Biblical Requirements for Affiliation with Soulwinners Ministries International

 

 

“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop must then be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (for if a man know not how to rule his house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”

(1 Timothy 3:7)

 

The passage of Scripture above teaches some of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Biblical requirements for those who would be Biblical overseers or leaders over Christian ministry work.  Do you meet all of the following qualifications? :

 

  1. Blameless (In Greek, meaning, “unaccused, irreproachable”)?

 

  1. Husband of one wife (or, unmarried and never divorced)?

 

  1. Vigilant (“abstaining from wine, keeping sober, be discreet, circumspect)?

 

  1. Sober (“safe, (sound) in mind, self-controlled, [moderate as to opinion or passion”])?

 

  1. Of good behavior (“orderly, decorous”)?

 

  1. Given to hospitality (“fond of guests, hospitable”)?

 

  1. Apt to teach (“instructive”)?

 

  1. Not given to wine (“staying near wine”)?

 

  1. No striker (“a smiter, pugnacious [quarrelsome])?

 

  1. Not greedy of filthy lucre (“unavaricious:- without coveteousness”)?

 

  1. Patient (“appropriate, mild”)?

 

  1. Not a brawler (“peacable”)?

 

  1. Not covetous (“unavaricious”)?

 

  1. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children under subjection with all gravity (“Ruleth” means in Greek “to stand before [in rank], to preside, to practice”; “House” in Greek means “a dwelling, a family”; “Subjection” in Greek means “obedience”; “Gravity” in Greek means “venerableness, honesty”)?

 

  1. Not a novice (“Newly planted, a young convert”)?

 

  1. Having a good report of them that are without (“Report” in Greek means “evidence”)?

 

*Please prayerfully consider the above Biblical requirements for ministry. Do you meet all of the Lord’s requirements? If you do not, please immediately repent to the Lord, ask the Lord Jesus Christ to cleanse you from your sin, save you, and fill you with the Holy Spirit, then seek the Lord in fasting and prayer to learn whether His Will is for you to step down from your ministerial position, or to change your life and the ministry with which He ha entrusted you, to fit His Biblical Standards. If you are meeting the Lord’s Biblical requirements, we welcome you to continue studying the following documents for affiliation with Soulwinners Ministries International.

 

Concerning your personal life:

 

I.                   Substance Abuse:

 

Do you (or have you ever):

 

1.      Drink alcohol?

2.      Use tobacco?

3.      Use drugs?

4.      Use psychotropic or prescription drugs?

 

II.                Moral Purity:

 

Do you (have you ever):

 

1.      Fornicate?

2.      Masturbate?

3.      Engage in homosexuality?

4.      Look at pornography?

5.      Look at women, men, or children, with lust?

6.      Molest children?

7.      Commit incest?

8.      Have you ever been sexually molested?

9.      Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

10.  Have you ever been put in jail or prison?

 

III. Devotional Life:

 

1.      How much time do you spend in prayer every day?

2.      How much of God’s Word do you read every day?

3.      How many people do you witness the Gospel of the Lord

Jesus Christ to every day?

4.      How often do you fast?

 

             IV.      Personal Holiness:

 

1.      Are you living a life of daily, continual victory over all temptation, and freedom from all sin, through the Lord Jesus Christ?

2.      Do you believe that you are commanded in God’s Word, the Bible, to live free from all sin, in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:14, John 8:11, 1 Corinthians 15:34, 1 John 3:6-9, 1 John 5:18, etc)?

3.      Do you sin every day in word, thought, and deed?

4.      Do watch non-Christian television?

5.      Do you read non-Christian books?

6.      Do you listen to non-Christian music?

7.      Do you regularly fellowship with non-Christian people, for purposes other than witnessing the Gospel of Christ to them?

 

V. Personal Finances:

 

 

Do you live by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to provide all of your financial needs (Philippians 4:19)?

 

Do you desire to be affiliated with Soulwinners Ministries International because you desire to receive finances from this ministry?

 

Are you in debt?

 

Have you ever declared bankruptcy?

 

 

VI. Ministry:

 

 Are you in ministry because the Lord Jesus Christ called you into His Service?

 

Are you in ministry for financial gain?

