What is Partnership:
Partnership is very vital in any true and genuine ministry/Church which has been birthed or raised by our Lord Jesus Christ to take the true light of the gospel to the ends of the earth. When the Lord gives the vision, he has already anticipated its provision.
Our Lord Jesus said, “If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them”. (Mathew 18:19-20)
In the Old Testament, in the book of the prophet Amos 3:3, the bible says; ” Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?” (AMP) Also in Psalms 133:1-3, the bible says that when brethren dwell together in unity, that is where God commands the blessing. From the above scriptures, we can easily understand that God loves us to walk and live in unity, serving and partnering together for the advancing and enhancing of His kingdom here on earth.
Did you know that you (we) can’t really accomplish God’s will in your life without finances? though this may be an offensive statement to some people, but it is the truth. It costs money to live, to travel, to take the Gospel to where people are; for example, through TVs, Radios, to have employees in the ministry, conducting different meetings to reach out to people.
Whether it is a church or a ministry, anything that is preaching the true gospel, you cannot accomplish fully your calling without money and maybe other people will think, well, no, I’m just going to do what the Lord tells me, and I don’t even have to think about money. We need money to accomplish what God told us to do. It is always a Heart attitude that you don’t want to prosper just for yourself alone; you want to prosper so that you can accomplish God’s will by being a blessing to others. (We are blessed in order to be a blessing to others), that is what God told Abraham. (Genesis 12:2-3).
Ultimately, what we can accomplish through the Partnership are “Discipling” nations. Because it is a spiritual bond, Jesus is in the midst of it, and there, God commands the blessing. it is really not about money; it is about the relationship in winning souls and reconciling nations back to God.
So as much as we need a preacher of the true gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:14-15), we also need financial supporters or partners who also have been touched and called by God to do this noble task (winning souls). The Lord Jesus Himself also had partners during his time in His ministry here on earth; Luke 8:1-3, we also need more partners to partner with us to fully propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus to the ends of the earth.
Apostle Paul also commended the Philippian church for partnering with him in the gospel, they gave to his ministry on a regular basis. (Philippians 4:19) The apostle Paul also confirmed this in 1Corinthians 16:2; where he wrote “On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside” (New King James Version). so, the partners Paul was talking about were systematic, deliberate givers.
The reason why God prospers us is to establish His kingdom here on earth. so, if we seek to build His kingdom, God will provide a supernatural divine financial flow to meet all our needs. You need to pray and ask God for direction in your giving and then respond to that noble divine work and He will take care of your financial needs and bless u miraculously. (Proverbs 10:22)
These are men and women who are called to cooperate and partner with you, and they are anointed, commissioned and authorized to take you where God has destined you to be and reach.
a) Divine Connectors – 2kings 5:1, it takes humility, discernment and sensitivity to recognize them.
b) Men and Women of Honor, understanding and influence – adaptation is a proof of honor.
c) Gifted People – the best corporations in the whole world have mastered this.
d) Burden Bearers – Ruth 1:16.
H.E.L.P – Project.
H – Health – this is the department of health where we bring in the expertise in health sector from the developed countries to the developing countries, bringing their ethics, morals and expertise in the health sector to the advantage of the poor communities in the developing countries.
E – Education – this is the department of Education where we will be majoring on sponsoring the vulnerable children (Orphans and the Poor) but more so the children of all the servants of God in the poor communities so that those children will love, embrace and inherit the calling and mantle of their parents’ God given mandate.
L – Legal Advocacy – this is the department of Law where we bring in the Legal Advocacy to those places where there is a Humanitarian crisis so that we can be a voice to the voiceless as we apply all the humanitarian principles of Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality and Independence.
P – Pastoral Care – this is the department of pastoral care where we bridge the gap between the west and Africa, Asia minor and other developing countries by introducing a more relevant approach of doing the missionary work, through trainings, leadership seminars but more importantly giving pastors in poor communities a financial support, supporting them in their local projects, their families on a sustainable approach.