GRACE FOUNDATION CLASS (GFC)

GRACE FOUNDATION CLASS aka G.F.C is a child of our church vision; establishing believers in the fundamental teachings of Christ and the New Testament truths. G.F.C is the arm of the church that is saddled with the responsibility of training, developing and deploying church members and workers as a first spiritual equipment for a better life and services enriching your WALK and WORK with God. GFC is blessed with well-seasoned and trained team of teachers who helps in carrying out this enormous task.

INTRODUCTION TO GFC COURSES

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THE NEW CREATION

When a man accepts Jesus Christ as his saviour, his sins are remitted (totally blotted out). As if they never existed, such a person becomes a totally new man spiritually speaking; a specie of being that never existed before. A good understanding of your new creation status will boost your faith in God and enhance your capacity to receive the blessings of God and enjoy the inheritance we have in Christ (Colossians 1:12). Furthermore you will walk in dominion over the forces of darkness as if they don’t matter (Colossians 1:13).


RIGHTEOUSNESS

An understanding of our righteousness in Christ is perhaps the most vital subject a believer must know in order to be effective and fruitful as a Christian. This is also perhaps the most misunderstood topic. The difficulty experienced in grasping truth about righteousness is not really due to its hardness or complexity but due to un-renewed mind-set and thinking like mere man.


THE BELIEVER’S AUTHORITY

The believer is not a disadvantaged fellow living at the mercy of satan. We are fully equipped to reign and dominate all the forces of darkness in this present life. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection dismantled satan’s kingdom and got back the authority that Adam lost for those who receive Him by Faith. (Colossians 2:13-14). We are seated with Christ at the right hand of God. This represents the highest position of authority in the universe. We must understand our position of power in Christ so we can live fearlessly and victoriously in this present life.


GROWING IN GRACE

Just like natural babies need the right food, exercise and right environment for proper growth and development so also us as new creation in Christ. We must feed on the right diet and expose ourselves to right environment in order to have a healthy and productive Christian life. 1 Peter 2:2


PRINCIPLES OF ANSWERED PRAYERS

Prayer has been defined as a dialogue between man and God. A real prayer is not a monologue. The importance of prayer in getting things done on earth cannot be over emphasized (Jeremiah 33:3). God does things on earth when men ask Him to do so.


LIVING BY FAITH

Just as air is to the natural life so is faith to the spiritual life. The scripture makes it clear that it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is the currency of heaven, you exchange for whatever you need from God because it is the key to answered prayers (Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24). By faith we stand (2 Corinthians 1:24) and with it we quench all the attacks of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16). The fight of the believer is essentially a faith fight (1Timothy 6:12, James 1:2-3).


BAPTISMS

Baptism is from the Greek word BAPTIZO which means to dip, immerse, fully wet or wash. Therefore baptism can never be mere sprinkling of water on the person for the purpose of conversion. This course seeks to acclimatize the students with the various types of baptisms and their importance.


SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT

In order to excel in what we do, we need to do it with the spirit of excellence i.e. going the extra mile to ensure that your final output reflects your best. Someone has rightly said that there is no barrier against an excellent product (person) which meets a present need. In other words, the world we are living in will make room for an excellent person.


THE VISION, AUTHORITY STRUCTURE AND TEAMS OF GCC

What helps in defining and maintaining focus in any organisation is the vision, as a vision is the heartbeat of such an organisation and it speaks of its essence, Certain structures and teams are necessary to help administer and execute tasks and the daily running of such an organisation, this course seeks to familiarize the students with the essentials of our vision, structure and teams enabling them to decide what team through which they will be part of the great work God I doing in and through Graceville Christian Centre.


MEMBERS, OBLIGATION AND PRIVILEGES

In order to have proper growth and development every child should belong to a family in order to enjoy care and nurture. This is also true concerning a believer. Every Christian ought to belong to a church family where they receive spiritual training, care and edification so that they can fulfil their destinies and live a fruitful life for the kingdom of God. The church can be divided into two, the universal church and the local church. The universal church comprises of all Christians worldwide which practically cannot meet together in one place due to distance, logistics, language differences, space etc. therefore God has devised that we meet in smaller groups called the local church. The local church is headed by a pastor whose major duty is to feed the flock (Jeremiah 3:15).


THE CULTURE OF GRACEVILLE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

Luke 4:16 16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. NKJV From the scriptural text above, we can see that Jesus our Lord has certain traditions (culture) and there are certain traditions (culture) delivered by Apostle Paul to the New Testament church. There is nothing wrong in having traditions as long as they don’t conflict with scriptures. (2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6)

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