The Redeemed Christian Church of God, established in 1952 is strongly committed to the spiritual growth and upliftment of its members.
A wide range of teaching platforms exist within the Church to equip the body of believers in Christ, regardless of their age or background.
Every new believer in Christ needs encouragement and support to begin their journey of Christian growth.
All parishes in the Redeemed Christian Church of God are therefore encouraged to have classes in place for new Christians, which teach the foundational principles of the Christian faith as well as prepare them for water baptism by immersion.
The Bible as the Word of God to the Church presents an endless stream of wisdom which would take many lifetimes to search out.
That is why weekly Bible studies are an integral part of parishes within the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The education and training of pastors and ministers in RCCG as undertaken by NABET further equips them to fulfil their ministry of rightly dividing the word of truth.
An excellent Christian is supposed to be versed in the original, thorough and balanced teaching of the unadulterated word of God.
Every Christian is meant to seek the Word of Truth, know it and in essence, study the Bible to discover the treasures in it.
The RCCG Sunday School is taught from manuals based on sound biblical doctrines, by competent teachers selected in each parish. Classes are normally held every Sunday for the whole church, as part of the order of service.
House fellowship groups formed by parishes of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, usually in members' homes, facilitate small group settings for an even more personal touch in meeting members' needs holistically.
Each group is usually led by a coordinator who may or may not be the host.
Topics are drawn and discussed based on the RCCG home fellowship manuals.
The School of Disciples which started in 1985 is co-ordinated by the Training Bureau (NABET in the UK) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
It is a school where Christians of all denominations learn how to be true and genuine Disciples of Jesus Christ.
Its purpose is to:
1. Produce disciples who would do the work of Jesus.
2. Train dynamic soldiers of the cross for these end-times warfare.
3. Equip faithful men who will in turn teach others.
4. Impact basic teachings on every area of Christian living and service.
RECSOM trains, equips and mobilises students for Christian mission.
Classes are taught by a seasoned team of lecturers from a variety of organisations serving as missionaries, theologians or missiologist in Europe.
RECSOM views itself as a partner to all Christian ministries and denominations, seeking to encourage and strengthen those called to Christian mission, while at the same time acknowledging and celebrating its Pentecostal roots.
In the Redeemed Christian Church of God, volunteering of matured members of the church to serve in various roles within their local parishes is actively encouraged.
In order to adequately prepare these volunteers for their roles, they undergo a period of training that helps them understand the spiritual underpinnings of the roles they are stepping into, as well as practical and mental preparations they may need to make.
For certain volunteer roles such as children's teachers, parishes also ensure that the volunteers all understand and comply with the various legislations that they should operate within as well as attend more specialised training.
An Early Start
Great emphasis is placed on nurturing children in the Redeemed Christian of God with Christian values. NABET provides an advisory network with RCCG parishes to ensure a consistent framework for teaching children in the UK, that more than sufficiently meets their needs. Various teaching resources are available with ongoing work to contextualise some of these resources. NABET also supports the establishment of Christian nursery and primary schools.
The peculiar needs of teenagers as they navigate through the years of self-discovery necessitates the provision of quality Christian education and training that will empower them to make wise and sensible decisions that potentially lead to a regret-free future. NABET works to ensure that teaching resources for UK teenagers are tailored to their context. Teachers and coordinators of teenage groups within parishes are also encouraged to undertake training for their ministry development as well as comply with requirements for working with young people. NABET supports the establishment of secondary schools and youth clubs in churches. Contact us for more information on this.
Young adults within the 16-24 age group bring a lot of vibrancy and passion to the Church. While many within this age group often hold strongly formed opinions and views about life, they are very open to the Word of God and His love. Quality Christian education and teaching goes a long way to ensure that they are not lost to the tricks of the devil and the deceitful passions of the world. NABET therefore works to develop materials for the youth church and encourages the provision of career advice for young people and support for tertiary/further education.