The word of reconciliation mission Inc. a.k.a Saints Equippers Ministries, started as a deliverance ministry in 1986, at Buchanan, Grand Bassa county, Liberia. Jesus Christ is the founder, the chief shepherd and the owner of this church. Jesus used Rev. John Nathaniel Walter Horace to lead the ministry in Liberia until his relocation to Sierra Leone, during the civil war. God used him and a group of brethren to start vision in Sierra Leone in 1996, at Jozben Complex ( Willoughby lane 5, Brookfields) Freetown.
The mission was plagued by hosts of challenges, especially worship venue. We Relocated to great commission house after expulsion from Jozben. This was followed by house worship at Bryne lane and 25 Regent street in Freetown. Then came a temporary respite to worship at number 5 Jones street in 2003. The land lady sold this place unknowing to us as tenants. But God provided a class room for us to worship at Elsie Lisk primary school, 29 steward street in 2006. The favor of God inspired the landlord to provide us a bigger space in the school, until the Lord located us at 18 Dougan street, Freetown, where the headquarter church is now located.
The church has made significant impact in spreading the gospel and transforming lives both in Liberia and Sierra Leone. There are now two worship venues in Liberia and six in Sierra Leone. As a local church we are actively on the move to have the great commission fulfilled in our time. We are a bible believing church and the bible is our final authority. Our philosophy of ministry is in line with the bible, stated as follows:
We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of scripture. The Bible is therefore Without error(inerrant) in its original manuscript. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction for training in righteousness.
We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) each of whom is fully and equally God; possesses all the divine nature and attributes, and is totally worthy of our worship and service.
We believe that God the father is the first person of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Father of all true believers.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Second person of the Trinity and is the only begotten eternal Son of God Who became flesh to reveal God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become the Savior of the lost world. In the becoming man Jesus did not cease in any way to be God so that He is fully God and fully man inseparable united in one person forever.
Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary ; Lived a sinless life; died on the cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning sacrifice for all of the sins of all men of all time; was buried; bodily rose from the dead; physically ascended into heaven in His glorified, Resurrected body; is seated at the right hand of the Father performing His ministry in intercession; will return personally and visibly, to conclude human history and consummate God’s eternal plan by executing Judgment and ushering in His Millennial Kingdom reign to be followed by the eternal state.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity Who specially came into the world on the day of Pentecost to glorify Christ and to enable men of appropriate the salvation wrought by Christ. He is the primary agent for the conviction of sin and for regeneration. Simultaneously with salvation, the Holy Spirit imparts new life, baptizes the believer into the body of Christ (His Church), permission indwells the believer, and securely seals the believer unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit fills (directs and controls) those believers who are yielded to Him, enables believers to bear fruit, and empowers believers to live a life free from sin’s dominion. We also believe that the holy spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers for the purpose of edifying the church in accordance with the teachings of scripture.
We believe that man was created in the image of God by direct act of God and did not come into being as a result of evolution. Man was created to glorify God, worship and serve Him, and have fellowship with Him. Man fell through sin by disobeying God, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death, which alienated from God. Man’s nature was thus corrupted and he is utterly lost. “dead in trespasses and sins” and totally incapable of saving himself and coming back into right relationship with God by his own merit or effort.
We believe that Satan is the instigator of evil and a real spirit being, not simply the personification of evil. He is a fallen angel who, under the sovereign permission of God has been given temporary rulership of the earth. He was utterly defeated at the cross, but the execution of his judgement has been postponed by God until after the Millennial Kingdom when he will be cast into the eternal lake of fire. In the meantime, he deceives the world and seeks to establish his counterfeit kingdom on earth to discredit and blaspheme God and to tempt, accuse, attack and destroy believers. He can be resisted by the believer through faith and reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God’s grace. Salvation is affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man’s works or personal merit. A person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ only appropriate salvation. Repentance is a turning toward God and away from sin and is a part of but not separate from believing faith, “The Gospel is the power of God for the salvation to everyone who believes” and those who receives Jesus Christ, and “are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption “, being kept by the power of God.
We believe that the Christian should live for Christ and not for himself and should, by the power of the indwelling Spirit, allow Christ to manifest His life through him to God’s glory. By ever increasing obedience to the Word of God, each believer should mature and progressively become more like Jesus, In the power of the Spirit, each believers should live a holy life; not fulfill the lust of the flesh; exercise his spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ; witness for Christ; be personally involved in making disciples to fulfill the great commission; perform good works and works bear fruits to the glory of God.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ when Jesus is the Head of whose members are those who have truly received Christ by Faith. The local church is a tangible expression of the body of Christ in a particular location. Since all members of the body of Christ are united in Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love, harmony and unity, being intent on the same purpose and accepting those sectarian or denomination practices which are based on a sincere interpretation of the Bible, which do not relate to substantive doctrinal matters, and which do not in practice cause disunity or hinder the ministry. The purpose of the church is to make Christ know to lost humanity, to make disciples, and glory God on earth.
We believe that the only two ordinances of the church recognize but the Scripture are Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Water Baptism by Immersion is an act of obedience following salvation that symbolically pictures the believer’s death to sin, burial of the old life, and resurrection to new life. The Lord’s Supper celebrates fellowship and communion with Christ, symbolically commemorates His death and anticipates His death and anticipate His second coming.
We believe that at death every believer consciously and immediately enters into the presence and fellowship of the Lord to wait for the physical resurrection and glorification of his body at Christ’s return. The believer will thus enjoy life eternal with God – fellowshipping, serving and worshiping Him forever. We believe that at death every unbeliever consciously and immediately enters into separation from the Lord to wait for the physical resurrection of his body to everlasting condemnation, judgment and punishment
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the death of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (Matt. 22:30—32; 1Cor.15:1-58; Rev. 20:4-6; 11-13)
We believe that all government derives its just powers from the sovereign God. As Christians we recognize the government under whose protection we reside and believe that such governments should be based on, and be responsible for, the recognition of human right under God. It is the duty of Christian to pray for those in authority and t be subject to governing authorities so long as doing so does not violate the clear teachings of the scriptures. (Rom.13: 1-7; Tim. 3:1-5)
Pastor in Headquarter
Pastor in charge Headquarter
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