Guidelines for Ministering at RCCM
1. Ministry is not an easy job (Exodus 3:11-12)
a. God never gives a leader (ministry servant) an easy task
2. Willing to “work” to fulfill your God-given ministry. (Romans 12:6)
3. Have a vision that is coherent with the House Vision and the Total Vision.
4. Be a Risk Taker (have faith). (I Samuel 17:32)
5. Needed in Ministry: Relentless commitment to your calling. (Mark 8:34)
6. Most of all: Accountability is key to servanthood and freedom. (Luke 10:1,17; Romans 14:12)
7. Make sure that the main office always knows what you are doing and also where you are.
8. Be cautious and careful of your everyday life and the company you are with. (Philippians 3:17; Titus 2:7-8; I Corinthians 5:9-13)
9. Be a fearless Truth Teller (John 8:32; 8:45; 14:17)
10. Communication is the key to avoid misunderstanding and which produces light and less heat (Matthew 5:37; 10:26,27)
11. Discipline every area of your life (Galatians 5:22-23)
a. Body – Corinthians 6:19
b. Financial – Romans 13:8
c. Sexual – I Corinthians 5:1,59; 6: 18-20
d. Emotional – Luke 10:27
e. Mind – Philippians 4:8; Romans 12:1-2
f. Feelings – Luke 10:27
g. Sensual – James 3:15-16
h. Strength – Luke 10:27
i. Heart – Luke 10:27
12. Practice (live) a changed life. (I Corinthians 6:11; II Corinthians 5:17)
13. Discipline yourself to live by His Word and Obey all His Word: (Don’t Skip anything).
a. Prayer – Ephesians 5:19
b. Bible Study at home – Psalm 119:24; 40, 47-48, 72, 97, 103, 111, 113, 127, 129, 140, 143, 159, 162, 165, 168
c. Love Jesus – 1 John 5: 1-2; John 21:13-17
d. Love other Christians – I John 3:14
e. Love your enemies – Matthew 5:43,45
f. Attend the fellowship that you are a part of faithfully – Hebrews 10:25
Official Church Meetings:
1. Purpose Driven Educational Hour
2. Sunday Morning Service
3. Home Fellowship Groups
4. Wednesday Family Night
These meetings will enhance your vision as you lead others in your given ministry.
g. Tithe to your fellowship that you are a part of faithfully. (Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 18:12; Hebrews 7:5)
h. Offerings should be given as commanded for our greater reaping. (Leviticus 1:2; Malachi 3:3; II Corinthians 9:6-7) The following is an explanation on giving taken from the New King James Bible:
II Corinthians 9:6-8: “There is no better indicator of growth in the new life than in the area of giving. This passage deals with the attitude one should have in his giving – it should be cheerful. When giving is cheerful, it will also be generous. The important rule of thumb is not how much is given, but how much is left after the giving. God is not primarily occupied with the amount of the gift, but with the motive that lies behind it. All the money in the world belongs to God. My gift to Him does not make Him any richer; it makes me richer spiritually because of the realization that everything that I have is His and that I am giving because I love Him and want to give.
The formula for giving is found in I Corinthians 16:2 where three principles can be seen: (1) My giving is to be regular, “on the first day of the week”; (2) my giving is to be proportionate, “as he may prosper.”
“Failure to give of the money which God has given is a serious matter. The person who fails to honor God with his money actually robs God (Mal.3:8), not because it impoverishes God, but because it denies the God-ordained means for the support of His work and His ministers. For the child of God who honors God with his money, God promises abundant blessing (Mal.3:10; Luke 6:38), and the provision of his every need (Phil 4:19). Giving, then, is a key to growth in the new life.”
Offerings – giving is voluntary. It has nothing to do with tithing. Tithing is God’s law and is commanded by God.
i. Do not be unequally yolked – II Corinthians 6:14
14. Keep in mind that as disciples, we are to live in His Kingdom and obey His will. Therefore,
a. Seek ye first His Kingdom – Matthew 6:33
b. It is not your kingdom that you are serving – Matthew 6:10; John 8:31; 4:24.
15. Do something that will cause others to enhance their career and ministry, and don’t tell them. (Philippians 1:4; Romans 15:2)
16. Be a TEAM PLAYER. (Acts 2:14; 3:1; 4:24)
17. Have passion or a sense of urgency about what your calling and gifts are. Do not live in denial. Get with it. (Romans 11:29)
a. Be passionate about the unsaved – “Reaching the Lost – Building Disciples” Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:47-48; John 15:8; Acts 2:42-47
b. Monitor your passion for God, your family and your ministry. Do not abuse it. You might hurt instead of helping.
18. Raise your joy level. (Galatians 5:22; John 15:11; 17:13; Romans 15:13; James 1:2) That will cause you to not enter into temptation.
19. Identify yourself privately and publicly with all that related to RCCM – Credentials; fellowship and all related local, national, and international ministries.
NOTE: Ministering, serving and working at Rochester Christian Church Ministries is a privilege and not a right. Anyone may forfeit this privilege if they do not conform to the standards and ideals of ministering, serving and working at RCCM. This ministry may insist on the withdrawal of any individual at any time if that individual, in the opinion of RCCM, does not conform to the spirit of the ministry.
Pastor Stephen Galvano
Rochester Christian Church Ministries International