THE DOCTRINE OF VOICE OF FREEDOM MINISTRIES
KEY SCRIPTURE – 2 Timothy 3:16
All scriptures are given by inspiration of God and are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Doctrine is a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church or any group of persons.
THE GENERAL OVERSEER:
The General Overseer is the visionary and spiritual head of the ministry
and the father of all. Heb. 5:4, Psalm 89:20
THE GENERAL OVERSEER’S WIFE:
She is the Head Pastor and also the mother of the Church.
We believe in the ordination of leaders in the Church. For example: Pastors, Associate Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Deaconess etc. l Tim. 2:7, Mk. 3:14.
We believe in being punctual and regular to church programmes. e.g. Sunday services, bible study, Mid-week services etc.
We believe that every serious member of the church must belong to any of the activity groups in the church. For example: the Choir, Usher, and Prayer Band etc. Every member must belong to one of the cardinal groups of the Church, Mighty Men, Freedom Women, and Kingdom Builders from 20 years upward who are single and the Blessed Generation from 13 – 19 years.
Rom. 12:4-8, l Cor. 12:7-12.
HOME CELL FELLOWSHIP:
We believe in the operation of the local church through the home cell fellowship. Therefore, every member must belong to the home cell fellowship for proper identification. Acts 2:46.
We believe in the financial commitment of every member of the local church. For example Tithing, Offering, Mission and Main Offering, Prophet Offering, Vows, Sacrificial offering and prophetic offering. Luke 6:38, Malachi 3:8 -11, Psalm 50:5,
l Kings 17:10 – 16
DAYS OF WORSHIP:
We believe that you can worship God every day of the week and that is why every true member of this ministry must attend weekly services. For example Sunday Service, Tuesday bible study, home cell fellowship on Friday etc.
We believe in the total freedom of man, body, spirit, and soul hence every member of this ministry must go through the faith clinic which is the deliverance arm of the ministry. Obadiah 17; Isaiah 49:24-25.
WELFARE OF PASTORS:
We believe in the welfare of Pastors, hence every member is expected to take care of their pastors. 1 Cor. 9:9-14, Jn. 12:1-8.
WELFARE OF MEMBERS:
We believe that every member should be taken care of when in need. For example Hospitalization, Business Financials, Soft Loan to Brethren, delivery etc. Acts 6:1-6.
We believe in the training and re- training of our members. Hence we expect members’ productivity in all segment of the ministry.
2 Tim. 2:15.
We believe in Holy and righteous living of believers. Hence we expect members of this church to practice holiness in their daily living. Rom. 12:1, Lev. 20:7, Eph. 1:4.
We believe in water baptism by immersion of adults who have accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. Hence infants are not baptized in this ministry. Matt. 28:19-20.
HOLY GHOST BAPTISM:
We believe in the Holy Ghost baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts. 2:4, 19:6.
We believe in giving thanks to God, this we do monthly, in the mid- year and annually. Lk. 17:17 Psalm 105:1-5.
We believe in baby dedication, as it is biblical. Just like Jesus was
brought into the temple for dedication Luke. 2:27. Dedications shall be carried out every 3rd Sunday of the month.
FIVE – FOLD MINISTRY:
We believe in the five – fold ministry as recorded in Ephesians 4:11, that is the ministry of the Apostle, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers.
COMMUNION (LORD SUPPER):
We believe in communion, as it is one of the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ. And it helps us to remember and identify with the death and resurrection of our Lord. It also brings healing, life, deliverance, prosperity etc. to our body when taken today. Matt. 29:26-29, l Cor. 11:23-30.
We do not believe in a particular way of dressing to church but that every member must be modest in their dressing as commanded in the bible.
We believe in the entire bible, as it is the infallible word of God. Nothing can be added and nothing can be removed. Rev. 22:18- 19, Heb. 6:17.
EVANGELISM & SOUL WINNING:
We believe in soul winning. That every member should obey the great commission, which our Lord Jesus gave before his departure. Matt. 28:19-20.
The ministry believed in the sanctity of marriage and that every member wishing to marry must be enrolled into the marriage counseling class, completion of native law & custom ceremony is not enough to enter into marriage. All marriages must received pastoral blessings in a church or office wedding.
OUR CORE VALUES:
The principles that guide our behaviour.
• Love God wholeheartedly
• Love and value people unconditionally
• integrity, honesty and excellence
• Hate Satan, Sin & poverty militantly
• Pursue our destiny passionately
THE CREED OF V.F.M.
1. I am a new creature and would live by righteous tenants of the Holy Scriptures.
2. I submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the leadership of the General Overseer BISHOP (DR) ABRAHAM CHIGBUNDU.
3. I SUBMIT TO SUCH LEADERSHIP established by the General Overseer.
4. I accept the membership of Voice of Freedom to serve the Lord Jesus, His servant, the Head Pastor and the people of God in this ministry.
5. I will defend Voice of Freedom at any cost.
6. I am a part of this vision; therefore I will walk towards her expansion.
7. My success is connected to the success of this vision.
SO HELP ME GOD, AMEN
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