From the humble beginnings of this association from
2001 till now, one is `constantly reminded of the faithfulness of God. We have had the privilege of observing how God accomplished
His plan in ways we never dreamt. Hearing the voice of God is essential for us to understand our times. God has a redemptive
purpose when he speaks and therefore may the word of God put you to action when you hear Him speak.
When God reveals the world calendar to us, then we must make a personal appointment with God’s
purpose. 1 chronicles mentions the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.
This association of Christian
ministers is also a story about (you) ministers (pastors, evangelists, teachers etc) worldwide.
Almost all of the original charter members are still here; such stability is almost
unheard of among associations. But the unity found here is based upon a common goal that motivated the original members; to
have sound Biblical teaching. It is important to understand the original intent of the scripture as it was written, in the
original languages, and to have that taught and applied for today. Because of the power of God's Word, we have seen many positive
changes in people's lives. This is what caused the original charter members to make such a bold beginning, and that is what
motivates us today.
There is no substitute for
knowing and applying God's Word. The result of knowing God's Word will be wonderful directives, answers, and a well lighted
path for eternal life and for living abundantly our day by day lives before the Lord. We believe that relationship with God
begins with a salvation relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the first step. We believe that, for the Christian Life, God's
Word is "sufficient" for ongoing guidance, answers, directives, and principles. Living, working, marriage, home life, parenting,
business, etc. are all addressed in the Scriptures. God’s plans are secure no matter what we see around us.
The lord is doing exciting things through this fellowship
of ministers.’’iacm’’ overcomes barriers that isolate people, from the gospel and trusting God for
assistance for more resources that will improve the living conditions of some of the world’s poorest. It has been my personal privilege to be associated with the wonderful ministers since
2001 across the globe. By the grace of God all by itself I would encourage you to prayerfully consider this fellowship of
ministers as yours and be part today. We are also looking forward to welcoming new ministers from various countries to partner
as representative/members in your country or even come to Ghana
and visit us, just inform us that you want to come. Together we can overcome barriers in reaching the world for Christ.
The other side of heaven is
waiting. I declare God’s best over you (in JESUS NAME) in this New Year. May you be over taken by his overcoming, unending,
all consuming love and power of God?
Rev Kofi Ntim
Whatsoever ye do, do all to
the glory of God. I
Gods plan for salvation
God’s Plan of Salvation
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has
the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life.
This passage tells us that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son, Jesus Christ. In other words, the
way to possess eternal life is to possess God’s Son. The question is, how can a person have the Son of God?
Separation From God
Isaiah 59:2 But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not
listen to your prayers.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
According to Romans 5:8, God demonstrated His love for us through the death of His Son. Why did Christ have to die for
us? Because Scripture declares all men to be sinful. To "sin" means to miss the mark. The Bible declares "all have sinned
and fall short of the glory (the perfect holiness) of God" (Rom. 3:23). In other words, our sin separates us from God who
is perfect holiness (righteousness and justice) and God must therefore judge sinful man.
Habakkuk 1:13a You are too just to tolerate evil; you are unable to condone wrongdoing.
The Futility of Our Works
Scripture also teaches that no amount of human goodness, human works, human morality, or religious activity can gain acceptance
with God or get anyone into heaven. The moral man, the religious man, and the immoral and non-religious are all in the same
boat. They all fall short of God’s perfect righteousness. After discussing the immoral man, the moral man, and the religious
man in Romans 1:18-3:8, the Apostle Paul declares that both Jews and Greeks are under sin, that "there is no one righteous,
not even one" (Rom. 3:9-10). Added to this are the declarations of the following verses of Scripture:
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 it
is not of works, so that no one can boast.
Titus 3:5-7 he saved us, not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the
washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ
our Savior. 7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal
Romans 4:1-5 What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this
matter? 2 For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about (but not before God).
3 For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 4 Now to the one who
works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the
one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.
No amount of human goodness is as good as God. God is perfect righteousness. Because of this, Habakkuk 1:13 tells us God
cannot have fellowship with anyone who does not have perfect righteousness. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as
good as God is. Before God, we all stand naked, helpless, and hopeless in ourselves. No amount of good living will get us
to heaven or give us eternal life. What then is the solution?
God is not only perfect holiness (whose holy character we can never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness)
but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of His love and grace, He has not left us without hope and
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
This is the good news of the Bible, the message of the gospel. It’s the message of the gift of God’s own Son
who became man (the God-man), lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave proving both
the fact He is God’s Son and the value of His death for us as our substitute.
Romans 1:4 who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 4:25 He was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made the one who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the right-eousness
1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put
to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.
