| SECRETARIAT DEPARTMENT
Located directly under the Office of the General Secretary, this department handles all official communication emanating from and coming into the Head Office. Members of this department include the Chairman and the General Secretary and their own secretaries, as well as other staff working in the two offices. The Media Ministry and the Protocol Office are special Units under the Secretariat Department.
| HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
The Human Resource Department exists to attract, develop and retain staff who have actual and future potential to effectively and efficiently perform their duties and responsibilities to further the mission of the Church and support its objectives.
| FINANCE DEPARTMENT
The key functions of the department include the receipt, custody and disbursement of Church funds in accordance with the financial policy of the Church. It also prepares the final annual accounts, budget, income and expenditure and monthly cash-flow statements of the Church
| AUDIT MONITORING & EVALUATION
The Audit Monitoring and Evaluation Department (AME) monitors the day-to-day financial business of the Church and ensures that there is transparency and accountability at all levels of the Church’s administration. It also investigates allegations of financial impropriety that come to the attention of management and ensures that assets are properly acquired, adequately recorded and sufficiently protected.
| PROJECTS, DEVELOPMENT AND ESTATES DEPARTMENT
This department exists to facilitate the acquisition, documentation, procurement maintenance and protection of the Church’s landed properties and investment projects. It also co-ordinates the execution of major Headquarters projects.
| INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
This department facilitates the acquisition, installation, smooth operation and maintenance of ICT facilities; and offers training and technical support services to users. In addition, the department also compiles and analyses statistical data on the Church; and processes the Church’s corporate memory.
| TRANSPORT / TECHNICAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT
The department handles the purchase and maintenance of official vehicles. It also undertakes commercial construction of canopies, steel gates, and burglar proofs for sections of the church on request.
| PENTECOST SOCIAL SERVICES (PENTSOS)
The Church’s quest to provide education, health facility, relief services, and to address socio-economic needs among its members and the communities in which it operates led to the formation of the Pentecost Welfare Association (PENTWAS), in 1980. The name was later changed to Pentecost Social Services, PENTSOS for short, and registered with the Department of Social Welfare and the Association of Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) in 2000. PENTSOS has a directorate led by an executive director who co-ordinates and supervises its five departments. PENTSOS is charged with the following responsibilities: Disaster Prevention and Relief Services; Economic Empowerment; Education Support Schemes; Health Services, among others.
| PENT TV
Pent TV is a terrestrial television station established by the Church in our quest to expand the frontiers of the gospel by using television to reach out to, disciple and transform the world for JESUS. Test transmission started in February 2015 and lasted until July 2015 and it has since begun operating as a commercial satellite station providing Christian content.
| MEDIA MINISTRY
The Media Ministry co-ordinates the transmission of the Church’s ’Pentecost Hour’ programme on about 65 radio and eight television stations including Citi TV and Joy TV. This is in line with the Church’s mission to win the lost for Christ and to establish responsible and self-sustaining churches filled with committed, spirit-filled Christians of character. The Ministry also oversees the digital media platforms of the Church.
| PENTECOST PRESS LIMITED (PPL)
Pentecost Press Limited (PPL) is the printer of the church. It is a limited liability company with the responsibility of carrying out the church’s printing jobs as well as doing private commercial jobs to enable it pay staff and use returns for expansion. Church jobs handled by the PPL include diaries, calendars, Pentecost Fire magazine, Ministries’ syllabi, Song books, Ministers’ Manual, cash books, marriage certificates, child dedication cards, etc. Please visit: www.pentecostpress.com for more information.
- MINISTRY EXCELLENCE
We seek to honour God who gave His best (Christ Jesus as the Saviour) by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all our ministries and activities (Colossians 3:23-24).
Some of the normal practices are regular prayer for the Holy Spirit baptism with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues. Emphasis is placed on the fruit and gifts of the Spirit in the life of the believer. Prayers are said for healing and deliverance of the afflicted as part of the initial exercises for salvation. Services are marked as truly Pentecostal with praise and worship, teaching, exercise of gifts, prayer, testimonies, etc.
- MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the presence of the person of the Holy Spirit and that the Christian life can be led only by His enablement. The new birth is the work of the Holy Spirit, and then the baptism of the Holy Spirit for power to serve and the gifts of the Spirit for building the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit helps the individual to develop a Christ-like character, manifested through bearing the fruit of the Spirit. The leading of the Holy Spirit in all spheres of activity in the Church is paramount. Administrative structures and all other Church distinctiveness have been largely influenced by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Leadership development is based on the apostolic foundation. Appointments and callings into leadership positions are based on character, charisma, and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Leadership development is from the grassroot level with members maturing to lead sub-groups, Ministries, Assemblies, Districts and Areas. Team spirit with talent development shapes team work. Ministry is by both clergy and laity.
- CHURCH CULTURE
The following distinctive attributes help identify The Church of Pentecost:
- Self-supporting attitude
- Faithfulness and integrity
- Distinctiveness in prayer
- Church discipline without fear or favour irrespective of position, race or colour of members.
- Congregational worship is based on spirit and truth and not necessarily on location or structure.
- Fellowship and generosity
- Respect for authority.
- Mutual respect and sense of belonging for all members without discrimination based on colour, gender, tribe, race or nationality.
- Sacrificial service to the Church without expecting pecuniary reward.
- Neighbourhood Churches: small/medium-sized community-based Church policy promotes Church planting
- Home cell system of fellowship fosters the creation of avenues for effective discipleship and promotes both numerical and spiritual growth.
- Total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and other hard drugs.
- Monogamous marriage is upheld as well as chastity before marriage.
- Homosexuality, lesbianism and other perverse sexual practices are not permitted in the Church.
- The Church upholds paternal inheritance.
- Female visitors who attend Church services without a head-covering should be accepted as they are, without being either turned back or offered a “head covering”.
- Women should fashion their hairstyles in a decent, modest and appropriate manner to the glory of God.
- The wearing of seductive or sexually-provocative dresses should be discouraged in the Church.
- Women must avoid the practice of cleavage (the partial exposure of breasts and other sensitive parts of the body) as that does not glorify the Lord.
- Church Anniversaries can be celebrated only at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th etc, milestones
- TITHES AND OFFERING
Faithfulness in giving offerings and paying tithes to enhance the ministry of the Church is emphasised. Periodic teaching on this subject is regarded as very important. The Church and members depend solely on God as the source of financial supply. Borrowing by the Church is not encouraged. Lending with interest among members is also discouraged.
- SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
The Church believes in communal living with members supporting one another, and participating in communal work. The Church may also help the wider community by providing social needs such as health services, education, as well as donating to the needy in society.
- HOLINESS OF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
The Church upholds holiness of members unto the Lord in all their endeavours (Romans 12:1; Hebrews 12:14).
- CONSISTENT BIBLE TEACHING (Acts 2:42a).
The Church upholds the teaching of sound biblical doctrine and does not tolerate the propagation of wrong/false doctrine. All types of prayer such as thanksgiving; worship (adoration); supplication; intercession (Eph. 6:18-19; 1 Tim. 2:1-2).
- CHURCH DISCIPLINE (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 12:7-11)
- Respect for and obedience to authority.
- Submission to corrective measures and policies of the Church.
- Regular fellowship of the saints – (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:25)