - 18
February 20
April 22
Ajebo
Dafa Zone
Akwa Ibom
Administration department
Music Ministry
Multi media
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Leaders conference
District Music ministry
Traditional marriage of Sis.
Mercy
Conveyance wedding gifts
March 14 and 21
Within Abuja
18
Pastor Akinyioade’s son wedding
April 30 – May 2
Lagos
Entertainment and
Refreshment ministry
Administration directorate
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14
15
16
Women fellowship
Routes covered on Sundays:
i. Mpape
ii. Nyanya- Maraba- Masaka – Ataba Leife
iii. Kuduma (yet to be reached)
iv. Follow – up ministry
Planned maintenance:
i. Purchase of shoe break for coaster,
ii. Oil service of the Hiace bus,
iii. Purchase of two new tyres
Number of vehicles in the fleet: Five vehicles:
i. Coaster,
ii. Hiace
iii. Jay- long
iv. Prado and Nissa Maxima (not of use)
Number of drivers on payroll:
Four (James for the senior pastor, Simeon, Fidelis and Bature) drivers including James, that of the senior pastor but
Fidelis recently resigned and we are yet to get a replacement for him.
Budget for the next three months:
S/No
Activity
Budget(#)
1
Shoe break for coaster bus
30,000
2
Two new tyres
60,000
3
Oil service of Hiace bus
25,000
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4
Salaries of two additional
drivers
Total Estimate
35000*3=
105,000
#220,000
Achievements: The good Lord in His mercies helped the department during the reporting period to provide services
without any fatal accident. The department was also able to meet the growing demand for its services by the other
ministries of the church.
Challenges: The department proposes two trainings for the drivers in the month of May and first week of June:
i. Training for drivers on basic vehicle maintenance and road signs
ii. Training on customer management and satisfaction
iii. Inability to meet all the demands by church members for the transport department services due to an
increase in the church catchment area as a result of new members from the “rice for Christ program”
iv. Non- recognition of the importance of drivers by some clients
v. Low salaries of the drivers despite the increasing responsibilities
vi. Limited vehicles but increasing demand for services
vii. Over use of the drivers
viii. Lack of authorization for the disposal of the Nissan Maxima car which has not been in use, value
depreciating, and now constituting a burden to the department
ix. Lack of insurance for the vehicles
F.
Ushering
- Bro. Isaac Abubakar
Activities:
i. Ushers first quarterly vigil was on 20th February, 2015. There, we resolved on the ushers’ code of conduct as
approved by the Senior Pastor.
ii. Ushers’ monthly prayer meeting for March was on the 14th March 2015
iii. Ushers’ monthly prayer meeting for April was on the 21st April, 2015
Challenges
The challenges ushering department is facing are:
i. Indiscipline among members of the department, though there has been improvement since the beginning of
2015. This led to the draft of code of conduct for the department and ushers’ handbook.
ii. Dress code has also been a challenge over the years, as ushers need to be in perfect uniform and smartly
dressed to represent the excellence of the church to the glory of our Excellent Father.
iii. Poor office setting has also been an issue. Ushers are occupying a small office compared to the number and the
office furniture listed below are in bad condition thereby exposing our materials and stationeries to damages.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Ushers’ roles and responsibilities include:
i. Assisting the Pastoral team to coordinate the order of service
ii. Assisting the congregation and visitors to easily settle down for service
iii. Coordinate the movement of the congregation during offering, thanksgiving, anointing service, etc.
iv. Meeting and greeting the congregation
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v.
vi.
vii.
Taking attendance
Receiving, counting and recording offering, etc
Other duties as may be specified by the pastors or required by the congregation.
Our Goals
i. Expand ministry by establishing an on-going recruitment program to increase membership and participation in
raising effective, dependable and reliable members.
ii. Implement a training program to increase and maintain every usher’s performance level and knowledge of all
service positions.
iii. Attend scheduled monthly meetings and training sessions
iv. Provide assistance to other ministries at church functions
v. Each usher is to be a team player and strive to increase their individual level of commitment and dedication to
the ushers’ board
vi. Strive to serve better than last year
G.
Youth Army
2. Music & Drama
A.
Music
- Bro. Ehikhamen Aigbokhavbour
- Pst. Timi Robinson
- Bro. Leke Osibajo
i.
GOALS FOR THE QUARTER UNDER REVIEW
i. A spiritually focused choir
ii. Skills build up to reach the expected realm the church requires.
iii. A Church vision driven choir.
iv. To update the choir portfolio of songs.
ii. ACHIEVEMENTS
i.
All regular activities were well attended to
ii.
Improved ministrations during services.
iii.
An increase in membership strength of the choir
iii.
CHALLENGES/NEEDS
i. We sometimes have program clash with the church/other ministries.
ii. We still have sound challenge in the ministry.
iii. There is need to acquire some new equipment e.g. new combos, UPS etc.
iv. Acquisition of variety of uniforms.
v. A store room/Choir Office is required for keeping our things and for administrative purpose.
iv.
i.
ii.
PLANS FOR THE NEW QUARTER
To organize a vigil of Worship Concert in May.
To have a retreat in June tagged ‘Refresh’
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B.
Drama & Dance - Kayode Oke
i.
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ii.
iii.
iv.
ii.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
iii.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
i.
ii.
iii.
GOALS FOR THE QUARTER UNDER REVIEW
To have two drama ministration and two dance ministrations
Increase membership
Presentation of drama ministrations through excellent TV
To build a costume wardrobe for drama ministry
ACHIEVEMENTS
Increase in membership my 45%
Two drama ministrations in February and April 2015 and three dance ministrations.
Twenty costume t-shirts procured for the dance ministry.
Contact established with drama trainer.
CHALLENGES/NEEDS
Inability to build an EXCELLENT COSTUME WARDROBE for the ministry.
Inability to set up an EXCELLENT PRODUCTION CREW for our drama productions
Inability to get a more EXCELLENT PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT for our drama productions.
Inability to hire a professional choreography trainer for our dance ministrations
PLANS FOR THE NEW QUARTER (APRIL – JUNE 2015)
Continuity in the drama and dance ministrations.
Creation of costume wardrobe.
To increase dedicated membership.
3.
Publication & Multimedia - Hon. Emma Ibeshi
A.
Audio Visual Team
- Bro. Joe Eton
GOALS FOR THE QUARTERS UNDER REVIEW:
To project and produce excellent audio and visuals like pictures, videos, posters, and flyers, that will draw people to God
and create awareness to people about Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE QUARTERS UNDER REVIEW:
Recording of all Sunday services with live streaming of Sunday and Tuesday meeting
Covering events like child dedication, wedding ceremonies, Easter bash, and special birthdays in church
Produced documentaries for birthday celebrants
Social media: Facebook and tweeter update
Change of poster theme for every month
Hands-on-training for individual videographer with the aim to operate the new NX5 camera functions effectively and
professional way of handling cable for the roaming cameras.
vii. Exposure of videographer to digital video editing on the basic.
viii. Put most of the church event on CDs (audio/visual)
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
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CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED DURING THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW
i. Poor flow of communication from other departments to multimedia department
ii. Lack of adequate skilled man-power
iii. Lack of professional training for team members
iv. Lack of communication gadget for the team members during sessions. It is expected that all videographer on duty
should be directed by the director of photography (DOP) during a shoot. This technique enables a perfect video work
during the church services as they (videographer) will be directed on what shoot to take at the appropriate time.
v.
Another area of difficulty is the excess ambient light in the church auditorium. This affects the quality of video signal
the video camera is sending to the mixing console or capturing on the camera.
vi. We also experience delay in the post production process (editing) of the video footages we work on, for the lack of a
viable post-production system that can handle High Definition footages with the fact that the camera operation unit is
also part of the post-production unit (editing).
vii. The slow rate of getting what the unit needs for productivity
PLANS FOR APRIL TO JUNE 2015:
i. To setup standard studio for the church
ii. Have a perfect sound system
iii. Have a perfect lighting system
iv. Have a tri- caster or Atem/ Blackmagic-Atem Switcher for projection
v. Acquire Canon Mark III camera
vi. Acquire good Sony camera
vii. Deploy monthly, and quarterly trainings
viii. Deploy new systems to support the quality of work required
ix. We also plan to have a uniform jacket for every videographer on duty.
x. We plan to have the children and teens church services mixed live with the main auditorium service when the
multimedia department have acquired a multi-channel mixer that can accept the camera output from the children
and teens church.
xi. All events in church will be recorded.
B. New Media
- Bro. Joe Eton
C. Publication
- Bro. Henry Ukwadia
4. Facilities, Finance & Administration – Rev. Adeolu Odusote
A. Jehiel
- Pst. I.C Eke
For the Current Quarter
The Group did not meet in the quarter under review. However, the undersigned has, on a few occasions had informal
chats with the maintenance manager on his maintenance efforts.
There were no major facilities project(s) or fund raising activities for any projects during the period under review.
There were no requests or proposals for major facilities work.
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For the Last Quarter of the Church Year
The group will meet to assess the adequacy of the current facility with a view to making suggestions for improvement.
Challenge
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Group members do not seem to see their relevance following the
commissioning of the Church building. I have had informal discussions with some and this is the recurring view.
B. Administration
- Sis. Esther Sinou
Introduction
The present directorate came along with the recent church restructuring. Our duties, which cut across other
departments’, are mainly to supervise the staff and to oversee the daily running of the Church operations and programmes.