How Do We Receive God’s Son?
Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, the Bible states "He that has the Son has life." We can
receive the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior by personal faith, by trusting in the person of Christ and His death for our
John 1:12 But to all who have received him--those who believe in his name--he has given the right to become God's children
John 3:16-18 For this is the way God loved the world: he gave his one and only Son that everyone who believes in him
should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the
world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in Him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been
condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
This means we must each come to God the same way: (1) as a sinner who recognizes his sinfulness, (2) realizes no human
works can result in salvation, and (3) relies totally on Christ alone by faith alone for our salvation.
If you would like to receive and trust Christ as your personal Savior, you may want to express your faith in Christ by
a simple prayer acknowledging your sinfulness, accepting His forgiveness and putting your faith in Christ for your salvation.
If you have just trusted in Christ, you need to learn about your new life and how to walk with the Lord. May we suggest
you start by studying through the ABCs for Christian Growth available online at http://www.bible.org/.
This series will take you step-by-step through some basic truths of God’s Word and will help you build a solid foundation
for your faith in Christ.
Our statement of faith
The Bible is the Word of God, inerrant, divinely revealed, written by men, guided by the Holy Spirit (2 Pet.
121, 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
It is the objective, sufficient, and authoritative guide to the believers' life.
There is one triune God who is one in essence by three in personality (Matt. 28:18-19, 2 Cor. 13:14).
Man was originally created in the image of God. Man fell through sin and, as a consequence of his sin, lost
his spiritual life and became subject to the power of Satan. Spiritual death is inherited by all (Rom. 3:10-18, 23, 5:12-14).
Man can be saved from eternal death only through Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on the cross.
Jesus Christ rose from death as proof of that provision. Salvation is a free gift received by faith and faith alone -- trusting
Christ as your personal savior. It is the eternally secure possession of every believer (John 3:16, 36, 10:28, Eph. 2:8, 9,
Rom. 8:28-39, Phil. 1:6, Jude 1).The believer's spiritual life develops by the daily intake ( ) of the Word of God and a moment-by-moment
walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit (1 Pet. 2:2, Gal. 5:16, 22-23).
At the moment of death the believer enters instantly into the presence of God, there to remain in conscious
bliss until the bodily resurrection of all believers to the Rapture (2 Cor. 5:8, 1 Cor. 15:35-37, 1 Thes. 4:13-18).
The "signs gifts" of tongs, miracles, prophecy, apostleship and healing ended in the first century, but God
still hears and answers prayers of faith for the sick and afflicted in accordance with His own will (Acts 4:8,21, Rom. 8:23,
1 Cor. 13:8, 14:22, Eph. 2:20, Heb. 2:3,4).
Satan is real, has a personality and is engaged in a program to discredit Christ and substitute his own false
system (Is. 14:12-17, Ezek. 28:11-19, 2 Pet. 2:4). We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
to be God-breathed (a), plenary (every word) (b), verbal (consisting of words) (c), and inerrant in the original writings
(d). They are the supreme and final authority in faith and life (e).
a. 1Cor 14:37; 2:9-10; 2Tim 3:16; 2Pet 1:21; 3:15-16.
b. Mt 5:18; 2Tim 3:16
c. Mat 4:4; John 6:63.
d. John 17:17; Tit 1:2-3; Heb 6:17-18
e. Ps 19:7-11; Ps 119:11; Isa 55:11; Mat 5:17-18; John 10:35; Rom 15:4; 2Tim 3:16-17.
B. SALVATION BY FAITH ALONE
We believe that salvation is received by means of personal faith in Jesus Christ alone without benefit of
or requirement for works (a), that it is accomplished as a grace gift by God the Father (b) through the work of His Son Jesus
Christ on the cross (c).
a. John 3:16-18; Rom 3:19-28; 4:5; 5:1; Gal 2:16; Eph 2:8-9; I John 5:11-13.
b. John 3:16; 6:40; Rom 5:8; Eph 2:8; 2Tim 1:8-9.
c. John 3:16; 14:6; Rom 5:5-11; 1Cor 15:1-4.
C. SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ, perfect and without sin (a), died as a substitution sacrifice on the cross (b),
bearing punishment for all the sins of the entire world, past, present and future (c).
a. 2Cor 5:21; 1Pet 1:18-19; 2:22; 3:18; 1John 3:5.
b. Rom 3:23-26; 5:6-8; 1Cor 15:3-4.
c. 2Cor 5:14-21; 1Tim 2:5-6; 1John 2:2.
