Ministries & Departments

We believe in accordance with scripture that every soul has a gift (or gifts) within them to serve in a particular area or areas of the church. Volunteering for service in a particular area of ministry helps us as a church to be more accountable to you and for you.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14,27

12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ.
13 For by one [Holy] Spirit we were all baptized into one body, [spiritually transformed—united together] whether Jews or Greeks (Gentiles), slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit [since the same Holy Spirit fills each life].
14 For the [human] body does not consist of one part, but of many [limbs and organs].
27 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function].

A minimum age requirement of 16 applies to serve as a volunteer/worker in any of the departments. However, under 16s can also volunteer for service but with full parental consent.

In terms of departmental setting, TKFC comprises the following 12 ministries:

1. Family Hosting Ministry2. TK Harmony (Worship team)3. TKFCare4. Audio ministry5. HUR (Projects) Ministry6. Prayer, Healing and Deliverance Ministry7. Children’s Ministry8. Parking & Security9. Women’s Ministry10. Visual Ministry11. Men’s Ministry12. Youth Ministry

1. Family Hosting Ministry

Family Hosting Ministry

1 Chronicles 9:24-27

24 The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north, and south.
25 And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days.
26 For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
27 And they lodged all around the house of God because they had the responsibility, and they were in charge of opening it every morning.

These are the Gate Keepers of the church, also referred to as the Protocol and Ushering team.

They also take a register of parishioners accessing and visiting the building for Health, Safety and Security reasons.

They oversee the welcoming , general comfort, the settling and sitting arrangements of parishioners week-in, week-out, throughout the year. They also facilitate donation collections during services , administration of communion , people traffic and the maintenance of orderly flow of proceedings during services.

The Bible enjoins us in:

1 Corinthians 14:40

Let all things be done decently and in order.

2. TK Harmony (Worship team)

TK Harmony (Worship team)

TK Harmony is the Praise and Worship team of psalmists and instrumentalists who lead parishioners into the throne room.

In accordance with scripture we know God dwells in the praises of His people, thus a worship session always precedes the Word.

Psalm 22:3

But You are holy, O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].

The team is made up of men , women and young people from varying backgrounds.

They minister at concerts within and outside church and some of their members are award winning Gospel Musical artistes. TK Harmony now write their own bespoke songs and are currently in the process of launching their first ever album.

An audition and interview is a requirement for joining this team in addition to the Membership Class prerequisite.

3. TKFCare

TKFCare

TKFCare, an outreach arm of TKFC supports the care of Orphans and widows particularly in less privileged areas of the world.

We are a child-centred non- governmental relief and development organisation that is committed to ensuring the complete well-being of displaced children that they may attain a life that is whole and declared through years of posterity.

At the heart of our work is a strong resolve to transform the lives of displaced and vulnerable children and to support the communities in which they live. In line with our Christian faith we have compassion for those the world ignores. Our lifelong commitment is therefore to work to alleviate spiritual and material poverty and support communities in some of the poorest parts of the world, directly and indirectly.

One of our main goals is to serve and work alongside local communities to enable vulnerable and displaced children to live an abundant, self-sufficient life that is free from social, physical, economical and spiritual inequity or injustice. Core to our Christian values is the belief that aid must be given regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

OUR VALUES

1. CHRIST

We are followers of Christ Jesus; we love him, are guided by him and depend on him for everything. We believe that the vulnerable are on God’s heart therefore they should be on ours. Concern for
those in fundamental need and emphasis on just and fair behaviour is a strong theme throughout the bible. As Christians it is our desire to imitate Christ and to allow him to lead us into the company of those who are in need.

We are guided by Matthew 25:36-46 and James 1:27.

Matthew 25:36-46

36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters you were doing it to me!’41 “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. 42 For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. 43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’ 45 “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ 46 “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

James 1:27

27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

2. COMPASSION

We are passionate for those in the forgotten corners world. The bible says that Jesus came that we would have life and have it more abundantly, John 10:10, and we strongly believe that geography or other uncontrollable circumstances shouldn’t disqualify nor disallow people, access to the abundant life that those in other parts of the world freely have. We are committed to delivering quality care via our local networks in order to see lives permanently transformed.

3. ACCOUNTABILITY

Through our uniquely placed local teams we aim to be transparent in every relationship, in stewardship and in all interactions pertaining to TKFCARE. We demand a high standard of professional competence of ourselves and embrace the need to be accountable.

4. SERVANTHOOD

Jesus came not to be served but to serve. We imitate him. We believe in community participation and listen to those we seek to serve and empower. We are merely stewards of the resources at our disposal; they are a sacred trust from God, which must be appropriate accordingly towards those most in need. We are stewards of God’s creation.

