Who We Are
We are a people sent to the nations, governments and powers of the earth as the voice of reason, possibilities and hope.
We are the instrumentality of catalyzing change and centralizing God in the governance of nations.
Our mandate is to turn the kingdoms of this world to the kingdoms of the Lord and of His Christ.
We are people who always seek to give hope and to be at the forefront of driving change both spiritually and governmentally.
We exist primarily as a fully functional church and, conceptually, as a governmental force for change, good governance and leadership.
A governmental church, an authoritative and powerful institution, generating solutions, influencing policy, providing clarity.
Scriptural Support: We are here to undo the oppression under the sun [Ecclesiastes 4:1-3; Ecclesiastes 5:8-9]. How can we break the yoke of oppression and ensure good governance in our nation and the nations of the earth? The answer was provided a long time ago. And to accomplish that the salt must live its saltshaker and get involved [Isaiah 9:6&7; Isaiah 33:20-24; Matthew 5:13-16; Ephesians 4:1-6.]
To Build the capacity of the Church to take on her governmental role, minister to the lost as well as the polity and exemplify the love of Christ by loving God wholeheartedly and loving people intentionally.
Strategy for Fulfillment
We operate in two diverse capacities as Kings and Priests. This is the whole essence of the Melchizedek Priesthood. Our primary capacity will focus on preaching the gospel, salvation of souls and discipleship of men. While our conceptual capacity will focus on nation-building and the governmental (political) mandate of the church (Discipling the nation).
Our values impact our culture and internal processes. Members must be creative, intelligent, multi-disciplinary, and cultured.
In order to function fully in the dualism that is now CGCC, church training must inculcate 2 Dimensions – Biblical foundations and Secular skills, to raise a new crop of believers who are well rounded in Biblical truths and doctrine and possess the necessary skills and knowledge required to excel and impact the world.
We focus on building the younger generation and preparing them to receive training and experience development in the areas of Biblical Foundation and Secular Skills. The goal is to equip them to change and impact their world.
In the light of the global dimension, the international relations department will be responsible for hosting international experts and facilitating international speaking engagements for the Serving Overseer on Policy and Governance.
CGCC will focus on the conceptualization and development of solutions to issues locally and internationally with structures put in place to circulate these policy solutions to key stakeholders. This will go a long way to making CGCC a recognized voice for good governance and policy formulation in Nigeria.
Effective communication channels must be set up for CGCC spanning the Web, Social Media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. YouTube, etc. Our message and outreaches must be tailor-made especially for the budding and emerging saints who strongly perceive God’s calling in this present generation “M-The Millennials.” Consequently, we must amplify the voice of reason that is our collective heritage.
We must also maintain a vibrant Public Relations/CSR outfit, publish Charity/NGO Impact Reports, Testimonials as well as other regular publications, and have varied external engagements.
Regular Publications: The Serving Overseer’s Books, Articles, Speeches, lectures and Thoughts on Economic, Political and Social Issues. Traditional Media: Radio, TV, Newspapers.
The Citadel Global Schools which comprises of the following:
– Crèche, Nursery and Primary Schools.
– The Citadel Leadership Academy/School of Government – A school where people can enroll to take short courses on politics and governance.
– The Citadel Business School/ Skills Acquisition Centre.
– Family Focus: Parenting & Finishing Schools.
Our Leadership Values at the CGCC include:
1. Compassion (sensitivity and empathy).
2. Intelligence ( smart, clever, and have insight).
3. Responsibility. (Responsive, responsible and accountable).
4. Judgement. (Must have sound judgement: Those who err in vision stumble in judgement. He that is spiritual judges all things and is not judged by any one).
5. Influence. (Must be impactful. Romans 1:4-5).
Our 4-Dimensional Operational Dynamics
We exist as a Churchin the House; Church in the Community (Congregation); Church in the City; Church in the Cloud.
Our 4-Dimensional Growth Dynamics
-To grow up
-Grow very rich
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired, only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
There is one God, eternally coexistent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father is the creator of heaven and earth and the sustainer of all things. There is but one God, infinite, eternal and perfect in holiness, truth and love.
The deity of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His burial, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. He is the Head of His body, the Church.
God the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, unites man to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the believer, enabling him to grow in sanctification and righteousness, and become a gift of God to the church.
The salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
The present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, is available to all that believe in Jesus Christ, and will totally surrender their lives to the complete, perfect will of God.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit (the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues and the interpretation of tongues) are available through the Holy Spirit, and are for the church today.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance) and the character of God must be evident in the life of every disciple as preconditioned for the resting and manifestation of the Seven Spirits of God (the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord) sent forth into all the earth (Gal 5:22 & 23; Isaiah 11:1 & 2; Rev 1:4; Rev 4:5 and Rev 5:6). Character is the stability of the anointing.
Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Through the original sin of Adam and Eve, mankind fell from God and became sinful in nature. He is totally incapable of returning to God in himself and is lost without hope, apart from the salvation of Jesus Christ.
The Church is the Body of Christ, whose task is to take the gospel to all men in all nations and make disciples of them.
The spiritual unity of the believers in Christ Jesus.
We believe in healing, health and wholeness as God’s will for mankind.
We believe in the corporate worship of believers in a local church and in witnessing to our faith.
We believe in stewardship of all assets evidenced in generous giving, offerings, etc.
The resurrection to eternal life for believers and the resurrection to damnation for unbelievers.
The consummation of all things including the visible personal return of Jesus Christ the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ into the presence of God. The marriage supper of the lamb, the Millennial Reign of Christ and the final judgement.