Guidelines to obtain and maintain patchholder status with the Soul Patrol Ministry
- Must be a born again believer. (John 3:3)
- Must attend Bible based church “consistently” for a minimum of 6 months.
- Must be a student of God’s Word, both in personal Bible study and devotion as well as sitting under the teaching of the Senior Pastor. (Ps. 119:15-16)
- Must at all time own and operate a motorcycle suitable to this type of Ministry.
- Attend Soul Patrol Ministry functions and meeting regularly.
- Patch “Colors” are the property of Soul Patrol Ministry . Therefore, you must agree to promptly return “Colors” in case of leave of absence or disciplinary action.
- Must serve in some area of the church.
- We are to present ourselves as living sacrifices holy and acceptable to God. (Romans 12:1) Because our service is unto the Lord it is vital that our lives reflect his Lordship and direction, therefore people serving in this ministry must not practice willful or unrepentant sin. This does not mean we expect perfection but a life that reflects God’s work of conforming you in the image of Christ.
The purpose of these requirements is to provide a guidelne for those who wish to become a patch holder with the Soul Patrol Ministry. Our guidelines cannot be complete or cover every variable. Question’s and special circumstances will be reviewed and settled by officers and pastors. Any timing or rule may be waved or altered.
Statement of Faith
The Bible: The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of the sixty six books of the Old and New Testament. We believe scripture in its entirety originated with God, and it was given through the instrumentality of chosen men. Scripture thus at one and the same time speaks with the authority of God and reflects the backrounds, styles, and vocabulaties of the human authors. We hold the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similary inspired by God.
God: We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning God created out of nothing the world and all things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
Salvation: The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. Orignally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God, choosing to go his independent way, and was thus alienated from God, and he suffered the corruption of his nature, rendering him unable to please God. The fall took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences, and are thus in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is then wholly a work of God’s free grace and not the result, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness and must be personanlly appropriated by repentance and faith. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue preforming it until the day of its full consumation.
Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justise and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended to heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only Mediator betweeen God and man continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
The Holy Spirit:
The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. He enlightens the mind of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the upbuilding of the body. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture. His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible for the believer to lead a life of Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world, and a judgement that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. God’s judgement will reveal His justice in consigning them to perpetuate in eternal retribution for their own rejection of God. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life.
The corollary of union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of His body, the church. There is one true church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and communionas the sacramentarism ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world.
Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is a local expression of the church. Under the watchful care of elders and other supportive leadership, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent onthe one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Faith and Practice:
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The church recognizes it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible.
We believe the Statement of Faith to be an accurate summary of what the Scriptue teaches. All members shall refrain from advocating doctrines that are not includes in the Statement of Faith in such a way as to cause dissensions.