PEOPLE OF YES! (POY!) AGREEMENT[i]
We agree to free believers and organizations from man-made obstacles so all can ~
- Obey at once, in love, the commands of Jesus, as the first church did.
- Serve one another in synergistic[ii], interactive churches or cell groups, locally and regionally.
- Multiply disciples and Jesus groups, as Jesus’ parables illustrate (Mark 4:26-29).
- Coach others and be coached, as Paul coached Timothy, or serve POY! in a service role.
[i] Definition of terms:
“Agree” as Jesus said he is in the midst of two or three who bind or free ? Matt.18:18-20
“Free up believers and organizations” ? JESUS DIED to free us from sin and God’s judgment. Heeding Jesus’ example, People of Yes! free believers, churches and mission agencies from “people of No” and their rules, not by criticizing them others but by helping to follow New Testament practices with the freedom that Paul affirmed (2 Cor. 3:17).
“Obey the commands of Jesus” ? JESUS ROSE with all authority as Head of His church. He commanded to make disciples by teaching nations to obey His commands (Mat. 28:18-20). People of Yes! make disciples that obey their Head, starting with the commands that the first church heeded from the start: baptize repentant believers, celebrate the Lord’s Supper, maintain loving fellowship, give generously, pray in Jesus’ name and make disciples (Acts 2:37-47).
“Synergistic churches or cell groups” JESUS ASCENDED and has raised us with Him (Eph. 2:6) to be part of His interactive. Body, serving one another with our diverse spiritual gifts as require (1 Cor. 12, Rom. 12 and Eph. 4:11-16).
“Multiply… as Jesus’ parables illustrate” ? JESUS SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT who imparts power to multiply believers, shepherds, churches and cell groups (Acts 1:8; Mark 4).
“Coach others and be coached” ? Adopt Paul’s way of coaching (2 Tim. 2:2; Titus 1:52).
“Support role” ? ministries besides coaching that enable POY! to serve God’s people.
[ii]Synergistic. Energy from God increases, as believers serve one another by their gifts of the Spirit, and as congregations and cells serve and support each other through cooperation and sharing of personnel and of material assets.