Partner Manual Ministry To You
Spirit of Faith Christian Center
OUR MINISTRY TO YOU
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PARTNERSHIP SERVICES - MINISTRY SERVICES
“PARTNERSHIP SERVICES IS HERE FOR YOU!” It is not just another slogan, but it is the service by which Apostle Mike and Dr. DeeDee convey their sincerity of operating in a spirit of excellence. Partnership Services is a “CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER” designed to meet the needs of the partners of Spirit of Faith Christian Center. It receives and dispatches incoming calls from the partners to meet their ministry need.
PARTNERSHIP SERVICES - GENERAL MINISTRY INFORMATION
The Partnership Services Department works closely with the SOFCC Events Department and the Creative Team to provide information and updates regarding all SOFCC Events, as well as some key events in the community. As SOFCC continues to thrive and grow at a phenomenal rate, the channels of communication will be enhanced to ensure that our Partners are aware of everything that is happening in and around our ministry family. The Partnership Services Department is responsible for the ministry calendar and coordinating events amongst the more than 50 Ministry of Leaders (MOL) departments that operate for the benefit of the partnership and the community.
The Partnership Services Department is also responsible for the management of the SOFCC Ministry Database. Our database platform, MySOFCC, is a single point of information for partner records, ministry involvement, MOL department communications, events, and much more! It is very important for all partners to keep their personal data accurate so that they are included in all relevant communications.
Even as our church family continues to grow, the partnership will continue to experience the care and concern of Apostle Mike through the Partnership Services Department. The personal ministry that Partnership Services provides, during the most critical and enjoyable times in a partner’s life, is an extension of God’s love expressed through our Apostle and those who have been assigned to assist him in this vision. We will not allow size or the magnitude of Spirit of Faith Christian Center, in any way, decrease our commitment to meeting the spiritual needs of our partners.
HOW TO BENEFIT FROM PARTNERSHIP
The purpose of partnership (membership) in a local church is to be in a position where you can be taught the Word of God and grow spiritually. We find in Ephesians 4:11 that ministry gifts were given, so that Believers will mature. It is our goal to minister to you in such a way that you will continue to mature in the things of God.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF PARTNERSHIP
You can get the most out of your partnership at Spirit of Faith Christian Center by understanding your purpose for being a partner. When the partnership appeal was made, our commitment to you was to provide the necessary staff to meet your spiritual needs. Also, we are committed to stand before you anointed to teach you the things of God in a manner in which you may both understand and apply them. We have fellowship opportunities, but unfortunately, we cannot force you to participate. It has to be your choice to take advantage of these opportunities; it has to be your commitment. In worship services, Bible studies and various other fellowship opportunities that are provided, you will meet and develop relationships with other Believers in the church. It is very important that you surround yourself with people who have made a decision to give and commit their lives to Christ.
DISCIPLESHIP - THE GREAT COMMISSION
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
Discipling is one of the core values of Spirit of Faith Christian Center’s vision. In Matthew 28:18 ‐ 20, Jesus’ last command was for us to go and make disciples, and His last command should be our first concern. It is God’s will for every person to be discipled and to be a disciple. The objective is to make sure we are fulfilling the Lord’s command, not only for this church, but for the body of Christ at large. Our goal is to help new partners who join Spirit of Faith Christian Center to develop in their relationship with God, as they integrate into the ministry; to create a replica of the early New Testament church in a modern day form without losing the same impact it had when Jesus walked along side of it.
Discipleship means reproduction. It means ministering to the lost as disciples by dispersal. It means ministering to one another as brother, sisters, and saints by assembling and fellowship. It is universally relevant. It is God’s plan for reaching the unsaved, the untaught, and the un‐churched. It simple means getting back to the basics, and it is much more than just passing out tracts and leading people to the Lord. It is a lifestyle of spiritual reproduction ‐ a process by which Holy Spirit multiplies the number of believers. It is a network effect that begins with you.
For more information on the Discipleship process, please contact the Partnership Services Department at (301) 630‐3733.
The Perfecting Class teaches the foundational principles of the Word of God. Its purpose is to teach every student how to live a victorious Christian Life, develop an intimate relationship with God as well as an appetite and desire for the Word of God and to study the Word on their own. We believe upon completion of this class, every student will be skilled in leading others to Christ; pray fervently and effectively; unashamed to praise and worship God; a tither; and, most of all, a Finisher ‐ because “He who has begun a good work in you is able to perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
You are a part of this body of Believers; therefore, you will not want to neglect your personal prayer and study of the Word of God. Each partner has the responsibility of maintaining a lifestyle that is an example of righteous living by the Spirit of God. Each partner must consider the importance of faithfulness to all services. This is how your ministry home and you, as a part of the body, will continue to grow. Therefore, you will want to be an active participant.
You can best benefit from the Apostle’s teachings while you continue to grow and develop in your personal time of worship by always doing the following:
- Bring your Bible, notebook and pen with you to each service
- Purchase a single recording or subscribe to our streaming service of the lessons taught through SOFCC OnDemand – current information is available on the SOFCC website
In this life, you will experience challenges. When you have challenges (problems) and need personal ministering (advice), either the Senior Pastor or a SOFCC Minister will be available to minister to you. The Senior Pastor is only one person and therefore, his time is limited. If you cannot schedule a time that is mutually agreeable to meet with him, you will then be referred to a capable SOFCC Minister. Our SOFCC Ministers are able to minister to whatever need you may have. Everything discussed in these ministry sessions is held in the highest confidence.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To make any appointment, simply call our office at (301) 630‐3733, Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to speak with our reception staff and provide your contact information for the SOFCC Minister who will be assigned to minister to you. If you are calling after hours, a member of the Pastoral Staff is on call 24‐hours a day, 7‐days a week, 365‐days a year. If ministry is what you desire and need, then any minister on the staff can share the Word of God with you for your particular situation.
MAINTAINING YOUR CONNECTION WITH SOFCC
Even as God has inspired you to connect with Apostle Freeman and the Vision of SOFCC, you may experience a personal challenge or a challenge with the ministry or your fellow partners. Don’t allow anything or anyone to change your God inspired connection. Please reach out to Partnership Services so that any/all challenges can be resolved and restore focus on the Vision that has been given to us by God.