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FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES-UGANDA (FPPM-U)- Constitution

PREAMBLE:

Whereas it is the express purpose of God, our heavenly Father, to call out of the world a saved people, who shall constitute the body of the Church of Christ, built and established upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the Chief corner stone and;

Whereas; the members of the body, the Church of Jesus Christ, are enjoined to assemble themselves together for worship, fellowship, counsel and instruction in the word of God and for the exercise of those Spiritual gifts and offices set forth in the New Testament;

Be it resolved, that we recognize ourselves as a body of Christian believers according to the scriptural plan for the Local Assembly, in order that we may worship God as a united body, exercising all our infallible rights and privileges granted to a religious body by the Constitution and by-laws and agree to be governed by them.

This constitution is hereby adopted at the first General Assembly meeting held in Bundibugyo Town- Uganda, East Africa on this 10th, Day of July 2004.


ARTICLE 1:

1.0 NAME, AREA OF OPERATION, HEADQUARTERS AND POSTAL ADDRESS.

1.1 The organization as herein above shall be known as:-
FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES-UGANDA (FPPM-U)
Operating in Uganda with its headquarters situated in Bundibugyo Town, and its Postal address as P.O.BOX 1209, Bundibugyo District-Uganda and or any other that may be acquired in future.

ARTICLE 2:

2.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANISATION
The Objectives on which the organization is established are:-

2.1 To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations and establishing Churches.

2.2 To follow up the individuals and to channel them into a local Church in order to establish them in faith.

2.3 To reach individuals using the mass media, telephones, correspondence or the like in counseling with the intention of leading them to Christ.

2.4 To collect funds from the Churches and any source whatsoever, throughout the world for the purpose of the Churches.

2.5 To recruit, train and place, skilled office personnel who are capable of and have the desire to present the Gospel alongside their basic skills.

2.6 To open up Libraries for Holy books and religious publications.

2.7 To train and ordain people to become ministers in the Churches

2.8 To establish and manage projects for orphans, widows, and other disadvantaged people.

2.9 To establish Churches and conduct revival meetings, camps, numerical crusades, children rallies and to organize Christian concerts and increase vision service in Uganda at large and outside for the spread and promotion of the Word of God

2.10 To train Children, Youths and Adults to spread, the activities of the organization and other necessary activities in relation with other Churches or Organisations.

2.11 To purchase land for the purpose of establishing Church projects for the development of the communities in Uganda.

2.12 To erect and maintain Church buildings, social halls, business offices, school buildings, recreational facilities, personages projects and programs concerned with the work of relief, rehabilitation, development, agriculture and medical facilities and such other structures as are deemed necessary and to organize and promote such as deemed necessary for the up keep and continuity of said buildings and facilities.

2.13 To empower widows and orphans with knowledge, skills or resources which can help them to become self-reliant

2.14 To empower Women and Youths with the word of God and skills for spiritual maturity and self-sustainability

2.15 To sensitize, train and increase on the food crop and animal farming in the communities in Uganda.

2.16 To establish and manage the Head office to operate activities of the organization and other necessary activities in relation with other Churches or organizations.

2.17 To carry out all the above mentioned and do any other objectives of the Organisation.

ARTICLE 3:

3.0 POWERS OF THE ORGANISATION
In order to achieve the above objectives, the Organisation shall have the following powers.

3.1 To dispense the Gospel of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible by any and all means of whatsoever character, including but not limited to preaching, counseling, pamphlets, publications, newspapers, books broad casting, television, telephone, wireless, conducting schools, classes, institutions, clinics, lectures, camps, house parties, conferences, missionary work, conducting services, personal work by word of mouth, by motion pictures, films or all types and other proper religious means of whatsoever character.

3.2 To receive and administer gifts, offerings, grants and other contributions for the work of relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and development of the country.

3.3 To print and publish any pamphlets, articles in newspapers, periodical, books or leaflets the organization may think desirable for the promotion of its objectives

3.4 To receive donations, offerings, tithes, and gifts of all kinds for such promotion of the objectives of this organization.

