The Father's House Ag Church

church@tfhag.org

Tel: +973 3644 1284

Villa 474, Road 3912, Block 339

Um Al Hassam,

Kingdom of Bahrain

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2019 by The Father's House Assemblies of God Church. The Kingdom of Bahrain.

Our Vision & Mission

The Vision

The vision of The Father’s House is to be “Salt and light” to this nation of Bahrain by transforming people to reflect the image and mind of Jesus Christ through the teachings of the Word of God, worship and charity (Matthew 5:13a, 14a). 

The Mission​

Our mission is to reach the unreached, irrespective of race, language, people and nation with the good news of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who gave His life to save those that seek Him and to satisfy their spiritual, mental and physical needs until His return (Matthew 28:18-20, Revelation 5:9-10). 

our Senior pastor

Rev. Dr. Koshy Eapen BTh, MA, DMin.  is a born again spirit-filled believer in Christ Jesus. He is also the founder, president and senior pastor of The Father’s House AG Church in the Kingdom of Bahrain established since March 15th 2003. He has a great passion for serving Christ by looking after the sheep in His fold. He holds a Doctorate in Christian Ministries from the US. He has a particular ministry for teaching the Word of God and for deliverance from demonic bondage. His wife Aleyamma  Koshy works with the Bahrain Defense Force  as a senior staff nurse. Daughter Hannah and son Abel study at The New Indian School, Sanad, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

'The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives'. (NLT Psalm 37:23)

 

During the reign of the late Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Amir of Bahrain, on the evening of June 27th 1993, two brothers and one sister in Christ joined to start a Malayalam prayer cell at the house of one of the brothers. Those three were Brother Alexander Samuel, my wife Aleyamma Koshy and myself Koshy Eapen. The Lord Jesus Christ added people from various walks of life to the cell group within weeks. Our Lord saved many people from their sinful life, healing and delivering them. We have 5 language groups from English, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Urdu. We are affiliated with Assemblies of God, India, Karnataka & Goa division under the leadership of Rev.Dr. Paul Thankaiah. The Church is located in Um Al Hassam, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

All glory to the Lord Jesus Christ who became sin for us. God loves you. 

 
Statement of Faith

As we are almost at the end of this dispensation and false teachings are emerging more in disguise, we recognize the importance of doctrines of our Holy God to be affirmed for the believers of TFHAG Church. To avoid being misled, it is important for every believer of TFHAG Church to have a firm grounding in the fundamental doctrines of the Holy Bible. It aims at a cross-functional both vertical as well as the horizontal relationship between God and men around our society. Living in a harmonious atmosphere of faith and love is the key foundation of any nation and its subjects. God is infinitely higher than we are, therefore we should not expect to be able to fully understand Him. An infinite God cannot be fully described by anything/anyone in creation.

 

Jehovah God is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit -- three Persons, one God. Tertullian (160-215 AD) explained, "We define that there are two, the Father and the Son, and three with the Holy Spirit, and this number is made by the pattern of salvation... They are three, not in dignity, but in degree, not in substance but in form, not in power but in kind. They are of one substance and power because there is one God from whom these degrees, forms, and kinds devolve in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" (Adv. Prax. 23; PL 2.156-7). However, we cannot confine God to a mere article of faith. We, therefore, offer the following statement as a summary.

 

 

1. GOD

 

 

1.1 THE ETERNAL GODHEAD

We believe that there is only one God, the creator and the Lord of the universe, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 44:6-8, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 2:13, 13:14)

 

1.1.1 FATHER

The Bible teaches that the Father is God. (Exodus 3:14, Phil 1:2)

 

 

1.1.2 SON

The Scripture says Son Jesus is God. (Titus 2:13, John 10;30, John 3:16, Colossians 1:15)

 

 

1.1.3 HOLY SPIRIT

The Scripture teaches that Holy Spirit is God. (Genesis 1:2, Acts 5:3-4, Ephesians 4:30)

 

 

 

1.2 THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Bible consists of sixty-six books, thirty-nine of which are in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament, which are divinely inspired and the only infallible authoritative word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18, 1 Corinthians 2:13)

 

 

1.3 MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the One guiding the Church in its various functions as it is the body of Christ. Though every service is disciplined according to the pattern of the Word of God, when the Holy Spirit gives special guidance, then the Church abides by that direction (Acts 13:2, 15:28).

