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The Mission of Godís Church

While in the temple, Jesus spoke as to his commission from the Father. The mission of Godís Church remains the same: "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." (Luke 4: 18-19, Isaiah 61:1-2)   This mission of God's Church is supplemented by these 12 core values.

To this end, Godís Church intends to become the principal provider of revival for salvation through Jesus Christ to the non-churched lost, poor and homeless, first here in Los Angeles, and then spreading our mission worldwide.  Godís Church is a proactive church, not encumbered by brick and mortar, but rather is one that brings the Word to the masses. Godís Church shall not wait for the non-churched or lost to come to the Word. Godís Church shall take the Word to them.  Once the non-churched, the poor and the homeless accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they will become grounded in continued church attendance and attain greater faith and knowledge in the hearing of the Word. Godís Church will then encourage the newly saved to begin attending local area churches.

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Worship as Priority 

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God's Word as Authority

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God's Love Bringing Wholeness

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Ministry to the Family

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Racial Harmon in God's Kingdom

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Unity of Christ's Body

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Constant Prayer into Fruitfulness

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Spirit-Filled Witness and Service

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Vitality of the Spiritual Language

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Commitment to Spiritual Warfare

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A Spirit of Giving and Stewardship

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Commitment to Sound Doctrine

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Bylaws of God's Church

Vision Statement of God's Church

God's Church seeks to teach the Word of God and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, shaping and equipping God's people so that believers will be nourished and empowered to fulfill their God-ordained, created purpose and ministry. We seek to prepare people who care for one another, and who sensitively reach to our City and our World that all may be saved, being brought to a living faith in Christ as Savior and Lord.

The Services of Godís Church Today

Christís ministry fed five thousand (Matthew 14:21) on one occasion and four thousand (Matthew 15:38) on a different occasion. Thus, Godís Church begins its service by feeding the poor of Los Angeles. After everyone has received physical food, then the church provides spiritual food in the form of a sermon. Lastly, after the sermon, the church has a free raffle where it gives away dozens of free items: Soap, clothes, dishes, shavers, toothpaste, food, personal hygiene products; all of which are as valued as gold to a homeless person. The Church began the raffle when it became fiscally clear that the Church had not the resources to otherwise give these items to all who came to it. The raffle now serves as a hook; in that the people who attend for the food at the beginning of church services will listen to the sermon if for no other reason that the opportunity for the free and needed gifts from the raffle are not give out until after the sermon.

The Pharisees complained to Christís disciples (Matthew 9:11-12), "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick." Godís Church serves those whom Jesus recognized in the greatest need. Those the Church serves really have no fiscal capacity to support the work. Thus, in prayer Godís Church looks to God Holy Spirit to send us people of charity and mercy that will enable both the continuation and the expansion of this, His ministry.

Will Godís Church Succeed?  

What is the nature of this or any new church of God? Many mighty churches have come and gone. In every city or town, there are empty church buildings, which once were great centers of the Christian faith, but today are dead because their memberships withered away. Why did God allow all these churches to die, and sense these churches have died why would this new church prosper or fail? Christ teaches us, (Matthew 24:32) "Now learn this parable from the fig tree." (Matthew 21: 18-19) "Now in the morning, as He (Jesus) returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves."  The fig tree could be likened unto a local church. This fig tree Christ came upon had many leaves, similar to members, but the fig tree had produced no fruit. Christ's spiritual "hunger" is for souls The responsibility or job of a local church is to be (Matthew 4:19) "fishers of men." to save souls. But what if (Luke 14:34-35) "salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land ... but men throw it out." Likewise, Christ by way of a parable tells us how he deals with fig trees or churches that look good outwardly but fail to produce good fruit: (Luke 13:6-7) "A certain man (Jesus Christ) had a fig tree (church) planted in his vineyard (the Kingdom), and he came seeking fruit (new souls) on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down! Why does it use up the ground?'" The principle is this, (Matthew 7:19)  "Every tree (church or Christian) that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."  

The mere fact then that God may start a church is no guarantee of success or that having succeeded for a season a once great church or denomination will continue. (John 3:7-8) "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." Every church planted of God is then given a season to produce good fruit, or otherwise save souls. But consider what happens to churches, which only have "many leaves" (members) but fail to produce fruit (harvest souls for the Kingdom) by the successful evangelizing of the Christian faith. Christ having lost his patience with the fig tree said, (Matthew 21:19) "íLet no fruit grow on you ever again.í And immediately the fig tree withered away."   The withering of once mighty churches or denominations tends to confound many Christians as it did Christís original disciples.  (Mark 11:20-21)  "Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ĎRabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.í"  

But simply because a thousand or ten thousand fig trees or churches may wither, it does not follow that God would stop planting new orchards. To the contrary, our God (Psalms 15:4) "changes not." Though men may fail, God remains faithful to His children and keeps on planting those new fig trees least (2 Peter 3:9) "any should perish". Thus, Godís Church like any of His churches will only rightly continue and prosper if the shepherds and the Church membership remain faithful and productive in the harvesting of souls for Godís Kingdom.  

 

 

 

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