Church and community PARTNERSHIP:
Within the body of christ we are many. Many people, nations, doctrines and churches. Ultimately our collective aim should be seeking to be a representation of christ individually and collectively, working together to advance the kingdom of God. Following Jesus is all about relationship. We’re serious about taking steps to strengthen our relationships with Christ and our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Hence, we believe in partnership working. At times all ministers, ministries and church may find them self under resourced or without the right resource. We seek to offer practical partnership support and Counselling to Pastors, ministers and churches.
When there is a gap in resource or respite is needed, we will assist as best we can. Our pastor and ministers can preach, lead prayer, organise ministries and support them in getting up and running, lead worship, offer administrative support, social media support, technical knowledge or guidance and much more. If you are a ministry, minister or church in need of our services please get in touch.
House of Faith Ministries aims to establish a sense of connection, provide an opportunity for spiritual growth, accountability and encouragement; and foster personal support that reflects a holistic approach to community belonging. Our goal is to build Community and expand into the neighbourhoods where members, family, friends and non-believers live; serving the body, mind and soul of all.
support at this time, Covid-19and blm:
This is an unprecedented time, so we hope you are well and taking care of yourselves.
With all the news and buzz about the Coronavirus (COVID-19 virus), it can be difficult to get a handle on what is true and what is false, and we know this can cause a lot of anxiety. Being asked to stay or work from home, home schooling and being away from the church building can be stressful and disorienting, although we also recognise it could be an opportunity for some much needed rest from the daily commute and run around.
We hope that at this time, our faith will stand as we find new and creative ways to take care of ourselves, spiritually, physically and emotionally. Put things in place that can support the uncertainty of the situation is vital and so we are here to help you to think about these things and in some case help provide solutions.
Our solutions include:
Church for those without internet - just a telephone
Bible study via zoom or telephone
All of the above are free. We have been asked if donations are required to access these services and the answer is no.If anyone choose to bless the ministry we will not refuse and will use the money to further the ministries work but all should feel welcome to access our services without finance being a hinderance.
what the bible says about partnership :
• Ecclesiastes 4:9 •
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.”
When individuals work together, they can double their strength and get much more done as a team. They also reap the value of having worked in unison, thus creating harmony instead of disorder. Working as one people begins with the efforts of each person, as they work with another person.
• Proverbs 27:17•
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
A team has checks and balances, one person watches the other one’s back. They help them if they falter or lose sight of the goal, just like in friendship. A good friend isn’t someone who always agrees with you, what you do, or what you say. A real friend is someone that is willing to challenge you, to be better as a person. A team player encourages his fellow team mates to be better players. Teamwork and friendship both work in very similar ways.
• 1 Peter 4:10 •
“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
Each person has something unique and special to offer as a human being, so we must recognize the many gifts that have been created through God’s love, together our team has many options and great things to share with one another.
• Ephesians 4:11 •
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”
Just like the many cultures and peoples of the world have their great minds, speakers and teachers. So does each team have great players, some destined to greatness and some that will be leaders taking their team to high places. Teamwork relies on everyone knowing the position and fulfilling it.
• Ephesians 4:32 •
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Teamwork also requires that we have unconditional expectations upon ourselves, because we have faith in God’s love. Teams build upon a foundation of truth and love, so that they can achieve excellence. This loving truth is sustained by the forgiveness of God. So we must follow God’s example and forgive one another.
• 3 John 1:8•
“We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.”
Our goal as a team is to emulate God’s example. As team players, we should aspire to be more like God, so we can inspire others to seek the truth and love. This expands the ranks of teamwork throughout all human beings and the world we live in.
• Romans 15:5 •
“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.”
Once we learn to love one another, we must remember to consider the various positions we have been in as a team player. When we see someone in a similar position, it is our duty to be patient with them and put ourselves in their shoes. This is another great lesson of how teamwork builds character and spiritual maturity.
• Hebrews 10:24 •
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.”
Teamwork and encouragement go hand in hand. This is so simple, but a profound lesson within the Bible.
• 1 Corinthians 1:10•
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
This is a scriptural instruction to recognize that we are all part of the body of Christ. We maybe single people within the vast world, but all of us are part of the greater whole. We share in the world that is made from God’s love, thus we also share the same heart, faith and sit in the same places, when we judge one another or come together as a team.
• 1 Corinthians 12:14•
“For the body is not one member, but many.”
In essence, this is the simplest and clearest statement about teamwork in the Bible. The body of Christ, or the people that are the whole of humanity, are a team. The body is not supported by one person, but by all of us. We are one, we are strongest working together in unity. Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do God’s will.