Achievements
i.
Organization of incoming mails: centralization, numbering and proper recording
ii.
Printing of staff identification cards
iii.
Organizing regular general staff meeting
iv.
Setting up of basic office rules (for procurement, retirement, permission…)
v.
Ensuring repairs and maintenance of the lifts, generators, roof, air conditioners and water system by the Facility
Manager
vi.
Ensuring fixing sound challenges / equipment
vii.
Ensuring general fumigation of the church premises.
viii.
Two of our staff were supported for a three-day training/ seminar in Lagos
ix.
Acquisition of additional material for the Excellent cleaners
x.
Controlling the access to the conference room.
Challenges
i.
ii.
iii.
Lack of planning in the use of church facilities; e.g. drama group, choir, individuals …
Poor electricity supply during office hours.
No report of the operations from the security officers.
Immediate Plans
i.
ii.
Restore the official telephone lines with transfer to extensions.
Complete the setting of the church membership database.
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Recommendations
i.
ii.
That the 100 KVA generator be serviced and connected to the ground floor and the mainly utilized offices to permit
daily operations while minimizing diesel consumption.
Members should be officially informed on where to appropriately channel their various requests.
C. Finance
- Bro. Segun Olusola
Goals up to March 2015:
i. To maintain internal control to ensure that financial transactions are accurately and completely recorded
ii. To maintain adequate books of accounts for the church to enable the processing of financial transactions;
iii. To enforce an effective budgetary control system to help align the Church’s expenditure profile with revenue and
report on variance;
iv. To give financial advice as and when necessary;
v. To encourage and promote cashless policy.
vi. To plan to limit time spent counting/recording of financial reports to one hour
Achievements during the Quarter:
i. Financial advice rendered to the Pastorate as and when needed
ii. Budgetary culture introduced and being instilled in members
iii. Prompt and timely financial reports to Council and District.
iv. Introduction of POS (point of sale) machines for payment of tithes, offerings, etc.
Challenges during the Quarter:
i. Late submission of returns by other units eg. Sunday School and Home Care
ii. Members’ apathy to POS (point of sale) machines; more time spent on cash counting
iii. Uncomfortable and non-conducive working environment – too many distractions
iv. Inability to control expenditure
Plans for last quarter of the year:
i. To facilitate the production of an audited financial statement and reports for the Church
ii. To maintain internal control to ensure that financial transactions are accurately and completely recorded
iii. To maintain adequate books of accounts for the church to enable the processing of financial transactions;
iv. To enforce an effective budgetary control system to help align the Church’s expenditure profile with revenue and
report on variance;
v. To give financial advice as and when necessary;
vi. To encourage and promote cashless policy.
vii. To plan to limit time spent counting/recording of financial reports to one hour
D. Human Resources
- Bro Andre Ewubare
GOALS FOR THE QUARTERS UNDER REVIEW:
i. To conclude on the appraisal of staff for the period ended December 31, 2014
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ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
To identify training needs and make proposals for the training and retraining of identified staff
To fill up all identified vacancies in church
To conclude on the printing of identity cards and call for staff
To have an end of year get-together for staff and some invited guest
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE QUARTERS UNDER REVIEW:
i. Appraisals concluded. Expecting the sign-off of the Senior Pastor within days
ii. Two (2) staff were sent on general office administration training in Lagos. Other staff with deficiencies would be
identified and relevant trainings would be proposed to the Pastorate
iii. The role of a Publication officer could not be filled because the resumes collected were not qualified for the job.
However, the role is still open for interested candidates to apply.
iv. The identity and call cards were however delivered in April 2015
CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED DURING THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:
i. The proposed period in December for the get-together seemed very busy for members. Going forward, we
propose to have it late in November of each year
ii. Majority of the trainings we view take place outside Abuja. This makes it more expensive and logistically difficult.
PLANS FOR APRIL TO JUNE 2015:
i. To ensure all vacancies in church are filled
ii. Conduct a training for all church drivers in conjunction with the Head of Transport
iii. Commence the implementation of the pension Reform Act as amended 2014 personal income tax for staff
E. Facilities
- Engr. Toyin Jokosenumi
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
i. To ascertain the needs and requirements of the church and manage Needs/Requirements log.
ii.
To prepare and manage maintenance work plans for church facilities, equipment and tools.
iii.
To strategically maintain all church facilities, equipment and tools in the most economic manner.
iv.
To prepare and manage church obsolete items list, identify and determine all such items for disposal.
v. To ensure clean and hygienic environment in all areas of the church and for all its facilities.
vi.
To proactively manage maintenance log for all facilities and ensure that repairs are timely and efficiently handled.
vii.
To adhere strictly to maintenance schedule and ensure service providers and consultants undertake
repairs/maintenance as at when required.
To operationalize an effective service level agreement (SLA) for all services, facilities, equipment and tools owned by the
church.
ACHIVEMENTS
i. FMD successfully overhauled the 250KVA and repair the 500KVA generators at short notice.
ii. we also successfully installed the newly acquired 350KVA generator in record time.
iii. we partially overhauled the two vertical transport machines (Lifts) pending full completion.
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iv.
v.
vi.
vii.
we completed the perimeter fence lighting to enhance the security and safety of the church premises.
the perennial roof leakage was successfully addressed.
the initial problem of the main entrance scanners were successfully rectified and the equipment fully restored.
the incessant sparks that had created near fire outbreak was successfully rectified.
CHALLENGES
i. Church owned facilities and equipment are increasing and manpower remained grossly inadequate.
ii. scheduled maintenance for critical facilities and equipment, most especially, were rarely adhered to by the
church.
iii. facilities management requires proper and adequate funding to be strategically set aside amounting to not less
than 5% of the church total annual budget.
iv. the church did not operate a maintenance guidelines and instructions and that makes maintenance difficult and
expensive to manage.
v. there is urgent need to establish and operate SLA with equipment manufacturers and specialist consultants to
take advantage of quality services at all times.
vi. FMD needs a proper structuring and engagement of staff with relevant skills and competencies.
vii. management of facilities needs proper coordination to ensure that installation of new equipment are not done
hap-hazardly.
viii. all church equipment are recommended to be properly and effectively protected against electrical surges, theft,
misuse and improper handling.
ix. strict disciplinary measures must be enforced against careless and deliberate destruction of church
properties.
x. there is urgent need to identify and provide alternative sources of energy for all church equipment to ensure
safety, security and prudent management.
xi. there is equally urgent need to construct a second bore-hole to cater for the ever increasing church population,
its water demand and ensure hygienic environment.
xii. lack of fuel storage tank has created insurmountable challenges for the safe keep of petroleum products,
mostly during scarcity and ensure availability always.
NEXT QUARTER PLANS
i. the full repairs and total overhaul of the 350KVA and the 100KVA generators.
ii. install a 10KVA inverter to back up the mega screen and give protection.
iii. to install 20KVA UPS for each of the two lifts to forestall breakdown occasioned by epileptic power supply.
iv. to repair the 2x1000watts halogen lamps to enhance approach security around the church.
v. to refurbish the pent-house4 facility.
vi. to relocate the church kitchen to its new location.
vii. to repair/maintain the alucobond curtain walls and complete the main front approach.
viii. to undertake general realignment of the interlocking stones and ensure cleanliness of the parking lot.
ix. to reconstruct the main gates.
x. to upgrade the perimeter fence wall and give a befitting face-lift.
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Conclusion
We thank God for the opportunity to serve Him and His body in this local assembly in the past quarter. We look
forward to a more glorious quarter ahead.
Adeolu O. Odusote
Coordinating Minister, Ministry Services College of Ministries
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The Nurturing College of Ministries
3rd Quarter report for the 2014/2015 Church Year
Coordinating Minister: Rev. Mrs. Ibukun Odusote
The Nurturing Ministries consists of the following broad Ministries:
The Core Group
- Pastor Tope Kayode-Ojo
Family Life
- Dcn. Ikenna Ekezie
Christian Education
- Sis. Julie Eremie
Care Ministry
- Sis. Margaret Oronsaye
Fellowships
- Pastor Ikechukwu Charles Eke
Each of these ministries has submitted reports for the period under review. There are however, some
departments within the aforementioned ministries whose reports have not been received.
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DEPARTMENT/UNIT: CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTORATE/ SUNDAY SCHOOL
COORDINATING MINISTER: REV. IBUKUN ODUSOTE
DIRECTOR: SIS. JULIANA EREMIE
SECRETARY/ASSISTANT: BRO. SHOK DANIEL MALI
Introduction
All honour and glory be to our God of whom all praises be. We have found grace to present our report as thus:
Activities in the third (January-March) quarter 2014/2015
•
Intake of Members.
•
Water Baptism.
•
Appointment/administration of teachers.
•
Focus on teacher/students visitation
•
Prayer meeting
ACHIEVEMENTS AND DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES CARRIED IN PERIOD UNDER REVIEW
BAPTISM AND TAKING IN OF NEW MEMBERS
During the period under review, membership intake was scheduled to hold on the 29th of March, 2015 however,
the ceremony was postponed by the Snr. Pastor. Water Baptism holds every second Sunday of the month and a
total of 9 persons were baptised between January and March 2015.
