0.1 The Vanguard
“The Rich man’s wealth is his strong city, but the destruction of the poor is their poverty” (Prov. 10:15).
International Christian Organization for Sustainable Development (ICOSD) represents the global voice of billions of people: Christian Lawyers, Scientists, Journalists, Doctors, Researchers, Technocrats, Environmentalists, Philanthropists, Human Rights Activists, Artists, Politicians, Church Leaders, and the society who are rising up against global affliction, to change the current global poverty narrative from the church to the entire global community, a vision given by God in early 2015: the legal vanguard to ensure global sustainable development in order to eradicate global poverty by 2072.
ICOSD is best described as the Government of the kingdom of God on earth to reveal Christ Excellency worldwide. It is a creative and innovative restoration of the divine model of the church age in this 21st Century and beyond: the new paradigm for the church, focused on establishing the following five (5) key areas for global sustainable development and poverty eradication:
Commonwealth for Global Socio-Economic Security and Empowerment,
Churches economic empowerment for Global Economic Growth and Sustainable Development,
Individuals, Corporate Bodies and Social Communities Empowerment for Sustainable Development,
Good Democratic Governance and Empowerment for Sustainable Development.
Grassroot Infrastructural and Industrial Development for Sustainable Development.
During the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held on 25th September, 2015, World Leaders adopted the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and to tackle climate change by 2030 which indeed aligns with the mind of God to end Poverty for all nations; therefore the need for Christendom and the society as a whole to complement this laudable vision and efforts of world leaders in the fight against global poverty in a coordinated purpose as a legal entity: Thus, the emergence of International Christian Organization for Sustainable Development (ICOSD): The SEED to bless all families and nations to end global Poverty: “In your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed” (Gen 22:18).
0.3 Legal Status
International Christian Organization for Sustainable Development (ICOSD) was incorporated by the corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Nigeria on the 29th July, 2016 with a nine (9)man registered Board of Trustees (BOT). The organization is a non-profit, and non-governmental organization (NGO) established by Divine Mandate to eradicate poverty in every nation promoting Biblical kingdom Economics, Values, Principles, Benefits,,to ensure shared prosperity of the kingdom of God on earth for the improvement of lives, families, nations and the global community to achieve SDGs Goal 1 : No Poverty by 2072 :
1 . VISION STATEMENT
“To provide the global structure of the SEED, to bless and end poverty in all nations”
2. MISSION STATEMENT
“To restore the divine Model for the Church Age, Promoting biblical worldview, humanism and collective socio – economic Empowerment”
The Mission Statement is built upon this principle: One Spirit, One Body and One Wealth ( Acts. 4 : 31 – 37 )
i. To engage Christendom with seminars, workshops, conferences, conventions and intercessory prayers for sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
ii. To promote Christian education, values, initiatives, gospel music, drama, dances, movies, literatures, outreaches and propagation of the gospel of Christ for sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and globe.
iii. To network, mobilize and cooperate to embark on global warming and climate change adaptation and mitigation in order to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and green sustainable society in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
iv. To promote unity, peace, dialogue and security; ensuring conflicts resolutions among individuals, groups, communities and religious bodies, promoting religious tolerance for peaceful co-existence and socio-economic stability in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
v. To promote good leadership, democratic governance, effective and efficient resource management education and skills acquisition, entrepreneurship training, gender equality, youth empowerment, promoting science, Information and Technology, etc for socio-economic and sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
vi. To train, educate, ordain, consecrate and license gospel Ministers: Bishops, Apostles, Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, Prophets, Gospel Artists, etc for integrity, excellence in ministry and sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
vii. To embark on marriage empowerment programmes, solemnizing and stabilizing marriages and weddings; checking domestic violence, child abuse, child labour and abandonment for excellence in homes and nations building.
viii. To establish foundation for charity, philanthropic and humanitarian services to improve the living standard of the vulnerable poor, widows, orphans, handicaps, climate related victims, internally displaced persons (IDPs), scholarships, ministers of the gospel welfare, etc, for sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
ix. To encourage and promote spirit of exercise, sports in Christendom and establishment of Christian Recreational centre for sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and the globe.
