ROYAL CITY PASTORS/CHURCH LEADERS TRAINED AND ORDAINED-
The journey started on 20th December 2019,at 5:30pm was the arrival time to the venue and all participant were checked in to their various rooms, and at exactly 8:00 pm all the participants gathered together in the lecture hall for first training session.
Apostle Joshua Nartey (The lecturer) started in the acknowledgement of Apostle Chris birthday which was on the same 20th of December. He added that every church member must try to make their pastor a friend, as it’s the easiest way to receive anointing/ blessing from a father by celebrating him.
TOPIC THE BIBLICAL HISTORY OF CHURCH
WHAT IS CHURCH? The word church is derived from the Greek word (EKKLESIA). Church is the congregation of Christians, Christ like people, people who behave like Christ, people who act like Christ. The first time church was mentioned was in (Matthew 16:18) but the concept of church existed and was practice in the old testament, starting from the day of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. He also added that the foundation of church is the family.
THE QUALITIES OF CHURCH LEADERS
WHO IS A CHURCH LEADER? A church leader is any member among the congregation of Christians who listens, emphasis , affirms and direct other members.
A church leader must develop an attitude of listening to his/her follower/subject. A church leader must be sympathetic, have a feelings for others pain, look around to help his subject. A church leader is a defender of the church, he defend the gospel. A church leader direct people to Christ and to the pastor.
THE CONDITIONS OF BEING A CHURCH LEADER HE SAID. According to (1 Timothy 3:1-13) A church leader must be blameless, when you are a church leader it comes with some privileges. A church leader must have self control, If you don’t have self- control you can’t pray and fast, you can’t command respect because you can only be respected by the people you respect. A church leader must be lovely, you must produce a good fruit of identity as it was recorded in the book of (Galatians 5:22) As a leader in church you have a mandate.
THE BIBLICAL MANDATE OF THE CHURCH. The mandate of church is not to be organizing funerals or other ceremonies. WHAT IS THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THE THE CHURCH AS RECORDED IN THE BOOK OF (MATTHEW 28:19)? Making discipleship is the mandate of the church, The church must be deliberate in making disciple. According to (John 8: 31). WHO IS A DISCIPLE? Disciple is someone who obeys, stick in, abide in, hold on, to the teachings of Jesus, You must make disciple by making people obey, stick in, abide in the teachings of Jesus.
THE FOUNDATION OF MINISTRY IS CHARACTER, WHAT MOTIVATE YOU IS YOUR LOVE FOR GOD AND YOUR LOVE FOR HUMANS.
BEING A BRANCH: As a church leader you are a branch, which means you are not of your own thought, you no longer pursue your own vision, you think the way your senior pastor thinks. As a branch, the General overseer is the visioner whiles you are the vision runner as a church leader/ pastor.
THE DANGER AND BLESSINGS OF BEING A BRANCH, As a branch the unfruitfulness must be cut off, but the fruitful one will be prunes to bears more fruits, as a branch you have an automatic heritage to your General overseer anointing.
SUNDAY SERVICE SERMON: A LEADER IN THE SECOND CHAIR (LAST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 2019)
The service started with an opening prayer by pastor Ruth Nwose, followed by praise and worship by Royal city Choir, the atmosphere was calm and lovely, as the church auditorium were filled up with congregations, because it was the last Sunday of the year 2019.
The man of God Apostle Chris mounted the pulpit at exalt 9:12 am, and He started with a question. Who is a leader?
SERMON: A LEADER IN THE SECOND CHAIR. A leader is a person that holds a dominant position or superior position within his field and also able to exercise a higher degree of control over others. The second person, immediately after the first before the others. Looking at leader as an assistance or help-mate. As human beings we all have limit, so we surely need assistance, an assistance must have a selfless vision but work with the vision of his superior/leader. Every one given position has an expectation from the head, and for those you are leading, as an appointed leader you are suppose to behave differently from the people you are leading.
According to the book of (Exodus 18:1- 20) Moses appointed some capable people to lead on his behalf as leaders in the second chair. You are the branches whiles your head is the vine and God is our source. As a second chair leader which is a branch you are expected to bear fruit (John 15:1-4) every branch that bear good fruit will be pruned to bear more fruit.
As a leader your duty is to teach where you are functioning, leading people is not easy they will trouble and shake you, but you must refuse to talk. He demonstrated this with two plastic bottled coke, by this demonstration the two coke bottle were shook and one of the bottle was opened and the content wasted away while the other was shaken but wasn’t opened so its contents still intact. The man of God continued that we should refuse to open our month when troubled, and also refuse to act when troubled. What will make you talk or react will surely come as a leader from your followers. We are not just a leader in the church, but in the world also, let your character define you, people will respect and honor you by your conduct and character.
He ended his SERMON: By calling out the leaders in various departments and there was an ordination of all the leaders Trained.
VOTE OF THANKS, WE THE ROYAL CITY AMBASSADORS CHURCH IS THANKING EVERYONE FOR 2019. Light up your surroundings with your sweet smile and make way for happiness with your good deeds this New Year. Goodbye 2019 and Welcome to 2020. OUR YEAR FOR PERFECTION.