ATTENDANCE
In this past quarter under review, 299 people in the adult Church, 30 teenagers and 320 Children on the
average, faithfully attended the Sunday School. (See the chart below). Average attendance of the Sunday school
in the children and teens church is between 350 and 35 respectively due to school resumptions and Holidays.
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350
300
250
200
Adult
Teens
150
Children
100
50
0
2012/2013
2013/2014
Ist quarter
2014/2015
2rd quarter
2014/2015
3rd quarter
2014/2015
Fig.1. comparative Sunday school average attendance
Appointments/administration of teachers.
Teachers were appointed by the General Sunday School Superintendent based on their Christian track records.
Most of which are drawn from the Adult classes.
Assessment of teachers is done through a monitoring and evaluation set up by the Sunday school. All teachers
are to prepare their lesson notes ahead of their classes.
Teachers are now rotated to teach in other classes. This is to make all teachers versatile with all the classes
under the curriculum of the Christian Education. More potential teachers are also recruited to assist the main
teachers. The strength of the Sunday school workers/teachers is about 100 as of the period under preview.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING FOR THE THIRD QUARTER 2014/2015
Total offering collected from Jan-March 2015 is One hundred and eighty six thousand, two hundred and ninety
naira (N186, 290.00) only.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PREVIEWS
The Sunday School Preview always holds on Saturdays by 3pm. It is compulsory for all teachers to attend.
Failure to attend previews, suspends the teacher from taking the previewed lesson. This enforcement started in
this quarter under review.
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OTHER ACTIVITIES
 Executive fast track Class for Senior Church members who are already active Church workers but
have not completed there Sunday school classes and matured Christian who are recommended only by
the Snr. Pastor. This special class took effect in the quarter under review.
 Prayer meetings which holds every Sunday and on the second Saturday of every month is maintained.
 Sunday school classes always hold every Sunday.
 The National quiz, debate and recitation for the Christian education ministry for the year 2014/2015
(local church level) was done on the 15th of February 2015. Candidates were selected from the
competition who will represent the local church at the competition at the Zonal level coming up on the
26th of April 2015 in our church.
CHALLENGES

The need of a scanner and a photocopier in the Sunday School secretariat is of utmost importance
in order to ensure the efficiency of the administrative work. The use of these facilities usually done at the
executive floor is mostly not available and poses a time constrain due to urgency of the activities of the
Secretariat.

Irregular attendance and late coming of students with specific reference to the Adult classes.

Infrastructural repairs of the curtain wall in the Sunday School Secretariat are still unattended.
This needs an urgent attention as the rains are back. The seepage of rain water through the curtain wall
poses great threat to our equipment, files/documents and other materials.

Need for venetian blinds to block direct solar rays penetrating through the curtain wall.
RECOMMENDATIONS
We again wish to encourage our Pastors to be part of the Sunday School. It should be a pre-requisite for
the various directorates and units of the Church. All workers must attend the Sunday School. The Sunday
School should be made mandatory.
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ACTIVITIES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY
 BIBLE VACATION SCHOOL (Mrs. Bunmi Achegbulu)
The programme is slated for the 10th – 14th August, 2015 and preparation is on for the actualization of the
programme.
 BIBLE STUDY (Pst Ladipo Remi)
The Bible study for the year has already been done and the preparatory is done every Tuesday by 5pm before
the Study.
 WORKERS RETREAT
As a result of the election the Workers Retreat slated for April, 2015 was rescheduled to hold on the 10 th – 12th
July, 2015.
Theme: Finishing Well
Speaker:
Rev. Richard Udoh
Conclusion/appreciation
From the statistics of attendance, fewer adults attend the Sunday school as compared to attendance in
the last quarter.
Our profound appreciation goes to the Pastorate and the Church council for the tremendous support given
to the Sunday School. We wish that our request for the equipment will be granted.
We also appreciate the sacrifices of the teachers who make sure they prepare the Word to nurture Gods
people every week. We do not take it for granted. May the Lord reward you all.
Children’s Department
DIRECTOR’S NAME: Dr (Mrs) Victoria Isiramen
REPORTING MONTH: JANUARY TO MARCH 2015
Dates
Programme description
Weekly
Weekly activities (Saturday bible study review
Sunday prayer, choir rehearsals, took place as
planned.
Deliverables/outcome
All activities took place successfully
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Monthly
Prayer and fasting – first Sunday of the month
Thanksgiving service -last Sunday of the month
To ensure commitment and quality of spiritual
mentoring, periodic checks of Sunday school notes
of teachers is conducted
Special/General
January:
Children partook in prayer and fasting
Held children’s church planning, reconstituted
classes and other departments
Children participating in all key departments as
ushers, announcement, welcoming, dance and
drama team.
HOM children church and made some observations
to take to the church (need for cleaning and
multimedia departments to have a weekly roster
for assigning cleaners/cameramen to the
children’s church, more space, fix projector and
crèche TV etc).
A day with my pastor featured Pastor Mrs
Adegbile.
February
Preparing children in the 9-12 years class for the
national quiz and recitation
A child preached on Sunday on the topic
“Obedience ”
Children’s church represented at District meeting
on 15th February during which we were informed
about upcoming Foursquare regional training on
the 13-14th March and monthly primary school
outreach, children’s teachers night vigil taking
place in Garki church on the 1st of May and
children’s camp in the third week of August
All activities took place, as planned. More
children are now participating in monthly
prayer and fasting.
Children participated in January prayer
and fasting using children’s church
national prayer manual
Refreshment provided for only children
that fasted in February.
Children were carried along in the
spiritual positioning of the church for
2015. At the end of the prayer and fasting
period, they also learnt about the Asokoro
and National theme: Our year if
Emmanuel/Our year of jubilation.
Better organization for achieving results
Children learning how to serve in the
house of God.
Building Ministers -children to preach the
word of God.
Asokoro church represented and
participating in district activities.
Building spiritual capacity of children’s
church leadership, this is one of the key
strategies of the children’s church to help
build a generation sold out to Christ.
Children happy to interact with Pastor,
were thrilled by the use of the teaching
aid “witnessing cube”
Building spiritual capacity of children’s
church leadership
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Children’s church also represented at CEM
program on the 21st of February, theme: “Fresh fire
for greater impact”
A day with my Pastor taken by Pastor Julius
Msheliza taught children on witnessing using the
“witnessing cube”
OUTSTANDING
TESTIMONIES/
CHALLENGES
Fellowship
This is the second child preaching. Other
children were challenged, they listened
relatively more attentively compared to
when an adult is teaching.
March
Teachers from the Children’s church participated
in Foursquare regional training on the 13-14th
March
Eight children’s church teachers attended a
children’s church member (sister Adeosuns)
others burial in Delta state
A child preached on the topic “ Eli and his sons”
Testimonies:
A teachers family blessed with a car
A teacher promoted after seven years
Birthday celebrations of children and teachers, child dedication
Challenges: Multimedia department still not assigning camera men regularly, space for
children still a great concern, some classes taking place outside and this is not very conducive,
2 electric sockets and air conditioner not functional
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COUNCIL OF FOURSQUARE MEN (CFM)
(A.K.A. EXCELLENT MEN’S FELLOWSHIP)
FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH, ASOKORO, ABUJA
QUARTERLY REPORT
For
2014/2015 CHURCH YEAR
I.
INTRODUCTION
Excellent Men Fellowship (EMF) started this year with a strong exhortation from the book of Habakuk 2:1 admonishing all
to stand on the watch at all times. The team Reflected back at last year achievements and near-misses for proper
implementation of this year’s fiscal goals. The executive team still stands as below;
President-Bro. Tope Kayode-Ojo
Vice president Moses Group- Bro. Odion Bello
Vice president Moses Group II- Bro. Daniel Ayidu
Vice President Joshua Group- Samuel Ngobua
Secretary- Bro. Joseph Eton
Treasurer- Bro. Wilson Ideva
Financial Secretary: Bro. Isaac Ally
Prayer coordinator/Finance Assistant- Bro. Peace Olusunde
Prayer coordinator- Bro. Henry Ukwadia
Men’s Development coordinator- Bro. F. Ukwela
Public Relation Officer-Bro. Ohi Aligbe
Welfare Director: Bro. Dotun Atarase
Worth mentioning here is that other men in the family actively serve in key various sub groups or committee whenever
there is a project to be executed by the family.
II.
GOALS FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW 2013/2014
S/N
1
GOAL
Heaven’s Dew
2
3
Father’s day celebration
Men’s retreat in June
4
10% increase in men’s membership
strength
5
99% Exco monthly meetings
DESCRIPTION
Men meet to pray every second Saturday of a
quarter.
Celebration of fathers
Men will be meeting to pray and have a
session of discussing deeply the word of God.
Increasing the membership strength by
following up men and supporting them to
acquire their membership status in the
church.
Holding and in attendance exco members in
EXCO meetings.
TIMELINE
Monthly
June, 2015
June, 2015
July, 2014 – June
2015
July, 2014 – June
2015
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III.
ACHIEVEMENTS
The group had various activities within the period in review. Below show the achievable goals.
S/N
GOAL
DESCRIPTION
1
Heaven’s Dew
 Due to the January fasting, we could not hold the January
Heaven’s dew meeting.
 We had the February Heaven’s dew meeting and the
attendance was very impressive.
 We could not the March Heaven’s dew meeting due to a
clash with other program in church.