There are three pillars to our work:

  1. Alleviating spiritual and material poverty
  2. Strategically fostering social transformation through advocacy
  3. Tactically serving those in need through community enhancing projects

You can now check out some of our work on our Facebook page.

James 1: 27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

TKFCare Ministry mandate has commenced from our local environment in Thurrock with projects that ensure less privileged children and their families who are experiencing crisis, are not without food.

To this end we currently support the Thurrock Food Bank with supplies of non-perishable food items and monthly financial support.

We are also looking into a grant service to support those who have been displaced by homelessness, divorce etc. We are looking to work with local partners like Thurrock Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau to identify those who fall into this category through referrals and provide assistance as budget permits.

Internationally, our focus is on the continent of Africa with a current population of over 1.2 billion souls(2016), much of which are under 20 years old . Africa is currently experiencing issues with HIV/AIDS and poverty which threatening the future of the next generation currently creating many orphans.

The continent is projected to grow in population to 2 billion over the next couple of decades.

This poses challenges for which God is sending this ministry to address in our little way , by facilitating the building of the next generation of leaders for the continent, one child at a time.

Displaced children, if given the opportunity will in God, succeed and carry the baton to be part of the solution for the future generation.

This is not a social answer but a Godly one, for any soul who is displaced becomes a ground for Satan, however, when hope is brought in Christ, these children become part of His army for the end time move of God.

In the short to medium term, TKFCare is operative in Nigeria and South Africa, being the two economic and population hubs of the continent. These two locations also serve as unique test cases for the pulse of the continent. From these centres, other locations will be reached and ministered to.

TKFCare, in fulfilling this mandate is partnering with other Godly organisations that carry the mandate of Christ and are providing social solutions, being mindful of the end time move of God.

Our current partners are House of God’s Grace in Agbowa, Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria and in South Africa, House of Wells is our partner organisation , covering operations in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

In Zimbabwe, there are operations in Harare and Kwekwe.

Donations and Support for TKFCare

Should you be led to support the TKF-Care Ministry, kindly donate online now.

Your donations will go a long way in changing lives of the less privileged.

God bless you and yours in Jesus’ name.

4. Audio Ministry

Audio Ministry

Psalm 68:11-12

The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it…

This team of men, women and young people are responsible for all public address functions , sound engineering and audio recording.

They work on a rota system and in partnership with the Visual team every week throughout the year.

There is always on-going training for every member of this team.

5. HUR (Projects) Ministry

HUR (Projects) Ministry

One thing unique about TKFC is the feeling and sense of family amongst those who have taken refuge under the banner of Christ in this local assembly.

This culture or atmosphere is maintained through specific projects that foster this sense.

The Projects (Hur) ministry is created to design and project-manage programs that foster this culture.

JOHN 13: 35

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

We currently have special projects to facilitate congregation cohesion, notably:

  • Couples away weekend – Helps to spice up and strengthen marriage and the home ;
  • Summer Family Fest – Supports integration of families within TKFC fellowship in an atmosphere of sports, food and entertainment.
  • Anniversary Program – Focuses on end of year achievement of various departments and church fellowship party.
  • Other activities that foster love expressions within TKFC.

6. Prayer, Healing and Deliverance Ministry

Prayer, Healing and Deliverance Ministry

ACTS 10: 38

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

The difference between the body of Christ and a social organisation is what we are dealing with:

Spiritual forces that are wicked and highly organised, such as can take control of people’s lives.

EPHESIANS 6: 12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

To this end, a strong, sensitive, relevant and vibrant ministry is operative, both to pray and conduct the practical setting free of afflicted souls from the grip of darkness and disciple them into the end time army of Christ.

Colossians 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 18:1

……Men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

This ministry team meet once a month on a Friday for a Night vigil at the church premises.

Every Tuesday at 7pm, there is Intercessory Prayer hour at the Church premises, unless otherwise indicated on our home page.

7. Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Proverbs 22:6-7

Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it. The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Every week, the children, in age directed classes, are taught on principles of life from a biblical perspective.

They are free to express themselves and have the opportunity to explore and ask questions.

Periodically throughout the year, the children have presentations to the church in drama, songs and musical instrumentation .We also have a Child Protection Policy in place which is reviewed in accordance with changes and updates in Child Protection legislation.

All staff and volunteers/worker in this ministry have an added requirement to be child-friendly and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certified.

8. Parking & Security

Parking & Security

They oversee all aspects of automobile and people traffic in and out of the two premises we use.

They are responsible for parking control, vehicle assistance and recovery, if and when needed.

