TAPAC Leadership Structure

For effectiveness in fulfilling its objectives, the Alliance will work through the following groups and such other committees which shall be appointed from time to time as the need arises.

  • 1) The General Conference
  • 2) The Executive Council
  • 3) The Council of Archbishops
  • 4) The International Bishop’s Forum of TAPAC
  • 5) The national Bishop’s Forum
  • 6) Board of Ecclesiastical Affairs
  • 7) Finance and Budgeting Committee
  • 8) Committee for Evangelism and Mission
  • 9) Board of International Affairs
  • 10) The Continental Assembly
  • 11) The National Assembly
  • 12) The Local Assembly

Other Functional Groups

  • i) TAPAC Council of Ministers
  • ii) Federation of Christian Women in Leadership (FCWL)
  • iii) TAPAC Prayer Network
  • iv) TAPAC Christian Business Men and Women’s Association
  • v) TAPAC Youth Association
  • vi) TAPAC Media Board –ensuring distribution of Gospel Songs and Preaching Tape, radio and Television ministry
  • vii) TAPAC Music Board - Promoting Christian Musicians.
  • viii) Council of Tapac Women Associasion

Departments

TAPAC shall set up the following department within its outfit:

  • i) Education
  • ii) Health
  • iii) Church Affairs
  • iv) International Affairs
  • v) Media and Public Relations
  • vi) Human Resource Mobilization
  • vii) Immigration and Racial matters
  • viii) Missions and Evangelism
  • ix) Fundraising
  • x) Job Creation and Opportunities
  • x) Women Affairs
  • x) Tapac Youth Organization and Children Affairs
  • x) Welfare of People in need
  • x) Legal Department

Administrative Officer

i. The President who runs the general affairs of the Alliance is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Alliance
ii. The Archbishop General who is responsible for the ecclesiastical and doctrinal matters of the Alliance and works directly with the President.
iii. The Vice-President, who assists the President in the running of the Alliance.
iv. The General Secretary who is responsible for the administration of the Alliance.
v. The International Treasurer who keeps the finance of the Alliance, and presides over the meetings of the Finance and Budget Committee.
vi. The Continental Archbishops, who oversee the work of the Alliance, in a particular continent offering counsel, encouragement, guidance and leadership to member-churches. They liaise with Governments and Ecumenical instruments. They report to the Archbishop General.
vii. Regional Archbishops. – Who oversee the work of the Alliance within the continental sub-regions. They report to the Continental Archbishop.
viii. National Archbishops- they oversee the work of the Alliance within nations. They report to the Regional Archbishops.
ix. State Bishops – they oversee the work of the Alliance in the States within the nations.(This office functions in federal States).
x. District/County Bishops – He oversees the work of TAPAC in a particular district or county
x. Zonal Bishops – their duty is to oversee the work of the Alliance in the zones within the states.
x. City Bishops – They oversee the work of the Alliance in the cities.
x. Local Bishops – they oversee the work of their own churches and assist the City Bishops.

Continental Officers

Continental Officers shall include the following:

i. Continental Chairperson who is the Continental Archbishop
ii. Continental Vice Chairperson
iii. Continental Treasurer
iv. Administrator
v. Secretary
vi. The Ecumenical Officers
All positions are honorary except the administrator and secretary

The National Officers

i. National Chairperson
ii. National Vice Chairperson
iii. National Treasurer
iv. Secretary

Local Offiers

i. Chairperson
ii. Vice Chairperson
iii. Treasurer
iv. Secretary
v. Coordinator

Duties Of Officer

  • President and Vice President

    Both work together in consultation with the central committee to ensure that decisions made at the central committee meetings and general conferences are carried out. The President presides over all the Executive Council meetings and general conferences. In absence of the President the vice President assumes the role of the President.

  • Superintendent Archbishop

    The superintendent Archbishop works closely with the President and the Vice President. He chairs the International Ecclesiastical Board meetings and has the powers to approve or disapprove all consecrations of Bishops and inauguration of Archbishops. He also ensures that all disputes are settled amicably and is in charge of doctrinal matters. The superintendent Archbishop is an advisor to the President of TAPAC.

  • Chairperson

    The Chairperson presides over meetings; sets the agenda for meetings with the secretary; calls meetings. Checks and gives approval where necessary for any purchases or expenditure of the Alliance; represents the Alliance at the other meetings and conferences as approved by the Alliance, and is a signatory to all documents of the Alliance.

  • Archbishop General

    Works closely with the President and the Vice President. He chairs the Ecclesiastical Board meetings and has the powers to approve or disapprove all consecrations of Bishops and inauguration of Archbishops. He also ensures that all disputes are settled amicably.

  • Secretary

    The Secretary sets the agenda with the Chairperson and sends out letters to members for meetings; records proceedings of meetings and sends minutes to members and signs all documents of the Alliance.

  • Treasurer

    The Treasurer; chairs the local finance committee, counts and records all monies and makes payments of such monies to the bank account of the Alliance within the next three working days; he/she is a signatory to all accounts of the Alliance and presents financial reports to the Alliance.

Functions Of Conferences And Committees

  • (a) General Conference

    i. The General Conference shall comprise of the continental and national officers and special delegates appointed by the national and continental assemblies.
    ii. The powers to select location for the general conference rest with the Executive Council..
    iii. All resolutions, appeals and materials contemplated for presentation to the general conference shall be sent to the Executive Council before 30th of June for the commencing year of the general conference.
    iv. Sixty percent of the members of the general conference shall constitute a quorum for transacting business.
    v. The general conference shall elect general officers.
    vi. The general conference shall have full powers to make rules and regulations for the Alliance.
    vii. The general conference shall have powers to receive and deal with reports from continental assemblies and all the committees and groups.
    viii. It shall receive and set up committees to deal with appeals.

  • (b) Continental Assembly

    The Continental Assembly is made up of the officers of the national assemblies and special delegates.

    i. The authority and responsibility of selecting the location for the continental assembly shall rest with the Continental Chairperson.
    ii. All resolutions, appeals and materials contemplated for presentation to the continental assembly shall be sent to the Continental Secretary and the Chairperson on January 28 for the commencing year of the assembly.
    iii. Sixty percent of members shall constitute the majority and therefore forms a quorum for a continental assembly to carry out business. This percentage for the quorum shall be observed by every meeting of TAPAC.
    iv. The Continental Assembly shall elect continental officers.

  • (c) National Assembly

    The Assembly shall meet to worship, discuss matters relevant to the objects of the Alliance, and encourage Evangelism and Mission.

    The conference shall have the following functions:

    i. To receive members and award them with credentials.
    ii. To conduct the induction of the General Overseer of member churches upon the request of such member-church. TAPAC does not interfere with the internal affairs of member-churches and thus will not ordain local ministers and church workers for member-churches (except on request) but will
    Support the individual member-church to exercise their ecclesiastical authorities, to continue to train and ordain ministers and church workers and license them for the work of their ministries. TAPAC will respect and recognize ordinations conducted by the member-churches.
    TAPAC supports and encourage evangelism, missions and educational programmes of the member churches.
    iii. To ensure that the policies and decisions made by the general conference are carried out.

  • (d) Local Assembly

    i. The Local Assembly shall be constituted of the local officers and special delegates appointed by the National Assembly.
    ii. The authority and responsibility for selecting the locations for the local assembly shall rest with the chairperson.

    (e) Resolutions
    All resolutions, appeals and materials contemplated for presentation to the local assembly shall be sent to the secretary at least one month before the l Assembly. Local Assembly shall elect local officers.

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