Covenant Ministerial Association (CMA) is a non-profit, religious organization with Headquarters in Hudson, FL, USA. We are dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost people around the world and enfolding them into the body of Christ through training and discipleship. This organization aims to bring ministerial credibility to Christian Businesses, Christian Professionals, Churches, and other religious entities locally and globally. Our goals are to give support through training, credentialing, ministerial development, and fellowship.
To build an Apostolic network of ministries both locally and globally that demonstrates the Love of God for them.
To proclaim the Gospel message locally and internationally.
To train, mentor, equip, encourage, endorse, promote, and send forth credible ministries in their pursuit of the Great Commission.
We will endorse ministries through a credible credentialing process.
We will develop and strengthen leadership through prayer, training, and conferences with various educational opportunities.
We will teach and practice networking for Global Influence and Kingdom Advancement.
We will strengthen and reinforce Christian Business people and Christian Professionals through Networking, Training, Fellowship, and Prayer.
Tenants of Faith & Doctrine
CMA is a Christian Faith Organization operating under an Apostolic form of government that finds its headship in the Lord Jesus Christ and its duly appointed leaders. CMA accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God and accepts them as sufficient for the rule of faith and practice. It adopts the following Articles and Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine to maintain general unity.
Section 1. The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to humanity. The Bible is the infallible rule of faith and conduct and is therefore superior to conscience and reason but not contrary to reason (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).
Section 2. The One True Godhead. The triune Godhead comprises three separate and distinct personalities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second personality of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Section 3. Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man was created good and upright. God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But, by voluntary transgression, man fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
Section 4. The Salvation of Man.
- Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the Cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and divine healing for all humanity (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace, we are saved through faith. “The Word is near you, in your mouth and your heart. The Word of Faith that we are preaching says, “If we confess with our mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, we shall be saved! Man believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth, he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
- The Evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.”(I John 3:23)
- Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine our rewards in eternity. (Romans 10:9-10 and II Cor. 5:10)
Section 5. Baptism in Water. The ordinance of water baptism should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures. Water baptism is an act of obedience and a testimony of the new believer’s faith in Jesus Christ. They are declaring to the world that they have died with Jesus and have been raised back up with Him to walk in the newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4)
Section 6. The Lord’s Supper. “And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, also, He took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Therefore, let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (I Cor. 11:24, 25, 28).
Section 7. The Promise of the Father. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, which is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We do this because Jesus promised us that the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, would come. Seeking to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit was an everyday experience in the early Christian church. The Holy Spirit baptism brings the endowment of power for life and service. The Holy Spirit baptism also bestows spiritual gifts for the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; I Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
Section 8. The Evidence of Holy Spirit Baptism. The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2,6; 1:8).
Section 9. The Church. The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
Section 10. Our Blessed Hope. Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to ever be with Him (I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thes. 4:16-17; and II Thes. 2:1).
Section 11. Eternal Damnation for the Lost. Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name are not found written in the book of life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. The lake of fire is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
Section 12. The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ. The Millennial (1000 Year) Reign of Christ will begin when Jesus Christ our Lord returns with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on the earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25,17; II Thes. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and new earth (Rev. 21).