 

 

2. ANGELS

 

 

2.1 MINISTERING SPIRITS

Angels are spirits. We believe there are ministering spirits God sends to guide and help his people in times of need (Psalms 104:4, Hebrew 1:7, Psalms 34:7, 91:11, Hebrews 1:14, 13:2).

 

 

2.2 SATAN

Satan is a created being of God. He was an anointed Cherub in the presence of God. He fell from his place of honor and became an adversary to God. He raises his rebellion through man on earth. (Ezekiel 28:13 -14, 18, Isaiah 14:12-14, 1 Peter 5:8-9, Ephesians 6:12)

 

 

3. MAN

 

 

3.1 CREATION OF MAN

God created man in His own image and he created them as male and female. (Genesis 1:27, 5:1, Deuteronomy 4:32, Isaiah 45:12)

 

 

3.2 THE FALL OF MAN

Man disobeyed God's law and become sinful. He became spiritually dead and separated from God. All human beings are sinners, both by birth and choice due to Adam's disobedience. As a result, man is by nature depraved, under condemnation and unable to attain unto divine righteousness. (Genesis 3:1-24, Ezekiel 18:4, 20, Romans 3:23)

 

 

3.3 TRIPARTITE BEING

We believe that man is a soul living in a body and having a spirit (Isaiah 42:5, 57:15-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Isaiah 57:16, Exodus 1:5, Ezekiel 18:4).

 

 

4. RECONCILIATION

 

 

4.1 JUSTIFICATION

We believe that Justification is an act of removing the guilt and punishment of sin while a sinner is declared righteous through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary. (Rom 4:25, 5:1, 8-11, 16-18, 30)

 

 

4.2 SANCTIFICATION

We believe that sanctification is a need in every believer of TFHAG who has been justified by the righteousness of God. It is the Lord Jesus who justifies and set apart a believer to worship Him alone. (2 Corinthians 7:1, Exodus 29:43, 1 Corinthians 1:30, 6:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, Hebrew 2:11)

 

 

4.3 FORGIVENESS FROM GOD

We believe that our sins must be forgiven by God. Therefore, we must ask God for forgiveness and receive the forgiveness by faith. The method instituted by God through the Scripture is to believe in the shed blood of Jesus on the Cross. (Psalms 130:4, Daniel 9:9, Acts 5:31, 13:38, 26:18, Ephesians 1;7, Colossians 1:14, 1 John 1:7)

 

 

4.4 SALVATION

We believe that we have no righteousness of our own and need to come to God pleading for the righteousness of Christ; and salvation is only through Christ Jesus (Rom 10:10, Ephesians 1:13, 2:8, Titus 2:11, Philippians 2:12, Acts 4:12).

 

4.4.1 BORN AGAIN

We believe that the change taking place in the heart at conversion, being born again, is a very real one. (John 3:3-8, 1 Peter 1:23)

 

 

4.4.2 WATER BAPTISM

We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus Christ. It is the fulfillment of God's counsel and His righteousness over a believer. Moreover, it is an identification of Jesus's death, burial, and resurrection while we believe that Jesus died, buried and rose again. It gives a higher conscience in a believer as a disciple of Jesus Christ to walk in the newness of life. We institute a full immersion baptism to our believers as the scripture teaches. (Matthew 3:13-15, 28:19, Luke 7:29, Acts 2:36-38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:1-5, Romans 6:4-5, 1 Peter 3:19-21).

 

 

4.4.3 HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM

We believe that Holy Spirit baptism is to empower the believer and this is in no way different to the infilling experience of the Holy Spirit (Mathew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Acts 1:8, 2:4).

