Church Records and a proper chain of authentication is essential to maintaining a free Church. These are complex relationships, but they are simple when we apply the basic precepts of God. It would be proper to understand the maintaining of Declarations of Record, Precepts of the Church, and the Three Step process of establishing a Congregation of Record.
The Declarations of Records helps form both the network of service and care but also they form a chain of authentication that allows the Church to establish all thing by two or m ore witnesses, one to another, in faith, hope and charity.
Declarations of Record section
Including Church Records and
His Church Formation Packet
The Precepts of the Church define it.
God sees the heart and mind of mankind, but the world often requires something more tangible as a evidence in witness. His Holy Church offers a system for the edification and protection of the free Church and congregation which may assist in the maintenance and nurturing of a free people under God.
The Church is not a building. It is an institution of Christ. It is composed of living souls who seek to do the will of Christ and the Father. Its mission is imposed by Christ upon our hearts and minds.
Documenting the formation of the Church is no different than recording the births, baptisms, and marriages of families seeking the kingdom, or marking the boundary corners of property, or the borders of a dominion. That record also helps to identify and protect the church in the performance of its duty to God the Father by establishing the intent, obligations, rights, and responsibilities of all those who comprise the Church as well as the authority by which the church does act. That record is to be a true and accurate preaching or publishing1 of the kingdom of God.
The world gives us a consistent definition of a Church in Black’s Law Dictionary:
“In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances.”
“A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies.” 2
First, the Church is seen as founded and established by the Christ. Our prayer is to conform to Christ, meeting His requirements, maintaining and edifying His Church in righteousness and truth avoiding those stumbling blocks, the deceitful meat, snares, and traps which are a recompense to us and the Church.3
The Church is a community and it is also under one form of government, separate and different from other governments, so that it may remain His Holy Assembly. The ordinances and doctrines of the Church are dictated by God. It is barred from exercising authority one over the other, but yet it is to be the benefactor of the people. In observance of His commandments, by the ritual of His ways, the ceremonies of His deeds, in service to His people and the world we profess our faith as the body of Christ by love.
All the documents offered contribute to prima facia evidence of a separation from the ways of the world and our faith or fidelity in Christ's way. These rituals and ceremonies, rites and services, forms and protocols are for the purpose of keeping the Church from the domination by the world while remaining in the world. The purpose of these relationships, evidenced by this documentation, is to facilitate the individual in their search for the Kingdom and His righteousness. The recording of these events and documents is done in service to the people, the Church, and to Christ, and our Father in Heaven.
The change that comes from being Baptized in the spirit of Christ Jesus, as Lord of your life, is only visible to those who have eyes to see. The world, not seeing these things of the spirit, needs evidence that is visible to the people of the world. Each member of a congregation and minister must define their ministry according to the spirit of the Father in their heart and mind.4 Each ordained minister of Christ must recognize and be recognized, accept or reject according to his God given conscience. These provided forms and records are offered in that service so that there may be a uniform witness to the world, but it is by our love for one another and the fruits of that love that we shall be truly known.
The rock of our faith is that divine revelation by the Father upon which Christ shall build His Church.5 His Holy Spirit shall build His Holy Church, in, for, and by those who have Faith in Him.
The documents and services of the Church should be used under the train supervision of the Church. Misuse of these forms and procedures by unqualified people may cause inconvenience and harm.
Three Step Plan
Forming a Congregation of Record
- The people establish an Election of a minister by contributing a token gift to someone they believe to be a minister of God.
- That individual must give a sign of Acceptance before witnesses.
- That acceptance must be given a record of Recognition and Assignment by a third party minister who has already met the requirements of Christ.
This process forms a Congregation of Record by mutual witness of two or more people, individuals or groups. The making of a written record of this process with the forms provided becomes prima facia evidence to the world forming a boundary of protection of the congregation of the people, church, ministers, and a sacred network based on charity and love, of, by and for the people who serve and are served according to the precepts and purposes of Christ.
These forms and processes are also addressed in the section of the web site Ministries > Church > Documents
Three Step Plan to
organizing a free Church
steps & process
You can find the Instructions as a pdf
Numbered Outline of those steps in the forming a free Church.
You can find the Steps in a Numbered Outline form as a pdf
Sacred Purposes Form
Election, Acceptance, Recognition and Assignment A6:3-8-L5:4L
Appendix 3 of The
Free Church Report
Forms by themselves
Sacred Purposes Form by itself
Election, Acceptance, Recognition and Assignment A6:3-8-L5:4L
Ministry Information Form by itself
Form J10:37 and
Form Ex 30:16 Appendix 3 of The Free Church Report
Information Form by itself
Appendix 3 of The Free Church Report
See also Articles on the word Ordained taken from the Free Church Report
To Appoint and Ordain the kingdom and the Church
An Appointment Ex Officio
Allegations of Authority by reference
[Note: There is a vast array of secure forms, documents, and documentation available to Congregations of Record, Licensed, Commissioned and Ordained Ministers, Churches and Orders of the Church. These sources are secured and will only be made available as needed in the performance of Christ's purposes.]