NO SOUL LEFT BEHIND MINISTRIES, Inc.
Five Fold Ministries of Jesus Christ Mentorship Institute
WE affirm our belief in one God, infinite Spirit, creator, and sustainer maker of all things, who exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are one in essence but distinct in person and function. (1John 5:7)
WE affirm that the Father, our God, is Sovereign, Absolute, existed when nothing else existed, Immutable, is all Powerful, is all Knowing about all things, all Present and everywhere at all times; He is Holy, Perfect and Just and always Right; He is Self-existent, Eternal, and Beyond all limitations. He spoke and it was. He is Good, He is Love, He is Mercy and He is Grace. He is Infinite. He Is and Was and Is to come. God identifies himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Old Testament and He also describes himself as “I am.” By these two names, we know that God is both intimately personal and concerned with individual people he loves dearly and he is the most supreme being, even “being” itself. (Exodus 3:14-15)
WE affirm that the fullness of the Godhead bodily is expressed and manifested through Jesus the Christ, the Father’s only Begotten Son who died for us and the Holy One who has risen from the grave; He is our Propitiation who has satisfied the wrath of the Father for our sins by his death and shed Blood, and is the Lamb of God who taketh away our sins and has freed us from the clutches of Satan; He is the Bishop of our souls, our Redeemer, Our Savior by whom we have eternal life. By His stripes we are saved, healed, and set free. Through Him we are partakers of the New Covenant. He will return for us and we shall reign with Him forever because He has promised and prepared a place for us. The Lord Jesus Christ is the second person of the Godhead, eternally begotten from the Father. He is God. He was conceived by the virgin Mary through a miracle of the Holy Spirit. He lives forever as perfect God and perfect man: two distinct natures inseparably united in one person. (John 1:1-14)
We affirm that the Holy Spirit eternally proceeds and is generated from the Father sent to us by the Son and is equal in deity. He is the giver of life, designer of creation being active in the creating and ordering of the universe, the speaker of revelation, the great illuminator, our Comforter, our Teacher, our Intercessor, our Gift-Giver and our Fruit-Giver. He is both Ruach, the Divine Force, quality, and influence of God in the universe and He is Dunamis, the power of God that He has given us who believe to live on the inside to give us the power to live pure, holy, and devotional lives. He is the agent of inspiration and the new birth; He restrains sin and Satan; and He indwells and sanctifies all believers. (Romans 8:9-17). Through His baptism we are made witnesses for Christ and endued with power to accomplish the works Christ has called us to in the earth. (Matthew 28:18-20)
We affirm that all things were created by God. Angels were created as ministering agents, though some, under the leadership of Satan, fell from their sinless state to become agents of evil. The universe was created in six historical days and is continuously sustained by God; thus it both reflects His glory and reveals His truth. Human beings were directly created, not evolved, in the very image of God. As reasoning moral agents, they are responsible under God for understanding and governing themselves and the world. (Genesis 1:26-29; 2:15-17)
We affirm that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all its words are the written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters. It is to be understood by all through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, its meaning determined by the historical, grammatical, and literary use of the author’s language, comparing Scripture. The Bible is not the full mind of God but it holds within its 66 chapters everything the believer needs to mature in Christ and to live a holy life. (1Peter 1:21)
We affirm that Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world. As a result, all persons are sinners from conception, which is evidenced in their willful acts of sin; and they are therefore subject to eternal punishment, under the just condemnation of a Holy God. (Romans 5:1-11)
We affirm that Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice by the appointment of the Father. He fulfilled the demands of God by His obedient life, died on the cross in full substitution and payment for the sins of all, was buried, and on the third day He arose physically and bodily from the dead. He ascended into heaven where He now intercedes for all believers. (Romans 8:34, Hebrews 5:5-10, Hebrews 7:25)
We affirm that each person can be saved only through the work of Jesus Christ, through repentance of sin and by faith alone in Him as Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin, and assured of heaven. (Romans 10:9-11; Psalms 51:5)
We affirm that the Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again, conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a process completed only in Heaven. Every believer is responsible to live in obedience to the Word of God in separation from sin. (Ephesians 4:13)
We affirm that a church is a local assembly of baptized believers in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, under the discipline of the Word of God under the Lordship and Authority of Christ; infilled by the Holy Spirit with His power to be witnesses throughout the earth, commanded by Jesus Christ to carry out the great commission to evangelize and to teach the doctrine of the Apostles as we lift up His Name, and make disciples of all men, for the building up of the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 28:1-20)