 

 

4.4.4 PRAYER

We believe that prayer is the talking language of our Heavenly Father, who loves to fellowship with His children. It is one of the basic foundations of our spiritual progression. (Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Timothy 2:8, Jude 1:20)

 

 

4.4.5 THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Romans 8:1, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 2:10, 4:30-32)

 

 

4.4.6 DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that it is the will of God that we are sanctified daily; a life of separation from the world to live a life of holiness producing the fruit of the Spirit (Hebrew 6:1, 12:14, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Galatians 5:22-23).

 

4.4.7 LORD'S TABLE

We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of bread and juice of the vine instituted by the Lord for believers. Those who are born-again, water-baptized in full immersion, and who have a consistent life in Jesus Christ and in His Word are eligible to partake. (Matthew 26:26-29, Acts 2:38- 42, 1 Corinthians 11:23-30)

 

 

4.4.8 SECURITY OF SALVATION

We believe that though salvation is absolutely a gift of God, holiness, and separation have to be maintained, else salvation can be lost (Exodus 32:33, Ephesians 2:8-9, Philippians 2:12, Hebrews 6;4-8, Revelation 3:5, 3:11,16).

 

 

5. SOCIETY

 

 

5.1 CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that Government rules are to be honored at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5, 1 Timothy 6:1-2).

 

5.2 HARMONY

As the disciples of Jesus Christ, every believer of TFHAG must adhere to live in peace with one another. (Romans 12:18, Hebrew 12:14)

 

6. LINEAGE

 

 

6.1 CHILDREN

We believe children are a blessing from God. They are sanctified by the Lord and are under the grace of the believing parent till the age of discernment of good and evil. (Psalms 127:3 - 5, Mathew 19:14, 1 Corinthians 7:14)

 

6.2 PARENTHOOD

Christian parenthood accompanies a high calling and responsibility as a disciple of Jesus Christ. As a fundamental building block of the society, TFHAG stands to produce a generation of God-seekers in this present day. Parents should keep the holiness of marriage so that the seed remains pure and undefiled. (Ephesians 6:4, Hebrew 2:14, Proverbs 22:6, Lamentation 3:27)

 

 

6.3 MARRIAGE

We believe that marriage is God-ordained. Marriage is to be an exclusive relationship, a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23-30, Matthew 19:45).

 

6.4 FAMILY

We believe that morality, equality, strength, and support of the society come from family bonding. The family produces descendants of common ancestral traits. The family unit is; a group consisting of two parents and children whom God gives through holy matrimony. The concept of a Christian family is to be in God's purposes; thus each unit becomes Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. Any family dispute must be settled in the light of the Scripture so that immorality won't take its root in the family unit (1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 3:12, Titus 1:6, Hebrew 13:4, Galatians 3:29, 1 Corinthians 7:5).

 

7. FELLOWSHIP

 

 

7.1 CHURCH

We believe that the church is the redeemed body of God’s people of all time, of which Jesus Christ is both the head and the cornerstone. It is local and universal, visible and invisible, consisting of all those who have obeyed the Gospel. (Matthew 18:17, 16:18, 1 Peter 2:4-7, 1 Corinthians 12:13)

 

7.2 TRUTH & SPIRIT WORSHIP

We believe that God is Spirit and must worship in spirit and in truth. (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:5-6, John 4:23-25)

 

 

7.3 CHURCH WORSHIP

We believe it is a sacred duty to identify ourselves with fellow believers, who walk in the newness of life. It is a time to fellowship for exhorting, encouraging and building up each other spiritually, mentally and emotionally. (Acts 16:5, Hebrews 10:25, Galatians 6:1-2)

 

 

7.4 GREAT COMMISSION

We believe in the great commission Jesus gave to us to transform lives all over the world. (Mathew 28:18-20, 2 Corinthians 5:20)

 

7.5 EVANGELISM

We believe that every church member should actively engage in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among all nations. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, 20:20)

 

 

7.6 MODERATION

We believe that the experience and walk of the believer should never lead him to fanaticism (Ephesians 5:16, Philippians 4:5, Colossians 4:5).

