Every person and every organization needs something to stand on. Some firm footing on which to base their lives and their endeavors. (Isaiah 28:16-17; Ephesians 2:19-21; 1 Peter 2:6)
“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?” (Amos 3:3, ESV)
Along with this, in groups – communities – or organizations, there can be no unity unless you have agreement.
This agreement must be based on something bigger than we are ourselves if we are to walk in a unified purpose. (Amos 3:3)
Risen Scepter Ministries International is guided by, and founded upon, certain foundational documents. When a ministry – church – or pastor, believes after seeking the Lord, that they are called to be part of the RSMI family of ministries, they will be asked to covenant with this ministry to honor certain qualities that RSMI stands upon.
First and Foremost
They are to honor the name of God Himself. God is the Majestic Creator of all things and we must bring Him glory!
They are asked to honor the name of the ministry of Risen Scepter in their respective countries.
They are to do this by following the points given below
To come into fellowship with RSMI expecting only to live a life laid down: For the Gospel - for the Kingdom - and most importantly, for the Lord Himself
To stand against corruption in their own lives - the lives of their families - their ministries - and their communities and countries
To walk in integrity that is first moral and then fiscal. An Integrity that fits all aspects of a Christian's life and ministry
To be mutually submitted to other RSMI Pastors - Divisions - and Entities
Here is a more detailed look at what type of teaching is expected from an RSMI Pastor
From Christ to the Apostles
To teach doctrine as defined first by the Lord Himself, and then by the Apostles whom He taught
From the Apostles to Us
The doctrine that was handed from the Apostle's to those they discipled, and then to successive generations of the body of Christ through the word of God
Universal for Faith and Practice
Those teachings that have been determined to be fit for the faith and practice of the universal church that is seen as the body of Christ. Not speculative teaching fit for a few, but that is understood objectively for all times and generations
This universal truth does not intend to infer a particular denomination or organized church structure; rather it is to be seen as the Church in heaven and on earth whose membership is determined by God Himself
Therefore this apostolic doctrine is not to be seen as sectarian, having been passed down by a particular branch of the Church, but having been passed down by Christ Himself
RSMI holds that no particular section of the body of Christ holds a complete truth at the expense of another part of the body. We all, to a certain extent, see through a glass darkly (1 Corinthians 13:12)
The Lord has designed it this way that we might interact and need other members that have been placed in the body of Christ according to His choosing
For a Pastor - Church or Ministry to become part of the RSMI Family of Ministries, they have to covenant to follow completely the RSMI Foundational Documents