As received by the General Overseer (G.O.), Pastor E. A. Adeboye, and communicated to the Headquarters leaders, our vision and mission statement shall remain intact, with a qualifying addendum in view of the peculiarity of the demography in the North American region. They are as follows:
- To make heaven.
- To take as many people with us.
- To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations.
- To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle.
- To accomplish No. 2 and 3 above, we will plant churches within five minutes walking distance in every city and town of developing countries and within five minutes driving distance in every city and town of developed countries.
We will pursue these objectives until every Nation in the world is reached for the Lord Jesus Christ.
- We value the pursuit of God. We thirst for His presence and to know more of Him through private and public worship, the Word and prayer.
Psalm 42:1-2, 63:1-3; Matt 5:23; Luke 6:21
- We value Christlikeness. We want to be like the Lord and savior in all conduct. We want to minister by serving people the way He did with compassion, under the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit. We shall convey the love, mercy and power of God through the ministry of the church.
Luke 14:16-20; John 20:21; Ephesians 5:2; Colossians 3:12
- We value godly family life where parents live as examples and cultivate an environment in which the spiritual, emotional and social growth of their children can be fully accomplished.
Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; 2 Timothy 3:15
- We value marital fidelity, where husband and wife can depend on each other to provide spiritual, emotional and intimate needs.
Proverbs 5:15-19; 1 Corinthians 7:3-5, Galatians 5:19-20; Hebrews 13:4
- We value purposeful singleness where the uniqueness of being single (unmarried) should be used to bless the church.
Matthew 19:12c; 1 Corinthians 7:32-34
- We value the Church of God as the body of Christ. Our desire shall be to seek its good, growth and prosperity.
Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:9-11; 5:25-27; 1 Timothy 3:5
- We value the individual members of the church and shall seek to treat one another with respect and appropriate courtesy irrespective of gender, social and physical status. We shall seek to help members to grow in the grace and to fully realize their God given potentials.
John 13:35, Romans 12: 9-10, Galatians 6:10, Thessalonians 3:12, Colossians 3:12-14.
- We value the mercy of God – we shall always recognize in humility that all the goodness we receive from God is a result of His mercies, even those blessings we may regard as “rights” because of our relationship with Him as children. We shall therefore seek to extend mercy to another and to all who come under the ministry of the church.
Psalm 52:8; Lamentation 3:22-23; Colossians 3:12; James 5:11
- We value giving – we shall always give ourselves first to the cause of the kingdom of God, and we shall encourage members of the church to give out of their material and financial blessings out of a willing and cheerful heart. We recognize that this ability comes from God Almighty out of whom all blessings flow.
1 Chronicles 29:12-14; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 8:1,2,5,7; 9:6-8
- We value personal and corporate integrity and therefore shall deal and conduct our affairs truthfully and honestly such that the gospel of Jesus Christ shall not suffer any reproach because of our conduct.
2 Corinthians 13:8; Ephesians 4:15, 5:9; 6:14; James 5:12
- We value the servant leadership. Our leaders shall serve the members of the church as Christ did selflessly and not for profit or self-glorification.
Matthew 10:42; John 13:13-15; Acts 20:18-19
- We love unity in the Body of Christ. We agree with the scriptures that all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior belong to one body of Christ. We shall seek to maintain the unity with all such believers.
Psalm 133:1; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:3-6,13
- We value simplicity and desire to do nothing in our private and public worship just for “effects” and “showing off”.
Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:17
- We value modesty in our lifestyle. We shall seek to be generous and gracious in our speech, firm in our convictions and chaste in our dressing.
Galatians 5:26; Philippians 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 3:3-4; 1 John 2:15-17
The Redeemed Christian Church of God commenced in 1952 following God’s dealing with a man of God – Pa Josiah Akindayomi – in Nigeria, Africa. Although Pa Akindayomi could neither read nor write the English language, God presented the name of the church to him in the English language. God also made several astonishing promises to him concerning the church.
Before Pa Akindayomi went to be with the Lord in 1980, God revealed to him that the current president of the church (the General Overseer) – Pastor Enoch Adeboye – would succeed him. Pastor Adeboye was then a Mathematics professor. Pa Akindayomi recognized Pastor Adeboye immediately he joined the church and started training and nurturing him.
Under Pastor Adeboye, God has done unprecedented things in the church. Today, the church has more than 5,000 branches worldwide with about 200 branches in North America alone.
To the glory of God, the Church is noted for the effectiveness of its prayers, demonstration of God’s healing power and teaching its members to live a life of holiness.