 

7.7 TITHES & OFFERINGS

Going for the unreached is always an expensive matter as it cost the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the method ordained by God to reach out the unreached is by the financial support of its believers through tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:7).

 

7.8 FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

The Christian life is a battle of the sinful flesh against the new nature given by Christ. As fallen human beings, we are still trapped in a body that desires sinful things. As the temple of the Holy Spirit, believers will be helped by the Holy Spirit to have His fruit in us and His power available to conquer the acts of the sinful nature. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 4:13, Galatians 5:22-23)

 

7.9 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit has bestowed gifts upon the believers for the edification of the Church body and to reach out the unreached. (Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, 1 Peter 4:11)

 

 

7.10 FIVE-FOLD MINISTRY

The church ministry has five offices - apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers – who are called and separated by the Holy Spirit and not by any organization or by anybody’s desire or merit or talent. (Ephesians 2:20, 4:11-13)

 

 

7.11 RAPTURE

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to this earth in person, to take away the bride i.e., the church and that his coming is imminent. (1 Thessalonians 4: 16- 17)

 

7.12 SECOND COMING

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to this earth with His saints and the angels visibly in power and in glory to establish His Kingdom. (John 14:3, Acts 1:11)

 

 

7.13 PRE-TRIBULATION

We believe the rapture will take place before the tribulation which the Bible teaches. (Mathew 24:36, 42, 44, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17)

 

 

8. TEACHINGS

 

 

8.1 FOUNDATION

We believe that our Christian faith is laid on strong scriptural footings. As the foundation is important for buildings, so is it important for the Temple of God i.e., man. (Psalms 11:3, 89:14, 102:25, Luke 6:48, 1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 1:4, 2:20)

 

8.1.1 APOSTOLIC

The Scripture teaches a strong foundation for each believer through the Apostolic prophecies and teachings, bring a solid balance on the establishment of the past, present and future of Christian faith. (Hebrews 3:1, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 2 Timothy 1:11, Mathew 28:18-20, Ephesians 2:20, 3:5, 4:11-12, 2 Peter 3:2)

 

8.1.2 PROPHETIC

Prophetic utterance of the Old Testament declares that the salvation brought by Jesus Christ is true and beneficial for the whole mankind. (Isaiah 9:6-7, 28:16, 53:3-11, Acts 2:22-36, 1 Peter 1:20-21)

 

8.1.3 SCRIPTURE

We believe that, Scripture is the plans, instructions and spiritual road map for a believer in Jesus Christ during their earthly journey. (Daniel 10:21, Acts 1:16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

8.2 MEDIATOR
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only one mediator and Saviour of every born again believer. (1 Timothy 2:5-6, Galatians 3:19-20, Hebrews 8:6, 9:15, 12:24, Hebrews 7:24-25)

 

8.3 FAITH

We believe in the prophecies given from the beginning of the world system about the saviour Jesus Christ as the son of God. (Genesis 3:15, Deuteronomy 18:15, Isaiah 8:6-7, 53:3-12, Mathew 1:23, Luke 1:35, Acts 4:12, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 4:13, 2 Timothy 2:8, Hebrews 9:28)

 

9. JUDGEMENT

 

9.1 JUDGEMENT OF MAN

Due to the holiness of God, whoever dead or alive comes under the righteous judgment of the Holy God. (Ecclesiastes 3:17, Romans 2:16, Hebrew 9:27)

 

 

9.1.1 FIRST RESURRECTION

We believe that Judgment of man has two phases. The process starts with resurrection from the dead called First resurrection followed by judgment of the redeemed. It happens with the rapture of the Church. (Daniel 12:2-3, John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 20:4-6)

 

9.1.2 SECOND RESURRECTION

The resurrection of the dead happens only after the new millennial reign of Jesus with His saints. Those who were not part of the first resurrection will rise accordingly for their judgement. (Acts 17:31, Revelation 20:12-13, 15)

 

9.2 JUDGEMENT OF SATAN

We believe in the reality and the personality of Satan and the final judgment of him and the fallen angels. (Luke 4:1-13, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 25:41)

 

