Deeper Life the Constitution

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1. Preamble

1.1 The name of the organisation is The Deeper Christian Life Ministry and shall be commonly known or called Deeper Christian Life Ministry or Deeper Life Ministry or DCLM.

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1.2 This constitution being Bible-based shall have binding force and application on all the members and bodies of Deeper Christian Life Ministry for whom it is hereby made, enacted and given to.

1.3 The national and international headquarters shall be at 2-4 Ayodele Okeowo Street, Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria.

1.4 All activities of The Deeper Christian Life Ministry worldwide shall be controlled and directed from the international headquarters which shall be adequately staffed and equipped to fulfil this role.

1.5 The General Superintendent shall be the final arbiter on Biblical interpretations and on issues involving the declaration of beliefs and tenets of faith of the ministry.

2. Aims and objects

2.1 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall preach the gospel in all parts of the country and in all nations of the world holding strictly to the Bible as her unerring guide in matters of church organisation as well as in all matters that pertain to the gospel.

2.2 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall open branches, inaugurate classes for adult literacy, schools, Bible schools/colleges, Bible correspondence courses, vocational Bible schools, teach religious knowledge in schools, institutions, and wherever there is an open door to educate literate and illiterate students in the word of God.

2.3 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall hold worship services, Bible studies, retreats, crusades, seminars, conferences, and any other meetings where participants, irrespective of church affiliation are taught the word of God and led into deeper and richer experiences with the Lord Jesus Christ, teaching and getting them to be acquainted with the gracious means of holy, healthy, happy, prosperous, balanced and fruitful Christian living thus preparing them for heaven, and encouraged to seek the Christian experiences provided in the word of God, that is, justification, sanctification and baptism in the Holy Ghost.

2.4 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall send out evangelists, missionaries and workers to the evangelistic fields and to hold open air services to spread this glorious gospel from house to house, on the streets, parks, institutions, hospitals, forces and paramilitary barracks, prison yards, harbours, and wherever there are crowds and mobilise believers and get them actively involved in practically fulfilling the Great Commission.

2.5 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall proclaim the gospel through radio, television, films, video and any other means of communication and print, publish, distribute gospel literature in tracts, books, booklets, magazines, study guides, produce tapes and other materials necessary to the pursuance of its aims and objects.

2.6 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall:

2.6a establish Christian charity projects for the rehabilitation of refugees, the poor, the aged, the handicapped, etc.

2.6b be involved in nation building projects such as agriculture, schools, well-equipped maternity homes in rural areas, provision of Christian medical personnel in needy areas, etc.

2.7 The Deeper Christian Life Ministry shall achieve its aims and objects through the following bodies:

2.7a Deeper Life Bible Church (DLBC) -- shall hold Sunday worship services, home caring fellowships, miracle and revival meetings, conventions and any other meetings where members are taught the word of God and led into deeper and richer experiences with the Lord Jesus Christ, teaching and getting them to be acquainted with the gracious means of holy, healthy, happy, prosperous, balanced and fruitful Christian living thus preparing them for heaven, and visitors encouraged to seek the Christian experiences provided in the word of God, that is justification, sanctification and baptism in the Holy Ghost. …