GRACED FAMILY CHAPEL, ABUJA
We are organized is such a simple way to enable us function effectively and deliver on our mandate
Individual Development Process
The Relationship Profile illustrates how we deal with different categories of people that we come in contact with in the course of ministry. The Individual Development Process (IDP) illustrates how we build and prepare our people for responsible Christian life and ministry.
In other words, we establish relationships with the purpose of determining how to build people to become the best they were created to be in the kingdom.
A. The Community
This is the people that live in the immediate community where our Churches are physically located. It also includes our virtual admirers who link up with us via our website and other Social Media platforms. These people may or may not have made commitment either to Christ or to join our Ministry. Our community is as wide as the Lord grants us leverage.
B. The Visitors
This comprises everyone that shows up in any of our Meetings or events, which usually consist of believers and non-believers. We pay special attention to our visitors to see how we can be of help to them in any possible ways.
C. The Members
These are believers that have officially made a commitment to be part of our local family churches. To be accepted as a member, individuals would have:
- Received Jesus as Lord and Saviour
- Undergone Believers Foundation Class 101 – here or elsewhere, with evidence
- Been Baptized by immersion – here or elsewhere, with evidence
- Completed Membership Class (Class 201)
Thereafter, their names are entered into the Church Membership Register.
Once admitted as full member, individuals are encouraged to enroll in our phased Life Preparatory Courses. These include the Discipleship Discovery Course (DD301), Ministry Discovery Course (MD401) and Missions Discovery Course (MiD501). These Courses prepare individuals to use their gifts, careers and professions to serve in the kingdom and make impact within the local Church and in the larger society.
E. Associate Ministers
These are commissioned ministry leaders functioning in different capacities. They are expected to have attended Ministers-in-Training courses or have evidence to have attended similar courses elsewhere, particularly a reputable Bible School. Members of Grace Ministerial Impact Association – GMIA are eligible to be admitted as Associate Visiting Ministers – AVM – with Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry.
Individual Development Process (IDP)
This comprises series of personal development programmes designed to build the spiritual life of our people and prepare them for life and ministry.
- Believers Foundation Class 101
- Membership Class 201
- Discipleship Discovery Course (DD301)
- Ministry Discovery Course (MD401)
- Missions Discovery Course (MiD501)
- Strategic Leadership Training (SLT 601)
Our Operational Structure
Graced Family Chapel is structured around seven main Directorates:
- Directorate of Administration
- Directorate of Institutional Development
- Membership Care Directorate
- Ministers Development Directorate
- Missions Development Directorate
- Directorate of Education
- Directorate of Community Impact
Directorate of Administration – DA
Assignment: To ensure effective personnel and office management, finance, accounts and budgeting, according to industry standards.
Directorate of Institutional Development – DID
Assignment: Engage in strategic planning, process evaluations, structural facilities development and maintenance, etc.
The Membership Care Directorate – MCD
Assignment: To care for the members, Conduct BF Class 101 and Membership Class 201; oversee Ministry Support Groups; Provide food supplies through Graced Kitchen, provide benevolence to the congregation during weddings, funerals, etc; and operate Grace Family Life academy.
The Ministers Development Directorate – MDD
Assignment: Turn members into ministers by helping them discover their ministry and guiding them to find a place in existing ministry; responsible for Growth Support Ministries and Service Ministry Groups; organize Discipleship Conferences & Training; operate Grace Ministerial Internship Programme; as well as Ministry Discovering Course – MD401; and supervise the Associate Ministers of the Ministry.
Directorate of Missions – DM
Assignment: Plan, promote, oversee all community-connect events, the Outreach Ministry, evangelism training, including Missions Discovering Course -MiD501, evangelistic activities and programmes including Church planting, as well as local and international mission-related travels and projects. Oversees Grace Affiliate Churches and Ministries – GACM
Directorate of Education – DE
Assignment: Run the Department of Economic & Political Education; establish educational institutions where needed; coordinate other educational activities including scholarships, lifelong learning, and other community educational activities.
Community Impact Directorate– CID
Assignment: Responsible for Special Interest Ministries; oversee Emerging Entrepreneurs Boot Camp; Create and implement programmes that promote Community relations.