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It is vitally important for a church, if it is to glorify God and accomplish His purposes, that its people be in agreement with regard to doctrine, organizational structure and goals 1 Cor.
This is thus designed to be a statement of these things that it might promote a oneness of mind within our own ranks, and that those interested in becoming a part of this ministry might have a clear concept of our beliefs and objectives. This document is not a higher authority than the Word of God.
Neither is it a higher authority than the authority that God Himself has invested in those believers He has appointed to lead in this local church Heb. It must be remembered that the local church itself is a living, growing, and flexible body subject ultimately to the authority of Jesus Christ alone as it is declared in the Word of God Eph.
As we grow in the Word, this document is therefore subject to amendment according to the provisions of Article XIV. This document is, however, to be followed in all its parts as a protection to all until part of all is amended according to its provisions.
Our Mission The supreme mission of the church, and so also of every individual believer, is to glorify God and to serve Him forever Eph. Therefore, if what we do as a church, or as individuals, cannot serve the glory of God, it should not be done.
Our Goals Our goals are to serve God and bring glory to Him. Certain God-ordained goals are established in Scripture for the local church. These are basically set forth in the Great Commission Matt.
Equipping Believers Equipping the saints unto the work of the ministry in all its aspects along with their spiritual maturity in the Lord is the second great goal of this church Eph.
Evangelization of the Lost Reaching the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ, both at home and abroad, is to be one of the goals of this church Rom. Internal Objectives and Functions a. Instruction in the Word of God—Teaching: To stand for the historic, fundamental truths of Scripture, and through Scripture, to equip the saints for service, and for the building up of the body of Christ for unity, knowledge of the Son of God, and maturity, measured by the stature of the fullness of Christ, and for protection against the deceitful scheming of Satan Eph.
To encourage and provide for means of developing meaningful relationships among believers expressions of sharing and caring for, and loving one another, warning, stimulating, and encouraging one another to love and good deeds Heb.
To provide the means for developing and expressing meaningful worship in prayer, songs of praise, adoration, admonishment, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord, and to administer the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's supper Heb.
To provide the means for developing and exercising spiritual gifts for the edification of the body and the evangelization of the lost Rom. External Objectives and Functions a. To present the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have never trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and to encourage them to trust in Him Matt.The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”.
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A solid, direct, concise exploration of what the founders believed, and considered, during the formulation and later adoption of the first amendment. It is with this background and knowledge that the following guide on how to write a church constitution is presented with the prayer that stronger churches will be established on a firmer foundation, and that they will function more biblically with greater unity and harmony to the glory of God.
US Constitution Web Sites; Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities, and more; US Constitution Web Sites. Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention (Library of Congress). ARTICLE I: DEFINITION AND PURPOSE OF THIS CONSTITUTION.
This written document is a declaration of our beliefs and understanding of the Holy Scripture, as to our doctrinal beliefs, form of church government, organizational structure, and purposes as a body.