THE GLORIOUS CHURCH
THE GLORIOUS CHURCH
PERFECTION & EXCELLENCY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST (EPH4:11-16, 5:27)
THE GLORIOUS CHURCH was born on the 9th January 2007, when the Lord put in the heart of His servant Sebastian Muanza, a burden of His flock scattered with no one to look after it. The Lord showed him clearly the danger of the flock being without a shepherd and also the importance of him (Sebastian Muanza) taking this responsibility as soon as possible ; to gather, to feed, to teach and to prepare and make it (the flock) ready for the marriage with the Lamb (Revelation 19:7). The man of God understood exactly what the Lord was communicating to him. The vision was clear: there are God’s people who need a Shepherd to put them together. This people must be fed, perfected by teaching, and prepared for Christ. The mission was also clearly understood: make the bride ready for Christ.
NAME OF THE CHURCH
THE GLORIOUS CHURCH name was not given by the will of man or the nice sound of it, but because the man of God understood that the target was to have a ready bride and that ready bride, Christ Himself calls Her "The Glorious Church" (Ephesians 5:27)
Perfecting of the Saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…Ephesians 4:11-16
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
To present to the Lord the Glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished. (Ephesians 5:27)
"that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish."
Perfection and Excellence in the Body of Christ. We believe that it only by pursuing Perfection and Excellence that we can achieve our target. Because the task of preparing a bride to be without spot or winkle, but to be holy and unblemished requires Excellence in the way of doing things in order to achieve perfection.
To bring the people of God together as one family, well structured and disciplined to achieve:
• Unity of Faith
• Knowledge of the Son of God
• Moral and Spiritual Maturity
• Social Development
• Evangelisation (Matthew28:19)
• Teachings (Matthew 28:20)
• Prayers (Ephesians 6:18)
• Organisation (Acts 6:1-7)
• Discipline (1Timothee5:19-21)
• Order (Hebrews13:17)
• Unity (Romans 12:4-5)
- Christ : He has the provision, because He gave the vision
- Our members: with their contributions, offerings and tithes
- Our partners: with their monthly contributions and other kind of volontarly donations
- Any one else who is touched by the Lord to resource us with anything
- Seminars et Evangelisation conferences
- Music Celebration and Publication
- Teachings et Social project for development
- Community works
- Intense Prayer Sessions and deliverances
- Cell groups
- Church planting locally, regionally and worldwide
- Humanitarian actions
- Publications of Newsletters, brochures, Books and audio-visuals materials
- Radio and Television programs
FIELD OF ACTIVITIES
- French Community in South Africa and the world
- English Community in Soth Africa and the world
- Local South African Community
- Portugues Community in South Africa and the world
MEANING OF OUR LOGO
THE HAND WITH FIVE FINGERS:
Are the five ministries; from right to left: apostle, prophet, evangelist, teacher and pastor. We believe that the church needs all the five ministers to work together in order to achieve the great job of the Kingdom of God. Ephesians 4:11
is the word of God which is the foundation of our faith and belief. The source of our strength, inspiration and teachings.
Jesus Christ is the sun; He is giving His light to the Five ministers enabling them to shine in their turn to the work of the ministry.
THE PURPLE COLOR:
is the color of the tabernacle
THE RED COLOR:
it represents the blood of Jesus which gives the Church victory of all kind of attack against it. Revelations 12:11
THE GOLD COLOR:
(on the sun) is the color of kingship. Jesus is our King. He is the one leading our church.
THE WHITE COLOR:
(on the Bible) is the truth, and the clearness, the lamp which show us the way to the father.
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the only true rule of faith and practice.
We hold it to be wholly and verbally given by God and therefore without error in all its teachings.
We believe in One God, who exists in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, the Son; conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
We believe in the Deity, Personality and work of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the creation of man by a direct act of God; man’s fall into sin and the resulting corruption of the
We believe in the provision of Redemption for all men through the death of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross.
We believe in the necessity of Repentance, including Godly sorrow for sin and reformation of life.
We believe in the regeneration, through the work of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in Justification by grace through faith of all who believe.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as Spirit grants utterance
We believe in Sanctification by the Holy Spirit, producing Holiness of Heart and Life.