Mission Statement

To bring about a transformation of Christian leaders through a restoration of integrity and righteousness that will reinstate their prophetic voice. This transformation can be achieved by, first, rediscovering and applying the biblical principles of servant leadership and stewardship and, secondly, by increasing awareness through advocacy, education, and interaction with Kingdom leaders from all spheres of life.”

Great damage is done to our country as a result of rampant and endemic corruption in our civil society and governance. The events surrounding us, and reported daily in the newspapers, are a testimony to the pain this has caused over time and the deep desire of the nation at large to free itself from this malaise. We believe the church should lead the way. Unfortunately, the immoral atmosphere has not left us in the church unstained. There is a large gap between Jesus’s vision of seeing His people being salt and light verses what we see today.

The Story of Nehemiah

In the inspiring story of Nehemiah we find the zealous leader taking upon himself the responsibility to rebuild the walls of the Holy City Jerusalem. From the moment he sets foot into that city which is his responsibility and area of work, problems of every kind flood in. With great perseverance, tolerance and fear of God, he undertakes rebuilding of the wall with co-operation of every citizen dwelling there. They have enemies around and enemies within. They held the enemy at bay, first with prayer and watching. However, the enemy continued to attack them in a threefold way.

Nehemiah and a little remnant of God’s people valiantly set upon keeping out evil, opposed by the open opposition of the enemy and harassed by the corrupt arguments of men in league with the enemy (1), the apprehension of unexpected attacks (2) and the constant repetition of disquieting rumours (3).

Later Nehemiah faces another form of hindrance to the work — the low moral condition of the people themselves. Does not this important consideration warn us that it is possible for an individual, or a company of saints, to be zealously contending for separation from corrupt religious associations, and false doctrine, and yet at the same time to be very careless as to their own moral state.

In our context today, to be a vessel fit for the Master’s use, and to be able to resist the attacks of the foe, there must be the maintenance of righteousness. Thus it is also written in the Second Epistle to Timothy, while we are exhorted to “depart from iniquity,” and “purge” ourselves from vessels to dishonour, we are also immediately warned to “Flee also youthful lusts,” and “follow righteousness.”

Having escaped the corruptions of Christendom it is possible to fall into the corruptions of the flesh. Never are we in greater danger of acting in the flesh, than when we have acted in faithfulness to the Lord. As one has truly said, “We may be beguiled into moral relaxation through satisfaction with our ecclesiastical separation.” How seasonable then the exhortation to “flee also youthful lusts,” and “follow righteousness” coming immediately after the injunctions to depart from iniquity and separate from vessels to dishonour.

Therefore we find inspiration and motivation in the leadership of Nehemiah to recognize and address the problem of corruption and moral decay within the people of God. Today as we join together in fighting corruption, by the grace of God, let us recognize and address the problem within the body of Christ.

The question is “who will stand in the gap?” It is time that we, the Church of the Living God takes a stand, stands up, stands out, and speaks to the issue loudly and clearly. God has called us to be the salt and the light to the world, to influence the culture, society, government, media, education system… To be that, we recognize the need to start with ourselves first, and every facet of our Church should set the standards and live them out. How do we measure up? Is our house in order? Would our personal accounts and finances pass through clean in an audit? Do we employ methods and practices that are righteous and unquestionably honest? Do we hold ourselves accountable for the authority and responsibility that has been placed on us? Are our dealings transparent and completely above board? Are our relationships clean? …

If we are indeed to be the Salt and Light in our corrupt society, if we are to be a people of influence and an agent of change in our nation, the questions are many, they are deep, and we as the Body of Christ need to answer them.

Let us come together as one body to discuss, deliberate, affirm and commit ourselves to be that catalyst so that the Church will become a powerful agent of impact and change in our nation.