3.5 To purchase or take on lease or by any other means acquire any movable or immovable property in Uganda or else where for any estate or interest whatsoever and any rights, privileges or buildings, machinery, engines, plant, live or dead stock or things whatsoever.

3.6 To employ experts, advisors, coordinators, administrators, expatriates and others for the objectives of the organization.

3.7 To transmit, propagate and communicate the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to students in Universities, Colleges, schools and other academic institutions, barracks, prisons, hospitals, to Churches and other congregations or assemblies or gatherings and to the public at large.

3.8 To provide theological, leadership training and capacity building, to clergy and lay people.

3.9 To solicit and administer scholarships to orphans and other disadvantaged groups of people.

3.10 To devise ways and means of making the organization self supporting, self sufficient and self propagating.

3.11 To take such steps by personal or written appeals, public meetings or otherwise as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of producing contributions to the organization in the form of endowments, donations, or otherwise participate in such other things as have for their objective the raising of money for the purpose of the Organisation or the spreading the Gospel.

3.12 To invest the money of the Organisation as immediately require in any one or more of the modes of investments for the time being authorized by law or the investments of trust moneys, and in such manner as may from time to time be determined.

3.13 To borrow or raise money that may be required by the organization upon such terms and upon such security as may be deemed advisable.

3.14 To draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue cheques, warrants, debentures and other negotiable or transferable instruments.

3.15 To construct, maintain and alter any building or erections and to provide the same with all proper and necessary fixtures, furniture, fittings, apparatus, appliances, conveniences and accommodation.

3.16 To provide, endow, furnish and fit out with all necessary equipments furniture, aids, statistics and other materials, for the coordination of the objectives aforesaid and to promote, organize, manage, coordinate all such things, privileges or easements over or in respect of any property and any buildings, machinery, engines, plant, live or dead stock of things whatsoever.

3.17 To facilitate procurements and transport of relief and development supplies.

3.18 To sell, improve, manage, develop, exchange, lease mortgage dispose of turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property or rights of organization.

3.19 To enter into any arrangement with any international bodies, Governments or authorities, national bodies, organizations, co operations, companies or persons and accept grants or moneys, land, donations, gifts and other assistance with a view of promoting the objectives of the organization, in taking any gifts property and to take the same subject to any special trust, which may be prescribed by donors thereof.

ARTICLE 4:

4.0 POLICY
Our Policy is;

4.1 To proclaim and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipleship, training Church workers and Christian leaders, church planting and helping the needy.

ARTICLE 5:

5.0 THE STATEMENT OF FAITH OF FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTREIS-UGANDA [FPPM-U]
(Doctrinal basis of the Organisation)

5.1 THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is God’s word, that it was written by men divinely inspired and that it is supreme infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Custom or man’s tradition or opinion should not be contrary to the spirit and teaching of scripture. (II Timothy 3:16)

5.2 THE TRIUNE GOD.

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (I Timothy 1:17, John 1:14, 4:24)

a) We believe in one God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that he hears and answers prayers and that he saves from sin all that come to Him through Jesus Christ. Leviticus 11:44, Psalms 39, 50:1)

b) We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit of Virgin birth, sinless in his life, making atonement for the sins of the world by his death on the cross. His present mediation work and his visible personal return to the world (John 3:16, Luke 31-32, John 1:14, Acts 8:37, John 14:3)

c) We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, whose ministry is to glorify Christ to convict the world of sin and to regenerate, indwell, sanctify, comfort and empower those who believe in Christ (John 6:63, 15:26, 16:7-14, 5:1, Romans 8:9, 13:16, I peter 1:12, I Corinthians 12:7-11)

5.3 SALVATION AND FORGIVENESS

We believe that all men by nature and by choice are lost sinners and can only be saved by accepting Christ as Lord and Savior, through faith apart from works. We believe in the body resurrection from the dead, of the believer to everlasting life and blessedness and joy with the Lord in Heaven and of the unbeliever to everlasting punishment and separation from God in Hell. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8-12, John 17:3, Ephesians 2:1-9, Revelations 20:11-15, John 5:28-29) We believe that sinners should repent their sins and receive a free gift of salvation, which is given freely through faith.

