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Organisational Structure

The Community is organized along the following lines:

 Community Director

The entire Community is run by a Director, who serves as its head. He is the chief servant who gives direction, strategic intent and vision to the Community and is the leader of the Council & Body of Elders.


Council of Elders

A body of persons called to serve in the following capacity: Advisory, Decision Making, Direction, Counseling, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Care, Ministry, Disciplining, Policy Making & Monitoring, Envisioning, Powers of Vito, Monitoring of the Pastoral Groups. This vocation is renewable each year.


Body of Elders

A body of persons representing the collective wisdom of the community. Their role is primarily that if consultation. Members are elected to the Body of elders by Covenanted members and the Council of Elders.


Service Team

A team of people (7 being the recommend maximum), called to service and elected by covenanted members to serve the community for a period of 1 year in areas such as: Planning for Prayer Meeting, Discipline handling, Policy Documentation (dress, code of ethics, choir, discipline, tithing, service, POP history etc), Implementation & Management of Community projects, Making recommendations to the Body & Council of Elders. The Service Team works in tandem with other management bodies of the Community to give definitive direction in the execution of Community affairs and to ensure proper compliance with overall aims and objectives. The Council of Elders reserves the right to finalize the composition of the Service Team.


Spiritual Director(s)

A named group persons of Charismatic Spirituality to provide Spiritual Direction and Guidance, Retreats to the Council of Elders, the Service Team and wider Community.


Ministry Heads

Covenanted Community members champion the critical areas or ministries of the community and function as Ministry Heads. Ministry Heads administer the responsibilities and projects of their respective departments to ensure congruence with wider Community goals and objectives.


Heads of Departments

Heads of Departments are directly responsible and accountable for the execution of projects and activities in the Community as laid down by the managing bodies. Each department head works in conjunction with a supporting management team within his/her respective department.


Membership

Overall Community membership stands at approximately 200 persons. People of Praise membership is described as either on a Covenanted or General basis. Covenanted Community members are those persons who have made a commitment, for at least one year, to dedicate their time, talent and treasure to the service of God and the building up of the Church in partnership with People of Praise. To date, there are approximately 50 persons in Covenanted partnership with the Community.

Non-covenanted members constitute the General membership of the Community.


Advisors

From time to time, the Community Director and Service Team will seek external counsel from Bishops, priests, religious or senior lay persons regarding spiritual and non-spiritual matters.