to REACH the world.
With your help, it is possible for The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center
to TEACH the world.
How? By becoming a Berean Partner!
What is a partner?
A partner is one who shares responsibility in some common activity with another individual or group. A covenant partnership is a relationship, a bond between two people or two ministries. These two parties join forces and resources to reach the objectives of both. While God commands and expects personal spiritual growth through individual giving, God encourages all Christians to team up with others to accomplish His will together through partnerships.
Why is The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center inviting partners?
The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is inviting partners for the following reasons:
---To share the Word of God. When you partner with The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center you become knitted in a relationship of the heart to share the Word of God as commanded in the Word of God.
---To pray for others. When you partner with The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center, you discipline yourself to pray daily for those associated with that ministry. You will receive new insights. You will reach a new spiritual level. You will expand your spiritual gifting as you help others to do the same.
---To benefit from synergy results. Every effort on behalf of The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is exponentially multiplied, resulting in more than what is given. The total effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
---To share in the victories that come to The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center. When you become a partner, you share in the victories that come to The Way of Life. Every person you touch by your gifts will help further the Kingdom of God. That means you also help in that same furthering of the Kingdom of God. When you help others advance, you advance as well. That kingdom principle is found in 1 Samuel 30:24, "All will share alike..
What is the mission of The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center?
The mission of The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is to teach the Word of God with simplicity and understanding so that it may be applied to everyday life in a practical and effective manner.
What is the vision of The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center?
The vision of The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is to accomplish its mission through the following avenues:
--- A living Christian education program
--- A dynamic evangelism focus
--- A vibrant worship experience
--- A meaningful sense of mission
--- A bonding of participants and building of community through small group participation
What are the beliefs of The Way of Spiritual Development Center?
---The Bible. The Bible is the inspired word of God's revelation by humankind.
---The Trinity. The Eternal Godhead is revealed as one God existing in three persons: God the Father, God, the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
---The Fall of Humankind.The creation, test and fall of humans as recorded in Genesis 1:26-27; one's total spiritual depravity and inability to attain divine righteousness.
--- The Salvation of Humankind. Salvation of sinners is by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the death of Jesus on the cross by which we have obtained remission of sins.
--- The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. His Virgin Birth. His Sinless Life. His Miracles. His Substitutionary Death on the Cross. His Bodily Resurrection from the Dead. His Ascension to the Right Hand of God.
---The Ordinances of the Church. Water Baptism. Baptism is by immersion in water in order to fulfill the commandment of Jesus. Holy Communion. The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements (bread and the fruit of the vine), is the symbolic expression of a memorial to the suffering and death of Jesus.
--- The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience subsequent to salvation.
--- Spiritual Gifts. The operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 and I Peter 4:10.
--- Eternal Life. Eternal life (heaven) for believers and eternal punishment (hell) for unbelievers.
Why are the partners of The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center called "Berean Partners"?
People who support The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center are known as Berean Partners based on Acts 17:11. "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."
A Berean Partner is . . .
---One of noble character;
---One who receives the message of God with great eagerness;
---One who examines the scriptures everyday.
A Berean Partner is one who is committed to The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center and shares the vision of examining the scriptures and applying a life application based on the Word of God.
What are the benefits of becoming a Berean Partner of The Way of Life Spiritual Developoment Center?
Becoming a Berean Partner is an acknowledgment that you believe the same as other Berean Partners believe. All Berean Partners believe . . .
--- God speaks to us through His word. (Psalm 119:4)
--- God's word is true. (Psalm 119:30; 119:160)
--- God's word will never pass away. (Psalm 119:144)
----God's word strengthens. (Psalm 119:28)
--- God's word teaches, guides, leads, directs and protects. (Psalm 119:50)
--- God's word shapes our values, our behavior and our lives. (Psalm 119:11)
--- God's word keeps us from sin. (Psalm 119:11)
--- God's word is a lamp unto our feet and a lamp unto our paths. (Psalm 119:105)
----God's word bring joy, peace, and happiness. (Psalm 119:14)
----God's word is filled with wonderful things. (Psalm 119:18)
What is my commitment as a Berean Partner?
---Pray daily for The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center while at the same time believing that The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is praying for you. When you pray for The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center, you are praying for the facility, the staff, the students and everyone associated with The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center including other Berean Partners.
--- Support The Way of Spiritual Development Center with an annual or monthly financial gift to help The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center carry out its mission and vision.
--- Attend classes, workshops, programs, events, or other activities sponsored by The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center. If you cannot attend, be committed to provide finances for others to attend.
--- Order books, tapes, materials, and/or other related products from The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center.
--- Spread the word to others about The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center and the work it is doing in the Kingdom of God.
Where do my financial gifts go?
Your financial gifts go toward the leasing of a facility with sufficient space for an effective learning environment. Space is also needed for the design and publishing of written materials in the form of booklets, pamphlets, newsletters, and teaching curricula that help others including students and all Berean Partners. Scholarship will become available for needy students through your giving. You may choose to sponsor an individual in lieu of giving directly to The Way of Life.
What should I expect as a Berean Partner?
As a Berean Partner, you activate a powerful spiritual principle that what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.
As a Berean Partner, the same anointing that is on The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center will be on your personal life. According to Philippian 1:3-11. Paul explains that when you become a partner, you literally share in the anointing of that ministry supernaturally. You also share in every reward and blessing that rests on that ministry. Many students of The Way of Life have been blessed through their ministry because of their involvement with The Way of Life. (See The Way of Life Student Directory)
As a Berean Partner, you can expect that your gifts will have an eternal impact on the lives of others as well as on your own life.
Additionally, as a Berean Partner, you will receive discounts on courses, workshops, and books, reserved seating at special events, and a bi-monthly newsletter.
What are the tax benefits of being a Berean Partner?
All donations regardless of the amount are tax deductible. The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is a 501(c)(3) religious organization with its own Federal Tax ID Number. End of the year receipts and information about our stewardship with your donations is available upon request.
Why does The Way of Life Development Center want to establish partnership with me?
The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center wants to establish a partnership with you to share the common goal to provide an environment and resources to teach the word of God to the world while following the pattern of Acts 1:8 to start at home in Jerusalem and move out to other areas and ultimately to reach the ends of the earth.
If you believe God is calling you to expand your territory by first helping The Way of Life expand its territory, agree with The Way of Life according to Matthew 18:19-20 that when two touch and agree on anything, God not only performs His word, but He will also be in the midst of it! "Again, I tell you if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever (anything and everything) they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by my Father in heaven. For whenever two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them."
It is through this covenant connection that The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center and you as a Berean Partner can change our communities, our nations and our world.
Since The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is inviting me to become a partner, is The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center in partnership with another ministry?
Yes, The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center wouldn't invite others to do unto it what it hasn't done unto someone else according to the Golden Rule in Matthew 7:12. Therefore, The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center is in partnership with Oral Roberts University and Dr. Charles Stanley's In Touch Ministry. The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center embraces the teachings of these two organizations.
I am still not being led to become a partner. What else should I consider?
Paul said it best in Philippians 4:17...."Not that I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to YOUR ACCOUNT." As a Berean Partner, you will share in the investment of sowing seeds into good ground, and you will also share in the rewards, the reaping of the harvest. Whatever benefits are received will also be put on your account and we will all hear the Lord say, "Well done my good and faithful servants." (Matthew 25:21)
I am ready to become a partner? What is the procedure?
---Complete the following Berean Partnership Pledge Card remembering that when a person makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said." (Numbers 30:2)
---Send the Berean Partnership donationto: