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.
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so [a]it is with Christ. 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]. For the [human] body does not consist of one part, but of many [limbs and organs]
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:
“The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north, and south. And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days. 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. 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:
“Let all things be done decently and in order”
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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
“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.
“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.
“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”
“… 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
“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.
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.
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 .
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.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes.
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.
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.“
“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.
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.
““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.
It has been proven 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.
“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.