5.4 THE CHURCH

We believe in the Church as a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. (Corinthians 1: 8). We believe that FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, Baptized by immersion upon other personal confession. We believe that each Church is committed to observe the two ordinances of the Bible, Baptism and the Lord’s Table that human betterment and social improvements are inevitable by products of the Gospel. We further believe that each local Church is an autonomous democracy, with members possessing equal rights and privileges and that no individual or organization within or outside the Church has authority over it. Such that Churches may and do co-operate together through various organizations on matters of common concern and interest in building the kingdom of God.

5.5 THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

We believe that the only two ordinances that Christ gave to the Church are Baptism and the Lord’s Table. These are both symbolic in meaning and to teach Spiritual truth. They do not posses or impart any saving virtue to the partaker.

a) BAPTISM

Baptism should be administered to those who have already believed in Christ as savior and Lord. Baptism is by Immersion only. It pictures the death of the believer to his sin and the new life that he has in Christ. (Romans 6:3-10), Colossians 2:12)

b) THE LORD’S TABLE

The Lord’s Table is a memorial ordinance to be observed by believers in remembrance of the death of Christ our Lord for our sins, I Corinthians 11:24.


5.5 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND THE STATE

a) We believe that all Christians should be faithful citizens and obedient to the state Government; in up holding and maintaining the law of the state. Government is ordained by God. We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith, that each Church is independent and autonomous and should be free from interference by an ecclesiastical or political authority, while at the same time every Church must co operate with, up hold, and implement the civil laws, policies and programs of the Government, seeing that they are for the good of the whole man. (Acts 6:1-7, Romans 13:1-7, 14:7-12, Titus 3:13-14, Mathew 2:21)

ARTICLE 6:

6.0 REGULATIONS AND STATUTES FOR THE ORGANISATION

6.1 LOCAL CHURCHES AND BRANCHES

a) FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES-UGANDA is composed of local Churches here described as Assemblies, which are all subordinated to the same statutes and regulations. The local Church consists of a centre of several branches therefore; the local church and the branch church consist of an organized group of believers gathering together in a specific place for the same purpose.

6.2 RECOGNITION

The local Church/Assembly is officially recognized by Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries-Uganda [FPPM-U] if it has the following:-
a) Elders of the Church
b) Original land agreement and/or titling FPPM-U name.
c) Constructed a building of their own
d) In town areas, renting a permanent hall for worship may fulfill these conditions.
e) Has a minimum number of believers of not less than 30 members and must be self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating.
f) Contribute funds to support the FPPM-U organization as decided by the General annual meeting.
g) The application of the local church to be officially recognized by FPPM-U must be approved by the District Council concerned and the National Executive Committee.
h) An individual who wants to change to FPPM-U shall give a letter of recommendation from his/her former ministry leaders to the District Council which after finding out whatever matters that concerns him/her shall be forwarded to the National Executive Committee (NEC) for approval.

6.3 MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL CHURCH

a) Members are those who have accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and have been Baptized by immersion and who have been accepted by an ordinary meeting of the Local Church.

b) A member may voluntarily withdraw himself/herself from the local Church. A person who has withdrawn himself/herself or is excommunicated from the local Church shall cease to hold any duty thereof.


c) A member can be disqualified or expelled from the local Church if and when the local Church gets a clear understanding that his/her life of faith is not in accordance with the Holy Scriptures and the creed of the FPPM-U organization.

d) All tithes or offerings or any property given to the Church or any moneys contributed by members of the Church becomes properties of the kingdom of God and not subject to a refund.


ARTICLE 7:

7.0 THE BRANCH COUNCIL

a) The Branch Council is composed of the elders, the deacons, the responsible evangelist, of the branch and two members. It meets once a month. It elects the treasurer of the branch, who works together with the Evangelist. The offerings of the branch Church are transferred monthly to the Local Church account, with a receipt of the actual amount.

b) Before the transfer the amount collected is announced in the presence of the council. It is the duty of the branch council to watch over the life of its members to counsel, direct and guide them regarding their Christian life. The branch council reminds them of their obligations; punish the transgressors by power of the word of God and the authority of the local Church. The Local Church is responsible to nurture the branch church to the level of a local church according to Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries’ regulations and statutes.

