Beliefs (by Structure)
In Him does the divine and perfect will of the Godhead reside and in Him, it has been established, He is sovereign. His will is perfect and our primary focus and goal is to ensure that as His vessels we seek to completely fulfil the will of the Father, collectively and individually
Supporting Scriptures: Proverbs 3:6, Matthew 6:10, Proverbs 19:21, James 4:15
The Son (Jesus Christ)
The Son of God is Jesus Christ, He is the manifestation of the will of the Father, and He is the Lamb of God.
He was sacrificed so that all humanity could have the opportunity to be saved from the damnation which is the result of sin. He Jesus Christ, the Word of God, came to the earth as the Son of Man and was crucified. By His sacrifice, provision unto justification concerning the judgment of the Father’s decree, which states that “the wages of sin is death”, was satisfied. For all those who accept Jesus’ sacrifice by faith, they are saved by this gracious act of God, the Father, through the Son.
We believe that the Son of God came to earth, lived a life without sin and was therefore not worthy of death, He chose to die in exchange for humanity, in effect giving His righteousness and perfect life/spirit to us while taking on our broken lives. In faith, we continue to live His life today, through the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is now our Lord, He is the Word of God in all His manifested forms in body as the Christ, in Logos via the Scriptures and in Rhema through prophetic utterance. We believe that the Logos Word and Rhema Word are authoritative as long as they agree and in no way conflict with each other, because we believe that the God we serve is unchanging as He claims, then the Logos Word remains and is unchangeable.
Supporting Scriptures: Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, John 5:19, John 5:30, John 3:16, John 1:1
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is one with God the Father and the Son (the Word of God), they have, do and will always agree. He is the very presence of God with humanity now that the Son of God doesn’t presently walk in the flesh within the earth. The Holy Spirit is the means by which everything truly Godly is made possible in and through mankind, it is through the Holy Spirit that man is made to know the righteous standard of God, it is this conviction of sin that draws humanity to seek God’s righteousness.
When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior acknowledging our sin and the price paid for it, the Holy Spirit comes and dwells within us, bringing with Him all that is God, i.e. His dwelling within us makes us tabernacles for God. We by the Holy Spirit dwelling within us are provided with a Helper, Comforter and Guide that is always present, by this Jesus’ words “I will never leave you or forsake you”, is fulfilled. When the Holy Spirit is embraced by the believer and is trusted and followed the fruit of the Spirit are cultivated, these are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. It is this fruit that makes us strong in the Lord.
The same power and authority that Jesus the Son of Man walked in, through the Holy Spirit we too walk in this very power and authority, when we fully realise all that we are in Christ. It is through the Spirit of God that we know the will of the Father and can apply the Word of God and therefore function effectively as Ambassadors to His Kingdom. The Holy Spirit supports the work given by the Word of God in the creation of disciples of Christ and the spreading of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. He does this by empowering the testimony of those sent out with the manifestation of the knowledge, works and power of the Kingdom of God to which the gospel testifies, displaying clearly that the Kingdom of God is undoubtedly at hand.
Supporting Scriptures: John 16:7-11, John 14:16, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 8:9, John 16:14, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Deuteronomy 31:6, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, John 16:13, John 15:26, 1 Corinthians 12:3, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
(Children of God)
Importance of Structure
While we believe that structure and hierarchy are fundamental we also believe that the structure of an organism should be based on the purpose of the organism. Our focus and structure therefore at all times will be based on our community (the Kingdom of God, and its King) and our purpose within the wider community the ecclesia, as it relates to the specific mandates given to theWalk.
Importance of Diversity and Unity
We believe that just as the health of a natural body is dependent on all components of that body being well-nourished, communicating and functioning well together, then also, there is need for us as the Body of Christ to be all well-nourished and communicating purposefully so we also can be healthier in our collective purpose.
Further, we believe that only in the presence and service of another can the true value of our uniqueness, purpose and ultimately, our fulfilment be realised. We therefore encourage collaboration at all levels for growth so that connectivity and strength of the community can be enhanced.
Children are not able to vote, work, or contribute in many ways that adults do to society, yet in most cultures and in many aspects they are the ones most loved and cherished, this often makes those who are most vulnerable the ones most valued. (Matthew 18:6) The new, the young and the unshaped are vital aspects to any organism as these are able to change beyond the taught limits of its established environment; we believe that all members of this ministry are essential to the success of the ministry and openly welcome and accept all opinions for discussion. It is not possible to journey through extreme terrain with small children without there being inherent dangers as a result of the journey itself but it is difficult to travel through any terrain with those who have not travelled that way before and not learn something new from the questions they present that you yourself haven’t thought to ask. So it is our goal that as much as is possible we grow together as we believe that true learning requires that established perceptions and world views are discussed so we can learn from each our individual angles of perception. We will not be hindering the voices of the members of our community and welcome all respectable expression so that the Word of God can be expressed in its full clarity to them and us.
Those who will be elevated in this community to maintain structure and give guidance by the leading of the Holy Spirit due to their relationship with the King and their willingness to be open to Him for this cause will be servant leaders, leaders for the purpose of servitude. This servitude is expressed first and primarily to the King and secondly without deviation to the community and all that pertains to it. There will be no assigning of titles within the community outside of for the purpose for determining of roles unique to this ministry, and these will be deliberately kept distinct from biblical titles, as we do not intend to create a super church but rather a community for the gathering of churches. We endeavour to maintain a relaxed family atmosphere as much as is possible and to promote respect at all levels. While we will not enforce the absolute use of titles or issue any Biblical titles within our community, the titles of members from their respected ministries should be observed and respected, and the roles of those within the community should be adhered to as much as is required for structure and organization.
We believe that being set apart by God to be an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor or Teacher to the Body of Christ is inherent from Him and comes from above and not from men or self, respect is to be shown to all those who sit in authoritative positions within the body of Christ because they have been chosen by Him and to all those who do not have these five fold titles because they too are a part of Him. We will enforce respect through grace for all members of the community.
We define respect as that which God revealed through the 10 commandments and we define grace to be that which has the capacity to go above these statutes through the Spirit of God and seek peace not through justice alone but to seek peace, through mercy and forgiveness as well.
Unification of Ministries
We fully expect to draw upon the collective and individual strengths of ministries, ministers and members of all those who will walk with us, to assist in our collective endeavours, as we may make requests of the anointing and gifted them for the Body of Christ.
A system for a servant leadership Ministry Structure has been given which embodies the ideals we see in scripture and it is these we will endeavour to establish our community upon.
Supporting Scriptures: Matthew 5:3-10, Matthew 18:6, Mark 10:43, John 13:1-17, Luke 22:25-26, John 7:18, Ephesians 6:6, Psalms 15:1-5, Matthew 20:26, Matthew 20:28, 1 Corinthians 9:19, 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, John 3:27-30