9.3 JUDGMENT OF THE REDEEMED

We believe that our God is a righteous Saviour. His Kingdom is established in holiness and righteousness. His judgments are true and perfect. God test everyone to the heavenly measure and proves righteous. (Psalms 19:9, Romans 5:8-9, 8:1-2, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Peter 4:17, Revelation 16:7)

 

9.4 HELL

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Saviour. (Revelation 20:10, 5)

 
Our Position Concerning Doctrinal Issues

1. ABORTION

We are against any form of abortion. (Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17, Deuteronomy 27:25a, Psalm 139:13-16, Psalm 22:10-11, Galatians 1:15) However, in a special emergency with strict medical advice and supervision, it may be permitted.

 

2. HEALING OF THE SICK AND INJURED

We believe in divine healing through the providence of God in response to prayer and encourage all people to believe in the Lord for deliverance. We also recognize the medical profession as an instrument in God’s hands. (Luke 5:31, Isaiah 53:5)

 

3. HYPNOSIS

We are opposed to any form of hypnosis. Hypnosis leads to an altered state of consciousness in which the mind is easily influenced from outside. That is what the hypnotist needs in order to modify the behaviour of his prey. The Scripture says to be watchful, “self-controlled and alert''. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). The hypnotist is not the only one who wants to modify our behaviour; Satan also wants to do some modifying and we should be wary of giving him any opportunity to make his suggestions.

 

4. OCCULT PRACTICES

We are opposed to all occult practices including communication with spirits and altered states of consciousness such as meditation. (Deuteronomy 4:19, 18:9-12a, Isaiah 47:10-14a, Jeremiah 10:2, Acts 16:16, Revelation 21:8)

 

5. HOMOSEXUALITY

We are opposed to homosexuality. Based on the teaching of the Holy Scripture, it is declared to be a sin. We encourage those who indulge in homosexuality to cease such acts, repent and turn to God for forgiveness. (Romans 1:20-32, Acts 15:20, 29, 1Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrew 13:4, Revelation 21:8, 22:15)

 

6. DIVORCE

We encourage strong marital relationships and discourage divorce except in extreme cases of proof of adultery. We believe in healing for crumbling or broken marriage. Divorced and remarried persons are accepted in love and grace as members, provided they have received Jesus as their Saviour and have a spirit-filled life. (Malachi 2:15-16, Mathew 5:32)

 

7. PREMARITAL/ EXTRA-MARITAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY

The Holy Bible declares such activities to be sin. We are opposed to all sex outside of marriage. (1 Corinthians 5:9-10, 6:9, Hebrew 12:16, 13:4, James 4:4)

 

8. WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN CHURCH OFFICES

We believe that God calls both men and women equally to the ministry. (1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11)

 

9. ORNAMENTS

We are not opposed to wearing ornaments. (James 2:2, Revelation 1:13)

 

10. IDOL WORSHIP

We do not believe in any form of teaching of praying to or paying obeisance to statues. (Exodus 20:2-5, 1 John 5:21)

 

11. PRAYING FOR THE SALVATION OF THE DEAD

Salvation is personal and a gift of God and available only during one’s lifetime. Any attempt to save them through after-death ceremonies are vain efforts according to the Scripture. We do not believe in it. (1 Corinthians 15:29, Hebrews 9:27)

 

12. SLAIN IN THE SPIRIT

We do believe being slain in the spirit. During the ministration, the Holy Spirit empowers believers and heals, delivers and speaks through visions and prophecy. (Matthews 17:5-8, Acts 9:3-4)

 

13. BIRTH CONTROL

This is left to the individuals concerned; however, following conception we are opposed to the use of any abortifacients.

 

14. OPERATIONS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANT

These are left to the individuals concerned.

15. DIETARY LAWS

We enforce no dietary restrictions; however, we discourage gluttony.

16. STERILIZATION

This is left to the individuals concerned.

17. BURIAL AND CREMATION OF FETUSES

This is left to the individuals concerned.

