2. To go through water baptism (Acts 2:41; 18:8).
3. To take part in other church programs, apart from the ministry in the office, such as system of G12, etc. (Rom. 12:4-8); to attend all the church services, leaders’ meetings and schools, etc.
4. To be faithful and devoted to the ministry, which God committed to him (Acts 2:42-47). Devotion also implies that a minister should:
- live a pure and holy life (1 Thes. 5:22). Minister’s life should be pure and blameless, so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is not reviled;
- be honest and open, avoid any kind of lie and exaggeration;
- have a personal relationship with the Lord (Eph. 2:20,22; Matt. 6:6) through regular everyday prayer and reading the Word of God (Acts 17:7);
- witness about the Christ to unbelievers (Acts 1:8; 2 Tim. 4:21);
- not miss the church services (Heb. 10:25).
5. To support the church financially through tithes and offerings:
- tithe means one tenth of the income. During Old Testament times the people of Israel gave tithes to support ministers (Levites) and free them from regular work, so that they can devote all of their time to religious issues (Mal. 3:10). In the New Testament Jesus also confirms that we need to tithe (Mat.23:23);
- offering is everything we give above the tithe. God obliges us to give the tithes, but offering is a volunteer act of each believer as a sign of gratitude to the Lord. Offerings are used for the rent of building, payment for heating and electricity, transportation, post office services, publishing, etc. Therefore, all the tithes are for people, whereas offerings are for projects and programs of the church.
6. To submit to the church leaders (Eph. 1:20, 23).
Church is built on the principles of theocracy, in other words leadership of the Lord through people whom He puts at the head of the church: pastors, leaders, etc. That is why by recognizing the authority of our pastor or leader, we also recognize the authority of the Lord and allow the Holy Spirit to manifest powerfully in our lives and ministries. And vice versa, by opposing and rejecting to submit to the leadership we become like the satan, who was in a rebellion against God. Thereby we are destroying our lives and harm the ministry committed to us. (Is. 14:13, 14)
7. To take initiative, be purposeful and at the same time sensitive to the Holy Spirit, develop constantly and grow, both spiritually and professionally.
8. To be disciplined, fulfil tasks creatively and in time, achieving the optimal result, thereby being an example to others in the ministry (Phil 2:20-22).
9. To consult with the leader or pastor concerning the ambiguous issues of ministry or personal life.
10. To be sensitive and responsive to the needs of people who turn to the church for help, serve people in the love of God.