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PostSubject: OUR CONSTITUTION   Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:11 am

CONSTITUTION
Of
True Beginning Ministries


We Believe:

That the Word is the infallible word of God, given to man by divine inspiration. That God’s purpose for man is (1) to seek and to save that which is lost (2) to be worshiped by man, and (3) to build a body of believers in the image of His Son.
We are to be an agency of God for evangelizing the world, to be a corporate body in which man may worship God, and to be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected it the image of His Son.

Article 1. Name

The corporate name is True Beginning Ministries, which refers to the legal entity.

Article 2. Nature

True Beginning Ministries is a cooperative fellowship based on the Word of God.

Article 3. Purpose

True Beginning Ministries purpose is defined by divine inspiration and prayer, which is to establish and oversee places of worship and learning, conduct the work of evangelism worldwide, create departments necessary to support missionary activities, to grant certificates and diplomas based on instruction, to license, ordain, and oversee ministers of the Gospel. To grant degrees according to the study of religion and related subjects. We are a non-profit org. but we are not a 501(3) organization; we are a free church organized by the inspiration to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by the power given us by the Constitution of the United States for our freedom of religion
We do not claim any denomination although we are fundamental, conservative, and bible based. We come out of the denomination turmoil and introduce a refreshingly new, and purely biblical, congregation and association of believers unfettered by the State or its policies.


Article 5 Statement of Fundamental Truths

The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This is intended as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e. that we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10 Acts 2:42)




1.The Scriptures Inspired


The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)




2.The One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I Am” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Godhead

(a)Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead

Christ taught a distinction of persons in the godhead which He expressed in terms of relationship as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

(b)Trinity and persons

The term trinity and persons, as related to the godhead, while not found in Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from “gods many and lords many.” We therefore may speak of the Lord our God, who is One Lord, as a Trinity or as one being of three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural. (Examples, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16, 17).

(c)Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Ghost

There is that in the Father which constitutes Him the Father and not the Son, there is that in the Son which constitutes Him the Son and not the Father, and there is that in the Holy Ghost which constitutes Him the Holy Ghost and not either the Father or the Son. The Father is the Begetter, the Son the Begotten and the Holy Ghost is the One proceeding from the Father and the Son. Therefore because these three persons in the godhead are in a state of unity, there is but One Lord God Almighty personified in three persons. The Son is in the Father and the Father in the Son as to relationship. The Son is with the Father and the Father with the Son, as to fellowship. The Father is not from the Son but the Son is from the Father, as to authority. The Holy Ghost is from the Father and the Son proceeding as to nature, relationship, cooperation, and authority. No person in the godhead either exists or works separately of the other. (John 1:18; 5:17-30, 37; 8:17, 18 15:26; 17:11, 21; Zechariah 14:9).


(d)Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is a proper name. It is never applied to Father or to the Holy Ghost. It belongs exclusively to the Son Of God. (Romans 1:1-3, 7 John 3). Jesus Christ is the only Begotten of the Father, but as to His human nature, He is the proper Son of Man. He is therefore; acknowledge being both God and man; who because He is God and man, is “Immanuel,” God with us. ( Matthew 1:23, 1John 4:2,10,14; Revelation 1:13,17). Since the name Immanuel embraces both God and Man, in the one person, our Lord Jesus, it follows that the title Son of God describes His proper deity, and the title Son of man, His proper humanity. The title of Son of God belongs to the order of eternity, and the title Son of man to the order of time. (Matthew 1:21-23, 2John 3:8, Hebrews 7:3, 1:1-13). It is a transgression of the doctrine of Christ to say that Jesus derived the title Son of God solely from the fact of the Incarnation, or because of His relation to the economy of redemption. Therefore, to deny that the Father is a real and eternal Father and that the Son is a real and eternal Son, is a denial of the distinction and relationship in the Being of God. We are made of 3 parts (body, soul, spirit) as God is made of 3 parts (Father, Son, Holy Ghost). 2 John 9, John 1:1,2,14,18,29,29; 1 John 2:22,23; 4:1-5; Hebrews 12:2). Jesus Christ is now exalted and sitting at the right hand of the Father. Having by Himself purged our sins and having sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, angels and principalities and powers having been made subject unto Him. He is made both Lord and Christ. He has sent the Holy Ghost that we, in the name of Jesus, might bow our knees and confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Wherefore, since the Father has delivered all judgment unto the Son, it is not only the express duty of all in heaven and on earth to bow the knee it is an unspeakable joy in the Holy Ghost to ascribe unto the Son all the attributes of deity, and to give Him all the honor and the glory contained in all the name and titles of the godhead except those which express relationship and thus honor the Son as we honor the Father. ( John 5:22,23, 1 Peter 1:8; Revelation 56-14)

