Constitution and Bylaws of Etman Heart

 

Preamble;

Etman Heart is a ministry established to follow and continue Jesus’ ministry (Luke 3:23) that needs no complicated hierarchical or pyramidal organization but a horizontal one: One Head and Shepherds of the church of God (Acts 20:28).

1 John 2:3-6, "We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."

Time has come for the worshippers to worship God in Spirit and in truth:

John 4:23, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."

Etman Heart is a ministry through the divine intervention: a series of miracles  from 2004 to 2021 and named 21st Century Divine Revelation to reveal God’s will for the modern with modern science.

 

Principles and Beliefs (In three groups)

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A. Introduction                 

B. God and Jesus                 

C. Ministry                             

D. Religion

E. Church

F. Faith

G. Love

 

II. Principles & Beliefs of Etman Heart

H. Scripture                   

 I. Gospel                         

 J. Life                               

 K. Spiritual Identity

L. Fellowship

M. Apostleship / Discipleship

N. Fellowship

 

III. Principles & Beliefs of Etman Heart

O) Salvation / Eternal LIfe           

P) Spiritual Food                           

Q) Wealth / Money                       

R) False Prophets     

S) Little Children

T) The Poor

U) Forgiveness

V) End Times                            

 

BYLAWS

For the purpose of raising the level of believers from religious to righteous and to prevent humanity to lose spiritual identity, Etman Heart shall be governed by the following bylaws:

 

ARTICLE I

Name: Etman Heart Ministry

Church of God: Humanity (Acts 20:28, Acts 17:24, 1 Cor. 12:12-27)

Address: Earth

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES

One major goal of this Ministry is to achieve the divine will as in Luke 4:18;

  • To regain the sight of the blind, as they live in darkness caused by false religions. (1 John 1:5-7)
  • To free the prisoners from the polluted system of the world. (Gal. 5:13)
  • To help the oppressed, the flock or church of God. (Acts 20:28)

And to achieve the above, there are four objectives (S.T.U.N.), as follow;

S: Shepherd the flock or church of God. (Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:2-4)

T: Testify to the truth. (John 18:37, Matthew 10:26-27)

U: Unite the world. (John 17:20-23)

N: Nurture nature. (Genesis 1:29-30)

ARTICLE III

A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION

This ministry is organized under the divine intervention (21st Century Divine Revelation) not for profit and not for church worship but for works of service, as expressed in the following verses;

  • 2 Corinthians 2:17, "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the words of God for profit."
  • 1 Corinthians 9:18, "What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel."
  • Ephesians 4:11, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service."
  • Mark 10:45, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

ARTICLE IV

ORDINANCES

(A) In the ordinance of Baptism, not just to baptize but to obey Jesus’ commands:

  • Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and TEACHING THEM TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    Baptism is done in the following guidelines in the Gospel;

  • Babies and little children do not need to be baptized since they are to inherit the kingdom and repentance is not applicable to them.
  • Those matured and adults are to repent before baptism.
  • Make confession directly to the Lord. (Ezra 10:11)  

In a weekly basis, there must fellowship (not in a luxurious buildings, but a simple place, especially in a public park or open space) when and where the believers can put into practice the basic command: Love One Another.

  • 1 John 3:11, "This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another."
  • Romans 13:8, "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law."

(B) The of ordinance of Brotherhood and Sisterhood be put into action, instead of just calling each other brothers and sisters; the believers to obey this command;

  • Galatians 6:2, "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
  • 1 John 3:17-18, "17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

(C) The ordinance of “People, Not Idols” (1 John 5:21, 1 Cor. 10:14) shall be observed during the fellowship, as part of the second objective: Proclaim the truth (Matthew 10:26)

(D) The ordinance of preaching the Gospel shall be observed during fellowship in line with Mark 13:10, Mark 16:15.

PRIVILEGES

(E) Infants and small children can be blessed by Shepherd and Senior ESA by putting his hands on them, similar with what Jesus did as in Mark 10:16.

(F) The ministration of laying on of hands accompanied with the anointing with oil, for the healing of the sick, shall be granted as a request is made, (Acts 19:11-12; James 5:16), especially by Shepherd Etma, the center of the 21st Century Divine Revelation.

ARTICLE V

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in Etman Heart Ministry shall be eligible to all human beings, as expressed in the following verses;

  • Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
  • Mark 2:17, "On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who needs the doctor but the sick. I did not come here to call the righteous, but sinners."
  • Ephesians 4:16, "From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

    When a human being comes forward to become a member, the Ministry will tell that he/she is already a member as a human being, and if he/she wants to actively participate in the fellowship           regularly, then he/she becomes an active member and will become a true brother/sister if he/she obeys this verse;

  • Matthew 12:50, "For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

   It must be noted that that donation or contribution is not a requirement to become a member of EHM. And an active member or to become a brother/sister in the fellowship is not of his/her donation but obedience to God’s will, which is the food of Jesus;

  • John 4:34, “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work."

ARTICLE VI

OFFICERS

The officers of Etman Heart Ministry shall consist of the Head, the Shepherd, Etman Spiritual Assitants (ESA), and Secretary-Treasurer. Because of Acts 20:28, the term “pastor” is replaced by the term "shepherd”. The Shepherd shall be considered the Head of the Ministry. There shall not be less than three (3) and no more than nine (9) ESA at any time. The officers

officers (directors) at any time. The board of directors shall handle the administrative matters of the ministry, by which business may not be avoided, but the board is to focus on the spiritual side, which is works of service, not business (Eph. 4:11). These should lay hold of the vision given them and see it is implemented.

