The Ministerial Alliance is composed of all the Elders and Ministers who are credential holders and have been given license by the Senior Pastor through the Elders Council to operate in the capacity of clergy in D.T.C.C.
These men and women are called by God to be guided by the Senior Pastor in assisting in the local church and manifesting the global vision that has been given to the Senior Pastor. Elders are to perform sacerdotal duties such as praying for and anointing the sick, laying on of hands, pastoral tasks, preaching sermons, conducting worship services, communion, performing weddings, and funerals etc., at the discretion of the Senior Pastor.
Ministers are to perform the same sacerdotal duties as Elders with the following exception: Ministers shall not perform the ministering of communion, the laying on of hands, or perform funerals unless they are in the direct presence of an Elder and are at the direction of the Senior Pastor.
The Ministerial Alliance meets every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for prayer, training, and supplication through the Word. They also hold quarterly fellowships and outings to foster camaraderie and bolster one another in spiritual servanthood.
The Elders Council (Titus 1:5-9) is made of spiritual leaders in the Church. They are men and women who are called by God to minister to the Senior Pastor and provide wisdom in helping to formulate the vision God has given.
These individuals serve in an advisory capacity and must be members of D.T.C.C. They have proven themselves according to the qualifications of a Church Elder. These men and women are chosen by the Senior Pastor and commissioned by the laying on of hands. The Elders Council meets as required to govern the Church’s spiritual needs to which they have been appointed. They are the regulatory commission for the Ministerial Alliance and Ministerial Alliance Preparatory Program.
The Elders Council serves as the reviewing body of ministerial credentials to be recommended by the D.T.C.C. Ministerial Alliance Preparatory Program and those submitted by individuals who have been licensed by another church.
The Elders Council also has spiritual oversight of spiritual education, spiritual counseling, Evangelism, Enrichment Groups of Twelve, Intercessory Prayer, Marriage Ministry, Singles Ministry, Youth Church, Men’s Department, Women’s Department, Young Adults’ Department, Music Department, Mass Media, and Diaconate.
The EG-12 GROUPS at Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center (DTCC) is the consolidation of various groups of saved, spirit-filled individuals, forming a nucleus surrounding Bishop and his assistants in meeting the operational demands of the Ministry and the spiritual needs of the people who participate in the worship and social activities of DTCC.
18 - 25 YEARS
26 - 32 YEARS
R.O.C. REFLECTIONS OF CHRIST
33 - 39 YEARS
40 - 46 YEARS
47 - 55 YEARS
Ministerial Alliance Preparation Program
The Ministerial Alliance Preparation Program serves the Vision of the House by identifying and preparing faithful members of our local assembly who have professed a divine calling on their lives to the five-fold ministry of Jesus Christ. The department endeavors to present to almighty God, to our Senior Pastor, to our church family, and to the Body of Christ at-large, trained, mature, and yielded servants of God; who are prepared for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the Body of Jesus Christ. This is achieved through extensive training workshops, school of ministry certifications, monthly meetings, monthly outreaches, private/peer tutoring, and yearly evaluations. The Elders and Ministers who act as primary facilitators of training are anointed with gifts and talents to ensure the rigorous, in-depth professional requirements of the Ministerial Alliance Preparation Program are successfully completed. Successful graduates become exceptional licensed ministers who are equipped to serve in all facets and capacities of contemporary Christian service. “…many are called, but few are chosen…”
The Ministerial Alliance of Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center serves to train, support, and enhance the ministry of those individuals who believe they are called to the five-fold ministry of Jesus Christ.
“And to some he gave apostles, and to some prophets, and to some evangelists, and to some pastors and teachers.” Eph 4:11
The Ministerial Alliance serves as ecclesiastical and clerical support to the pastorate of Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center and operates in accordance with the Vision of the House to assist the senior pastor with “the perfecting of the saints, work of the ministry, and edification of the body of Jesus Christ.” Eph 4:12
The purpose of the Deliverance Tabernacle Ministerial Alliance and Preparation Program is to identify and prepare faithful members of our local assembly who have professed a divine calling on their lives to the five-fold ministry of Jesus Christ.
We endeavor to present to almighty God, our local church family, and to the body of Christ at large trained, mature, yielded servants of God who are prepared for the perfecting of the saint, work of the ministry, and the edification of the body of Christ.
Our purpose is fulfilled through extensive training workshops, school of ministry certifications, monthly meetings, monthly outreaches, private peer tutoring, and yearly evaluations.
Our purpose is moreover fulfilled through the successful completion of rigorous in depth professional requirements of the Ministerial Alliance Preparatory Program, enabling persons to be officially licensed to preach the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center Ministerial Alliance produces exceptional licensed ministered who are equipped to serve in all facets and capacities of contemporary Christian service.
The Diaconate is composed of men and women who are spiritual leaders in the church having been recommended by the Senior Pastor, having completed with Deacon training, and possessing the following qualifications: thoughtful (I Tim 3:8), not double-tongued (I Tim 3:8), sober (I Tim 3:8), free from the love of money (I Tim 3:8), mature in their faith (I Tim 3:9), proven character (I Tim 3:10), faithful in marriage (I Tim 3:12), and one who manages their household well (I Tim 3:12); additionally a Deaconess must not be prone to gossip and be faithful in all things (I Tim 3:11). Each Deacon and Deaconess is charged with assisting in maintaining order in worship services; attending the physical needs of the ministry, visiting and ministering to members, and doing such other duties as are assigned from time to time by the Senior Pastor. Each member of the Diaconate shall be appointed by the Senior Pastor to serve in any area of need that might arise. Meetings are held monthly on the third and fourth Sundays for training.
The Evangelism Auxiliary assists the Senior Pastor to reach into the community in order to minister to the unsaved as well as those who labor and are heavy laden.
The committed men and women of God working in this auxiliary are anointed the fire of the Holy Spirit and have burning desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Evangelism Ministry conducts community outreaches, visits nursing homes, visits hospitals, and assists the Senior Pastor in planting to ensure that as many souls are willing, receive the gift of salvation. The auxiliary meets regularly for planning and training.
Prison Outreach Ministry
The Prison Outreach Ministry serves the vision given by God to the Senior Pastor through ministry to the captives that they may be set free through the salvation of Jesus Christ. The members of this auxiliary are anointed to freely go and minister to those who might easily be forgotten. The Prison Outreach Ministry works diligently with the penal Chaplain staff to evangelize, ease the transition, and provide support for formally incarcerated converts back into society. This happens through coordinated efforts with available faith-based and civic initiatives.
The Missionary Department assists the Senior Pastor to spread the Gospel by going unto the nations, ministering to people at home and abroad. The men and women of this department are anointed with the Holy Spirit to go out into the highways and byways and minister to God’s people without regard to geographical boundaries. The missionaries also play an integral role in altar calls during our worship services to assist with order, “cover” those who answer the call, and assist the elders and ministers as needed. The missionaries embark on foreign missions semi-annually. The department meets as required to conduct planning and training.