"A soul centered ministry that is unified in purpose, having Jesus Christ as its foundation and the Holy Spirit as its guide"
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish". The New International Version (NIV) of the same passage gives us additional insight into the value of vision informing us "Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint".
The purpose of having a vision is to keep the Ministry focused on those things God has set the Ministry out to accomplish. Without vision, people lose sight of why they are putting forth effort and only see the effort they are expending. If this pattern of behavior continues it is easy to see why restraint would be cast off and self indulgence would become the order of the day. A life of self-indulgence will ultimately end in destruction; a Ministry of self-indulgence would be faced with the same fate!
The vision of the Grace and Truth Apostolic Ministry can be categorized into 4 key segments; the first being "A soul centered Ministry". This Ministry has been established to draw new souls to the body of Christ and as such we are evangelistic in our approach. Jesus left these simple instructions for us in Mark 16: 15 "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
A second segment of our vision is being "Unified in Purpose". Paul gave us this command in I Corinthians 1:10 "that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement." The sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts; much more can be accomplished when our efforts are focused in the same direction and on the same tasks. The purpose of this Ministry is to win souls to Christ, it is our prayer that everyone affiliated with this Ministry will be unified in this purpose.
Next we move into the foundation of our Ministry and that is Jesus Christ! Jesus tells us in Matthew 16:18" upon this rock I will build my church". The rock Jesus referred to was not an actual rock, rather he spoke metaphorically about Peter's revelation. God revealed to Peter that Jesus was not just a man or a prophet, Peter had the understanding that Jesus was the Christ, our anointed savior, the son of the living God! The foundation upon which the church is to be built, is this revelation of who Jesus is.
The fourth and final segment of our vision is the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our endeavor is to have a Ministry that is inspired and lead by God as we move ahead in the fulfillment of his purpose. This is accomplished through the work of the Holy Spirit, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." John 16:13
This is the vision of the Grace and Truth Apostolic Ministries, "A soul-centered Ministry that is unified in purpose, having Jesus Christ as its foundation and the Holy Spirit as its guide." Now that you know and understand our vision, it is our sincerest prayer that the Holy Spirit will guide you into becoming a part of this dynamic purpose driven Ministry.