Where we started from
Word Fountain Christian Ministries (WFCM) is led by God through Pastor (Mrs) Dupe Adefala and a team of Christians as part of the universal Church. WFCM seeks to be an ark of safety for everyone and an oasis of love where men, women, youths and children are Redeemed Refreshed, Revived and Equipped to give God pleasure, build bridges in relationships and develop in the plan and purposes of God.
We pay attention to the flock and commend everyone to God and the word of His grace that is able to build us up and give us an inheritance among all that are sanctified – Acts 20:28 and 32.
We bring to focus the manifold inheritance (all things that pertain to life and godliness) that God has packaged for all before even the first man or woman was created!
Our main thrust is as follow:
- Reverential worship of the living God through prayer, sound teaching of biblical principles and its application.
- Promoting and celebrating the richness of human diversity.
- Reaching out to the community with the word of faith.
- Fostering an environment for development of leaders and every member in the knowledge of God. We thank God Almighty for the privilege to serve Him in His glorious vineyard.
Serving the Community
We work towards facilitating social inclusion and integration of the diverse community in Oxford. Word Fountain is a registered member of National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Oxfordshire Council for Voluntary Organisations (OCVA) and Oxfordshire Community Champions.
In addition to the spiritual input of the five-fold ministry, the need to develop and deploy internal competencies fit for successful living in the world is critical to our mission. We have organised and funded an Economic Empowerment Day with input from various organisations, Parenting Club was co-funded by the Oxfordshire County Council, Play Day 2009 funded by Oxford Play Association, Women and Sexual Health Seminar, Managing Money God’s Way with Stewardship, etc. In addition our Annual Youths/Children Day as well as Praise Night events have been vehicles for reaching and serving the wider community.
We are currently working with the Horspath Residents’ Association to develop a Youth mentoring and engagement scheme for the community.
We thank God Almighty for the privilege to serve Him in His glorious vineyard.
We have seen the development of various teams and ministries through which members have been fruitfully engaged in serving God:
Functional teams – Prayer, Choir, Welfare, Ushers, Transport, Sanitation, Technical and Media
Focused groups – Men of Valour, Women of Excellence, Oaks of Righteousness (Singles), Vessels of Honour ( Youths), Vessels of Honour (Children), Money & Wealth, Health, Marriage and Family as well as School of Ministry.
The Lord continues to connect us with other ministries, men and women of God who have a passion for the renewal and expansion of God’s Kingdom based on biblical principles and unhindered work of the Holy Spirit. Locally we are grateful to God for the part He allowed us to play in bringing Oxford Pastors’ Forum to birth with other committed men and women of God in the city and county. The growing unity among pastors and other church leaders is the channel for the much desired revival! Nationally, we appreciate the divinely inspired link to Dr Joseph Kyari who gave prophetic steer to the work at birth as well as Apostle George and Pastor Grace Akalonu through which our contribution to and uncommon benefits from the International Ministers Fellowship accrue and apostolic insight is given.