D. THE GODHEAD
We believe in the one (a) eternal God (b) existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (c). They
are co-eternal (d) and coequal as to nature, attributes, and perfection (e).
a. Deut 4:35; 6:4; Isa 45:5-6; James 2:19.
b. Ps 90:2; John 1:1.
c. Isa 48:16-17; Mat 3:16-17; 28:19; 2Cor 13:14; 1 John 5:7.
d. Gen 1:1-2; John 1:1.
e. Isa 48:16; John 5:17-18; 10:30; 1 John 5:7.
E. DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe that the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be
God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (a), lived a sinless life, did not possess a sinful
nature (b), and is both true God and true man (c).
a. Isa 7:14; Mat 1:18; Luke 1:34-35.
b. 2Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26; 1John 3:5.
c. John 1:1-3, 14; Phil 2:5-7; Heb 2:17.
F. RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe that the physical body of Jesus Christ was resurrected (a) and ascended into heaven (b) where He
is our Advocate and High Priest (c).
a. John 20:26-27; 1Cor 15:3-8.
b. Luke 24:50-52; Acts 1:9-11; 1Pet 3:21-22.
c. Romans 8:34, Heb 7:24-25, 8:1, 1John 2:1
Just as salvation is by grace though faith, so also the whole Christian way of life is by grace through faith.
We believe that spirituality is an absolute condition in the life of a believer in the present age wherein he is filled or
controlled by the Holy Spirit, walking in love and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that spirituality is
distinct from maturity; that a believer becomes carnal through an act of mental, verbal, or overt sin; and that spirituality
or fellowship with Christ is restored solely by personal confession of that sin to God the Father.
John 15:7-8; Rom 6:11-13; 2Cor 5:6-7; Gal 5:16; Eph 5:15-20; I John 1:9.
H. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BELIEVERS
It is God's will that every believer should grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ by
the regular and frequent intake of Bible Doctrine. This is the basis of glorifying Jesus Christ in the angelic conflict (a).
Every believer has been called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh but after the spirit, and so to live in the
spirit that they should not fulfill the lust of the flesh; but the flesh being still in us to the end of the earthly life,
needs to be kept constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest itself to dishonor His name (b).
a. John 17:14-17; Mat 4:4; Eph 4:11-16; 2Pet 3:18.
b. Rom 8:12-13; 13:14; Gal 5:16-25; Eph 4:22-24; 5:18; Col 3:1-10.
We believe that Satan is a created being who exists in personality and reality. He is the enemy of both God
and of believers. He is the leader of a group of fallen angels.
We believe that all those who do not believe in God's provision of redemption through the death of Christ
are eternally separated from God (a); they will be cast into the Lake of Fire where they will not be annihilated but will
be punished with everlasting torment (b). We believe in a literal heaven (c). The Church-age believers pass immediately into
God's presence at death (d).
a. Luke 16:19-26; John 3:17-18; 5:25-29.
b. Mat 25:41; Rev 20:14-15.
c. Acts 7:55-56; Phil 3:20; 1Thes 4:16.
d. John 14:3; 2Cor 5:8; 1Thes 4:17.
K. RAPTURE AND RESURRECTION
Believers who have died remain in heaven in conscious bliss until the resurrection of their glorified bodies
at the Rapture when body and soul will be united and remain with the Lord forever (a). Old Testament and Tribulation believers
will receive their resurrection bodies at the Second Advent (b).
a. 1Cor 15:42-58; Phil 3:20-21;
b. Dan 12:1-2; Rev 20:4-6.
L. THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God. He is a distinct person of the Godhead who convicts the world of sin,
righteousness and judgment (a); regenerates those who believe (b); baptizes them into the body of Christ (c); indwells all
believers of the present age (d); seals them unto the day of redemption (e); is the only source of power for acceptable worship
and service (f); is the infallible interpreter of Holy Scripture (g); is ever0 present to testify concerning Jesus Christ
(h). It should be the desire of every believer to be controlled by the Holy Spirit (i).
a. John 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1John 5:7.
b. John 3:5-6; Tit 3:4-5.
c. 1Cor 12:12,13.
d. John 14:16-17; Rom 8:9-11; 1Cor 3:16; 6:19.
e. 2Cor 1:21-22; Eph 4:30.
f. Acts 1:8; Rom 8:26-27; Gal 5:16-25.
g. John 14:26; 1Cor 2:9-16.
h. John 16:12-15; 1Pet 1:10-12.
i. Eph 5:18.
M. ETERNAL SECURITY
We believe that all believers everywhere, once saved, shall be kept saved forever.