 

Are you in ministry in order to become famous and well-liked by people?

 

Are you in ministry in order to see multitudes say “the sinner’s prayer” and then go back to their lives of sin and continue in sin until they are cast into the lake of fire?

 

Do you believe that if one has “asked Jesus into one’s heart” one is a “Christian” who will go to Heaven, even if they go back to living a life of daily sin against Christ?

 

Do you believe that every person was born “a sinner”?

 

Do you believe that every person was born with a “sinful nature”?

 

Do you believe that sin is a physical substance that every person (besides the Lord Jesus Christ) inherited, through their blood, from Adam?

 

Do you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ’s command for us to “be ye therefore perfect (morally), even as your Father in Heaven is perfect” is possible for us to obey (with Christ’s Help)?

 

Are you willing to preach that people must repent, stop all sin, deny themselves, Biblically believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and live a life of Biblically obedient faith in Christ according to the Bible, free from all sin, in order to have eternal salvation (Luke 13:3,5, Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:14-15, Acts 20:21, John 14:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 5:5-9, John 8:31-36, John 14:15, 1 John 3:6-9, Matthew 24:12-13, Philippians 2:12-13)?

 

Do you believe and agree with everything that you have read on our website and in our email communications?

 

Are you willing to preach and teach the Biblical doctrines that we believe in and preach and teach?

 

Are you willing to live free from all sin in the Lord Jesus Christ, and preach for every person to live free from all sin in the Lord Jesus Christ, even if you never see anybody repent, forsake all sin, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, live in completely obedient faith in Him and His Word, and go and sin no more?

 

Are you willing to live a life of complete Biblical self-denial for Christ?

 

Do you love the Lord Jesus Christ more than you love your own life?

 

Do you love the Lord Jesus Christ more than you love ministry?

 

Are you willing to die for Christ?

 

Are you willing to die for Christ, so that those without Christ might know Him?

 

 

We have been praying for you who are involved, or are seeking to be involved in, ministry done in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that you are meeting the Biblical Requirements for Christian leadership. Unfortunately, the majority of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, worldwide, are not meeting these Biblical Qualifications for leadership in the true Body of Christ. And that is a major reason why the whole world, and the majority of what falsely calls itself “the church” is headed for the Lake of Fire.

 

 

Though it might be time consuming, please take as long as is necessary to thoroughly, Biblically, and prayerfully, read the above requirements and questions, and email us back with an answer for each question. The questions are not meant to offend you, pry into your personal life, or make you uncomfortable. They are meant to enable us to come to know about who you are, where you stand with Christ, Biblically, doctrinally, and in terms of ministry, and what it is that you believe and preach. We do not know you, personally. Because of this, it would not be Biblically correct for us to authorize you becoming an extension of, or starting a branch of, Soulwinners Ministries International, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, without learning as much about you, as we possibly can.

 

 

May the Lord bless all of you. Hebrews 12:14 states that without holiness, no man shall see the Lord. Please make sure to live a Biblically holy life and preach and teach for every person that you meet to live a Biblically holy life, a well. Remember the question asked by the Lord Jesus Christ to His disciples “what will it profit you to gain the whole world and to lose your soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

 

 

We look forward to hearing back from you.

 

 

In the Service of the Lord Jesus Christ,

 

 

Michael and Tamika Venyah, founders

Soulwinners Ministries International

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

*Note: (Please make sure to send us a brief email answer to the questions at the end of 

             this letter. Thank you and may the Lord bless you.)

 

 

First, we would like to thank all of you on this email list who have emailed us over the years, and during the past month, desiring ministerial affiliation with Soulwinners Ministries International, for the furtherance of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of God, worldwide.

 

 

Regardless of whether or not you choose to affiliate yourself with, or become an extension of, Soulwinners Ministries International, we would like to express to all of you that we appreciate you, as our brethren in Christ, and fellow-laborers in His Harvest.

We are praying for you, and will continue to do so. May our Heavenly Father bless you, your families, and the ministries with which He has entrusted you, for your single-eyed faithfulness to Him, and His Eternally-Important, and eternally-urgent, soul-saving Work.