7.1 ELDERS’ BOARD

a) The elders’ board is composed of the elders and the Pastor. The Pastor shall act as the Chairperson of the Board. The Chairperson shall hold his/her position as long as he/she has confidence in the Board. The elders together with the Pastors are spiritual leaders of the local church. New elders are proposed by the Pastor and approved by the elders of the local Church.

b) Deacons [Deaconess if woman] may be called to the elders meeting. Secretary and Treasurer should be an elder Deacon/Deaconess.

c) All these offices must be held by persons appointed according to (I Timothy 3:1-7). The elders are selected from the faithful members of the local church. However, an examination of the proposed elders within the local church is necessary according to the teaching of the Bible on Titus 1:5-9. After prayers, the Pastor selects new elders who are presented to the Church and commissioned before all the believers, Acts 13:13, 14:23. To become an elder of the local church, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit constitutes some to the elder’s absolute conditions.

d) The Pastor who is the Chairperson of the Board of Elders shall delegate one of the Elders board members to perform the duties of the Chairperson in his absence.

e) Difficult problems are solved by negotiations between all participants concerned, without any vote. However, if one third of them demand a reconsideration of a problem, the board agrees to re-examine it and to pray for the next meeting. When the problem will once more be dealt with there can be a vote if no solution is found at that meeting the board appeals to a higher authority within Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries-Uganda.

ARTICLE 8:

8.0 PASTOR’S QUALIFICATIONS

a) A Pastor is a person called by God to do the Pastoral Ministry. The qualifications of a Pastor are found in Titus 1:5-9, I Timothy 5:17. Pastors’ marriage must be a Christian registered marriage. A Pastor must have a formal Biblical training and be both spiritually and physically matured person.

9.0 ORDINATION

a) Before an individual is ordained, use the title “Pastor” and have a Pastor’s identity card of FPPM-U, he/she has to show, he/she has a calling into the ministry and has the ability to carryout the necessary task relating to Pastoral ministry. It is recommended that he/she have a formal training at a theological/spiritual leadership institution or good Pastoral experience of at least 3 years serving under a senior Pastor. A representative from the District Executive committee together with the local church elders shall ordain a Pastor in his or her local church.

8.2 An Evangelist is some body, who is accepted and sent out by his local church to further the Gospel under the guidance of the Board of elders of the local church.

8.3 The Elders Board watches over the application of the doctrine and the duties of the Pastors and Evangelists being responsible for the branches. If their teaching contains false doctrine and does not stick to the Holy words and /or scriptures of the true faith of the Church, the elders’ board guides them.

8.4 A Pastor who feels a call to another place should report this call to his/her elders’ board and to the District Executive committee to seek their guidance and consent.

8.5 The elders’ board has authority to protect the assets of the local church. The Executions of its decisions rest with the Pastor and the elders of the local church.

8.6 The elders of the local church meets at least once a month and minutes of such meeting must be taken.

8.7 The secretary shall deal with all correspondences of the local church and keep minutes from the members’ meetings.

8.8 The Treasurer shall receive all money paid to the local church and according to the directions of the elders’ disburses all money paid by the church and shall issue receipts for all money paid by him/her. The treasure is responsible to the elders’ board and the local church that proper books of accounts of all money received and paid by the local church are written down, preserved and available for inspection.

8.9 Money collected during any meeting shall be counted by at least two members of the local church and as soon as possible be handed over to the treasurer together with a receipt. The Pastor of the local church is neither authorized to carry nor to receive the offerings; he can however advise those concerned so that they may satisfactorily perform their duties.

8.10 The board decides the budget of the local church. The treasurer pays the personnel of the church. Its financial resources derive from:-

a) The offerings of the local church.
b) The tithes given by the members
c) The income from sales of merchandise
d) Other support from benefactors
e) Other official fundraising activities.

8.11 The board examines the report of the treasurer and the report concerning all the activities of the local Church, which are presented to the board of the local church to be forwarded for approval by the annual meeting of the local church.