WE affirm that the local church is an individual entity that is uniquely and strategically positioned by God, and is a vital and integral part of the Body of Christ with One Lord, One Faith and One Baptism; united in the Spirit and fitly joined together as the Body of Christ. The church is commanded to administer the ordinances of believer’s outward and public baptism by water and the Lord’s Holy Communion, remembering Him until He returns. She is to be a place of fellowship and encouragement, teaching and spiritual growth equipping the believer for the greater works of Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:31-35; 1Corinthians 11:23-34))
WE affirm that Christ ascended on high and gave gifts to the church - Ephesians 4:11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. The church is self-governing. The church functions through the ministry of gifts given by the Holy Spirit to each believer. The offices of the local church are Bishop (Overseers), Elder (aged and wise) and Deacon (assist in ministry duties pertaining to the Pastor or Elder and are capable of teaching the people) (1Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5)
We affirm that the return of Christ for all believers is imminent. It will be followed by seven years of great tribulation, and then the coming of Christ to establish His earthly kingdom for a thousand years. The unsaved will then be raised and judged according to their works and separated forever from God in hell. The saved, having been raised, will live forever in heaven in fellowship with God. (1Thessalonians 4:16-17; Daniel 9:24; Revelation 20:4-6; 12-15 )
Mission and Purpose Statement
The mission of the Five Fold Ministries of Jesus Christ Mentorship Institute is multi-faceted. It is to mentor and commend out fully knowledgeable and skillful ministers of the gospel, aware of the significance of their God-given gifts to the church and their role as leaders in church and Kingdom government, who are equipped to meet the challenges of the end time church in the midst of perilous times while building the Kingdom of God, partnering in God’s Holy Plan for salvation of the lost, and making ready the Body of Christ for the eventual and inevitable second coming of Jesus Christ.
The mission of the Five Fold Ministries of Jesus Christ Mentorship Institute is achieved through,
1.guided study and diligent searching of the scriptures,
2.wholly relying on the Holy Spirit for guidance, understanding, and wisdom
3.exegesis and application of the scriptures,
4.spiritual enlightenment regarding the directive of God in Ephesians 4:11-16 to prepare and equip the church for its ministry of evangelism and Jesus’ soon return in these three areas:
•perfecting or maturing of the saints
•work of the ministry
•edifying or building up of the Body of Christ,
5.revival of dedicated mentorship - according to this passage of scripture, He gave specific and certain gifts with their express purpose to the church after His ascension to Heaven until He comes again to claim her. It is imperative, and even critical, in today’s lukewarm church that there is a true revival of the Five Fold Ministry and mentoring relationships like Elijah and Elisha, Paul and Timothy and of course, Jesus and his disciples, and
6.a prayerful and worshipful life
The primary purpose of the Institute is to prepare ministers for roles in Christian ministry. The curriculum is Bible-centered and supplemented by structured programs of Christian service and community outreach.
Core Values of Teaching and Learning
Strive for Holiness as a lifestyle
Commitment to study and self-discipline
Integrity in all relationships
Timeliness and dependability
Constant Pursuit of Unity
Transparency and Circumspection
Respectful of all Christ’s gifts
No competing of gifts - iron sharpens iron
Coachable and yielded to the Spirit’s guidance
Excellence in teaching and learning
WE are the no longer like the high priest in our ministry bringing the people to God but rather we are the prophetic bringing God to the people because Jesus is our High Priest.
WE wholeheartedly strive to know God, the infinite source of all things, through the Spirit of Truth as He reveals Himself in scripture, nature, history, and above all, in Christ.
WE acknowledge The Holy Spirit as our Teacher in all things and the Holy Scripture as the absolute Word of God with Jesus being the full embodiment of the Word.
WE acknowledge that we are spiritual, rational, moral, social, and physical, created in the image of God. We are, therefore, able to know and to value ourselves and other persons, the universe, and God.
WE believe that education as the process of teaching and learning, involves the whole person, by developing the knowledge, values, and skills which enable each individual to change freely. Thus it occurs most effectively when both instructor and student are properly related to God and each other through Christ.
WE function as God’s chosen vessels known, ordained and sanctified by God from before we were in the mother’s belly, and must be taught and mentored in order to make impactful contributions to our local church, community, workplace and the Body of Christ at-large.
WE walk in our chosen vocations as ones who have answered the calling of God on our lives as builders of God’s Kingdom fostering the Spirit of Love, Peace and Unity among mankind.
WE are the change agents in the earth who Christ has called to go out even unto the uttermost parts of the earth as Missionaries and Ambassadors fulling the Great Commission while proclaiming His Wonderful Name so that whosoever will come to Christ will be without excuse to know Him.
WE encourage a commitment to the Christian life that will lead people to Jesus Christ as the Lord of the universe and their own personal Savior by our displaying personal integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others, social responsibility and active promulgation of the Gospel, Christian faith, and the Holy Scriptures.
PURPOSE OF CHOSEN COURSES OF STUDY
1.Emphasize excellence in teaching and learning.
2.Ensure competency in correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
3.Promote teaching the synergistic relationship between the scriptures and nature to build a solid understanding of the study of God and His relationship to man and the universe.