4. CORE VALUES
i. Kingdom ii. Excellence
iii. Empowerment iv. Synergy
v. Commonwealth vi. Philanthropy
vii. Security viii. Leadership
ix. Environment Friendly x. Micro Finances:
xi. Teamwork xii. Follow-up
5. LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
The Leadership Structure is global and hierarchical from the Board of Trustees (BOTs), International, Continental, Regional, National and down to the Grassroot level with Forty Two (42) major Departments. The levels and departments are headed by Appointed Office Holders ensuring division of labour, specialization, professionalism for excellence in service delivery. These levels and departments are designed with specific purposes and functions as strategies to effectively achieve the aims and objectives of the organization.
6. MEMBERSHIP STATUS
Membership is opened to Christians and non-Christians.
There are four (4) categories of membership status
c. Social communities (Groups)
d. Local governments/Equivalence
• A customized identity card is issued for category A, while certificate issued for category B, C and D.
• Every Leader, member or partner MUST obtain ICOSD Modus operandi to understand icosd’s operations with a sum of $6 only
The table below shows membership category types, registration fee annual dues and support
7. STRATEGIC OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE AND EMPOWERMENT PLAN (SOSEP) THE 50 YRS ACTION-PLAN (2022-2072)
SOSEP is the CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE Action – Plan to RESTORE the Divine MODEL for the Church Age, even the KINGDOM of God on Earth. This 50 years Action-plan for global Economic Growth, Empowerment and Sustainable Development is aimed at providing hardworking men and women with economic and spiritual resources that unleash their capacities and liberate them from the entanglement of poverty. It is to enable over 5 billion poor people living on less than $10 per day empowered to lift themselves out of poverty into the Rich or Middle Class living above $100,000 per annum, transforming individuals, families and communities by 2072, in partnership with like-minded individuals, organizations, corperate bodies, Christian organizations, Institutions, churches, governments, embassies and inter-governmental organizations. This action plan is fashioned to lift over five (5) billion persons out of poverty by 2072 through three (3) basic STAGES termed as ATE :
STAGE 1: APPOINTMENT
This stage has to do with Appointment of Executive Officers to FORM the global Structure of the SEED.
1. International Level:
2 National Level
3 Zonal Level
4 State Level
5 Local Government Level (Grassroot)
STAGE 2: TRAINING.
This stage is focused on Leadership Orientation and Capacity Building Programme ( LOCBP), Training Facilators, Certification and Induction of all ICOSD Executive Officers to become effective, efficient and excellent in service delivery.
STAGE 3: EMPOWERMENT
This stage is designed for the uplifting of both Urban and rural poor from poverty. At this stage resources and technical support are released for projects to empower the people worldwide.
There are twelve (12) basic empowerment strategic projects:
Church Economic Synergy project
Capacity building project
Job creation project
E-Commerce multi-level platform project
MSME development project
Research and development project
Department empowerment project
End Tobacco Pandemic Project
“PARTNER WITH US”
“WITH A DONATION OF A MINIMUM OF $100, WE CAN START UP A BUSINESS FOR A NEEDY POOR LIVING ON LESS THAN $1.90 PER DAY”
For membership registration fee, annual dues and donations :
Account Name: International Christian Organization for Sustainable Development
Account Numbers: 1019822092 UBA PLC,
0237804054 GTB PLC
0.7. ICOSD HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS:
No. 1 Sirasso Close, Off Kigoma Street,
Opp. NAFDAC Headquarters,
Wuse Zone 7
0.8 ICOSD MOTTO:
I.C.O.S.D.! ” One Spirit, One Body and One Wealth ”
0.9. ICOSD SLOGAN: ” End Poverty Worldwide”
JOIN THIS VANGUARD
MEMBER OR PARTNER TO END GLOBAL POVERTY