3.The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
a.His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35
b.His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22)
c.His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:39)
d.His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3)
e.His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)
f.His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33 Philippians 2-9-11; Hebrews 1:3).

Mans only hope of redemption is through the shed of blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. ( Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus2:11; :5-7).

4.Baptism

a) Being saved and baptized into the body of Christ is our salvation. We in Christ and Christ into the believer. This is our hope and promise of eternal life through the blood of Jesus Christ

b)Being Baptized in Water as the outward expression of our confession and repentance in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Water baptism is not a means of salvation but an expression and show of what Jesus has already done on the inside.

c)Being baptized in the Holy Ghost is a must for all believers. It can take place before or after water baptism but not before the baptism in Christ. It was a normal experience of the early Christian churches. With it come the endowment of power for life and for service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).

5.The Ministry
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in 1. Evangelization of the world ( Mark 16:15-20). 2. Worship of God (John 4:23,24), and 3. Building a Body of believers being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11,16).

6. Divine Healing
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).


Article 6 Officers

a.The officers shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, together with such other officers as may be authorized in the future.
b.As God blesses this ministry with growth more officers shall be elected.





Article 7 District Leaders

Membership of District Leaders shall be determined by the district’s constitution and bylaws.

Section 1. Area of Supervision

The District Leaders shall have supervision over all the ecclesial and sacerdotal activities of True Beginning Ministries in its prescribed field, except as provided for in the Constitution and Bylaws or in cooperative agreements between the President and the district leaders.

Section 2. Credentialing Authority

The district leader will have the authority to examine and present candidates who qualify as certified ministers, licensed ministers, or ordained ministers. The applications of such candidates shall be forwarded to the President of True Beginning Ministries.

Section 3. Areas of Authority

The district leaders shall elect its own officers and arrange for its own meetings.

Section 4. Relationship with the President, Vice President, True Beginning Ministries

The district leader shall not violate the Constitution of Bylaws of True Beginning Ministries. We must remain in unity. It shall be amenable by the President.




Article 8 Affiliates of True Beginning Ministries


Section 1.
An affiliate of True Beginning Ministries is one that has applied for and received a Certificate of Affiliation from the President of True Beginning Ministries.

a.Requirements for Afflation. Ministries or churches to be affiliated with True Beginning Ministries shall :
1.Accept the statements of faith of True Beginning Ministries
2.Adopt Articles of Incorporation, a constitution or bylaws compatible with True Beginning Ministries

b.An affiliate has the right of self-government under Jesus Christ, its living head and has the power to choose or call its pastor, elect its official board, and transact all other business pertaining to its life as a local unit. It shall have the right to obtain and hold title to property, either through trustees or in its corporate name as a self-governing unit. An affiliate of True Beginning Ministries does not destroy its rights as stated above or interfere with its sovereignty.


Section 4. True Beginning Ministries Total Giving Participation

All affiliations of True Beginning Ministries ARE NOT required to contribute regularly to True Beginning Ministries. In turn True Beginning Ministries is NOT responsible for affiliations financial means. Each affiliate is responsible for their own financial obligations. We will all donate to each ministry as God leads but are not required to do so.

Article 9. Dissolution

The assets of True Beginning Ministries, a South Carolina corporation, are irrevocable dedicated to religious and charitable purposes as stated in its Articles of Agreement and this Constitution. In the event of a Dissolution of the corporation and after providing for the payment of its debts and obligations, the remaining assets will be distributed to one or more nonprofit organizations with are organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes.

Article 10 Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution may be made at any time but must be submitted in writing.











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