8.12 The two auditors elected by the annual meeting of the local church shall examine the accounts of the local church. Once a year the local church presents a report of its activities to the Zone/District council.

ARTICLE 9:

9.0 LOCAL CHURCH BUSINESS MEETINGS

9.1 There are two categories of members meeting:-

a) Annual meetings
b) Ordinary members’ meetings.

9.2 The Annual meeting

a) Shall be held not later than January 30th, each year. Mandatory issues of the Agenda of this meeting must be:
b) Annual report for the local church work
c) Approval of the accounts.
d) Appointment of two auditors for the following year.

9.3 The ordinary members’ meetings

a) Shall be held not less than four times a year
b) Shall be announced in advance
c) Shall consider the concerns of the work of the local Church.
d) The treasurer shall give report about the financial stand of the local church.
e) Issues, which members want to add to the Agenda, shall be presented to the elders not less than 3 weeks before the members’ meetings.

9.4 THE ZONE COUNCIL

a) Shall monitor the growth of activities of the local churches in a given areas and give reports to the District council

b) Shall disseminate the District’s objectives and implement activities at local church level

c) The Zone leader shall oversea all churches in his/her area.

9.5 DUTIES OF AUDITORS OF THE LOCAL CHURCH

a) Shall be to inspect and examine the accounts records and receipts of the local church and they shall certify whether they are correct or not and give advice and recommendations.

b) No auditor shall be a member of the elder’s board.

c) The financial year of the local church shall be January 1st, to December 31st.

9.6 THE DISTRICT COUNCIL

a) A District consists of all the churches belonging to the same District.

b) The District Council consists of all the Pastors from all the local churches of the area and the missionaries concerned. The District council elects the District Pastor who is the District Overseer. The term of office for the District Pastor/Overseer is five years. He is re-elected after a break of five years. The Council elects a District Executive Committee with a number of Twelve (12) members. The District shall be fully recognized by FPPM-U when it comprises of a minimum of twelve local churches.

c) However, it can have a District Committee of less than twelve members according to the number of the local churches present. Other Districts in their Geographical settings shall promote districts that shall not meet the minimum qualifications of the local churches. The term of office for the executive committee is like wise five years.

d) The District executive committee should have the right, after consultation with local Pastors to implement transfer of a Pastor (s) The President/ General overseer of Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries is supported by the District Pastor/Overseer who presents to him a report of all activities. The council shall elect a treasurer who is capable and has a basic knowledge of accounting to handle the business and accounts of the District.

e) The Treasurer shall compile an annual financial report for the District to the General meeting. This report and the accounts are subject to auditing according to the regulations and statutes of the organization.

9.7 THE YOUTH COUNCIL

a) The Youth shall be organized into a committee or committees at the District, Zone, Local Church and Branch Church levels.
b) Shall have elected leaders at all levels with seven board members including the leader.
c) The District, Zone, Local Church, or Branch Church Pastors shall watch over the Youth Council (s) and nurture them.
d) The Youth councils have the right to organize themselves into any developmental or spiritual association with the approval and direction of the elders
e) Any matters concerning the Youth that may have been left out in this constitution shall be reconsidered or be provided for in other ministry documents.

9.8 THE GENERAL MEETING

a) The General meeting of the organization is composed of Pastors of the recognized local churches of FPPM-U represented by one Pastor of each local church and those entitled to vote. Other participants like heads of departments/ministries, invited guests and other Pastors can also attend. The general meeting is responsible for keeping the unity of its churches, committees and their activities. It is also responsible for the deciding upon the contributions of funds from local churches to the Districts and National treasury.

b) The Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than 30th, June each year. Notice in writing of such general meeting accompanied by its agenda shall be sent to all Districts and missionaries not less than one month before the date of the meeting. The quorum of the General meeting will be 2/3 of the total number of the eligible representatives, in case of lack quorum within six hours of the given time the meeting shall be adjourned to another date.

