When in the course of ministry, it becomes necessary for an independent Church to recognize their need to be divinely connected to other churches and ministries who are willing to give freely of themselves and their gifts thereby receiving the help of the Almighty God by His Holy Spirit, for the destiny He has for them. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all ministers and ministries of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are created equal, that they are empowered by the Holy Spirit to a clear future, and a certain hope, that among these are Eternal Life, Spiritual Liberty and Everlasting Joy. That to secure these rights, Apostolic order is evident in Scripture, deriving its authority from the Head of the Church Himself, Jesus Christ. That when any ecclesiastical enterprise swerves off course it is the purpose of the Body to return to it’s original plan and divine order that will ensure their security and success. Wisdom dictates that the Church should not be a reed shaken with every wind of doctrine or create change for the sake of change. But when confronted with the evidences pointing to ineffectiveness, especially in the United States, it is the responsibility, the duty, to not look back; but to press on in the upward call and become the Body for which God intended and prepared it. We therefore, those of the redeemed, the called, and the chosen, the Church, by the Supreme Judge of the universe, solemnly publish and declare, that the ministers of the Church are both “next to” and “after” one another. That we shall bear together, build together, battle together, be blessed together so that Jesus’ prayer for unity be exercised by the Church, manifested to the world and superintended by the King of kings and Lord of lords. We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our resources with integrity. We voluntarily seal our hearts, minds and souls to this Covenant with the Body of Christ, the ministers thereof and the Lord Jesus Christ.