1. The General Council:
The Body that holds the entire work of the Assemblies of God Nigeria together into one formidable force.
2. The General Committee:
The General Committee is a body other than the Executive Committee that meets twice a year. Each district and area has the privilege of representation on the committee by at least three members – the district Superintendent together with two others, one of which must be a layman. Together with the Executive Officers of the General Council, the National Departmental Directors, Retired General Superintendents, Heads of Schools, and the General Council Legal Adviser. They meet every six months to discuss problems and needs concerning the General Council, Districts, and Areas.
3. The Executive Committee:
Between General Council Meetings, the affairs of the Church are cared for by an Executive Committee, composed of the General Superintendent, Assistant General Superintendent, General Secretary and General Treasurer, the expatriate missionary representative, and eleven District Superintendents, making a total of sixteen members. All, except the missionary representative, are elected at the General Council Meetings for a four-year term. This committee meets on a quarterly basis.
4. The Board of Administration:
The Executive Officers of the General Council constitute the Board of Administration. The Officers are the General Superintendent, the Assistant General Superintendent, the General Secretary, and the General Treasurer. These Offices are fulltime. The Board of Administration, Chairman by the General Superintendent, oversees the day-to-day affairs of the Secretariat, meets often for the general welfare of the entire constituency and takes important administrative decisions between Executive Committee Meetings. The Board of Administration refers some matters to the Executive Committee for ratification.
5. District Councils:
The district is a creature of the General Council of the Assemblies of God, and therefore amenable to the entire body in matters of doctrine and personal conduct of all ministers, churches and members. Districts are governed by a seven (7) member district presbytery, comprising the District Superintendent, Assistant District Superintendent, District Secretary, District Treasurer and three (3) others elected as Presbyters. These are elected at District triennial Council Meetings, to have supervision over all the activities of the Assemblies of God in its prescribed field. Each district has its own Bye-Laws.
6. Area Fellowships:
Areas are districts in making. They have not reached the standards required of districts. They cannot conduct elections. Their counseling committees are appointed by the Executive Committee, and comprise the Supervisor, The Chairman for the Missionary Area, Secretary, Treasurer and two other members. These have the oversight of the Area Churches. Areas are guided by Policies. The Missionary Areas are administered much the same way as Areas. The difference is that Missionary Areas are much younger. They occupy geographical areas where the work is comparatively new and need much more encouragement. The General Council sponsors national missionaries to missionary fields.
In order to facilitate evangelism and enhance administration in various parts of the district or area, sections are created by the district presbytery, or in the case of an area, by the counseling committee. Each section is headed by a Sectional Leader. With the Leader, the Sectional Committee meets from time to time to take care of the affairs of the section. Those that do not meet the requirements for a section are called “Groups” with group leaders. Factors that inform the creation of sections and groups include growth and administrative convenience.
8. Local Churches:
Each local church is under the shepherdship of a pastor. In some cases, the “bigger ones” have as many as two to three additional pastors, serving as either associates, assistants, or in charge of children.
A local church cooperates in the work and support the programs of the General Council and District Councils and recognizes the district as having the right to disapprove or approve scriptural doctrine and conduct and to administer.
To fulfill the reason-for-being of the Movement, the General Council:
» 1. Develops, promotes, and co-ordinates the various programmes or projects.
» 2. Provides information, training, expertise, through seminars, workshops, conferences or conventions, rallies, etc.
» 3. Monitors, evaluates and improves on various operations and components of the church to make them more efficient
Empowering Healthy Pentecostal Pastors to grow and conserve healthy Pentecostal Churches in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Assemblies of God Nigeria exists to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ in Nigeria and beyond by all scriptural means in the power of the Holy Spirit, to encourage worship of God and promote fellowship among believers; to develop educational work in so far as seems necessary for the proper growth and efficiency of the church; and to own, hold in trust, use, sell, convey, mortgage, lease, or otherwise dispose of such property real or chattel, as may be needed for prosecution of its work under God.
OUR THREE-FOLD MISSION
Assemblies of God is committed to fulfilling a three-fold Mission, which is our reason-for-being. Assemblies of God exists expressly:
» 1. To be an agency for evangelizing the world. (Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16).
» 2. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God. (I Cor. 12:13), and
» 3. To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Eph. 4:11-16; I Cor. 12:28; 14:12).
A Pentecostal pacesetter in Nigeria, up-reach in worship of God, in- reach in discipleship of believers, and out -reach in Evangelizing the world.
Assemblies of God Nigeria aims to remain;
» The foremost Pentecostal movement in the country.
» A Spirit –led movement where all component parts recognize and submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
» A Christ-centered and Christ-propagating Movement spreading throughout the nooks and crannies of our country and beyond;
» A Spiritual catalyst dictating the Spiritual tempo of the church community within and beyond our county;
» A Bible holiness preaching and practicing movement keeping the world out of the church and preparing the saints for the rapture;
» A power-packed Movement, terrorizing and humiliating the forces of darkness in all facets of this last onslaught against the devil by the church, striking terror in the hearts of Satan.
» A growth – oriented movement, growing upward in worship, together in brotherly love and fellowship, outward in evangelism, and beyond in missions.
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» A powerful movement, locking and unlocking heaven on her knees, binding and casting out devil where they exist, demolishing strongholds of Satan and bringing to submission all minds that exalt themselves above the knowledge of God.