9.9 AGENDA OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
Shall consist the following mandatory terms:-
a) Confirmation of the minutes of the previous general meeting
b) Annual report from the President/General Overseer
c) Report and approval of the accounts
d) Election of 10 members of the Executive committee, who shall always be elected after five years. The maximum number of the National Executive Committee (NEC) shall be seventeen members.
e) Election of two auditors to perform their duties according to chapter 10.9-5
f) Such matters as the National Executive Committee may decide or to which notice shall be given in writing by secretary of the National executive committee at least two weeks before the date of the meeting

ARTICLE 10:

10.0 ELECTION PROCEDURE

10.1 The qualifications of the office bearers shall be outlined to the Annual general meeting first before election takes place.

a) The Members shall nominate not more than three candidates for each of the National executive committee post.
b) Each member nominates one name of each post.
c) Each nominated candidate must be seconded.
d) Voting shall be by secret ballot.
e) The election procedure shall be led by the National Executive Bureau (NEB)
f) The National Executive Committee may call a special general meeting for any special purpose. Notice in writing for such meeting shall be sent to all members not less than two weeks before the date thereof.

10.2 THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC)

The National Executive Committee consists of seventeen members i.e.

a) President
b) Missions’ Director
c) Executive Pastor
d) Coordinator
e) General Secretary
f) Treasurer
g) Women Leader
h) Ten (10) Members

10.3 The Missions director shall replace the resigning President/General Overseer and the next general meeting elects a new President. Any of the Ten (10) members to be elected on the Executive must be between 25-65 years of age. Any head of department of FPPM-U if not already a member of the committee may be called to the meetings of the committee according to the decisions of the same.

10.4 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD)

The BOD consists of the following:-
1. President
2. Missions’ Director
3. Executive Pastor
4. Coordinator
5. General Secretary
6. Treasurer
7. Women Leader

10.5 TERM OF OFFICE

a) The National Executive Bureau (NEB) or Board of Directors (BOD) will maintain their positions as long as the General Assembly has confidence in them but are subject to removal at any time when they cease to qualify under the original qualifications by which they were appointed.

b) The BOD shall appoint the first NEC Committee.

10.6 DUTIES OF THE BOD

a) They are responsible for the day today running of the Organisation
b) They shall implement the decisions of the NEC and General Meeting..
c) They can make the decisions in case of emergency matters that cannot await the NEC meeting. However, such decisions must seek ratification by NEC.
d) The NEB/BOD shall act as Trustees of the Organisation.

10.7 GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS OF THE BOD

a) Must be a visionary and practical person
b) Must have Pastoral or Professional experience.
c) Must be able to speak and write one of the key languages i.e. English and Swahili
d) Must be Spiritually and Physically mature

ARTICLE 11:

11.0 DUTIES OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC)

a) The National Executive Committee watches over the existent and proper functioning of FPPM-U, the application and interpretation of the doctrine, the statutes and regulations of the same.

11.1 The National Executive committee exercises all the functions deemed urgent, awaiting the general meeting and informs the local churches. It executes all the decisions of the general meeting. The National Executive of the general committee assists the President in all his obligations concerning the general meeting. The National Executive committee should have the right to transfer a District Pastor/Overseer from one District to another after consultations with the District Executive committees and the District councils concerned. The committee meets at least 3 times a year at the convening of the Chairman. Notice should be made not less than three weeks before the meeting. The quorum for all the committees shall be 2/3 majority. The NEC shall propose and arrange any ministries, departments and projects and then report to the general meeting for approval. The NEC shall decide reasonable on the remuneration of the personnel of the organization and also on the retirement package of those personnel.

11.2 DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT/GENERAL OVERSEER

a) The President is a legal representative of Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries with regard to the state as well as to other Churches within and outside the Country. He signs agreements of Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries with other organizations and persons.

b) The President should defend the missionaries working with Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries concerning their legal rights as well as their needs of guidance in matters concerning relations with individuals, the local church and the public.

c) The President visits the local Churches of FPPM-U; He has the right to participate in every board meeting and is granted the permission to speak by the Pastor of the local Church.

d) The President executives the decisions of the general meeting as well as those of the National Executive Committee.

e) At least once a year he will call all District Pastors and their deputies to a meeting for exchange of information and watching of the doctrine.

f) He has the right to convene any meeting deemed necessary at anytime and at any place for the benefit of FPPM-U. He supervises the activities of all committees, established by the general meeting and guides them.

g) Every year, he presents his report to the Annual general meeting.

h) In case the President does not carryout his functions satisfactorily the National Executive Bureau admonishes him according to scriptures.

i) The President shall be vested with powers to appoint the BOD/NEB members.

