Faith Ministries International
Sheffield Community Church is apostolically affiliated to Faith Ministries International. SCC receives apostolic oversight from Faith Ministries International Council (FMIC) chaired by Rev. Ngwiza Mnkandla, the presiding Bishop of Faith Ministries International based in London, UK and working apostolically into nations.
FMIC has churches in Zimbabwe (Faith Ministries Zimbabwe led by Pastor Percy Kadziyanike), South Africa (Faith Ministries South Africa led by Dr Kurai Chitima), Botswana (Faith Ministries Bostwana led by Pastor Edgar Nyabadza), and the United Kingdom (Faith Ministries UK led by Dr Anderson Moyo).
Faith Ministries UK Churches
Faith Ministries UK Churches is a growing apostolic family of churches with a diverse group of people from various nations whose vision is to reach people and turn them into fully devoted followers of Christ.
WHO ARE WE?
Faith Ministries UK Churches are ‘a called diverse people with a mission’
The leadership of our family of churches embraces certain beliefs, values and commitments that we consider essential. This is how we want to live together as a part of the people of God! As a family of churches we will live according to these core commitments.
Currently FMUK is made up of Faith Ministries London in Enfield and Sheffield Community Church in Sheffield. There are some relationships that are developing with a view of becoming a part of the FMUK family.
OUR CORE DISTINCTIVES
A. We are MISSIONAL – ‘A church that is planting churches.’
B. We are METROPOLITAN – ‘Going where people are – a people on the move…’
C. MULTI-ETHNIC – ‘Reaching out to the ethnos and making them disciples of Christ’
WE ARE CHARISMATIC-PENTECOSTAL IN LIFESTYLE
We are charismatic. The word comes from the Greek word “Charismata” meaning gifts of grace. The word Charismatic has over the years come to be associated with churches or groups that that believe in the expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Faith Ministries International began as a move of the Holy Spirit with great manifestations of the gifts of healings, miracles, tongues, prophecy e.t.c.
Faith Ministries UK Churches is a company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales, no 5247714. Registered Charity no 1106723
Faith Ministries Zimbabwe
Sheffield Community Church is historically and relationally linked to Faith Ministries Zimbabwe because that is where it was planted from when people moved into the diaspora. Faith Ministries Zimbabwe is a charismatic, Bible based ministry. The vision of Faith Ministries is to Reach People and Turn Them into Fully Devoted Followers of Christ (Matt. 28:19-20).
Faith Ministries was started in 1976 by a Scotsman called Alastair Geddes. Alastair had come into the then Rhodesia as a member with the BSAP ( British South Africa Police) in 1965 as an unregenerate young man who found himself adopted by a Christian family whose influence led to his conversion a short while before the end of his five year contract. He returned to Scotland now a believer, got married and went off to Christ For The Nations in Dallas, Texas, as one of the first international couples in the recently formed school. Ngwiza Mnkandla took over leadership as senior pastor in 1984 and that year marks the beginning of the present shape of Faith Ministries.
FM Zimbabwe is currently led by Pastor Percy Kadziyanike and continues to plant churches and to seek to influence society with the gospel of Christ. The Lord has prepared many within the ministry to speak into the economy, into society, into the church and into the political arena. FM Zimbabwe seeks to be relevant in their message.