4
EMF EXCO Meeting
 The EMF EXCO meeting is back and we had it in the month of
January at Bro. Friday Ukwela’s place.
 In February the meeting held at Bro. Samuel Ngobua’s
place.
 We could not have it in the month of March due to the clash
with the presidential election.
5
District and National Programs
 We have been actively involved and attended the district
programs. Recently in March we hosted the CFM district
vigil and in February; we were at Garki church for the CFM
Morning Dew.
IV.
CHALLENGES

Clashing of other meetings on men’s general meetings days.

Financial sponsoring of District and National programs is quite challenging.

Other activities interfere with the civil defence.
V.
PLANS FOR THE NEXT QUARTER

The EXCO plans a 5 day fasting and prayers each in April, May and June in preparation for the retreat
and father’s day in June, 2015
VI.
RECOMMENDATION/CONCLUSION
Coming this far as a family had been by God’s grace, the activities of EMF for this period in review shows we can do
better, we will go back to our desk and strategize on new dimension of making the all men more dynamic and closely
networked. We know challenges are common but we trust God for them to move away very soon as we will intensify our
efforts in reaching our goals.
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FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY QUARTERLY REPORT
1. INTRODUCTION
These ministries are primarily charged with handling issues concerning the family, with the aim of building stable
and God fearing Christian homes.
2. ACHIEVEMENTS
 Four marriages were consummated from January 2015 to date. Three of the weddings were conducted
within the church, while one was held outside Abuja.
 One-on-one counseling of intending couples is on-going.
 Weekly meeting and interview of intending couples hold every Saturday.
 Arrangement for 2015 Family Month activity has been concluded.
 Plans for 2015 Family Month Intimacy Weekend is on-going. Poor response from membership is main
constrain to holding the event.
 The 7th session of the Marriage Academy commenced in March 2015 and running with average attendance of
fourteen (14) participants.
 Successfully set up and inaugurated a dynamic executive committee, charged with specific responsibilities
for the effective running of the ministry.
 Had a very successful Christmas get-together which had 38 families in attendance.
 Participated in naming ceremonies of babies of members.
 The Singles have constituted an executive to drive the mapped out program, which will commence from end
of April, 2015.
3. CHALLENGES
 Clash of Church programs disrupts scheduled activities.
 Most members are struggling to make ends meet; will need financial support from Church.
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HOME CARE DIRECTORATE PROGRAMME FOR JAN-MAR, 2015
S/N
PROGRAMME
DATE
1.
CARE PASTORS TRAINING AND REFRESHER’S
COURSE
FEBRUARY 20-21, 2015
2.
CARE PASTORS RETREAT
MARCH 13-15, 2015
3.
HOME CARE RALLY
MARCH 21-22, 2015
Care Pastors Training:
This programme held on Friday, 20th to Saturday 21st of February, 2015 at the Children’s Church of Foursquare
Gospel Church, Asokoro, Abuja.
The Programme had in attendance 80 Care Pastors with their assistants and protégés.
The Senior Pastor was the trainer at this programme.
Care Pastors Retreat:
This programme took place at Alone with God Camp, Kwali, Abuja on the 13th – 15th of March, 2015 with 38 Care
Pastors in attendance. The Theme of the programme is ‘the Good Fruit’ taken from the Book of Matt. 7:16-20.
The following Pastors of the Church were also in attendance as Guest speakers/Ministers at the programme.
 Rev. (Mrs.) Ibukun Odusote
 Pastor Ikechukwu Eke
 Pastor Tunji Akinyoade.
 Pastor Bayo Adedeji
 Pastor Mark Makinde.
2nd Homecare Rally and Obededom Ministers Appreciation:
This is a 2 day programme whose aim is to bring all the Homecare Zones together in order to interact and have
fun as well as creating an awareness about the Homecare Programme of the church especially to the new
members of the Church.
All the Zones participated in Quiz competition, Games and special presentations.
The 2nd day was the grand finale of the programme. At the programme, the Senior Pastor appreciated the Obed
Edom Ministers with special gifts and prayer. Gifts and Trophy were also presented to the Winners and
participants of the programme.
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REPORT OF THE REFRESHMENT UNIT 2014/2015 CHURCH YEAR
DIRECTOR: - SISTER PHINA IJEBOR
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: - SISTER AGNES ALIGBE
INTRODUCTION:We give God all the glory, honour and adoration, whose grace tremendously abounded towards us in the quarter
under review.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW
 We provided tea/snacks for the entire church/refreshment for the pastorate during every divine visitation.
 We provided drinks for the entire church and refreshment for the pastorate during the breaking of January
2015 fasting.
 We served refreshments to security department every Sunday.
 We provided thanksgiving cake for celebrants at the end of every month.
 We bought gifts for wedded couples and for brethren that celebrated landmark birthdays.

FINANCE: For the 2nd quarter
We spent the sum of one million, one hundred and seventy thousand, and seven hundred and twenty naira only. (
₦ 1,170,720.00 )
Below is the table of the expenses
J JANUARY
62,860
96,400
282,150
244,900
50,000
TOTAL: ₦736,310
FEBUARY
64,840
37,200
98,000
MARCH
64,170
50,200
120,000
TOTAL: ₦ 200,040
TOTAL: 234,370
FINANCE FOR THIS QUARTER UNDER REVIEW = ₦ 1,170,720 ONLY
CHALLENGES:
We are experiencing a lot of challenge at the present office/kitchen being used at the moment and
below are the major challenges;
 Working in a smelly/damp/ conspicuous environment
 Condition of the kitchen not conducive for preparing / handling/ packaging food and drink bearing
health and safety measures in mind.
 Our Freezer has packed up and despite promises to repair it nothing has been done till date.
 Difficulty in preserving foods which leads to wastage and serving of warm drinks/water even during
severe heat period.
 Late approval of budgets/fund affects smooth operation.
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PLANS FOR THE NEW QUARTER;
We plan to meet briefly every Sunday after service to address issues concerning our department and to find out if our
assignment for the day was carried out successfully.
We plan to be waiting on the Lord every third Tuesday of the month between 5pm and 6pm to enhance our spiritual lives.
TESTIMONY:
We had prayer and fasting every Wednesday for strength and grace to carry out our duties and also for spiritual
empowerment. We give God all the glory for prayers answered.
We will like to use this medium to send our appreciation to the pastorate and the church management for their support
towards making our department function effectively.
We pray that the Almighty God will keep us, as we look forward to a more glorious new church year.
Thank you
Sis Phina Ijebor
Director: Events & Entertainment Unit.
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SPECIALISED COUNSELLING MINISTRIES
Jan-Mar. 2015 Quarterly Report
1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Specialized counseling department in from January to March 2015 provided individuals with quality
godly professional counsel and guidance in the following areas: Business, Finance, Career & Academics,
Relationships & Human Angles issues and other Spiritual Matters.
There were no expression of interest for counseling services in politics .The department‘s drive for
prospective counselees at first timers' reception formed the bulk of work that was done in the current
reporting quarter.
2.0 ACHIEVEMENTS
The 2014/2015 accounting year reflects only what we was recorded.
Some sessions were adhoc and the records were difficult to capture.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Counselees seen ……………………………………………………………………50 persons
Counselees concluded …………………………………………………………..50 persons
Salvation/rededications.……………….....………………………………….…08 persons
Career and job related………………………………………………..…………..09 persons
Business and finance related……….………………………………………..…09 persons
Health related……………………………………………………………………….…03 persons
(This includes client referrals to FSA medical persons for counseling.)
7. Expenses related to counseling activities……………………………..=N=120,000.00
8. Administrative actions taken.
 Telephone counseling was one strategy used. This was used for follow up counseling.
 Referrals for medical counseling
 Referrals to Biwere Clinic
 Referrals to missions department
 Referrals to Sunday school department
 Referrals to follow up department
 Active collaboration with the Reception department etc.
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All the expenses incurred were funded internally by members of the counseling department.
3.0 COUNSELING NOTES REVIEW
 There were some Intents / confirmations for church memberships and we followed up on this after
counseling
 Counselees also came in from other churches and denominations.
 Deliverance situations were seen and handled. Some were passed on to the deliverance team.
Issues included occultism, suicidal tendencies, depressions, fear and bad dreams etc.
 Rededications, salvations, and converts from Islam were part of our engagements in this quarter.
 Human angle issues including troubled family relationships, cohabiting and out of wed lock
pregnancies, serious, medical issues, business and finance etc. were appropriately handled.
 There are testimonies of restored relationships with God, people and spouse. Job placements and
favors from some of the counselees.
4.0 CHALLENGES ·




Just for the records, there is no confidentially secure counseling room.
Air Conditioner wall unit and office furniture need to urgent maintenance attention
Many prospective counselees claim to have time to see a counselor only after Sunday service.
Getting the necessary commitments for weekdays counseling activities is a challenge for some
counselors due to nature of work.
 Need for documentation equipment: desktop computer and printer ·
 Developing a counseling Library.
5.0 4th Quarter Goals/Plans ·




Routine provision of weekly counseling services will continue.
Follow up counseling for some counselees via telephone would continue
Active collaboration with other departments will be enhanced.
One retreat will be scheduled for counselors.
TEENS CHURCH REPORT
GOALS FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW
1. Intensify discipleship efforts among the teens by ensuring programs held at the teens church are
discipleship driven and fostering mentoring relationships among coordinators and teenagers.