11.3 DUTIES OF THE MISSION’S DIRECTOR

He/She shall:-

a) Be responsible for keeping the unity of Pastors and Elders with in their churches and Districts.

b) Initiate ways and means of mobilizing financial and material resources.

c) Be sent abroad to defend Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries-Uganda, on behalf of the President, with the authority of the NEB members.

d) Be entitled to act on behalf of the President, when the President decides so.

11.4 THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR

a) He/She shall be of a strong Theological background and Pastoral experience.
b) Shall advise the President and the NEC on doctrine matters.
c) Shall be responsible for training and commissioning of District and Local churches ministers.
d) Shall work hand in hand with the Missions Director in all matters.

11.5 DUTIES OF THE CO-ORDINATOR

a) He/She shall link the National Executive committee with the District council.
b) Shall monitor all activities of various departments/ministries of the organization and advise where necessary.
c) Shall report to the NEC concerning his findings.
d) Shall help the Missions Director any matter if he/she so decides.

11.6 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

a) The Secretary shall deal with all the correspondence of the organization under the general supervision of the National Executive Bureau. The decision reached shall be subject to ratification or otherwise at the next National Executive committee meeting. The Secretary shall issue notices convening all meetings of the National Executive Committee and all general meetings of the organization and shall be responsible for keeping minutes of all such meetings and for preservation of all records of the proceedings, meeting of the organization and to the National Executive Committee.

11.7 DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

a) The Treasurer must be acquainted with the situation of each treasury. He has the right to visit the different churches and Districts in order to inform them on the situation of all treasurers. The treasurer shall keep a true and correct account of all money received or spend and he shall receive and receipt for all donations and other money received to the credit of the organization in bank. The treasurer compiles all the necessary documents to prepare a balance sheet for the total financial situation of the organization, which will be presented to the general meeting. A quarterly report shall be presented to the office of NEB of the Organisation by District Overseer. Pastor and be filled by the treasurer of the organization. The treasurer compiles an annual inventory of all movable and real property of the organization.


11.8 DUTIES OF THE WOMEN LEADER

a) Shall organize and train Women in skills and spiritual experiences.
b) Shall look after the Widows and Orphans in the ministry.
c) Shall mobilize Funds and other resources to support women and children with help of the Mission’s Director
d) Shall be born again, hardworking, married to one man and eloquent.

ARTICLE 12:

12.0 CEASING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

a) The Office of the membership of the National Executive Committee shall be vacated if the members:-

12.1 Become or is found lunatic or becomes of unsound mind.

12.2 Receive a statement in writing signed by a majority of the members that his/her office is vacated. The President or in his absence, the acting has the authority to suspend any members of the department of FPPM-U organization a waiting the decision of the executive committee. In all situations of vacation of office, the member in question shall be granted the right to defend oneself before the executive committee takes its decision.

12.3 If excluded as a member of the local church of Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries.

12.4 By notice in writing to the President resigns his office.

ARTICLE 13:

12.0 HANDING OVER OFFICE

13.1 The elected officer/ bearers i.e. NEC members shall take offices as soon as possible after the Annual general meeting.

13.2 The auditors of the organization shall witness the hand over exercise.

13.3 There shall be a hand over period of a maximum of one month to enable a proper hand over. If a person refuses to hand over, necessary legal powers shall do its course against him/her.

ARTICLE 14:

13.0 FUNDS AND PROPERTIES

14.1 All persons handling the funds of the organization shall be required to give Security to the satisfaction of the National Executive Committee. The National Executive Committee shall have the full control over the collection and disbursement of all funds of the organization.

