NEW COVENANT MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL: (NCMI)
Our Relationship with New Covenant Ministries International:
In Philippians 1:5 Paul commends the Philippian church for the "partnership in the gospel" which he enjoyed with them. We see that local churches in the New Testament were working in partnership with apostolic men to advance the Kingdom of God together. In the same way, we at Westside Church are involved in a committed relational partnership with a team of apostolically-minded men named "New Covenant Ministries International." (Definition of apostolic: authentic New Testament Christianity)
New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) is a team of trans-local ministries who are committed to discipling the nations by planting churches in every country, city, town and village of the world. As an integral part of this, members of the team will also bring complimentary ministry into existing churches in order to bring maturity and to "equip the saints" to fulfill the ministry of the church.
At Westside we invite members of the NCMI team into the church on a regular basis to supplement the ministries of the local leadership and to speak freely into all matters of the life of the church. Team members are involved in helping us with doctrinal difficulties, disciplinary issues that may arise, major directional changes as well as with practical matters. While the local eldership remains the highest human authority in the life of the church (NCMI has no executive rights), the involvement of outside team members brings a sense of accountability, security and stability. It also helps a whole lot to be in relationship with experienced ministries who can bring years of wisdom into situations when the local leadership needs their input. Through our partnership with NCMI, all of us at Westside have immediate access to international mission opportunities all over the world. These opportunities include evangelistic outreach, leadership training as well as other practical relief projects, building projects, etc.
For more information about New Covenant Ministries International please view their website at: www.ncmi.tv
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