Conference decided to consolidate on our Watch and Pray Programmes on Radio and Television. In view of this, Watch and Pray will commence at Odenigbo Radio, 99.1 FM Obosi, Onitsha, from the third quarter of the Year i.e. July, 2016.
Apart from sponsoring the Watch and Pray Programmes on Radio and Television, Branches, groups and individuals are encouraged to sponsor monthly live phone-in programmes on Radio and Television in their branches or zones.
Baptism of members will commence from February 2017 by the grace of God.
Conference decided that a Workshop for Administrative, Youth Fellowship, Women Fellowship and Welfare Committees will hold on zonal basis from February, 2017 by God’s grace.
GKS Ota Unit, Ogun State is hereby upgraded to Branch level by God’s grace.
For the purpose of orderliness, decency and smooth execution of events, Ministers and/or Laity Members who are invited to occasions of launchings, marriages, house opening ceremonies, etc., and are called to offer the opening and or closing prayers are from henceforth to also “Hail”, that is, to give the theocratic greeting “HAIL JEHOVAH AND JESUS CHRIST”. The practice of handing over the microphone to the Chairman of the occasion who may not be a Minister to “Hail” should therefore stop.
The following Ministers have been constituted into a Panel to review the “GKS Organization Instructions/Rules” and “The Administrative Committee Handbook”. They are as follows:
The Assembly of Lord’s Ministry Elders (ALME) is already working on it by God’s grace.
Work is still in progress on the reprinting of two of our publications: “FACTS ABOUT GOD AND HIS ESTABLISHED KINGDOM” and “ABRIDGED BIBLE SUBJECTS”. We pray God to help us accomplish these projects by His grace.
Surrogacy, according to the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary (6th Edition) is the practice of giving birth to a baby for another woman who is unable to have babies herself. Conference noted that this practice is beginning to creep into the Church. The Ministers deliberated on the matter of surrogacy and noted that we must be guided by the laws of God as contained in the Holy Bible. (1 Timothy 6:20,21) Couples who are still expecting children are encouraged to look to God and exercise implicit faith in Him so that they will be blessed in His due time by His grace and power. They should not indulge in anything sinful or anything that goes contrary to the will of God as contained in the Holy Bible. (1 Thessalonians 5:22). However, GKS Health Professionals and GKS Lawyers Forum will be reached to examine thoroughly, the medical and legal implications of Surrogacy and forward their recommendations to the Executive Board for consideration by God’s grace.
It has come to the notice of Conference, that there are over 15 Facebook sites bearing the name of the Church obviously without due authorization from the hierarchy of the Church. Some of the postings in these sites are not in conformity with the rules and practices of the Church as contained in the Holy Bible. Conference decided that the administrators of these Facebook sites will be invited to discuss on how to prune down the number of the various sites in order to harmonise the administration of the Facebook Groups to avoid embarrassment. The approved site will be under the strict supervision of the Lord’s Ministry.
It has been observed that despite repeated admonitions and warnings, some members still celebrate and wish others “Happy Birthday” on social media. Some use the terms such as: “Happy Birth Day” (HBD)”, “Wish You Long Life and Prosperity (WULLNP)”, “Thank God I am plus one today”, “Congratulations”, etc. Members should desist from this forthwith as it is not the tradition of the Church (1 Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 3:16). Birthday celebration is unscriptural (Genesis 40:20-22; Matthew 14:6-12). See God’s Kingdom Advocate Vol. 4 No. 3 (January – March, 2011 Edition). The Scriptures say: “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake; whether it be to the king, as supreme” (1 Peter 2:13; Hebrews 13:7,17). Members who operate Facebook accounts are advised to go to their facebook settings and remove their date of birth while those who intend to open new accounts should not include their date of birth to avoid the Facebook account prompting up their birth date to their friends. Members should endeavour to comply with this directive for their own spiritual benefit.
Station Ministers and Administrative Committees are hereby urged to maintain and sustain the Recognised Members’ Meeting in their branches and zones. Also, it has been observed that most General Members do not attend the General Members’ Meeting. This is not good enough. Serious efforts should be made to educate and sensitize General Members during Divine Services, Wednesday Bible Study Meetings and other group meetings on the need to always attend and participate actively in General Members’ Meetings in the branches. The Lord’s Ministry through the Station Ministers, will do all it can to sustain the General Members Meeting by God’s grace.
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