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Ordination of Lay Ministers

For Overseers, Elders, Evangelists, Deacons and Deaconesses HYMN Scripture: 1st TIM. 3:1-16. “This is a true saying; if a man desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth a good work, A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given…

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Induction Service Manual

Hymn Prayer. Hymn. Chairman’s Remarks. Relating to the circumstances of the coming of the new Minister. Spiritual and Scriptural Address. Embracing the responsibilities of the Church and the incoming Minister Speaker (a Superintendent Minister) to be specially appointed and prepared. Hymn. Welcome. Very brief messages of welcome from two or three officers of the Church;…

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Admission to Fellowship Manual

HYMN PRAYER HYMN SCRIPTURE   HYMN. During the singing of this hymn the applicants are invited to come forward to the front. The Minister then gives a short address, based on appropriate Scriptures, carefully seeking divine guidance in this in order that an impression be made of the solemnity of the act. Texts that could be…

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Ascriptions of Glory – Minister’s Manual

Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us; unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen, Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God,,be honour and…

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Dedication of Church Buildings, Properties and Foundation Laying of a Building

For the Church Building 1.   The Service is begun in front of the Church door and should include the singing of a Hymn, reading in the Holy Scripture and Prayer. The Church door is unlocked and opened by the person appointed so to do. Ministers, officers and saints should then enter reverently. The words of…

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Burial Service Manual for the Minister

IN THE HOUSE OR CHURCHWhen the mourners are assembled, the Minister to begin the Service with a brief prayer. Then he may read or recite some Scripture sentences, and afterwards read such of the portions of Holy Scripture following, as maybe most suitable to the occasion: Scripture Sentences: The Eternal God is thy refuge, and…

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Ordination of Ministers

For those called to the full-time ministry of the Church It is recommended that Ordination Services of this nature should take place only at specially convened meetings, in order that the responsibility and solemnity of the act may be more clearly realised. HYMN Reading of Scriptures. Eph. 4:1-16.”I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech…

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How to Dedicate Infants as a Minister

Parents to take a front seat facing the platform. Hymn (Choir) Reading of Scriptures (one or more of the following to be read):- (a)   Concerning the Child I Sam. 1:4-28. “And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: But unto…

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How to Conduct a Marriage Service as a Minister (Scottish Form)

The Minister should be seated before the congregation and the organist at his (or her) post, at leas a few minutes before the time of commencement. Arrangements should be made for a sign to be given upon the arrival of the bridal party at the Church door, then theMinister and congregation should stand. A suitable…

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How to Conduct a Marriage Service as a Minister (English Form)

The Minister should be seated before the congregation, and the organist at his (or her) post, at least a few minutes before the time of commencement. Arrangements should be made for a sign to be given upon the arrival of the bridal party at the Church door, when the Minister and congregation should stand. A…

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The Duties of The Apostolic Church Members

These are very important for every true Apostolic Member to attend: 1. The Morning and Evening prayers2. The Sunday School on Sundays3. The Testimonial Meetings4. The Witness Movements5. The Evangelical Team Movement6. The Prayer Band Squad7. The Choir Practice8. The Bible Class9. The Apostolic Students Fellowship10. The eldership Fellowship11. The Officers Meeting12. Church Seminars/Conferences13. The…

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The Second Coming of Christ

(Tenet No. 3) 1. What do we mean by the expression “The Second Coming of Christ”?It is called the “Second Coming” because He already has been in the universe once, but is coming again in a twofold way, firstly to the air for His saints, and later to the earth with His saints. (1st Thess.…

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The Sacraments

(Tenet No. 7) 1. What is a sacrament?”An outward seal and sign of an inward work Divine” instituted by the Lord. (1st Cor. 11:26) 2. What are the true Sacraments of the Church?The Lord’s Supper, and Baptism by immersion in water (1st Cor. 11:23-27, Matt. 28:19, Rom. 6:3-5) 3. What is Baptism the Symbol of?It…

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The Gifts of The Holy Spirit and The Ascended Christ

(Tenets Nos. 6 and 9) 1. What functions should operate in the Church on earth?The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and the five ascension gifts of Christ. (1st Cor. 12:5-12, Eph. 4:11, 12), With the fruit of the Holy Ghost. (Gal. 5:22,23) 2. What are the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit?The word of…

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The Church

1. Who is the head of the Church?The Lord Jesus Christ. (Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22) 2. Who is the one responsible for building the Church?The Lord Jesus Christ. He said, “I will build my Church”. (Matt. 16:18) 3. What terms are used in the Scriptures to describe the Church?The Church is called the  “Body of…

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The Obligatory Nature of Tithes and Offerings

(Tenet No. 11) 1. What does the Lord expect us to give Him?Christ, having denied Himself for us, invites us to follow His example and give Him our time, talents and money, etc. He said, “Freely ye have received, freely give”. (Matt. 10:8, Acts 20:35) 2. Has the Lord given any direction in His written…

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