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2. Spiritual Growth: Help teenagers to have a great Bible Study Life and to help teenagers enhance their
Prayer Life
3. Synchronize spiritual growth with Academic Excellence
4. Organize talent hunt workshops on a quarterly basis
5. Numerical Growth. To have a steady membership of 200 Teens a Sunday by year end.
6. Hold an impactful and eventful Teenagers week 2015
7. Organize graduation ceremony for young men/women above the age 19
8. To hold a teens leaders/workers training
ACHIEVEMENTS
1. We began a teen’s leadership development programme. A teenager ministered excellently in one of
our services. This is in addition to the fact that teenagers anchor aspects of the service.
2. There was an orientation programme held on the use of computer in writing the Jamb exam. Various
tips were passed across to teenagers on e-learning and the use of computer in writing exams. The
feedback from our teens showed that the programme was beneficial.
3. Introduction of mentoring groups. Mentoring groups have been created to aid proper discipleship and
intimacy between teenagers and their handlers. Teens are shared according to age brackets to help
address peculiar age group challenges. Female coordinators handle female groups while male
coordinators handle male groups.
4. A ‘join a unit’ campaign was done at the teen’s church. Teenagers were encouraged to be workers.
Five units were created. They are the teens choir, the teens ushers, the teens dance group, the teens
drama group and the teens press unit. Coordinators/specialists were assigned to monitor the
operations of each unit.
5. A special workshop was held on having a formidable and consistent personal devotion. It was
discovered that apart from the family devotion, many teenagers do not have a personal devotion. The
feedbacks on Quiet time from the teens after the program have been encouraging so far.
6. One of our teenagers was rescued from the fingers of death. Though she was admitted at the ICU
Dept. of the National Hospital, through prayer, care, donations and fasting efforts, God showed us mercy
and she was able to pull through.
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CHALLENGES
1. We experienced a fire incidence at the teen’s church during the quarter. One of the air conditioners
caught fire when it was put on. We thank God we were able to put out the fire. However, we propose a
more robust electrical framework for the church as a whole. We also propose instalments of fire
extinguishers in the teen’s church and around the church facility.
2. The quality of our sound system is still not at par. We solicit for a more improved sound system.
3. More involvement of Parents in the discipleship of their wards.
PLANS FOR THE REMAINING PERIOD OF THE CHURCH YEAR
1. To create a conducive place of worship. Enhance the interior decoration of the teen’s church
auditorium, thereby giving it a teenage outlook. Install quality sound system.
2. Publish a magazine before the end of the church year
3. Appoint new Teens Executives
4. Organize graduation ceremony for young men/women above the age 19
5. To hold a teens leaders/workers training
WOMEN OF DESTINY
QUARTERLY REPORT FOR JANUARY – MARCH
WOMEN PRESIDENT: DCNS MERCY EKEZIE
Mission
To bring women together in Christ for encouragement, for service, for
empowerment and for spiritual development and growth.
Report purpose
To update the church on the women activities, accomplishment, upcoming plans and challenges.
Overall status report
1. The Weekly Prevailing Hour Prayer meeting holds every Tuesday
at 6.00 a.m. Areas covered in the course of the meeting include:
(a) Exposition of the Word,
(b) Prayers, including praying for the Nation, Mission, the Church,
our Families, Ourselves and our personal needs and the needs
peculiar to women.
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2. All the meetings day (Tuesday) were observed except one that
was called off due to the Presidential Election result
announcement.
3. The average attendance for the period was 56.
4. Esther group also met once per month as agreed.
5. The average attendance during the period was 21.
6. The theme for each month:
(a) January was Consecrate Thyself ( Joel2:15 -17)
(b) February was The Lord Is With Us, We Shall Not Fear ( Isaiah
40:10)
(c) March was Be Still And Know That I Am God (Mark 4:35 – 40,
Ps 46:10 – 11)
7. Women executive had a vigil within this quarter
8. Officiating ministers for the prevailing hour were chosen from
among the women.
Special Programmes
During the Period
Accomplishment
1. There was free cervical cancer testing and screening for about 153
women for both members and non- members.
2. North Central Easter retreat was held from 19th – 21st March, 2015
During the period under consideration ,
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Up- coming plans
Three small scale businesses were enabled.
A pregnant woman was supported financially.
A sick sister was given assistant.
The Women participated in the District Women Get-together in
January
The Women participated in the North Central Zone Easter Retreat.
Free cervical cancer exposition, testing and screening for about 153
women within and outside the church was carried out.
Proper and appropriate network has been established with the FWI
Mpape Church.
Five mothers have benefited from the baby shower initiative that was
introduced during this quarter.
Four wedding gifts were presented to our brethren that wedded
within this quarter.
1. Women Banquet holds 9th of May 2015.
2. Mother’s day holds 10th of May 2015.
3. National June Conference at Ajebo Camp. 24th – 27th June, 2015.
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Challenges
1.
Funding: Some of our projects such as empowerment training
programme, refurbishing of the sewing machines etc. could not be
executed due to lack of funds.
2. Heavy traffic on the Mararaba/Nyanya axis due to multiplicity of
check points also contributed to the lower attendance recorded.
We remain ever grateful for this opportunity to serve.
Rev Mrs. Ibukun Odusote
HOM/Coordination Minister
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QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE OUTREACH MINISTRY
JANUARY – MARCH, 2015
Coordinating Minister
Sola Olowodola
Ministers in Charge
Evangelism
Pastor Bayo Adedeji
Missions
Pastor M. Makinde
Communication, Media & Marketing
Dcn. David Sinou
Reception & Visitation
Bro. Blaise Ijebor
INTRODUCTION
The Outreach Ministries comprises of four (4) Ministries namely: Missions, Evangelism, Communication, Media & Marketing
and Reception and Visitation. Below are the quarterly reports of the Ministries:
1.0
RECEPTION AND VISITATION MINISTRY
The Reception and Visitation Ministry is focused on ensuring that first timers and other visitors to the church have an
enjoyable experience and a great first impression of the church with a view to converting a higher proportion of these
visitors to members.
The Ministry has the following departments:
(a)
Reception Team – headed by Deacon Alayande
(b)
Excellencies/Integration Team – headed by Sis. Ropo Kayode-Ojo
(c)
Visitation Team – headed by Bro. Chibuzor Obi
(d)
Meeters – headed by Bro. Chibuzor Obi
(e)
Young Believers Follow-Up Team – headed by Bro. Peace Olasunde
1.1
GOALS
(i)
Help increase average attendance at Sunday Service to 2000 by December, 2915;
(ii)
Use effective follow-up to increase the conversion rate of visitors to member to over 20%;
(iii)
Assist new members and new converts grow into mature workers;
(iv)
Support the member’s spiritual growth by organizing exhortation and prayer sessions.
1.2
ACHIEVEMENTS
During the first quarter of 2015, the church received a total of 907 first timers visitors, 564 Excellencies and 259 new
converts.
1.3
RECEPTION COMMITTEE
Activities carried out during this quarter were as follows:(i)
The first time visitors were ministered to by helping them feel welcome and intimating them with the church
vision and programs;
(ii)
Every Sunday, newcomers were counseled, informed and entertained;
(iii)
A number of newcomers were assigned to each member of the committee to call and send SMS;
(iv)
The committee meets every 2nd Sunday of each month to pray for our visitors;
(v)
Each visitor visited the church during this quarter received a bag of rice.
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EXCELLENCIES/INTEGRATION TEAM
(i)
A total of 561 individuals were integrated between December 2014 and March, 2015;
(ii)
These individuals completed the 4 weeks integration program.
1.5
VISITATION TEAM AND MEETERS
These activities were carried out during the quarter under review:
(i)
Text messages were sent to all the first timers and excellencies immediately after the day’s service;
(ii)
Calls were made to the visitors immediately after the service;
(iii)
Visitors who indicated to be visited were visited by the Team.
1.4
1.6
NEW CONVERTS FOLLOW-UP TEAM
(i)
190 people responded to Altar calls during the period under review;
(ii)
Young believers get together was organized and held on Sunday, March 8 th, 2015. A total of about 130
young believers were in attendance;
(iii)
A new bulk SMS account was opened to serve the new converts as the church SMS account could not
fully meet the need required;
(iv)
The Sunday school session of the Believers’ Class still remains the most viable. The attendance has
greatly improved;
(v)
The team meets every Tuesday evening to pray for the new converts between 5.30om to 6pm.
1.7
CHALLENGES
Our practice is to hand over new “members to be” to Sunday School Representative but thereafter, we have no means of
monitoring them. Does the church through the Ushering Department and Sunday School Department has attendance
reports of these new “members to be”, to know if there is any substantial increase (at least a percentage of the number
we sent forth every month).
1.8
OTHER CHALLENGES & RECOMMENDATIONS
(i)
No backward Integration;
(ii)
We need more capable hands in all the departments under the Ministry;
(iii)
Unavailability of church bus for visitation of first timers and pick up/drop off members is still a challenge;
(iv)
There is a challenge of not meeting the First Timers at home and majority of them not wanting us to visit them;
(v)
The Ministry requires an office space and a desktop as a coordination centre, for sending messages and also to
keep records;
(vi)
Unfounded commitment in those responding to altar calls. Some of them merely responded to get closer to
material gains and will not want to be disturbed afterwards
(vii)
Inconsistent attendance at Believers Class.