18. MEDICATION, VACCINATION AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION

We are supportive of medication including blood transfusion and vaccination. We are opposed to the use of narcotics except under strict medical supervision.

19. DRESS AND CONDUCT

We encourage modesty and moderation. We approve of good, clean, healthy recreation and entertainment. Refer “Congregational code of conduct”

20. TAX STATUS OF PROPERTY OWNED BY RELIGIOUS GROUP

We believe in exemption from taxation of all properties used for religious purposes, but not those used for unrelated business purposes

 
Congregational Code of Conduct

The Father’s House AG Church (TFHAG) Christian code of ethics recognizes love as the essential quality to be nurtured and exercised in the pursuit of ethical behavior within and outside the Church assembly. The love of God is the preeminent focus with the love of others and love of self (or self-worth, self-respect) being the next most important factors in determining appropriate conduct. TFHAG expects each individual to produce the character of responsibility, pure attitude, and mutual understanding - in relation to God, others, and self. The Church expects every member to be in discipline and in-subordination to the authority of the Church leadership. Progressive growth is expected always as each member is evaluated from time to time by the immediate elder(s) or deacon(ess). A further benefit of the code of conduct for the TFHAG members is that; it constitutes an agreed standard of behavior whereby a member character may be assessed. Failure to behave in an acceptable manner may indicate a lack of wisdom or a wayward attitude. The display of such conduct reveals or result in a character flaw. Determining attitude is the crucial factor and foundation for making the correct decision when confronted with an ethical dilemma. Therefore, the code of conduct defines the key attitudes which should prevail in the TFHAG member;

1. ATTITUDE EXPECTED FROM MEMBERS.

1.1. LOVING - John 13:35, 1 Peter 1:22

An attitude of love is the yardstick of a true follower of Christ. Willingness to serve and not to be served comes out from pure love out of faith.

1.2. HUMBLE - Philippians 2:3-8, James 4:6-10

Humility is the mark of a mature Christian and must pursue it.

1.3. MERCIFUL - Mathew 18:21-35, Luke 6:36

Because of the mercy of God, we escaped the judgment of God. So, we must be kind and merciful to others.

1.4. GRACE-FILLED - 1 Peter 4:10; 2 Corinthians 8:7-9

God not only shows us mercy but favor and blessing which are likewise.

1.5. TEACHABLE - Proverbs 1:5; Colossians 3:16

Must attain perseverance as we progress in the Church life. We believe teachable quality is produced through acceptance and submission to the teachings of the TFHAG Church.

 

1.6. ACCOUNTABLE - Romans 14:12; Hebrew 3:13

Accountability to God and man must be proven as long as the member is in fellowship with TFHAG.

 

 

1.7. RESPECTFUL - 1 Peter 2:17; Romans 12:10

Must respect one another irrespective of gender, colour, language, and race.

 

 

1.8. SUBMISSIVE - 1 Peter 2:13, 14; 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13

Must be willing to submit to godly leadership and our acceptance of God-ordained discipline.

 

 

 

2. DRESS CODE - 1 Timothy 2:9

 

Modesty in dressing is a must in the Church. All clothes must be clean and in good shape. Discernible rips, tears or holes are not allowed for both genders. The exposed body tends to arouse improper thoughts in both wearer and onlooker. To avoid such instances, TFHAG set these modesty guidelines for men and women;

 

 

WOMEN

 

 

2.1. No slacks because they immodestly reveal the feminine contours of upper leg, thigh and hip.

 

2.2. No low necklines.

 

2.3. No very tight or very thin clothes.

 

2.4. No dress hemlines at or above the knee.

 

2.5. No shorts are allowed during worship service.

 

 

MEN

 

 

2.6. No shorts are allowed during worship service.

 

2.7. Should not grow hair below the ear.

 

 

3. PUBLIC CONDUCT - Mathew 5:16, 1 John 1:6-7

 

 

3.1. TFHAG members should appear and behave properly inside the Church, and in the public places. Should not engage in gambling, immoral activity or quarrel.

 

 

3.2. Must be a good example to others and behave consciously in the public arena, knowing that you represent TFHAG church family and the Kingdom of God.

