As received by the General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, and
communicated to the leaders of RCCGSA, our vision and mission statement
shall remain intact with the qualifying addendum in view of the
peculiarity of the demographics of the Southern African region. They are
1To make heaven.
2To take as many people with us.
3To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations.
To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle.To
accomplish objective no’s 2 and 3 above in Southern African Countries, RCCGSA will plant churches within ten minutes
driving distance of an existing RCCG Parish in every city and town. We
will pursue these objectives until every Nation in the world is reached
for the Lord Jesus Christ.To achieve these objectives, the
following shall be our policy and guidelines for church planting in
Church planting has been identified as the most effective way to
reach new people. The Christian community will grow or decline depending
on the degree of effort given to the planting of new churches.
Consequently, RCCG has adopted church planting as its growth strategy.
To accomplish the vision of RCCG, we must intensify evangelism at the
local parish level using various means of evangelism such as:
Special outreach programs during the holidays and at community
Personal evangelism using Operation Andrew;
Holy Ghost Services at Local, Area, State and Zonal Levels;
Special Seminars that could be of interest to your community
and where opportunities can be seized to win souls;
The establishment of Home Fellowship Centers.
Church planting within RGGGSA will be a collaborative effort at every
level i.e. local parish, zonal and central. RCCGSA at the center
provides support, guidance and resources to every parish or identified
The methodology will be as follows:
Prayerfully identify a location, city or community fertile for
Set up a prayer team/group to intercede for the proposed parish. We
must see the church planting effort as a spiritual activity and
therefore must fast and pray for the city or location for grace and
enablement to evangelize and possess the city or location for the Lord.
The new church could start as a home fellowship meeting in a home or
in any other location good enough for the initial takeoff. It is
critical to ensure that necessary things are in place and that the
fellowship has reached a sizable number before starting a regular Sunday
A mature house fellowship may metamorphose into a regular Sunday
Members won to Christ at an organized crusade or seminar may be
assigned a Minister to commence a Church in the neighborhood.
A group of brethren living in the same area of a town may be
segregated from a growing church and appointed a Minister to start a
church in their area.
Any chosen method of church planting under any circumstance must
fulfill the 10 minutes driving distance from an existing RCCGSA parish.
Membership shall be open to all who willingly have submitted themselves to
learn at the feet of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without any hesitation /
reservation to the teachings as contained in the doctrines of The Redeemed
Christian Church of God and as derived from the Holy Bible.
The members of the congregation shall meet for regular religious
services every Sunday. The scheduled mid-week programs such as Bible
Study (Digging Deep) shall be determined by the Parish Pastor as agreed
with the church elders / workers. Further, it should be emphasized that
our church (RCCGSA) is a multi-cultural church and our services must be
conducted in a manner that will attract all people among whom we dwell.