1.9
PLANS FOR THE NEW CHURCH YEAR
RECEPTION COMMITTEE:
(i)
Formalize out in-house follow-up on first-timers. Every week, a number of newcomers are assigned to Committee
Members to call or send SMS. This is a great opportunity for committee members to encourage first timers to
come again;
(ii)
Continue with our current activities including our monthly prayer meeting held in conjunction with the Excellencies
Integration Unit on the second Sunday of the month.
EXCELLENCIES/INTEGRATION TEAM:
(i)
Work with Sunday school to establish a crash for would be Church members transferring from other (none
Foursquare) Churches;
(ii)
Provide refreshment for Excellencies each Sunday;
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(iii)
Give each second-timer a new Bible as a mark of the beginning of a relationship with the Church;
(iv)
Organize a quarterly get-together for the Excellencies that graduated during the
quarter.
VISITATION TEAM AND MEETERS:
(i)
Explore the possibility of carrying out follow-up visit to the homes of our Excellencies.
YOUNG BELIEVERS FOLLOW-UP TEAM
(i)
We would like to propose a monthly funding of at least N5000,00 for the special bulk SMS account that has been
created for this course to allow for continuous availability of funds on the account at every point of need;
(ii)
Make effort to attract more mature believers in the church to join the team and be committed to the goals and
increase our commitment to sending scriptures and prayers to encourage new converts for at least the first one
month of their conversion;
(iii)
Organize another Young Believers Get Together by November, 2015.
1.10
BUDGET
The proposed budget for the Ministry for the 2015/16 Church year is N6,515,200.00. The detailed breakdown of the budget
is as follows:
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR CHURCH YEAR ENDING 30 TH JUNE 2015
(i)
RECEPTION COMMITTEE:
Description Weekly
Monthly
Quarterly
Annual
One off
Total
Refreshment
Snacks
12,500.00
650,000.00
Drinks
1,500.00
78,000.00
Fruits
1,200.00
62,400.00
Gift
Stationery
15,000.00
60,000.00
Printing
120,000.00
480,000.00
Sub. Total – Reception Committee
1,330,400.00
(ii)
EXCELLENCIES/INTEGRATION TEAM:
Description
Weekly
Monthly
Refreshment
Snacks
12,500.00
Drinks
1,500.00
Fruits
1,200.00
Gift
Bibles
12,500.00
Stationery
Crash Membership Program
Stationery
Refreshment
Honorarium
Graduants Get Together
Venue
Entertainment
Quarterly
Annual
One off
Total
650,000.00
78,000.00
62,000.00
25,000.00
650,000.00
100,000.00
15,000.00
25,000.00
50,000.00
60,000.00
100,000.00
200,000.00
15,000.00
75,000.00
60,000.00
300,000.00
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Sub- Total – Excellencies/ Integration Team
2,260,400.00
(iii)
VISITATION TEAM AND MEETERS:
Description
Weekly
Monthly
Quarterly
Annual
One off
Total
Computer
250,000.00
250,000.00
System
&
Printer
Sweets
700.00
36,400.00
Lunch (Food &
12,000.00
624,000.00
Beverage)
Phones
12,000.00
12,000.00
(N4,000x3)
Fueling
12,500.00
150,000.00
(Personal Cars)
Calls – Recharge Card
Re-invitation
1,500.00
78,000.00
Praying with
1,500.00
78,000.00
first timers
Follow-up for
1,500.00
78,000.00
visitations
SMS
1,500.00
78,000.00
Uniforms
Shirts (4 sets)
160,000.00
160,000.00
Suits Male
300,000.00
300,000.00
Suits Female
200,000.00
200.000.00
Training Quarterly
Stationery
7,500.00
30,000.00
Refreshment
12,500.00
50,000.00
Honorarium
10,000.00
40,000.00
Picnic
Venue
15,000.00
15,000.00
Entertainment
60,000.00
60,000.00
Sub- Total – Visitation Team and Meeters
2,239,400.00
(iv)
YOUNG BELEIVERS FOLLOW-UP TEAM
Description
Weekly
Monthly
Refreshment
Snacks
5,500.00
Drinks
750.00
Graduants Get Together
Venue
Entertainment
Sub. Total – Young Believers Follow-up Team
GRAND TOTAL
Quarterly
Annual
One off
Total
286,000.00
39,000.00
15,000.00
75,000.00
60,000.00
300,000.00
685,000.00
6,515,200.00
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2.0
COMMUNICATION, MEDIA & MARKETING MINISTRY
2.1
MISSION FOR THE CHURCH YEAR (2014 – 2015):
The following main responsibilities are assigned to the Communication, Media and Marketing Ministry for the Church year
2014 – 2015.
(i)
Ensure that the Church’s media presence is effective;
(ii)
Superintend the Departments within the Ministry, name, Television, Radio & Audio as well as Public Relations.
2.2.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
So far the following achievements have been made:
(i)
TV Department:
Under the supervision of Sis. Funke Oga, the new Director of TV Department, the Church TV program on AIT, Rescue
Mission, was aired on Sunday mornings as from 6:45am between July 2014 and March, 2015.
The messages broadcast during the period were recorded with the Senior Pastor, Rev. Babajide Olowodola in his
office or the Associate Pastor, Rev. A. O. Odusote.
Four hundred and ninety seven (497) first timers out of the two thousand three hundred and forty seven (2,347)
who attended our Sunday Worship Services between October 2014 and March 2015 indicated on the Visitor’s forms
that they decided to come after having watched the Church TV messages on AIT Channel; which represents an
average of 21.17%. So, out of every five (5) first timers who visit the Church, one (1) is attracted by the Church
TV program Rescue Mission.
Between July 2014 and March 2015, Seventy one (71) viewers of the TV program called our Telephone Counselors
on duty to express their satisfaction or ask for prayers. Though most of the calls came from Nigeria, three (3)
were from Cameroon and two (2) from Gabon.
The amount of two million ninety six thousand two hundred and fifty (N2,096,250) Naira was spent by the Church
as broadcast fees for the three quarters.
The TV Department is also in charge of coordinating the Church announcements. A group of trainable presenters
who adhere to corporate dress code have been discovered. Through the input of “Excellent Television”, the
Department was able to improve on announcements.
(ii)
Radio & Audio Department:
The Church Radio & Audio Department has not yet started its activities. The new Director in charge of Department,
Bro. Odion Bello, is still discussing with the Pastorate the ways and means of moving things forward.
(iii)
Public Relation Department:
The Public Relations Department under the supervision of Dcn. Jerry Omodara was able to liaise with Media
Houses in its efforts at ensuring that major programs of the Church are covered and used as news items in major
Television Stations. Usually we invite TV Stations, mainly NTA and AIT, on thanksgivings Sundays. However special
programs in the Church are also covered. Arrangements are presently been made to cover the last Sunday
service of this month.
2.3
CHALLENGES:
(i)
The Church TV program, Rescue Mission, could not be aired on two (2) occasions. Firstly on August 10, 2014 due
to the live coverage of the gubernatorial election in Osun State by AIT; and secondly on March 29, 2015 due to late
payment of broadcast fees;
(ii)
Unavailability of a Recording Studio for production;
(iii)
Lack of toll free lines to encourage callers;
(iv)
Need of financial support to meet the training needs of the presenters/Media crew;
(v)
The Radio program could not be revived as planned;
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(vi)
The special Easter picnic program (Easter Bash) scheduled to hold on Easter Monday was cancelled at the last
minute after NTA had been invited for the coverage of that event;
(vii)
Some Departments do not notify the Public Relations Officer when they are planning important events that need
media coverage.
3.0
EVANGELISM DEPARTMENT:
The Evangelism Department of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro under the outreach Ministries is assigned the
responsibility of carrying out Evangelism outreaches and Discipleship of new converts on zonal basis.
This cardinal responsibility is carried out second Sunday’s of every month in the affected zones, exceptions of those
Sundays that coincide with major church programmes.
During the period in review the department had conducted only (1) outreach within Karu/Kugbo zone, this was as a result
of the church fasting and prayer in January, which ended on the 26th of January, and also the prayer for the nation in the
month of February, 2015.
A total of one hundred and twenty two (122) people were reached during the outreach in the month of March, 2015, out of
which fourteen (14) people gave their lives to Christ, while one (1) person rededicated his life to Christ for the service of
the Kingdom.
3.1
ACHIEVEMENTS
Within the quarter Karu/Kugbo outreach has not yet produce a stable member but they are still being followed up
constantly.
S/No. Month/Date
Zone
No. of people No. of stable No. of those No. of those
contacted
worshippers who gave
who
within the
their lives to rededicated
quarter
Christ
their lives to
Christ
1.
January Fasting and Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Prayer
2.
February Prayer for Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
the Nation
3.
March (8/3/15)
Karu/Kugbo 122
Non at the
14
1
moment, they
are still been
followed up
constantly
For more new officers had been appointed into the various unit of the department to boost out outreach activities and
ensure uncommon success in our outreaches.
We have also had our departmental love feast which was organized to appreciate out crack team members for a job well
done for the past years, and encouraged them to improve upon this, and come out with quality services that could trigger
growth of the Asokoro church by multiplication henceforth.
