What does it mean to minister to the whole man? First, we must determine what a man is.
Man is a three-dimensional creature with a SPIRIT, SOUL and a BODY. The purpose of Global Christian Ministries is to minister to each of these areas with the ultimate goal being to encourage all of God's creation to give Him the glory and honor due Him through lives centered on Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
MINISTRY TO THE SPIRIT ROMANS 8:11,13,16 “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who in-dwells you.......... For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.......... The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
Global Christian Ministries believes our primary duty is to minister to the spiritual man. People must not only be brought to the saving power of Christ, they must also grow in spiritual maturity, they need to be discipled. Without the spirit of Christ dwelling in us, we are spiritually dead. Our goal is to bring life and spiritual maturity to people in all walks of life. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus specifically tells us to go and make disciples of all the nations.
Global Christian Ministries brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people through the establishment of Video Bible Schools, churches, open-air crusades, the training of national ministers, and one-on-one witnessing. ACTS video Bibles schools has trained thousands of nationals in 34 different countries. Their training teaches them how to walk closer than ever to the Lord as well as the importance of sharing their faith with others. We all need to b e sharing the Gospel with others. The training received in the Video Bible Schools, among other things, teaches the students HOW to share their faith with others.
MINISTRY TO THE SOUL
HOSEA 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
PROVERBS 19:2 “Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge.”
Global Christian Ministries is committed to the nurturing of people’s minds. The Bible was given to man on the premise that he could read it. Global Christian Ministries believes that every person should be able to read. To act upon this commitment, we are helping to establish Christian schools and training national ministries how to teach their people. Through ACTS video Bible schools thousands of people, worldwide, are learning God's Word in a deeper way more than they ever thought possible.
Ministerial training is also a very important part of Global Christian Ministries commitment to service. GCM has found the best way to reach “multitudes” is through the training of local ministers through the ACTS video Bible schools. Each national minister, that receives training, is better equipped to preach and teach the Gospel to their own people. This is extremely important because it is the local minister, in their own country, that is best equipped to meet the spiritual needs of their own people.
MINISTRY TO THE BODY JAMES 2:15-17 “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled;’ and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body; what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.”
Ministry to the body is a very important part of our commitment to people. We all live in a physical body. We must demonstrate God’s love for people by caring for their physical needs. How can we tell people that God loves and cares for them if they are sick and hungry?
Global Christian Ministries works diligently in this area of ministry. By providing food for the hungry and helping to build and establish orphanages and medical facilities as the Lord leads, Global Christian Ministries has helped meet the needs of many thousands.