The Path Forward

MEETING DATES

  • JUNE 5, 2022 - 6-8 PM
  • SEPTEMBER 4 - 6-8 PM
  • DECEMBER 4 - 6-8 PM

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THE VISION FRAME

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THE PROPOSED NAME

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THE PROPOSED STRUCTURE

THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

legal document creating the non-profit corporation


THE BY-LAWS

legal document defining the structure of the church


THE MEMBERS


THE ADVISORY BOARD

the representatives of the congregation for finance and policy


THE MINISTRY TEAMS

the teams of members doing the work of the church


THE COORDINATORS OF THE MINISTRY TEAMS

the leaders providing oversight and communication to the ministry teams


THE PASTORAL TEAM

the pastors equipping the members to do the work of the church


THE SENIOR PASTORAL TEAM

the pastors providing the vision and structure

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THE PROPOSED LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Preamble and Articles I & II

THE MINISTRY OF JACOB’S WELL, INCORPORATED

NEWARK, DELAWARE

 

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JACOB’S WELL

 

 

BY-LAWS

 

 

 

PREAMBLE


To establish our work on an efficient and permanent basis, we, the members of The Ministry of Jacob’s Well, Incorporated, a Delaware Nonprofit Corporation, in Newark, Delaware, affirm our belief that it is needful for God's people to be well organized to successfully carry on the gospel work and to properly handle its business affairs.

 

 

 

ARTICLE I - THE ASSEMBLY


Section 1.   The Name


The name of this assembly will be The Ministry of Jacob’s Well, Incorporated, a Delaware Nonprofit Corporation doing business as Jacob’s Well.

 

 

Section 2.   The Purpose


1.    To establish and maintain places of worship.

 

2.    To unite people of like faith in the bonds of Christian love and fellowship by providing spiritual teaching and biblical principles of Christian conduct.


3.    To point the unbeliever to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the biblical plan of salvation.

 

4.    To financially support the worldwide commission of the whole gospel to the whole world by the whole church.

 

 

 

ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP



Section 1.   Eligibility


 Anyone who has experienced the new birth as follows:

 

1.    repentance of sins

 

2.    baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus

 

3.    infilling of the Holy Spirit evidenced by speaking in other tongues

 

 

Section 2.   Admission


1.    Anyone who is eligible, accepts the following obligations, and has attained 18 years may become a member of the assembly with both voice and vote.

 

2.    Anyone who is eligible and accepts the following obligations but has not yet attained 18 years may become a member of the assembly with voice but no vote.

 

3.    A member of a United Pentecostal Church will be received as a member with a written or verbal transfer from the former church. Without such a transfer, a person will be received as a member after meeting the qualifications of the Articles of Faith and assuming the obligations as set forth in Article II, Section 3 for a period of at least one year.

 

 

Section 3.   Obligations


As a member of the assembly, a disciple must live a lifestyle that is pursuing holiness and accept the following obligations to:

 

1.    Engage in WORSHIP through faithful, consistent participation in a weekly Worship Service.

 

2.    Engage in LEARN

 

a.  through completion of all appropriate membership and discipleship classes.

 

b.  through faithful, consistent participation in a Small Group.

 

3.    Engage in SERVE

 

a.  through serving the community with a Small Group.

 

b.  through serving the church in a manner that advances its vision and mission.

 

4.    Engage in PLAY through faithful, consistent participation in a Small Group.

 

5.    Participate in giving through consistent contributions based on their increase to Tithes, Offerings, and Missions.


6.    Abide by the By-Laws of this assembly and accept the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International.

 

7.    Secure a letter of transfer in case of moving and unite with another church of the same faith as soon as possible. A letter of transfer will be given upon request.