A DISCIPLE-MAKERS CHARTER PARTNERSHIP
  A DISCIPLE-MAKERS CHARTER PARTNERSHIP

                    TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

We certify our ministers annually. As part of the certification our members are taught via mentorship, apprenticeship, and on the job training for the missions we undertake.

 

DISCIPLISHIP

                Everyone that intends to participate in these ventures must first enroll and complete the church’s teacher certification program. One that will or cannot be taught cannot teach it is a simple concept. The premise in teaching is learning. Where there is no learning and personal growth there can be no teaching.   

 

 

CERTIFICATION

               Everyone that intends to participate in these ventures must first enroll and complete the church’s teacher certification program. One that will or cannot be taught cannot teach it is a simple concept. The premise in teaching is learning. Where there is no learning and personal growth there can be no teaching.        

 

TARGET

              The target of this organization is spelled out in Isaiah 61:1, it is even elaborated more so by the Master in Matthew when He said He came to redeem the lost. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? ( Matthew 18-11 & 12)

            This organization is for the lost sheep; not those who have decided the determined right and wrong, yet choose to follow their own will instead of God’s.  We are not called, nor can we force salvation upon anybody, but we can and are instructed to give them the good news, baptize them and make them into disciples.

 

 

MARITAL SERVICES

       Ashara disciples marriages as well, we also assist incarcerates with marital issues.  Ashara works with both the incarcerated and un-incarcerated member of the marriage as well as the member and the children that are not penalized.  We have been in the prison system for years fostering freedom for captive marriages.

  • Marital Issues     
  • Practical Christianity
  • Penal Parenting

 

YOUTH SERVICES

          Youth services provide healthy wholesome teaching and experiences for children. Every session will begin with orientation and some defining attributes of Godly childhood which will be inserted in their curriculum. Below are the attributes to be covered.

  • Love
  • Patience
  • Righteousness
  • Integrity
  • Skillfulness
  • Service/Servanthood
  • Responsibility  
  • Kindness.

 

 

MINISTER AND DISCIPLEMAKERS TRAINING  

         We believe in training Ministers to do the work of the Lord. We will License and/or ordain a minister or ministry (or transfer such) after they have successfully passed through the requisite training.  All of the presiding council members are Licensed and Ordained. 

 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ORDINATION AND LICENSE FOR MINISTRY

 License

           The licensing is the church’s tentative approval for a man to serve until he has proved himself qualified for ordination. In regard to the practice of granting a license for a minister the following steps are usually taken:

  • The person to be licensed makes a public decision in the council and expresses his feeling that God is specifically calling him to ministry.
  • He requests the church to grant him a license.
  • The council votes on the request to grant the license.

 

 

  Ordination

Ordination usually takes place when a minister begins serving. In regard to ordination the following are the traditional steps:

·         A candidate announces their call to ministry as pastor or to a position in some field of ministry (such as education, music, youth, etc.).

·         An Examining Council or an Ordination Council convenes. The process takes time and training and there is a lot of study involved. The council must be certain he has the scriptural qualifications to serve as a minister. The candidate should prove himself before he is considered for ordination.

·         If the request is approved, a time and place is established for the Ordination Council and ordained persons (deacons and ministers) are invited. If the questioning of the candidate and the ordination service is to be conducted on the same day the invitation can include inviting all interested persons to the ordination service.

·         The pastor, a minister, the director of missions, or the chairman of deacons presides over the Ordination Council until a chairman is elected. The chairman leads in the questioning of the person to be ordained. Usually the person being ordained is seated so that he is facing those who are asking questions. Any person who is present may ask questions. Usually the person being ordained is asked to briefly tell of his conversion experience and also his call to the Gospel Ministry. Other questions may be centered around Biblical theology, ethics, morals, personal beliefs, etc.

·         The Ordination Council votes on whether to recommend that the church proceed with the ordination of the candidate. The council may choose to delay the ordination or even reject the candidate. That is why it may be best to hold the council one week prior to the ordination service.

·         If the Council votes to recommend ordination, a date for an Ordination service is set. The service follows ordination sermon. Someone will pray an ordination prayer and ordained persons will “lay on hands.” The person being ordained may be presented a Bible and along with his wife and family receive the congratulations of the people after the benediction.

 

 

THE LICENSE FROM ASHARA

       Most of Ashara’s license holders serve in the Mission’s field they therefore need to be held accountable and maintained both the proficiency and their fellowship.The annually training must be completed before the end of the calendar year or the license must be reapplied for.    This license and ordination are unique in that they expire annual and the holder must re-certify each year.

 

TIER #1 and TIER#2 (MODULAR DISCIPLESHIP)

      “I’ve been fighting to be who I am all my life. What is the point of being who I am, if I can’t have the person who was worth all the fighting for?” Nowhere is this truer that in the fight we all face everyday, the ‘Good Fight’. When asked why do good people do bad things, I answered they do not, that is what makes them good people. As we fight, we learn things. We learn what G.B Shaw so eloquently say, “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it.” However, what I learned most about fighting is that, “You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war”. This is why we fail; we still use the same tools to try to live the new life…its time to learn to fight again. 
         Disciple making is about learning to fight the right fight. Disciple making is about winning the fight within, being Godlike is the fight we all need to win, else wise...what are we God’s people fighting for?
          Everyone sustains injury in a fight; only in the Art of Christ do we learn how to survive the blows of the enemy and walk away stronger, healthier, and more righteous. If we must FIGHT, fight to stay away from the darkness that surrounds every aspect of our lives.

 

 

                         

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