EQUIPPING APOSTOLIC LEADERS FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT
WATCH Ministries is committed to in training, mentoring, equipping, and commissioning apostolic and prophetic leaders for Kingdom work. As Jesus trained His disciples, God's called servants often require "on the job" training that is not readily available in many traditional church settings. Joy has been called and ordained to work alongside ministry leaders to ensure those with divine assignments are established and work as the Body of Christ to produce Kingdom results.
Personal, one-on-one mentoring is available in addition to monthly mentoring groups for both spiritual and professional growth.
We believe the Holy Scriptures are God's Word for His people. The Bible we now read is directly inspired by God and recorded by men as a guide to daily living. Because of its divine inspiration, the Bible is infallible. Therefore, anything that contradicts the Scriptures cannot be true, regardless of its origin. The Bible reveals the direct commandments, nature, and will of God. The Holy Spirit then teaches us to understand the Word of God, and corrects us when we err. We believe that through faith, the Holy Spirit and the study of God's Word, each individual has an opportunity to know God through a personal relationship and claim eternal life. This ministry strives to preach the truth, according to the scriptures and without regard to tradition, denomination or theology. We also encourage truly studying the Scriptures, as context, history, and most of all, understanding the heart and intent of our Father, are all key to walking in divine truth.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding" (Proverbs 4:7).
We believe salvation is a gift from God. It cannot be earned or purchased. Salvation is free because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of His sacrifice, we are able to be saved from sins, and ultimately from death and hell. This ministry is dedicated to preaching the Gospel to the lost. We are dedicated to allowing men to see our love and good works, that they will be drawn to our Father in heaven. It is our desire to see souls saved as individuals commit their lives to Christ and receive the gift He has already supplied. However, we do not preach a "come as you are" message. Those who worship God must worship Him in spirit and in truth. So, we present repentance as a prerequisite to approaching our Heavenly Father.
"Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 2:38).
Many Christians today are bound by legalism within institutionalized religion. We believe that born-again believers should be free, according to the Word of God, from deceitful doctrine, unbiblical traditions, cultural restraints, and legalistic ordinances. Many of us have difficulty following the commandments of Christ. How much more difficult it must be to follow the religious commands of man as well! This ministry strives to teach disciples a life of prayer, fasting, personal study and communion with our Lord. It is our belief that only the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit coupled with true consecration will enable us to know and obey the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will also give us the wisdom to discern God's truth from man's tradition and doctrine.
In the same manner, we believe the powers of darkness are limited to what God's people allow and tolerate. So, this ministry also takes an active part in deliverance. We have power over the enemy, given to us through the Holy Spirit and by Christ Jesus. Therefore, we exercise this power to cast out demons, heal the sick and perform other miracles of power as given to us through the Spirit of God.
"And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition" (Mark 7:9).
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:17-18).
We believe the Father has called His people to live holy lives, pure from the sins and practices of this world. Therefore, this ministry emphasizes the need of each believer to seek a personal relationship with God, living a holy and repentant lifestyle before our Heavenly Father.
"Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God" (Leviticus 20:7).
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:1-2).
We believe the Father has equipped His people for spiritual battle. Jesus, His only Son, gave His life for our redemption and sent a Comforter, the Holy Spirit to teach and empower us, that we may be pleasing in His sight. For this reason, we are able to claim victory in every area of our lives. This ministry believes in utilizing this power and teaching others to do the same. God's people are not defeated, but we are overcomers, in Jesus' name! We have been empowered to take the Gospel to the world, and we intend to do just that!
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
"For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power" (1 Corinthians 4:20).
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith" (1 John 5:4).