HISTORY OF THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD HOUSE FELLOWSHIP
House Fellowship became active, as an informal Department of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in some parishes in the eighties; and, began formally as a unit of The Directorate of Christian Education in 2009 / 2010 Redeemed Year.
In January 2012, the House Fellowship Unit was carved out from the Directorate of Christian Education to operate as an independent body; which, was saddled with the responsibility to effect prompt implementation of the Church Growth programs of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Church Planting and House Fellowship Development at the grassroots level.
In pursuant of this mandate, the Redeemed Christian Church of God House Fellowship Department has trained thousands of members, workers and ministers of the Church for Church Planting and House Fellowship Development.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
“To effect prompt implementation of the Church Growth programs of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Church Planting and House Fellowship Development at the grassroots level, using House Fellowship as an instrument of Evangelism.”
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
“To be the best training unit of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the world, and lead the Church to achieve the highest excellence in Church Planting and House Fellowship Development; and, in staff, research, consultancies and academic Preservation using cutting edge research training on Church Growth, Church Planting and House Fellowship Development; and, by employing up-to-date acquisition, information analysis and knowledge delivery system”
In order to fulfill her divine mandate, the House Fellowship Department has the following Units in place:
1. Administration / Secretariat
2. Youths and Young Adults
3. Finance and Marketing
4. Research and Training
5. Languages and Translation
7. House Fellowship Leaders Coordinators
The House Fellowship Department has materials and manuals published on House Fellowship, Leadership, Church Planting, Soul Winning and Discipleship. Plans are in the offing to have these materials in other languages (local and foreign). It is our vision to implement the Church Growth programs of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Church Planting and House Fellowship Development at the grassroots level.
MANDATE OF THE RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP
The following are our Mandate and Objectives
To effect prompt implementation of the growth programs of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on church planting and house fellowship development at the grass root level by using the House fellowship as an instrument of Evangelism
To accomplish the aforementioned vision, we seek to fulfill the following:
Growth: To ensure commitment of House Fellowship Leaders to follow up, New Believers' Class Training and New Comers Preservation
Relevance: To encourage relevance of House Fellowship to Church Growth through Mass reproduction of House Fellowship Leaders
Awareness: To create awareness on the need for parishioners, in all their parishes of RCCG, to attend House Fellowship meetings and release their homes for house Fellowship specifically, we target first Sundays of each Month as House Fellowship awareness day in all Parishes of RCCG.
C -CHURCH PLANTING
Church Planting: To help in Church Planting by identifying and translating House Fellowship Centers, with large population, to full fledged Parishes of RCCG.
Evangelism: To Liaise with Parishes of RCCG to actualize the goals of the Mission on Evangelism by mobilizing House Fellowship members for personal or Mass Evangelism, especially on the last Saturdays of each Month.
SOUL WINNING AND DISCIPLESHIP
GOLDEN TEXT: John 15:16
“Ye Have Not Chosen Me, But I Have Chosen You And Ordained You, That You Should Go And Bring Forth Fruit, And That Your Fruit Should Remain: That Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask Of The Father In My Name, He May Give It To You.”