14.2 The signatories of the organization’s Bank Account(s) shall be the President, Secretary and Treasurer. However the President and any other can effect withdraws of funds.

14.3 There shall be a subsidiary account for petty cash whereby the Missions Director Secretary and Treasurer are signatories. The Missions Director and any other can effect withdraws on the subsidiary account for petty cash.

14.4 Money can be transferred to the Subsidiary account from the Ministry account to enable day to day running of the Organisation. The amount to be transferred to this account shall not exceed ten million Uganda shillings.

14.5 The NEB shall be responsible for approving the expenditure and withdraw of funds for the running of the National activities of the organization.

14.6 The general meeting shall be responsible for approving expenditure and withdraw of funds for activities of capital nature. The general meeting shall also decide on the buying and selling of properties of the organization at the National level as well as mortgaging the organization’s properties for the purpose of acquiring loans.

ARTICLE 15:

15.0 DUTIES OF THE AUDITORS

a) The general meeting shall elect two Auditors for the following year. They are eligible for re-election. They shall examine annually the books of accounts and treasury of the organization and present a written report to the general meeting

b) All the accounts, records and documents shall be open for inspection at all times.

c) A copy of the auditors report on the accounts and statements shall be given to all members at arrival to the general meeting.

d) No auditor shall be an office bearer or a member of an Executive Committee with the organization.

ARTICLE 16:

16.0 SEAL, EMBLEM AND FLAG OF THE ORGANISATION

16.1 The Seal of the organization shall be in custody of the President or the General Secretary.

16.2 The Seal of the organization shall not be fixed to any instrument except by the authority of a resolution of the National Executive Bureau.

16.3 The Emblem of Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries shall comprise of:-

a) The Dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit
b) The Key Symbolizing authority
c) The Globe symbolizing the Universe to which we are sent to make disciples.
d) The Books symbolic of the Word.

16.4 The Flag of Faith Power Pentecostal Ministries shall bear the following colours:-

a) Blue symbolic of water bodies which is the Holy Spirit.
b) Green symbolizing life ( All green plants have life)
c) Red symbolic of the Blood of Jesus which was shed for us and that we all have same blood as human race.

ARTICLE 17:


17.0 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

The Powers to alter, amend or repeal any by-laws, or adopt new by-laws shall be vested in the National Executive Bureau.

ARTICLE 18:

18.0 ARBITRATION

a) Where there shall be disagreement that can not be solved by the NEB and NEC arbitration shall be sought by the same.

b) What ever is not provided for in these articles shall be provided for in other related documents such as Pastors’ guide books, code of conduct, e.t.c as shall be approved by the general meeting.

ARTICLE 19:

19.0 DISSOLUTION.

a) The dissolution of the Organisation shall be determined by unanimous decision of the National Executive Committee and confirmed by the majority vote of the voting membership of the churches in the general assembly.

19.1 DEBTS

a) In the event of dissolution of the said organization the National Executive Committee shall pay or make provisions for the payment of all liabilities of the organization from the assets of the same.

19.2 DISTRUBUTION OF ASSETS

a) Upon such conditions as above, all remaining assets of the organization shall be given or distributed to other like Religious or charitable institutions in a manner consistent with this provision and the purpose of the organization and at the direction of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE 20:

20.0 COMMITMENT

a) We the several members, whose names, positions and signatures are subscribed being promoters and founders of this organization, are desirous of being formed into an association herein named FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES-UGANDA on this 10th, July 2004.

S/N FULL NAMES: POSITION SIGNATURE
01 PASTOR ABRAHAM KISEMBO PRESIDENT
02 PASTOR MUSOKE TOM MISSIONS DIRECTOR
03 REV. ISRAEL KAMUJENGA EXECUTIVE PASTOR
04 PASTOR BALUKU SHELTEL CO-ORDINATOR
05 PASTOR JULLIET BIIRA GEN. SECRETARY
06 PASTOR ACHIENG SARAH TREASURER
07 PASTOR ZEBIA BIIRA WOMEN LEADER

WITNESSED BY:

NAME: OCCUPATION: SIGNATURE


FAITH POWER PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES-UGANDA [FPPM-U]

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE



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