Dear Colleague in Ministry:
According to Romans 10:8, we (as ministers) are called to preach the Word of faith to the world. However, this is not a task that is to be undertaken alone. There are two essential divine connections that a minister of the gospel needs to fulfill the call God has given him or her. The first is with a spiritual father. First Corinthians 4:14-16 demonstrates the role a spiritual father plays in the life of believers:
“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.”
It is my belief and experience that ministers of the gospel need the practical wisdom, encouragement, ministry, and accountability that having a spiritual father provides.
A part of my calling from God is to serve as a Pastor to Pastors and Leaders who believe that God has called them to connect with me. At the writing of this letter, I have been in ministry for over 30 years, am the Pastor of a church of over 15,000 members, and have started over 20 churches throughout the world. God has blessed me and used me, and I believe that it is my responsibility to share the wisdom and revelation that God has given me over the years concerning ministry with others who are called to the five-fold ministry. The Word of Faith Ministerial Alliance is the primary way that I am able to fulfill this assignment. It is my heartfelt desire to help ministers be successful in their family lives, and in completing the ministerial assignments God has given them.
The second essential divine connection that a minister needs is with other ministers of the gospel. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 reads,
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
One of the goals of the Alliance is to establish a network of fivefold ministry gifts who are willing to not only receive from this ministry, but who are also willing to collaborate with other ministry gifts. Through sharing wisdom and successful ministry practices, we can help save the world together.
I invite you to pray about becoming a part of the Ministerial Alliance. It is a committed company of ministers under my spiritual leadership who are determined to take faith to the World. Joining the Word of Faith Ministerial Alliance will help you to fulfill the vision of your ministry and truly Take Faith to your World!
In the Master’s Service,
Bishop Keith A. Butler
Founder & President