4.Cultivate a Christian worldview in order that there might be a maturing of spiritual, intellectual, social and physical value-driven behavior that is capable of making a significant impact on the lives of others for Christ.
5.Contribute to a knowledge and understanding of the full gospel of the Bible and its Doctrines as passed down by Jesus Christ to the Church in an orderly and systematic manner.
Theology The study of the character of God
Angelology The study of angels
Bibliology The study of the Bible
Christology The study of Christ
Ecclesiology The study of the church
Eschatology The study of the end times
Hamartiology The study of sin
Pneumatology The study of the Holy Spirit
Soteriology The study of salvation
Theological anthropology The study of the nature of humanity.
6.Prepare end time ministers to walk worthy of their vocation and its related calling with integrity, resilience and determination to execute the Great Commission
7.Provide in-depth and focused study of the ministries of Jesus Christ that are necessary to do the greater works He spoke of in scripture to include healing, deliverance, teaching, preaching and prophesying.
8.Equip ministers and their ministries with the knowledge and ability to serve wherever God sends them with confidence and boldness in the Holy Ghost
9.Provide practical life application and ministerial outreach experiences within the community, local churches, seminars, workshops and other Christian-based organizations
10.Practicum experiences for the enrichment and development of ministerial skills
Approved by the Board on May 22, 2021
Five Fold Ministries of Jesus Christ Mentorship Institute Strategic Plan
Five Fold Ministries of Jesus Christ Mentorship Institute’s Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 was adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 1, 2019. Like previous plans, this strategic plan supports the Institute’s mission and provides a critical component of its framework for goal setting, budgeting, on-going assessment, and decision-making that leads to continuous improvement.
The Strategic Goals of the Plan are organized under six Critical Success Categories:
•We are a unique and unified community of disciples of Jesus Christ who have been called to be gifts to the Body of Christ as well as mentors and teachers to those ministers that the Father has ordained “To Be” from before they were formed in their mother’s womb.
Sound Doctrinal Apostolic Teaching
•The Institute will provide comprehensive and in-depth Biblical Studies programs, grounded in sound doctrine with a Biblical world-view that will develop the God-given gifts of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers preparing them for end time ministry in perilous times to work in harmony with one another for the express purpose of the perfecting of the saints and the edifying of the Body of Christ with the Biblical knowledge, Christian values and spiritual skills needed to build the Kingdom of God with confidence and integrity. Each office gift will be able to significantly and positively impact their world for Christ on the local, national and international levels.
Holistic and Integrative Approach
•The Institute strives to promote health and harmony between the body, the soul and the spirit, and agreement between the physical nature and the spiritual nature of students, mentors and teachers through the Biblical principles of holiness, sanctification and consecration producing abundant life.
Modern Facilities and Infrastructure
•We will continually develop awe-inspiring experiences using pioneering technology applications that promote and support the Institute culture and the promulgation of the Gospel to the four corners of the earth.
•As leaders in the Kingdom of God unified by a Christ-centered mission, we will be ministers of reconciliation and good stewards of the gifts Jesus has given to the church and teach others to do the same.
•Position Five Fold Ministries of Jesus Christ Mentorship Institute as a renowned Biblical Studies school of excellence, integrity and holiness in example and practice for all institutes of its type in the Kingdom providing a strong Christian learning experience that is peer acclaimed, and grounded in faith with spiritual global influence.
Through consistent evaluation of the programs, experiences and mentorships we will implement actions needed to achieve expected outcomes at defined target levels connected to those Institute strategic goals and objectives relevant to their area.
Official Institute Logo
Symbolism of the Logo
The Institute Logo is both unique and expressive speaking to who we are in Christ as His disciples sent out to evangelize the world going after the one lost soul and leaving no one behind while being well equipped through God’s Holy Word to do the work of ministry. The Logo speaks to how we want others to know us both in and outside the Kingdom of God as well studied and educated in the things of God and yet humble and caring toward mankind. Our mission — Mentoring the Five Fold Ministry gifts in accordance with Ephesians 4:11-13 — remains the same. This mission is integral to our unique identity as mentors and teachers, and to maintaining the integrity of our Institute throughout the years to come as we increase in spiritual achievement, significance and influence in the earth. Each component of the logo has been carefully chosen and incorporated to reflect the mandate of No Soul Left Behind Ministries, Inc. to win all souls to Christ and its inextricable oneness with the Institute vision of equipping the Five Fold ministry gifts to do the work of ministry through sound teaching of the Doctrines of the Bible.
Our Seal and It’s Use
The Official Institute Seal is synonymous with the No Soul Left Behind Ministries, Inc seal and is reserved for use by the Chancellor, Provost, for formal Institute functions such as Ordinations and Conferring of Honorary Degrees and Certificates, and official Institute business. These uses are determined on a case-by-case basis.