THE ICGC DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME [ABC]
What is it about?
The ABC Programme is the Discipleship Programme of the International Central Gospel Church designed to provide new entrants with ministry that leads to their establishment in the church. New entrants include the following categories of individuals:
1. Visitors who come to our church who have not given their lives to Christ. That is, they are not born again Christians.
2. Born-again visitors joining our church from other churches.
3. Members from other ICGC assemblies who have not completed the ABC programme and have joined Christ Temple Assembly.
4. New converts won through the church’s outreach programme.
What is the Goal?
The Goal of the ABC Ministry is to make disciples of all the above categories of individuals through a carefully-designed and coordinated programme of activities including but not limited to:
A. Teaching programme at the church premises.
B. Follow-up activities at the community level.
In-Church Teaching Programme
This has the following components:
Beginning with Christ – commonly referred to as New Believers, equip new believers with the basic understanding and the decision they make to give their lives to Christ and introduce them to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. Duration: 5 weeks.
Membership (Connecting with God’s Family) –
This programme makes one a member, provides knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of the ICGC, its vision, philosophy, mission, and the Church's commitment to members and vice versa. Duration: 10 weeks.
Maturity (Growing in Faith) –
This level helps one grow in faith through the knowledge of biblical principles and doctrines that eventually helps the disciples exhibit the characteristics of the Christ-like nature. Duration: 12 weeks.
Ministry (Living to Serve Others) –
This programme helps disciples discover their God-given talents, gifts and abilities equipping the disciples for ministry in the Body of Christ. It also provides knowledge of the several avenues in the church where the disciple can serve effectively. Duration: 14 weeks.
The ministry desires that each participant who completes the New Believers’ course go through all the levels of the programme. All levels require graduation.
How can I enroll?
Every participant is required to fill a form and go through an orientation, which precedes the course. This helps the administrators to properly place participants in their right group. It will also afford participants the opportunity to know their class members closely and interact more freely. The course is designed to run every Sunday after 2nd Service.
What do I need for Class?
During class sessions each participant is mandated to bring along a Bible, Lesson Manual, Note book and a pen without which a facilitator will refuse participants’ attendance.
It is worth it, go for it. It is the expectation of the leadership of ABC that not only will you read this leaflet, but you will become a dedicated member of the church serving with joy, strength and understanding.
Info. Desk: 1st Floor Youth Block after 2nd Service.
Orientation Grounds: 1st Floor Extension
Orientation Periods: Every fortnight