The What and Why of Partnership

“Giving is entrusting one’s resources to God”. - Dr Shawn Smith

THE What and why of partnership

Partnering with God

Whenever God sends a man, He doesn’t send him alone. Partnership is a divine relationship with the one sent to minister the Gospel. It is a sacred trust; a God-ordained relationship between the sent one and those who acknowledge that he is sent. This relationship transcends simply contributing a certain amount of money. The Holy Spirit brings us in communion with the initiatives of God and the responses of the God-Man Jesus Christ at God’s dimension. He is the One who brings us into communion with Himself to be able to participate; He brings us into synergistic grace; that is, grace that endows us to become co-labourers (co-creators) with God.

Who is a Partner?

 

A partner is one who is fully persuaded of the mandate that has been divinely commissioned to a sent one, and who volunteers to be on the frontline of everything that has to be strategically implemented for the fulfilment of the mandate. The one who partners has understood the mind of Christ as revealed to the sent one, and by conviction of the truth of what is contained in the message, they are apprehended by the Holy Spirit and know that they are called to partake in the mandate.

Why Partner?

 

When the Gospel comes to you, it is not simply a message that is preached, but it becomes a cause for which we now live our lives. As sons of God, it is our mission to make others know the Gospel. Partnership is a clear New Testament pattern laid down for us in the Church of Jesus Christ. We are to be participants of the Gospel, not just in hearing but in getting involved in sharing the good news we have heard.

The Twenty-first Century has witnessed the presence of more people on earth than have ever lived in human history. The world’s population currently stands at 7 billion plus. For this generation to be lost, it would be more people lost than have ever been in the history of the world. God has reserved for our generation the accomplishment of the greatest task, which is to evangelize this number of people on earth. As the Church of Jesus Christ, we have the task to reach more people than have ever been reached in the history of the world.

That is why there has been a release of all the technology for us to efficiently reach every man and woman on the face of the earth with every available means and voice – whatever it takes! For all of this to be done, it would require astronomical costs. For God’s intentions to be fulfilled in the earth, it requires resources to get things done. Great grace is bestowed upon us in this time to make the fellowship of the Mystery known among all men, and Drs. Shawn and Annie Smith are appreciative of the role you play.

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Phil. 1:3-6 (KJV)

“God desires to use every one of us as a vessel, an instrument to operate His will on earth” – Dr. Annie Smith
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PARTNERSHIP LEVELS

Lots of Ways to Get Involved

partnership level 1

Become a Regular Partner 

Regular Partners pledge to donate a specific amount on a monthly or annual basis for the running of the ministry. The minimum partnership level for regular partners is 10,000 F. CFA (approximately $20 USD).

“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9 – KJV)

“The work of Jesus Christ upon the cross and the free gift of salvation perfectly epitomize the grace of God. Faith in His person and work is the beginning of grace-orientation.”

Dr. Shawn Smith

Partnership level 2

Become a “Teleios” Partner

At the close of 2014, a few months before the launch of the live stream transmission of our service, the “Teleios Experience” was introduced. “Teleios” is the Greek word for “perfection”. It is used by the Apostle Paul to speak of the purpose for which Christ came (Hebrews 6:1). Moving unto perfection is recognizing what we partake of in our union with Christ. When we recognize our union with Christ, and rest in our completeness in Him (Col. 2:9), we will experience the heirship of our sonship.

Teleios partners make a monthly or one-off contribution destined for the implementation of our media outreach programmes via the internet (live stream of our services). Some projects in this category include: online radio, satellite TV broadcast, a constant upgrade and maintenance of media equipment and websites, for a more efficacious outreach.

Partnership Level 3

Become a BEST Partner

BEST (Business & Economic Success Training) partners are entrepreneurs that the Father has raised to associate with the revelation. They have access to special annual partnership and Christian industry training sessions with Dr Shawn Smith who has received the grace for apostolic wealth. BEST partners pledge to give a tithe of the turnover of their enterprise. The Sent One joins his faith to yours in presenting your business before the Father in prayer.

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

(2 Corinthians 8:12 – KJV)

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8 – KJV)

Partnership Level 4

Become a “Parchment” Partner

“The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.” 2 Timothy 4:13

While under house arrest in Rome, Apostle Paul asked Timothy to bring with him a coat he had left in the legendary city of Troy and to bring his books; but he mentioned that the young Timothy should bring particularly the parchments. The tone in Paul’s request is an urgent one; he sensed that his time on Earth was limited. He was asking Timothy to bring the durable writing material necessary for him to write down the revelation Christ had entrusted to him for future generations.

“Operation Parchment” encapsulates the grace and mandate bestowed on Dr Shawn Smith for the apostolic authorship. The “Parchment” partners are those willing to partner with the Man and Woman of God in their writings, in the realisation of the trust given to them by the Father, to crystallize all of their distinctive teachings in standard books, both for this generation and for generations to come, for the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ, in raising saints to maturity.

The Parchment partnership also goes for our Book Translation Project.

partnership level 5

Become a CCI Partner

Take part in the missions we are carrying in the nations of the world. CCI (Christ Commission International) is an apostolic ministerial network for communion and association of ministers and churches of various jurisdictions and varied denominational backgrounds, to be a unified witness of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery given to the Apostle Paul. It is generally a week-long training for ministers in the mysteries of God.
CCI partners make a donation for the realisation of our CCI conferences and outreaches to the different nations of the world.

“Giving is entrusting one’s resources to God”. Dr Shawn Smith

Sacred Project

Are you a part of our ongoing project?
You can catch up with your pledge level right here.

1. Operation ''72''
2. Operation ''100''
3. Operation ''300''

If you want to be a part, write to project@gospelofchristministries.org today for more information.