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Declaration of Principles

  ::  JIL DOCTRINAL AND MINISTERIAL DISTINCTIVE
The JIL Church adheres to the evangelical, full-gospel (Pentecostal-charismatic) distinctive in doctrine, ministry and experience. We affirm the Lausanne Covenant of 1974, the Manila Manifesto of 1989 and the historic creeds of Christianity especially the apostlesí and Nicene Creed.

:: THE CHURCH AS AGENT OF EVANGELISM AND TRANSFORMATION
We hold that the Church is central in Godís redemptive plan on this earth and it is Godís agent for evangelism and transformation. The JIL Church recognizes the urgency of this task and is committed to take the whole Gospel to the whole world until the Great Commission is fulfilled.

:: DISCIPLESHIP AND TRAINING
The Church is called upon not only to evangelize the lost but also to disciple and equip believers for effective and fruitful service. JIL Church shall provide various training programs where by the Spirit, through the Word, and the five-fold ascension gifts in Ephesians 4, the members are prepared to function in their grace and gifting.

:: PRIORITY OF WORSHIP
JIL Church recognizes worship as the priority ministry of all believers and through the life Ė nourishing power of worship flows out evangelism and other ministries. Therefore, JIL Church shall equip its members to live a lifestyle of worship.

:: THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
The Bible is Godís Word and we acknowledge its absolute authority upon our lives and the Church. JIL Church shall endeavor to pattern all its conduct, practices and ministries according to Scriptural principles.

:: PRIMACY OF PRAYER Ė INTERCESSION
JIL Church shall equip and release its members to be prayer warriors and intercessors because we believe that through prayer and intercession we tap into Godís inexhaustible resources and destroy the works of Satan thereby establishing Godís rulership over all spheres of life and over the nations of the world.

:: LEADERSHIP INTEGRITY
Every JIL leader and member shall endeavor to live a life pleasing to the Lord and must always conduct himself with purity, integrity and consecration, manifesting the righteousness of God and the fruit of the Spirit.

:: MINISTRY EXCELLENCE
JIL Church believes that excellence and integrity in the conduct of ministry must be upheld at all times and therefore all JIL pastors and ministry leaders/workers must adhere to a Standard for Leaders and must conform to a Covenant of Ministry Excellence before they are released into ministry.

:: JIL MEMBERSHIP
Every JIL member is a vital part in fulfilling the mission and vision of JIL Church. He shall endeavor to develop and utilize his God-given gifts for His service through the multi-≠ministries of the Church, faithful attendance of Church activities, prayer and giving of tithes and offerings, and other resources..

:: FAMILY
The family, as a covenantal institution ordained by God is the foundation and validation of our ministries; therefore, JIL Church is committed to equip families to become strong units of society where each member is functioning according to his/her Biblical role and responsibility.

:: MARRIAGE
Marriage is designed by God to be a lifelong and permanent relationship between a man and woman and that divorce and separation are not solutions to marital problems and discord. JIL Church shall always uphold the sanctity of marriage and oppose any attempt to destroy it by any person, group or sector.

:: CHURCH AS SALT AND LIGHT
The Church is called to be salt and light of the earth, therefore JIL Church shall endeavor to exert a strong prophetic influence upon the government and the whole nation through socio≠ - political involvement which we believe is part of our Christian duty.

:: COMPASSION MINISTRY
We believe that the Church is to share God's compassion for the poor, distressed and oppressed. To this end, JIL Church shall establish ministries that shall be concrete expressions of God's love and mercy to the marginalized members of the society.

:: STEWARDSHIP
We believe that the Church must handle its finances and other resources as good stewards with utmost integrity, according to high ethical monetary practices and always in the manner that honors the Lord. JIL Church recognizes that all tithes and offerings are from God and must always be spent wisely and appropriately for the ministry.

:: UNITY IN THE BODY
We affirm that the Church of Jesus Christ is only One but with many local congregations; that Jesus is the Chief Shepherd with many under shepherds. JIL acknowledges that it is only one of the local expressions of the one, universal Church and is committed to work with Christ-centered and Bible-based local churches and Christian organizations to advance God's kingdom in the spirit of unity and mutual recognition of gifting.