SHEPHERD, the Head of the Ministry

Section 1. Term of Office: The Shepherd is the Head of the Ministry. He is also an Elder holding the office of pastor. He shall hold this office until his death or until he resigns.

Section 2. Vacancy of Shepherd Position: The vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of a new shepherd by the departing shepherd or the Board of Elders when the departing shepherd is not available to do so.

Section 3. Duties of Shepherd: The Shepherd shall be considered the spiritual overseer of the church (church of God in particular, Acts 20:28) and shall direct all the church activities. He shall preside over all meetings, especially spiritual matters, and leave most of the business side for the Vice President and the Secretary.

Section 4. Support of Shepherd: The Shepherd shall be supported according his basic needs only, just like the other elders of the ministry. It is managed not by hierarchy but horizontal organization that everyone are practically of equal allowances to live not in luxury but a simple life believing that true treasure is where your heart is; Matthew 6:21, 1 Corinthians 9:18. And supported by this verse;

  • Acts 10:25-26, “As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”

VICE-PRESIDENT

Just like Jesus’ ministry, no need Vice-President, since the ministry is not involved of so many businesses but simply to proclaim the word of God and preach the Gospel. It will be up to the head of the ministry, the Shepherd, to appoint an assistant selected from ESA per particular mission or project and situation.

SECRETARY-TREASURER

The ministry needs no treasurer because it for works of service and no charge.

The Secretary-Treasurer of the ministry shall be appointed by the Shepherd among the ESA. A secretary or spiritual assistant may be utilized in the day-to-day to some administrative matters but still part of the spiritual mission, to achieve the main goal of the ministry, which is not business but works of service (Ephesians 4:11).

DIRECTORS

The ministry is not a complicated organization that needs no directors but ESA.

Junior Spiritual Assistants (JSA)

Junior Spiritual Leader (JSA) is the term for deacon for this Ministry.

The Shepherd and ESA shall appoint a number of JSA. They will assist ESA in the meeting, especially in the spiritual fellowship. They will aid the Shepherd in any of the ordinances.

These Junior Spiritual Leader are young (between 18 and 21) but will be trained and guided by the ESA and by the Shepherd himself in line with this verse;

  • 1 Timothy 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

ARTICLE VII

MEETINGS

Section 1. Meeting for Fellowship. Meetings for fellowship is to put into practice the basic and the greatest commandments, which are important to fulfill the law;

  • Basic command: Love one another (Romans 13:8, 1 John 3:11, John 13:34)
  • Greatest command: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Galatians 5:14, Mark 12:33)

Meetings for fellowship shall be held once a week, preferably Saturday or Sunday, when most have day off from work. The place is anywhere and not necessary a manmade church or temple. Just like Jesus’ time, the ESA are mostly from place to place and meet or fish for people, especially of this verse;

  • Luke 19:10, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Section 2. Annual spiritual meeting. There shall be an Annual Spiritual of EHM. This meeting shall be held on July 4 of every year and conducted in the place the Head of EHM decides. New ESA shall be installed and all reports shall be read at the Annual Spiritual Meeting.

Section 3. Quorum. No record of any special or regular business meetings of EHM shall be made unless there are seven or more ESA and the Head of the ministry are present to constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VIII

FINANCES

This section about Finances is simple in this ministry, just like Jesus’ ministry.

In preaching, no need to ask for donation.

  • 1 Corinthians 8:19, "What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel."

All services are free of charge.

  • Ephesians 4:11, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service."
  • Acts 20:33-34, "I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions."
  • Acts 20:35, "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

ARTICLE IX

DEPARTMENTS AND COMMITTEES

Since the ministry is not managed by hierarchy, there shall be no departments and committees but the head of the ministry and a number of ESA shall be enough to fulfill the goal and objectives of the ministry, like during Jesus and his disciples.

ARTICLE X

PROPERTY

The officers (ESA) of Etman Heart Ministry shall have power to carry out all of the purposes and powers set forth in Article II. The President and anyone of ESA shall be sufficient to negotiate and decide on the property issues.

ARTICLE XI

AMENDMENT

This Constitution does need to be amended; the ministry is not managed by hierarchy for business but enlighten the humanity to be just one body living a life filled with love.

ARTICLE XII

ORGANIZATION

Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable and spiritual purposes, not business but works of service (Eph. 4:11), not to serve Jesus but help the poor from the heart as in this verse;

  • Acts 20:35, "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
  • Acts 4:34-35: “And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.”
  • Mark 10:45, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

ARTICLE XIII

CONDUCT OF ORGANIZATION

Like during the apostles, they managed the ministry this way;

  • Acts 4:32, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had."
  • Acts 2:44-45, "All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need."

ARTICLE XIV

DISSOLUTION

There is no dissolution of the church because it is a group of believers and not a business enterprise with assets. It is not dissolved by the number of active members because the members itself is the whole humanity, one body in God’s sight and Jesus as the head; 1 Cor. 12:27. Fellowship is to continue even with few active members, as expressed in this verse;

  • Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The issue of dissolution is not an issue in the Ministry because this organization is not for business but for works of service in line of serving Jesus as in Matthew 25:35-36, Acts 17:25. The ministry will not own luxurious buildings for worship in line with this verse;

  • Acts 17:24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.”

And for the Shepherds and the elders are to live in a simple life without luxurious housing and vehicles (Mat. 6:19-21, Luke 16:13) which makes the dissolution not a complicated process.

However, if there are some properties during the dissolution, they will be given to the charitable organization recognized by the government for distribution.

 

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