 

 

4. RESPONSIBILITIES TO GOD

 

 

4.1. Must be prayerful, a regular worshipper and a Bible meditator.

 

 

4.2. Must possess an obedient and sincere heart to the command of God.

 

 

4.3. Must have a lifestyle that is fully pleasing and glorifying God.

 

 

4.4. Must honor and thank the Lord God for every talent and ability, never to take any credit.

 

 

5. RESPONSIBILITY TO OTHERS

 

 

5.1. FAMILY

 

 

5.1.1. Must be responsible for the family unity, love, and care.

 

5.1.2. Must respect, protect, love, submit and help one another.

 

 

5.1.3. Must keep a day in a week to maintain the bonding between each member of the family.

 

 

5.1.4. Must hold minimum one prayer fellowship daily according to the availability of family members’.

 

 

5.1.5. Must take initiative to give counseling to the family members or obtain counseling through the church elders responsible for your congregation; matters of spiritual interest or any difficulty.

 

 

5.2. CONGREGATION

 

 

5.2.1. Must display love, faith, and integrity in a way which will inspire and assist others to follow Jesus Christ.

 

 

5.2.2. Must avoid any destructive behavior like starting or passing gossip.

 

 

5.2.3. Do not circulate false information or defame a person's integrity

 

 

5.3. COMMUNITY

 

5.3.1. Never to engage in any conspiracy including any form of talk or message written or electronically send against the Rulers of the Kingdom of Bahrain or any other nation.

 

5.3.2. Must respect the law and order of the Kingdom of Bahrain and its rulers, leaders and officials at all times.

 

5.3.3. Never curse Israel as they are our spiritual brothers

5.3.4. Must attempt to live a life that is above reproach, giving attention to such matters as paying bills on time, renewal of registration of the vehicle as is due, renewal of official documents for residence, being punctual for appointments, displaying courtesy and good manners towards others.

 

 

5.3.5. Be careful to relate to the opposite sex.

 

5.3.6. Should not misappropriate funds of others or any organization.

 

 

5.4. TFHAG CHURCH

 

5.4.1. Must work towards the Objectives, Vision and Mission of the Church.

 

5.4.2. Each TFHAG member should actively engage in spreading the gospel to the non-born again community at any time anywhere consciously.

 

5.4.3. Must attend all the fasting prayers and at least one corporate service in a month and partake in the Holy Communion.

 

5.4.4. Must uphold and live by the core values of the Church, i.e., Word-based, dynamic faith, stable spirituality, selfless service, readiness for the return of Jesus Christ.

 

5.4.5. Do not pass comments against the Church or the leaders according to your understanding. Be loyal to the Church at all times.

5.4.6. Must be a giver of Firstfruits, Tithes, Freewill offerings so as the church can function effectively.

 

5.4.7. Chewing gum inside the Church building is strictly prohibited.

 

 

5.4.8. Give due respect to the pastoral elders, leaders and governing executives in the TFHAG church, praying for them and submitting to their leadership.

 

 

5.4.9. You may not always agree with the policies or approach of the leaders above you, yet you will not allow yourself to react in a way which would undermine their authority or cause personal offense. However, you can follow the practice of reporting your grievances to the senior pastor at all times through the Executive Secretary to the Pastor's office.

 

 

6. RESPONSIBILITY TO SELF

 

 

6.1. Should not be consuming alcohol or its derivatives at any time or anywhere.

 

 

6.2. Smoking of tobacco products is strictly prohibited inside and outside of the Church irrespective of gender.

 

6.3. Intake of drugs in any form is prohibited for TFHAG members.

 

6.4. Shall not at any time watch pornography, gambling, immorality, quarrel and any other activities which are demeaning or destructive to the integrity and spiritual growth.

 

6.5. It is the responsibility of the TFHAG members to brief the accompanying visitors to any Church service about the general code of conduct.

 

 

6.6. Advice the accompanying visitor not to partake from the Table of the Lord, if they are not born again, water baptized and a consistent believer in Jesus Christ.