Some of these include replacing and/ or inflating flat tyres, jump starting, parking and relocating cars.

They are also responsible for security at all our functions and events. Some members of this team are SIA accredited.

9. Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry

Women hold a major role in the home and the church of God.

Due to the uniqueness of women’s roles , this ministry is structured to meet the changing requirements of women in the various age groups represented .

Wise women (Proverbs 14:1) successfully navigate the building of strong families and women are therefore enjoined to emulate the virtuous woman as described in Proverbs 31:10-31.

This ministry is assigned the sole task of raising and developing successful home builders, focusing on them in the various stages of their lives and through group meetings, empower them for the assignment.

This is done through:

  • Lady-to-Lover: This is assigned with preparing young women for marital relationship. How to conduct themselves, avoiding premarital sex, etc. This focuses on single ladies 21-30 years.
  • Mum-to-Mum: After marriage, the next phase is motherhood, mum-to-mum ministers to expecting and young mums with children in pre-school stage.
  • Praying Girlfriends: As builders, dealing with a lot of spiritual, social and emotional needs, these meetings are designed to meet these needs. Some will be prayer centred, others meetings designed to fulfil the social and emotional needs of all women within TKFC.

The leadership structure must meet the objective of ensuring all women within TKFC are functional and balanced. A strong peer group upholding the value of purity and strong motherhood is fostered within the church.

1 PETER 3: 3-5

3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes.
4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands.

10. Visual Ministry

Visual Ministry

Psalm 68:11-12

The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it…

This team of men, women and young people are responsible for video recording, visual projection of scriptures, songs, messages; Lighting, live streaming of messages, photography, message presentation and social media. They work in partnership with the Audio team, every week throughout the year.

Their work is based on a rota system.

11. Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry

Men hold a unique place in life and God’s design for humanity. The challenge that the body of Christ faces is that in order to be light and salt, the church must reflect Christ’s will for His church, centred around the home – as the first or nuclear church.

EPHESIANS 5: 31-32

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church.

Males are born but men are made, it takes design to create a man who can lead a family in Christ. To this end, TK-Men as a ministry is commissioned to facilitate the making of men:

  • Young Men’s Club (YMC) – These are young men coming into the reality of commencing the next stage of their lives e.g. marriage, fatherhood etc. These are generally between 20 years and 39 years.
  • Older Men’s Fellowship (OMF): These are men who primarily are fathers but at a stage of realising God’s purpose for themselves and their household, which they lead. Their quest for God’s purpose is paramount on their minds i.e. success and significance. These are between 40 and 60 years.
  • Senior Men’s Fellowship (SMF): These have raised their families and are looking to leave a legacy, something that will define their sojourn on earth. We would look at enabling them fulfil God’s design for their lives and look back at their families without regrets.

The undergirding agenda of this ministry is to bring out the PRIESTHOOD of men, in fellowship with other men (NETWORK) in order to enable them provide for their household (PROVISION).

This order of priority must always be maintained as a ministry with “BUSINESS” interest never overshadowing SPIRITUAL maturity of men.

The ministry leadership fulfils this objective by creating successful men in terms of priests over homes that are in accountable relationships with other men, whilst providing for their families to signify success in their assignment.

12. Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

It has been proved statically that once a youth is saved i.e. under the age of 16 years and planted in a vibrant church, they will never depart from the Lord all the days of their lives.

PROVERBS 22: 6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

In as much as it is primarily the parents’ responsibility to train a child, however, the strategy of the kingdom of darkness is to attack the family. In doing this, many youths are damaged and disillusioned, making it difficult to imbibe the teachings of Christ as their living reality.

The youth ministry acts as surrogate parents, creating a home where values can be set, enforced by PEER PRESSURE within the ministry and plant these youths in the values/ activities of the body of Christ.

It is hoped that by the time they leave home at 18 years to go off to university, these values will be established. They will also be very connected with the local body TKFC, such that they will return to the work they have been planted into.

The assignment of this ministry is very simple:

  • Actively identify and recruit every young person 13-18 years in TKFC;
  • Plant them into a TKFC peer group, with strong leaders in each group;
  • Teach biblical values that become the pressure point of these groups;
  • Plant each youth in a service area or ministry to be part of building His Church;
  • Send them off at 18 years with strong ties to TKFC and monitor their progress.

It is upon these five objectives that the leaders of the ministry and the workers will be judged as fulfilling the assignment of the ministry.

It is up to the ministry team to plan curriculum and activities to facilitate meeting these objectives.

From time to time, we would take some of our influential youths into the mission field with TKFCare to witness issues that will crystallise their values in Christ and the grace accorded them.