Application for Affiliation
Thank you for your interest in serving our Lord Jesus Christ as an Ambassador of Christ Congregation! Please take some time to fill in every answer as well as possible. We look forward to learning about you and the work you are doing.
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What is your name?
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Date *
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Please enter the mailing address for your congregation *
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Are You Based In the United States
EIN (SS-4)
The following question relates to U.S. Congregations only. If you are not in the United States, please go to the next question.
What are the last four digits of your EIN?
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What is the Congregation's name? *
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What is the Congregation's Mission Statement? *
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Does your congregation have more than one campus? *
How many? *
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How many regular attenders each week *
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Statement of Faith
The following questions are related to what the congregation believes about the various theological statements.
What do you believe about the Bible? *
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What do you believe about the Godhead? *
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What do you believe about the Human Condition of Sin? *
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According to Scripture, what is the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ? *
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What do you believe about Salvation? *
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What do you believe about Entire Sanctification? *
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What do you believe about the Holy Spirit? *
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What do you believe about Justification? *
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What do you believe about the Assurance of the Believer? *
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What is the responsibility of the Chrisitan in Society? *
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What do you believe about Christ's Second Coming? *
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Governance
The following questions are related to your understanding of The Canon of Ambassadors of Christ. These question want to know if you are in agreement with the government, financial commitment, and your responsibility to the General Convocation, Ministers' Fellowship, your family, your congregation, to God and yourself.
Have you read and understood the Canon of Ambassadors of Christ? *
If you have not read the Canon, please go to http://www.ambassadorsus.org and download a copy of the Canon from the Forms and Publications page. However, if you have read the Canon, and understand it or you have some questions please answer accordingly.
Do you understand that Ambassadors of Christ congregations manage tithes and offerings according to the way they were managed in the Temple? *
Do you understand that each congregation should budget 25% of their annual funds for their building, 25% for outreach, 25% for social needs, 12% for salaries, 12% for Missions/Church Planting and 1% to the General Convocation for administration?
Do you understand that each member and regular attender needs only to pay 2.5% of their annual income to the local congregation? *
it is important that every member of Ambassadors of Christ congregations pays a minimum of 2.5% of their income each year. However, the elders of the Church may increase this amount, but may not lower the amount below the minimum. If a member has no income or has reached the age of 70 years, they are not required to pay. A financial report for income and expenditure for the past 3 years must be submitted with this application.
Covenant & Agreement
Throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament, there is a clearly defined community of God. God creates a covenant relationship with His people. This covenant was first established with the people of Israel through Abraham, and then God established a new covenant with His people, the church, through Christ. As members of God’s covenant family of Ambassadors of Christ, we commit to Christ and to each other. We commit to the truthfulness of Scripture. We commit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Expectations of Church Members

As a member, I commit to the body of Christ, the church (1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12:4-5). As an Ambassadors of Christ, I will fulfill the following expectations:

1. I will worship the one true God with other Ambassadors of Christ for as long as I am physically able (Hebrews 10:24-25; Romans 12:1). The goal of my regular weekly worship is to give God glory (Romans 11:36; Hebrews 13:15).

2. I will grow spiritually through regular involvement in groups and classes at Ambassadors of Christ in addition to regular personal devotional times. I understand the purpose of these groups and classes is building the community of faith with other believers and holding each other accountable (Acts 2:44-47; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

3. I will serve Christ through the mission work as an Ambassador of Christ. I am created to serve others through good works (Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 4:10). I am commanded by God to make disciples of every nation, tribe, people, and language through the local assembly (Matthew 28:16-20; Revelation 7:9). I will support the church’s mission to go to the ends of the earth to share the gospel (Acts 1:8).

4. I will give financially to God abundantly and joyfully, recognizing God as the owner of all things (Proverbs 3:9; Psalm 24:1). Giving my financial offering and time to God brings me closer to Him (Malachi 3:10; Matthew 6:19-24).

5. I will seek unity with other church members. I recognize God’s design for the church is unity in diversity, and I will put the interests of others above my personal preferences (Ephesians 4:1-6; 1 Peter 3:8-9). I will guard the reputation of Ambassadors of Christ and submit to discipline for any sin problems in my life (Matthew 18:15-20).

6. I will pray for and follow the leadership of Ambassadors of Christ (Hebrews 13:17-18). I will pray privately and with the church corporately. I will pray for people to accept Christ, and I will pray for more disciples to grow.

7. I will sacrifice by serving first, following the servant model of Jesus Christ (Mark 10:45). I will make my attitude that of Christ and through humility make the gospel my priority (Philippians 2:5-11).

With Christ as my Lord and Savior, being baptized by immersion following my salvation, being led by the Holy Spirit, and being in agreement with the covenant, statement of faith, and leadership of Ambassadors of Christ, I joyfully unite with the church and commit myself to God and the other members of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Expectations of Elders

I commit as an Elder within the body of Christ to join with Ambassadors of Christ General Convocation in fulfilling the expectations of church members in the above section. Additionally, I commit to the following expectations:

1. I will seek God’s guidance for Ambassadors of Christ in the local assembly in order to be a steward of God’s resources entrusted to the local congregation in a way that gives God glory (Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-4).

2. I will care for the church and lead with grace, truth, and love (Matthew 28:16-20; Ephesians 4:15-16; James 5:14; Colossians 1:28).

3. I will teach all of God’s Word at all costs (1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

4. I will equip members of the church for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).

5. I will protect the doctrine of Ambassadors of Christ, and I will guard the Church of Jesus Christ against false teachers and false teaching (Acts 20:28; Matthew 7:15; 1 Timothy 1:3-7).

6. I will act in a way that is above reproach, making my family the priority of my ministry (1 Timothy 3:1-7). I understand the way I live will affect the church I lead, and I will live in a way that elevates the reputation of Ambassadors of Christ.

7. I will lead the church in exercising discipline in a way that is gracious and loving, protecting the health of the church as a whole (James 5:19-20; Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5; Galatians 6:1).

With Christ as my Lord and Savior, being baptized by immersion following my salvation, being led by the Holy Spirit, and being in agreement with the covenant, statement of faith, and leadership of Ambassadors of Christ, I joyfully unite with the church and commit myself to God and the other members of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Are You in agreement with the Covenant and Agreement stated above? *
In Affirmation of the above, I stand in agreement with the Covenant and Agreement of Ambassadors of Christ, and I enter my full name in witness of my affirmation.
You should have received a printed copy of the Covenant with a page for signatures. The printed document is for you to present to your congregation, and obtain their agreement. Please attach the signature page containing the signatures of your members. If you are unable to make a printed copy and or scan the signatures, please read the document to the congregation, and if they are in agreement, type their names in signature spaces and email the document to the General Convocation.
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Final Instructions
Please send the following documents via email to bishop@disciples.com:

1. A copy of your certificate of ordination and/or letter of Good Standing as an Elder
2. Financial records for the past 3 years
3. A photo of yourself to be added to the Website
4. The names or signatures of the members who stand in covenant and agreement with Ambassadors of Christ
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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