3.2
CHALLENGES/CONSTRAINTS
(i)
New converts could not be easily followed up to their residence due to inaccurate home addresses;
(ii)
Lack of assistance by the zonal members to followed up new converts constantly;
(iii)
Most zones are far away from the church, so most of those who wish to fellowship with us complained of distance,
since our buses do not ply all routes.
(iv)
Financial constrain with respect to feeding of our crack team members to enable them stay behind after service,
in order to proceed for the outreach directly from the church.
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RECOMMENDATIONS
Let our buses be allowed to ply all the route where our zones are;
Let Evangelism be made compulsory for every member of the church to convert and disciple at least a soul from
his/her zone monthly/quarterly;
(iii)
Let emphasis be laid constantly on the need for Evangelism via announcement by the church authority, I believe
this will convince people on how serious the matter is;
(iv)
Let financial assistance be extended to the department to enhance the feeding of our members, to enable them
stay after service for the outreach.
4.0
MISSIONS DEPARTMENT
4.1
VISION:
Align with the Strategic Mission vision of Foursquare Gospel church Asokoro through Excellence in Groaning, Giving and
Going to make disciples of all Nations.
3.3
(i)
(ii)
4.2
MISSION:
To help the Church become Missional through effective mobilization and Discipleship, Strategic
Partnership and development for effective Global evangelization.
4.3.
STRATEGIC FOCUS:
(i)
Take proactive steps toward revitalizing Foursquare Asokoro tradition of “sending, supporting and praying”;
(ii)
Develop and implement a comprehensive all-church outreach initiative (REACH);
(iii)
Put in place partnership agreements with key strategic Outreach partners.
4.4
GOALS FOR THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW 2014/2015:
(i)
Strengthen Prayer Mobilization;
(ii)
50% Increase missionary enlistment under Omega 2 project;
(iii)
Dept. Retreat;
(iv)
60% increase in mission awareness and mobilization;
(v)
Have short term mission outreach;
(vi)
Develop and establish a mission resource center and Exhibition center;
(vii)
Plan/Execute the July Mission Month.
4.5.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
(i)
Omega strike force members meet to pray every Tuesday. Use of Prayer digest by members has been well
sustained;
(ii)
Omega/mission update regularly featured through multimedia projection on Sundays;
(iii)
Ten more missionaries have been enlisted for strategic field partnership (Manahaim Ministries, India);
(iv)
We are trusting God for new partnership from the Region of North Africa, Middle East and Australia;
(v)
Awareness is building up gradually among different units and individual members;
(vi)
A first phase survey is ongoing the prospected mission field. (Kurushi).
4.6
CHALLENGES/NEEDS:
(i)
Clashing of other meetings days;
(ii)
4.7
(i)
We are currently in need of a good and strong Hilux Four wheel truck that will help facilitate our proposed outreach
programs.
PLANS FOR THE NEXT QUARTER:
Plan for the smooth running of the Missions Month in July, 2015.
(ii)
Organize Short term mission outreach to Kurushi in June, 2015.
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(iii)
Translate Omega 2 Project document into Portugese, Arabic and French for easy relationship with non-English
speaking nationals and missionaries under Omega 2 Project.(On Going)
(iv)
Omega 2 Sunday (Last Sunday of each quarter is being proposed) A day to be dedicated for mission awareness
and testimonies from the field and omega2 project mobilization activities for the entire church. It will feature
activities from children, teenagers, and other concerned arms of the church.
(v)
Organize strategic mission evaluation visit to some of the partnering mission fields/missionaries for on site
evaluation of missionary work/ needs impact and relevancy of omega 2 support.
(vi)
Reprint Omega 2 project document for sharing with strategic/potential stakeholders in the body of Christ around
the world.(Near completion)
(vii)
Organize second mission outreach to Galuyi, Sherepe, Igu and Kayima villages in Bwari Local council.
(viii) Organize stakeholders meeting on omega 2 project for update on state of partnership and vision recasting.
4.8
MISSION PERSONNEL:
A new Mission consultant has just joined the church to join the Omega team. He is Bro. Ifeanyichukwu Obi. He is taking
over from Rev. George Edet who has completed his term.
4.9
DONATIONS/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
(i)
The Lord blessed the department with a car donated by a member for mission use.(Has been given to the
consultant for official use);
(ii)
Bibles were donated through the missions department for Church and outreach Use. (Focus New converts and
new comers);
(iii)
The mission department is grateful to the leadership of the church for the hand of fellowship extended to all the
guest and missionary visitors to church.
EVANGELISM MINISTRY
1) MISSION FOR THE YEAR(2014-2015)
The following main responsibilities are assigned to the RESCUE TEAM for the Church year 2014-2015:
- ensure that the Church rescue programs, namely Hospital Outreach and Prison Outreach are vibrant and effective;
-support the promotion of Evangelism as one of our core values both within and outside the Church;
-manage the recruitment of new members into the Department;
-coordinate training for the Department;
2) ACHIEVEMENTS
So far the following achievements have been made:
a. Hospital Outreach:
The hospital team members visited Wuse General Hospital ten (10) times and Asokoro District Hospital once(1) between
July 2014 and March 2015 on Sunday afternoons .
During the visits, one hundred and twenty (120) patients were prayed for and twenty nine (29) patients or visitors made
a decision for Christ.
Tracts, Church Sunday Bulletins and some items such as Toilet rolls and Toilet soap were also distributed to the needy
patients during the visits, etc…
And amount of sixty thousand (60,000) naira was graciously donated by a Church member for the purchase of more
items needed for Hospital Outreach.
b. Prison Outreach :
The Prison Outreach has not yet kicked off as expected.
3) CHALLENGES
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-The Hospital team could have performed better if the two (2) nationwide strikes organized by Medical Doctors and
Nurses had not caused the closure of General Hospitals from July to August 2014 and from December 2014 to February
2015;
- The Hospital Outreach needs more committed hands in order to enlarge its activities to other Hospitals;
- We are still looking for a confirmed and available Healing Minister who will be invited for our Training course/Seminar
on how to minister divine healing;
- The Prison outreach has not yet kicked off as expected.
4) PLAN FOR THE NEXT QUARTER
- The Hospital Outreach program will be advertised more in order to attract more workers;
- A better follow up of our application letter for permission to visit Kuje Prison will be done;
- Efforts to get a Healing Minister that will handle a Training Course/Seminar on how to minister divine healing will
continue.
4.10
RECOMMENDATION:
Coming this far as a department had been by God’s grace, the activities of the dept. for this period under review shows
we can do better, we will go back to our desk and strategize on new dimension of making the vision more dynamic and
closely networked. We know challenges are common but we trust God to cross over the huddles as we intensify our efforts
in reaching our corporate goals and objectives.
4.11
PRAYER REQUEST:
Ask the Lord to bless us with renewed strength to always cross every form of barrier in the area of regular production
Omega2 prayer digest.
Ask the Lord to continue to connect us with genuine missionaries as we embark on another round of enlistment process.
Ask the Lord to breathe on all our proposed programs and activities to come out successfully.
Ask the Lord to add to us more volunteers as we ensure all our units become functional and effective.
Pray for all the faithful partners and supporters of the omega2 project that they shall never lack resources and shall
continue to enjoy the manifest presence of God.
5.0
CONCLUSION:
We Thank God for His grace, strength and the privilege given to us to serve in His vineyard. We
aspire to do more and better service for Him by His grace.
SOLA OLOWODOLA,
COORDINATING MINISTER
OUTREACH MINISTRY.
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QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY JANUARY-MARCH, 2015
Coordinating Minister
Power Ministry
Refreshing Ministry
External Relationship
Grace Channel
Julius Msheliza
Head of Ministries
Pastor Timi Robinson
Pastor Timi Robinson
Pastor Seun Oyedokun
Hon. Emma Ibeshi
INTRODUCTION
We give glory to the most high God for His faithfulness and intervention in the affairs of men and women in Asokoro
church. The pastoral care ministry is made up of four ministries namely; Power Ministry, Refreshing Ministry, External
Relations and Grace Channel. The reports of the various ministries are presented below;
Power Ministry
Under power ministry, we have the following departments or units.
a. Prayer Teams, Coordinated by Mike Samuel
b. Bi-were and Collage of Prophets, Coordinated by Rev. Mrs Peju Adegbile
c. Power Evangelism, Coordinated by Rev Mrs Imagbenikaro
d. Holy Ghost Ministration, Coordinated by Bro Ayeni
e. Healing School, Coordinated by Sister Christy Robinson
f. Divine Visitation, Coordinated by Timi Robinson
Goals:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
To groom a formidable prayer group in Asokoro church in order to keep the fire burning on
To increase attendance in the various prayer groups
To minister Holy Ghost baptism to as many as desire it every month.
To run the prayer tower on 24-hour basis.
Organise prayer walks every month.
Improve and sustain the weekly faith clinic
the altar 24/7.
Achievements:
a. Many testimonies were recorded through the ministry of intercession and watchmen and also, from Divine
Visitation programs.
b. Increase in the number of participants at the gatekeepers and prayer champion meetings recorded.
c. Holy Ghost Baptismal service held twice in the quarter under review with twelve people baptised in the Holy
Spirit.
Challenges
a. Erratic attendance at the monthly divine visitation programme.
b. Saturday intercessors’ prayer meeting which started so well, now records low attendance.
Plans for next quarter:
a. Improve and sustain the various prayer arms of the church.
b. Constantly creating an atmosphere for miracles in Asokoro church through effective praying.
