1ST PASTORAL LETTER – CONNECTING COMMUNITIES WITH THE MESSAGE OF THE KING
It is a great privilege to write you this 1st Pastoral Letter. We thank God for His mercies and faithfulness in our lives and His Church. We deeply appreciate your support towards the Church plant in Sevenoaks; thank you for all your contributions towards the growth of the vision as led by Pastor Tinuola Adeyemi, our Pioneer Pastor.
We sincerely appreciate your continued support towards the Church since our appointment into the Pastoral Office; we are truly humbled by the privilege to serve God and you in this capacity. We are committed to the vision that led to the planting of Royal City, Sevenoaks; we trust that through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will take the vision to the next level and advance the expansion of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We trust you will join us on a journey to focus our gaze, renew our faith and restore our hope on The King – Jesus Christ.
We are reassured of an outpouring of God’s abundant grace, awesome power, unfailing love, compassion and faithfulness upon His Church. We are convinced that God will use Royal City, Sevenoaks to transform, empower and prosper you to achieve your purpose in life. We are expectant that many will be saved, healed, delivered, restored and prepared for the Kingdom.
Our purpose is to make, mature and mobilise disciples to be Christ-like, fulfil the great commission and walk in their God-given destiny.
In fulfilment of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18 – 20, our vision is to use various strategies to connect communities with the message of the KING – JESUS CHRIST.
OUR MISSION MANDATE
- 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 ten minutes driving distance in every city and town of developed countries.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our core values are Biblically-based, culturally relevant, evangelistic, church planting, community, discipleship, excellence, grace & stewardship.
Our commitment is to provide a forum where you will discover the life promised by The King and be empowered to experience the abundance of the life promised by The King in John 10:10, “10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”(AMP)
Our commitment is to expose the works of darkness by promoting the power and purpose of The King for your life. We are committed to support you to discover the life promised by The King and for you to embrace this promised life to the fullest potential. We are determined to encourage you to move from just living to experiencing the abundant life in Jesus Christ. In accordance with John 2:15 – 17 and 1 Peter 5:2 we are committed to teach, edify, counsel, instruct and admonish you as the children of the Most High God.
We plan to use various strategies including events, internet, social media, emails, publishing, telephone and mobile technology to provide you with the information and resources to support your growth and development.
We trust you will join us and continue to support Royal City, Sevenoaks with your prayers, sharing with others and contribute to the growth of the work.
We will like to emphasize our strong belief in accountability and transparency. At RCCG, Royal City, Sevenoaks we hold ourselves accountable to the Most High God before whom we will give an account.
We are also accountable to you as a valuable member of RCCG, Royal City, Sevenoaks and make full assurances that you will be valued and treated with respect and dignity expected for a child of God and a human being created in God’s image.
We acknowledge our human frailties and recognize that we might not always get things right; but we trust that God will work through our imperfections and bring out the good in them to fulfil His purpose.
FEEDBACK AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
We welcome your sincere and constructive feedback for the growth of this work. In the unfortunate event of a dispute, we give an undertaking to work together for an amicable resolution, which will be practical, resourceful, and peaceful, bringing glory to God.The entire leadership of RCCG, Royal City, Sevenoaks holds each other in high esteem and accountable for the progress of the work. However, we have a group of leaders that we look up to as mentors; among whom we might refer any unresolved issue for spiritual oversight.
GOD WILL PROSPER THE WORK
Like Nehemiah in Nehemiah 2:19 – 20, “But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?” So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.” (NKJV), we are confident that God will prosper this work and together we will all receive our due right, portion, and inheritance in the Kingdom.
In the Service of The King.
Yinka & Foluke Oshin
Pastors, RCCG, Royal City, Sevenoaks