LOCAL CHURCH: What The Bible Says About the Local Church
When a person becomes a Christian, it is a very personal response to the gospel. God looks upon the heart of the individual as he or she obeys the gospel, adding only the honest, trusting soul to His church. This action is accomplished without the approval of any human being, or board, or council, or congregation. It is in the mind of God that we are determined to be saved from our sins. It is completely up to Him.
But being a Christian involves various changes in our relationships with others; our family, friends, neighbors, other Christians and even our enemies. With reference to our relationship with other brethren, there is a locally organized community of believers in which God had ordained that His people function together. Practically all of the English versions of the New Testament translate the Greek word for this community (ekklesia) into our English word "church." The local church is not something man dreamed up. It is an arrangement planned by God and must adhere to His instructions to faithfully fulfill His purpose for it.
The Objects for which the Ministry/Church is established are:
(1.) To undertake the building, Construction and the establishment of Churches; through GRM International (God is Rich Ministries International).
(2.) To help bring out different aspects of the church’s work and actively sharing faith with those who don’t know Christ.
(3.) To provide Ongoing Evangelism Training in different areas such as: Conversational skills; Listening to the Holy Spirit; Listening for Spiritual Thirst and Evangelism in Relationships; Building authentic relationship with lost people and to be involved in every facet of the life of the believer.
(4.) To run courses that allow people to investigate Christianity and allow a safe place for people to ask their questions aimed at life skills which helps a person see the relevancy of the Christian life.
(5.) To proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and make disciples of all kinds of people (Mat.28:19-20; Mark 16:15).
(6.) To serve as a community of worship and fellowship; to manifest the presence and love of Jesus. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Mat.18:20).
(7.) To mature believers and prepare them to perform works of ministry. “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelist, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…” (Eph.4:11-12).
(8.) To represent the interests of the Kingdom of God in the world, and to influence our society with the ideas of the Lord. “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mat.5:13-14).
(9.) To advocate for Salvation; helping the Youth and the People in Rural Communities of Uganda to be strong in Faith.
(10.) To Set up a Good and Modern Public Address System (Grip Sound) and Cameras, Projectors for Evangelism Missions and a Modern Mobile/Potable Stage or Platform for Outside Seminars, Crusades and Night Prayer Rallies; and Tracks for Transporting the same.
(11.) To unite people to work together to solve social problems and make the world a better place.
(12.) To Oversee the hospitality ministries for first time guests, play a role in: Creating community; allowing space for faith discover and ministering to a person during journey to Christ.
(13.) To Develop the system of next steps; helping a newcomer connect with the church and to organize and manage this process.
Mrs. Eva Kateregga Preaching
GRM : / Ministries
Taking a reading from the Holy Book while preaching.