Gospel of God Church
leadership in the Gospel of God Church is vested in the Holy Spirit. This is so,
because it is the Spirit that ordains and inspires the Lord’s servants, be they
Evangelists, Pastors, Prophets, Teachers.
the two key decision making organs are known as the Councils of Jacob (Jeep) and
Petros. The Council of Jacob has seven elders, who signify the seven covenants
while the Council of Petros has 12 elders. These elders are usually men who
serve in various capacities such as evangelists, pastors, prophets, or teachers
and pastors preside over the congregations. While their roles are quite
distinct, some of their duties overlap. Those ordained to be evangelists usually
happen to be former pastors. As evangelists, they are ordained into a new
congregation there is a senior pastor, and a hierarchical order is observed.
The Gospel of
God Church has several prophets and teachers. They prophesy teach and counsel
through the Holy Spirit. For those who are not familiar with prophets, it would
be easy to confuse prophets and teachers. In fact, teachers are sometimes
loosely referred to as “teachers of tongues”. Unlike evangelists and pastors,
there are both male and female prophets and teachers. A fair share of these,
include the sisters from the House of Covenant.
It is he who gave gifts; he appointed
some to serve as apostles, others to be evangelist, others to be teachers, and
others to be prophets. Ephesians 4:11
It is worth
noting that at times there is a multiplicity of roles. Some pastors may also be
prophets, and /or teachers. Likewise, there are prophets who are also ordained
the Church has several laypersons, who are an integral part of the congregation.
The titles “Father”(Baba)
and “Mother”(“Mai” in Shona language) are used to politely refer to members of
the congregation - regardless of marital status. The same title “Mai”, or
another term “Sister” is used in a more deliberate sense in reference to Sisters
from the House of Covenant. While they do not marry, it symbolizes their roles
as mothers of the world as a whole.
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