 

 

Second, we would like to thank those of you who emailed back, promptly, having answered the questions on the “Biblical Requirements for Affiliation with Soulwinners Ministries International”. We did receive your forms. Thank you.

 

 

Third, we would like to thank those of you who have committed to increased individual and/or corporate fasting and prayer for the Lord’s Work, worldwide. Biblically, we know that your commitment is a great blessing to our Lord. And it blesses us to hear of your consecration to Him, Who sacrificed everything for us.

 

 

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Our Lord Jesus Christ has commanded all of us “go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature; he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:15-16).

 

 

As all of us on this email list hear the urgency of our Lord’s Call, and rush to His Harvest Fields, to reap perishing souls before they fall into the fire, we at Soulwinners Ministries International are also hearing our Master’s Cry, and are re-doubling our efforts for Him.

 

 

To date, we have been privileged, by His Grace, to preach His Gospel in 14 nations, and 4 of the earth’s 7 continents, for Him. But this is not enough. Billions of souls, that we will never be able to personally preach to, are stumbling toward the lake of fire, worldwide. That is why the Lord has put it on our hearts to respond to your requests for affiliation, ministerial mentorship, Biblical materials, crusade and seminar preaching, teaching, and training in your countries, at this time.

 

 

Though we are physically separated by thousands of miles, we can be spiritually unified, in Christ, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, through affiliated or cooperative fasting and prayer and preaching of the Gospel. As we choose to live and work in Biblical agreement and “one accord” with Christ and His Word, and each other, thinking, believing, speaking, preaching the same thing, as the early church did in the Book of Acts, our Heavenly Father Will again pour out His Spirit, and turn many from Hell to Heaven, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

Many of you have asked to receive the Biblical teachings that the Holy Spirit has been gracious to share with us, from His Word. We believe that this is a Biblical blessing to our Lord Jesus Christ, and His worldwide Work. As you know, Proverbs 23:7 teaches “as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Based on this, as we all think and believe the same Biblical Truths from our Father’s Word, we will all think, believe, live, and preach, in Biblical unity, and “one accord”. Biblically, such affiliations of spiritual and Biblical unity, between Christ and His Body, bring soul-saving outpourings of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Because many of you on this list have emailed us at different points in time (whether years, months, weeks, or days ago), for different purposes (requesting ministerial affiliation, requesting prayer, requesting Biblical materials, requesting us to preach in your nation, etc…), as we have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to spiritually co-labor with committed brethren worldwide, in this crucial spiritual hour we ask if you will now take a few minutes to email us and again remind us of you how the Lord Jesus Christ can use Soulwinners Ministries International to assist you in “preaching the Gospel to every creature”, for His Glory. (Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. If you have done it before, we apologize; but it is important so that we can be certain of all that would like to affiliate with us and all that would not like to affiliate but rather receive regular prayer).

 

 

We will continue to pray for all of you. So that we can clearly know which of you are asking to become an extension of this ministry (and how many branch

 

churches/ministries affiliated with you are also desiring to become extensions) please indicate below how if you desire to be affiliated with, and/or become an extension of Soulwinners Ministries International, for the Glory of Christ, in your nation.

 

 

May the Lord continue to bless you for your service for Him.

 

 

We continue to pray for you and your work, daily,

 

 

Michael and Tamika Venyah

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION TO BE OR NOT TO BE AN AFFILIATE AND/OR EXTENSION OF SOULWINNERS MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

 

 

(*Note: if you would rather not use this form, please feel free to simply send us a brief email, stating, for example: “Yes, I am affiliating with Soulwinners Ministries International; I have 3 branches; we will all be using the name Soulwinners Ministries International” or “No, I am not affiliating with Soulwinners Ministries International”. Thank you. May the Lord bless you.)

 

 

1. My name is ____________________________________________________________

 

 

2. My email address is _____________________________________________________

 

 

3. My mailing address is ___________________________________________________

 

 

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4. I (Yes_____ No_____) desire to be an extension/branch of Soulwinners Ministries International, in my nation of _______________. I have (# of) ___________ branch churches/ministries that also desire to serve as extensions/branches of Soulwinners Ministries International.

 

 

5. I (Yes_____ No_____) desire to use the name Soulwinners Ministries International as the name of our churches/ministries in my nation

 

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