John 5:24; 10:28-29; Rom 8:1; 8:38-39; 1John 5:13; Jude 24-25.
N. GREAT TRIBULATION
We believe that the present age will end and will be followed by Daniel’s seventieth week (a). The Abomination
of Desolation spoken by Daniel the prophet will appear in the middle of the seventieth week (b). The appearance of the Abomination
of Desolation will begin the most terrible time ever known in history, called "The Great Tribulation" (c). The Great Tribulation
is finally climaxed by the visible and personal return of Jesus Christ to set up his Kingdom (d).
a. Dan 9:24-27.
b. Dan 9:27; Mat 24:15.
c. Jer 30:7; Dan 12:1; Mat 24:21-22.
d. Zech 14:1-9; Mat 24:29-30; 2Thes 1:5-10.
O. MAN CREATED AND FALLEN
We believe that the immaterial part of man was created in the image of God but the first man, Adam, willfully
sinned and fell from God's grace (a). In Adam, all men have inherited a sinful nature and all men have sinned and have incurred
spiritual death, which is separation from God. Thus all men now are alienated from God and remain totally unable to redeem
themselves (b). Those who reach moral responsibility are held accountable for their sinfulness in thought, word, and deed
(c). Through Jesus Christ, God created man and all that has come into being (man, animals and the universe did not evolve)
a. Gen 1:26-27.
b. Gen 2:17; Ps 51:5; Rom 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; 7:17-25; Eph 2:1-3.
c. Rom 2:1-15; Jas 2:10.
d. Gen 1:1-2:3; Ps 139:15-16; Col 1:16.
P. THE CHURCH - UNIVERSAL AND LOCAL
We believe that the Church Universal, which is the Body and Bride of Christ, includes the whole company of
believers from Pentecost to the Rapture and that Jesus Christ is the Head and the Bridegroom (a). We believe that the local
church is any autonomous group of believers in Christ, in one geographical location, united in the Spirit, who meet together
for instruction in the Word of God, prayer, observance of the Lord's supper, and observance of the ordinance of baptism by
immersion (b). We believe that the mission of the Church is to glorify God and to present Jesus Christ to the world (c).
a. 2Cor 11:2; Eph 1:22-23; Col 1:24.
b. Mat 3:13-16; Acts 20:7; 1Cor 1:2, 11:23-29.
c. John 15:15-16; 1Cor 10:31; Phil 2:15-16.
Q. SPIRITUAL GIFTS
We believe that God the Holy Spirit, in grace and apart from human merit, sovereignty bestows spiritual gifts
to believers in this dispensation. Some of the permanent spiritual gifts which exist today are: pastor-teacher, prophet, and
evangelist, and administrator, helper, giving and showing of mercy. We further believe that the temporary spiritual gifts
ceased with completion of the Canon of Scripture, and these were: apostleship, prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpreting
tongues, healing, and working of miracles.Rom 12:4-8; 1Cor 12:1-11, 27-31; 13:8-10; Eph 4:7, 11-16; 1Pet 4:10-11.
R. DISPENSATIONAL VIEWPOINT
This Association, by virtue of a consistent literal interpretation of the Scriptures, is Dispensational, Pre-millennial,
and Evangelical. The English word dispensation comes from the Greek word oikonomia, which means "stewardship." A Dispensation
or Stewardship is a distinguishable economy or period in the outworking of God’s purpose (a). We believe that Israel
always denotes the physical posterity of Jacob, and is never to be confused with the church (b).
a. Col 1:24-26; Eph 1:9-10; 3:2-6.
b. 1 Cor 10:32; Rom 10:1, 11:1, 25-28
S. DEATH OF CHRIST
We believe there are two aspects of the death of Christ - spiritual death and physical death. The spiritual
death of Christ is the three hours on the cross during which He was judged in our place for the sins of the world to accomplish
redemption (a). Physical death was the point when Christ voluntarily yielded up His soul and spirit after the work of redemption
was completed. The physical death was a necessary part of the total work of Christ on the cross from numerous standpoints,
including: the verification of the fact that redemption had been accomplished; the necessity for a bodily resurrection of
the God-man as the First Fruits of the resurrection; the fulfillment of the covenants to Israel; Headship of the Church (b).
a. Mat 27:45-46; Luke 23:44-45; Rom 3:24-25; 5:8-9; 2Cor 5:21; Eph 1:7; 1Pet 1:18-19.
b. Mat 27:50; Mk 15:37; Luke 1:31-33; 23:46; John 19:30; Acts 2:30-33; Rom 4:25; 1Cor 15:22-23; Eph 1:20-23;