Departments In Ministry
International Missionary Outreach Society
This ministry consists of men and women of all ages who have a calling on their lives to be a blessing to others. They are sensitive to the needs of others and are willing to make sacrifices for those in need.
We go into areas around the globe to promote faith in God, through love and compassion along with providing services, such as: education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Our principle role is to:
1. Share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ
We use every opportunity available to serve as a “witness.” Luke 14:23 says, "And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." We do this by teaching others about the Word of God. We may do this formally through sermons and lectures, or we may do so informally by talking one-on-one with others about Jesus Christ.
2. Trian others to become carriers of the hope and love of Jesus Christ
As an IMOS member, we provide each person we encounter with the tools needed to effectively meet the need of those we engage. We pray, we share and we grow together. John 21:17 says, "He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.”
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International Deacons Union
The role or office of deacon was developed in the early church primarily to minister to the physical needs of the members of the body of Christ. The initial appointment takes place in Acts 6:1-6.
The term deacon comes from the Greek word diákonos meaning "servant" or "minister." The word, which appears at least 29 times in the New Testament, designates an appointed member of the local church who assists by serving other members and meeting material needs.
After the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the church began to grow so fast that some believers, particularly widows, were being neglected in the daily distribution of food and alms, or charitable gifts. Also, as the church expanded, logistical challenges arose at meetings mainly because of the size of the fellowship. The apostles, who had their hands full caring for the spiritual needs of the church, decided to appoint seven leaders who could tend to the physical and administrative needs of the body:
But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, "And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word."
Two of the seven deacons appointed here in Acts were Philip the Evangelist and
and Stephen, who later became the first Christian martyr.
The first reference to an official position of deacon in the local congregation is found
in Philippians 1:1, where the Apostle Paul says, "to all the saints in Christ Jesus which
are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:"
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International Courtesy Welfare Department
Our goal is to maintain the showing of the love of Jesus Christ, while extending our hands of compassion toward others.
It's natural for us to be kind to those closely related to us, for kindness basically means affection arising from kinship. However, kindness is fundamentally a divine quality. Ephesians 4:22 says, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Since kindness is not only woven into the fabric of human nature but also highly esteemed by God, it is, therefore, reasonable that God tells us to “become kind to one another.” (Ephesians 4:32) We are also reminded: “Do not forget hospitality,” or “kindness to strangers.”—Hebrews 13:2.
In today’s largely unkind and unthankful world, it is possible for us to be kind to others. This department has served globally for over 50 years and is geared towards the overall theme of our current Chief Overseer and Sixth in Historical Succession, Bishop Clary K. Butler, Sr., "Evangelize, Bring Back the Love and Fill God's House."
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