This association is purposed and organized to provide a means of biblical proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the establishment and maintenance of multiple forms of ministry relationships. Within the established relationships, this association is to operate a non-profit ministry service and religious society exclusively for charitable purposes, with the right to receive and make contributions, circulate newsletters in a religious context, and all other services pertaining to ministry services including but not necessarily limited to, networking, founding, and maintaining a church or churches, house churches, bible schools, evangelistic ministries and publishing endeavors. In regard to affiliated churches, house churches, and ministries, the Corporation shall operate as a central organization for purposes of Internal Revenue Procedure 80-27.
The Biblical purpose of Antioch International Ministries is two-fold:
1. To serve as a network of churches, ministries, and ministers committed to the fulfillment of Christ’s great commission of Matthew 28:18-20
“All authority has been given to me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you to, and lo I am with you always, even to the end of this age.” (NAS)
2. To serve as a network of churches, ministries and ministers committed to the mandates of Hebrews 10:23-25
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (NAS)
and 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” (NAS)