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Elders council


Chairpersons are regular members of MMUSDA church whom were elected to serve as elders, chair lady, church clerk and treasurer. These individuals form the chairpersons’ council which council tugs prayerfully in a daily basis for the wellbeing of the church. It is always our prayer that our work maybe founded upon Christ Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith”.

“Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;” HEBREW 10:23.

“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” 1 CORINTHIANS 3:12-15.


A part from being a regular member, chairpersons must be blameless or in other words must fit the requirements; “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; … Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.” (1 TIMOTHY 3:2-3, 6-7).

Since almost all regular members are students, MMUSDA church elders are thus not husbands of one wife but must rule well their affections or idiosyncrasy’s not to be stumbling block to believers and unbelievers.

“Those who claim to keep and teach the holy law of God, and yet are continually transgressing that law, are stumbling-blocks both to sinners and to believers in the truth. The loose, lax way in which many regard the law of Jehovah and the gift of His Son, is an insult to God.” (GW 457.2).

“In many places we meet men who have been hurried into responsible positions as elders of the church, when they are not qualified for such a position. They have not proper government over themselves. Their influence is not good. The church is in trouble continually in consequence of the defective character of the leaders. Hands have been laid too suddenly upon these men. “{GW 438.2}

“Ministers of God should be men of good repute, capable of discreetly managing an interest after they have aroused it. We stand in great need of competent men, who will bring honor instead of disgrace upon the cause which they represent.” {GW 439.1}.

“Those who today occupy positions of trust should seek to learn the lesson taught by Solomon's prayer. The higher the position a man occupies, the greater the responsibility that he has to bear, the wider will be the influence that he exerts and the greater his need of dependence on God. Ever should he remember that with the call to work comes the call to walk circumspectly before his fellow men. He is to stand before God in the attitude of a learner. Position does not give holiness of character. It is by honoring God and obeying His commands that a man is made truly great. “{ChL 13.3}.

“In speaking words of reproof, let us put all the Christlike tenderness and love possible into the voice. The higher a minister's position, the more circumspect should he be in word and act.--Manuscript 127, 1902.” {Ev 174.2}


Prosperity and spiritual growth of the church depends on how the leaders are dedicated to perform the duties bestowed upon them. The most solemn work of chairpersons is to feed the flock. “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (ACTS 20:28). “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;” (1 PETER 5:2).

“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” (JOHN 21:15-17).

Feeding the Flock by Emanuel

This is to be done directly or indirectly by inviting or appointing ministers that uplift Christ rather than men to speak words of hope to hearers. By our wisdom we cannot do this work of appointing God-fearing ministers. But by the word, Christ Jesus we receive the power and knowledge. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” (MATHEW 7:15-18).

“Those who are about to enter upon the sacred work of teaching Bible truth to the world, should be carefully examined by faithful, experienced persons. After they have had some experience, there is still another work to be done for them: they should be presented before the Lord in earnest prayer, that He may indicate by His Holy Spirit whether they are acceptable to Him. The apostle says, "Lay hands suddenly on no man." [1 Timothy 5:22.] In the days of the apostles, the ministers of God did not dare to rely upon their own judgment in selecting or accepting men to take the solemn and sacred position of mouthpiece for God. They chose the men whom their judgment accepted, and then placed them before the Lord to see if He would accept them to go forth as His representatives. No less than this should be done now.” {GW 438.1}

“Ministers should be examined especially to see if they have an intelligent understanding of the truth for this time, so that they can give a connected discourse upon the prophecies or upon practical subjects. If they cannot clearly present Bible subjects, they need to be hearers and learners still. In order to be teachers of Bible truth, they should earnestly and prayerfully search the Scriptures, and become conversant with them. All these things should be carefully and prayerfully considered before men are sent into the field of labor.--"Testimonies for the Church," Vol. IV, pages 406, 407.” {GW 439.2}.

Eld. Alvine Ogaga

I greet you all in the name of our Lord and risen saviour Jesus Christ.

On behalf of MMUSDA fraternity, I cardinally welcome all to our website, that we may join hands in the cause of God in spreading the everlasting gospel to the dying world.

We are living in the LAST DAYS, when truth must be spoken, when in reproof and warning it must be given to the world, irrespective of consequences. If there are some who will become offended and turn from the truth, we must remember in mind that there were those who did the same in Christ’s days.

“Do you realize that every year thousands and thousands and ten times ten thousand souls are perishing, dying in their sins? The plagues and judgments of God are already doing their work, and souls are going to ruin because the light of truth has not been flashed upon their pathway. Do we fully believe that we are to carry the word of God to all the world? Who believes this? "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" Who has the faith that will enable them to practice this word? Who believes in the light which God has given?” (TM 398.3).

There is need for the ministers of God to proclaim the gospel in connection to the three angels message to arouse the world to the impending danger and the crisis to break upon the world.

“The return of Christ to our world will not be long delayed. Let this be the KEYNOTE of every message”.