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c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
To make prayer a habit in Asokoro church.
Increase publicity in the church for greater participation.
Fire upon the altar 24/7
Organize Prayer retreat for all the intercessors in the church
To Increase the number of participants in prophetic meeting which holds 6am-7am every Sunday?
Organise seminar for prophetic team
BI-WERE CLINIC
GOAL FOR THE QUARTER UNDER REVIEW: BI-WERE
a.
Sustain the Tuesday prayer meetings for pregnant women
b.
To continue the visitation of pregnant women at home and in the hospital
c.
Organise special programmes/lecture for pregnant women and FWI.
ACHIEVEMENT
a. Safe delivery of 21 babies during the quarter under review – praise God forever.
CHALLENGES
a. Some expectant mothers still find it difficult to attend Tuesday Bi-were prayer meetings due to challenges that
are work and family related.
PLAN FOR THE NEXT QUARTER
1.
To organise Sunday bi-were meeting for members that live far away or close late from work.
2.
Organise talks on pre and post-natal state of our pregnant women
3.
Sustain and improve on our Tuesday meetings.
B.
REFRESHING MINISTRY
LIVING SPRING
INTRODUCTION
The Living Spring is a discipleship and training service by the Senior Pastor to download his life into the next generation
of leaders. Living Spring started in this Church-year with examining the life of David. The following topics have been
considered thus far;
S/N
TOPIC
1
DAVID
2
DAVID PREFERED
3
THE MAN GOLIATH
4
THE ENTRY OF DAVID
5
FOURMAIN RELATIONSHIPS IN THE LIFE OF DAVID (PART I & II)
6
DAVID’S TRAVAILS AND PERSECUTION
7
THREE ATTEMPTS ON THE LIFE OF DAVID
8
THE REMOVAL OF DAVID’S 5 CRUTCHES
9
DAVID SEEKS REFUGE AT HIS LOWEST EBB
10
DAVID AND THE OPPURTUNITY TO REVENGE
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ACHIEVEMENTS
S/N DETAILS
1
Held regular teachings of the living spring.
2
There’s Improvement in bible knowledge of participants.
3
Church is interesting and interactive.
4
Recorded teachings are available on CDs and DVDs
5
Increase in attendance at the Living Spring
6
Increase on sales of CDs and DVDs.
7
It has positively affected the attendance in Sunday School and Worship Service.
III.
CHALLENGES
Late arrival of participants to the Living Spring.
Inability of many attendees to recollect past teacings.
Poor use of study materials.
IV.
PLANS FOR THE NEXT QUARTER
Promote the Living Spring so as to increase attendance
Create more awareness for the need of punctuality
CONCLUSION
Due to the new organizational structure introduced by the Church and the late circulation of job descriptions, two of the
ministries under pastoral care namely: External Relations, and Grace Channel, could not initiate programs. However we
expect to see positive activities in these ministries in the new Church year.
The activities of the Pastoral care Ministry for the period under review can be better, we hope to go back to the drawing
board and strategize for maximum performance in the new quarter.
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SPIRITUAL REPORT
Jul'14
Living Spring
Worship Service
Sunday School
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Prayer Vigil
Visitors
Salvation
Holy Ghost Baptism
Water Baptism
Divine Healing
Living Spring
Worship Service
Sunday School
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Prayer Vigil
Visitors
Salvation
Holy Ghost Baptism
Water Baptism
Divine Healing
Living Spring
Worship Service
Sunday School
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Prayer Vigil
Visitors
Salvation
Holy Ghost Baptism
Water Baptism
Divine Healing
Living Spring
Worship Service
Sunday School
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Visitors
Salvation
Holy Ghost Baptism
Water Baptism
Divine Healing
291
1,041
665
229
Total
777
3,074
1926
714
132
33
0
8
0
416
103
0
24
0
Aug'14
248
1,022
612
249
191
199
56
0
16
0
Sep'14
Oct'14
265
1,103
483
210
330
155
53
0
0
0
Nov'14
290
1,266
727
224
Dec'14
Jan'15
Feb'15
238
1,011
649
236
164
85
14
0
0
0
702
261
0
0
0
266
1,190
680
210
Total
821
3,559
1890
644
668
128
0
0
0
1525
442
0
0
0
Mar'15
262
295
276
1,314
1,147
1,129
651
691
651
287
285
257
342
258
319
136
36
105
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
Jul-Sep
'14
259
1025
462
238
Oct-Dec
'14
274
1186
630
215
Jan-Mar
'15
278
1197
664
276
416
103
0
24
0
1525
442
0
0
0
919
277
0
9
0
Total
833
3,590
1993
829
Average
259
1025
642
238
Average
274
1186
630
215
Average
278
1,197
664
276
449
919
277
0
9
0
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Chart Title
1800
1600
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
0
Jul-Sep '14
Oct-Dec '14
Jan-Mar '15
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FINANCIAL REPORT
FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH ASOKORO (ASSEMBLY OF HIS EXCELLENCY)
TREASURER'S REPORT FOR 3 QUARTERS (JULY 2014-MARCH 2015) IN THE FINANCIAL YEAR
N
A
FOREX
$129,923,
£965,€90,
223,353,805.16 CFA152,000
TOTAL INCOME FOR THE MONTH
VALUE OF FOREX
TOTAL FUND (N)
21,102,180.00
244,455,985.16
LESS EXPENSES
$202,861,
205,706,562.52 CFA35,000
B
OPERATING EXPENSES
C
DUES/LEVIES
i
NATIONAL
16,130,150.89
ii
REGIONAL
1,073,099.99
iii
DISTRICT
4,303,616.97
iv
ZONAL
1,442,016.99
v
LIFE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
TOTAL EXPENSES
SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) INCOME FOR THE
PERIOD
1,430,799.99
32,468,260.00
238,174,822.52
24,379,684.83
-
230,086,247.35
32,468,260.00
6,732,442.19
- 11,366,080.00
262,554,507.35
-
18,098,522.19
NOTES TO THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE REPORT
A
TOTAL INCOME GENERATED
N
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total Tithes
Worship Offering
Sunday School
Thanksgiving/Covenant Offerings
Children Offerings
Local Missions
Love /Communion Offering
Bible Study
Prayer Meeting
Loans Repayment (Staff)
Barley Harvest
Donations
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Refunds/Other Incomes
Welfare Contributions
Bank Interest
Church Building
Home Care Fellowship
Multi - Media
Teenagers Offering
Loan obtained
Omega 2 Income
18,215,465.78
15,180,400.00
825,385.00
349,785.00
5,000,000.00
105,820,104.87
TOTAL
223,353,805.16
B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
48,929,932.44
15,969,592.07
864,495.00
6,949,340.00
900,650.00
44,500.00
173,285.00
1,135,840.00
1,769,030.00
588,000.00
638,000.00
OPERATING EXPENSES
Ministers Salaries
Other Workers Salaries
Other Allowances
Office Running expenses
Church Building Project
Donations/Gifts
Entertainment/Hospitality
Welfare
Evangelism
Loan repayment
Church Maintenance/Repairs Works
PHCN/UTILITY BILLS
Retreat/Camping Expenses
Bank Charges
Staff Loans
Publicity/Publications/Printing
Equipment Purchase
Furniture Purchase
Equipment Maintenance
Furniture Maintenance
Diesel for Generators
16,398,435.00
1,197,600.00
3,054,645.00
4,500,000.00
4,672,211.00
8,379,950.00
9,292,220.00
204,500.00
24,895,048.21
8,074,430.00
2,614,177.77
2,115,250.00
66,511.05
1,227,000.00
718,500.00
5,954,500.00
1,186,000.00
1,264,200.00
7,283,420.00
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Maintenace of Generators
Fuelling of Vehicles
Maintenace of Vehicles
Insurance Expenses
Multimedia expenses
Choir expenses
Children Expenses
Teenagers Expenses
Security Services Expenses
Other Expenses
Omega 3 expenses
TOTAL
2,548,350.00
1,187,189.09
1,283,179.00
1,052,303.50
4,166,700.00
284,000.00
855,000.00
650,000.00
6,401,937.00
2,517,140.00
81,662,165.90
205,706,562.52
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C
i
DUES/LEVIES
NATIONAL
10% TITHE AND OFFERING
1% PASTOR'S WELFARE
2.5% PROJECT DEVT. LEVY
3% MACPHERSON UNIVERSITY LEVY
1% AUGMENTATION FUND
5% FFS SAVINGS
30% SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING
30% MISSIONARY OFFERING
10% LOVE OFFERING
Total
ii
REGIONAL
1.5% TITHE AND OFFERING
iii
2,861,599.98
1,430,799.99
11,217.00
4,303,616.97
ZONAL
2% TITHE AND OFFERING
10% SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING
5% MISSIONARY OFFERING
TOTAL
v
1,073,099.99
DISTRICT
4% TITHE AND OFFERING
2% DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT FUND
10% SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING
15% MISSIONARY OFFERING
TOTAL
iv
7,153,999.95
715,400.00
1,788,499.99
2,146,199.99
715,400.00
3,576,999.98
33,651.00
16,130,150.91
1,430,799.99
11,217.00
1,442,016.99
BIBLE COLLEGE
2% LIFE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
TOTAL DUES FOR THE PERIOD
1,430,799.99
24,379,684.85
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