This is Prophet Tom Hayden welcoming you to a part of our ministry, Breakthrough Worship Ministries to be exact. Below you'll find a basic outline of what our ministry believes and what we expect from our board members. We are asking you to read, pray and make a final conclusion about being on our board. Remember your commitment carries with it great weight and responsibility towards those who become dependent on you. This ministry is not about any one person. This, our founding board will be comprised of those who have a loyal steadfast commitment to Christ, forsaking the desire of being served, thus making a commitment to become the servant leaders of the many that will stand before you in times to come.
Prophet Tom 06/24/12
What I've learned:
After thirty years of ministry Apostle Tom has learned a few things and although we are endeavoring to express the heart of the ministry and that of our board through these few words, it is simply not possible, but it is within my ability to share some things I have learned. I guess this is where I speak to you from my heart... What I have learned is to be kind not just to others but to myself mostly, everywhere I go there I am.
Strive to be honest, "brutally honest if possible" even if you have to swear to your own hurt. Honesty is closely connected and holds hands with vulnerability. Most people shy away from vulnerability yet God has asked us to be naked and not ashamed has He not?
Honesty and vulnerability are connected to transparency. As you and I grow and mature we will become someone who has no personal agenda but will allow any and all to view who we really are and God meant us to be.
Integrity has come to me more so from recognizing my weakness and frailty not leaning on my strengths and God given talent which will bring with it great pride. When we are weak then He makes us strong.
I've learned consistency of service because of His love which has always shone a pure light on my sometimes crooked path of immature intentions.
I've learned what it is to sacrifice for others because He taught me to pray.
I've learned how to have and serve communion on so many levels.
I've learned to worship and understand that although my tears have great value to Him they have a greater impact on other people when I share them.
I've learned that if I want a friend I must show myself friendly. I had to learn to like me, to love me, over and over again until I got it. He has to still remind me of this. After all I am like you human and I too make mistakes.
I've learned He's more concerned with our response to our mistakes more so than the mistake itself at times.
I've learned to be kind and gentler to myself, realizing Father doesn't want my work He wants my love.
I've learned to be quiet and not be angry, this was a tough one to overcome.
I've learned it's ok to be genuine and be yourself even when others don't approve.
I've learned that ministry is nothing more than a relationship between people and God. As far as possible it needs to be practical and functional in nature while achieving maximum spiritual benefits.
I've learned through my missionary travels that people are more alike than different.
I've learned to be content in all things while longing to go home to heaven. I have despaired of life itself...
I've learned so much more over thirty years that I could not write it all but if I had to end this section with something I really learned it would be this,
The Father loves us so much He sent His only son, not to condemn the world but to seek and save the lost. I was lost. He found me and we have never left each others side.
He is in me, I am in Him and we desire to pour what we have and know into you... Follow me as I follow Christ Paul said, for we go to the Fathers house... Breakthrough Worship Centere'.
These are just some of the things you will learn from me if you'll just walk with me.
What is expected:
All board members should be personally committed to the mission of the organization, willing to volunteer sufficient time and resources to help achieve the mission of the organization, and understand and fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities. In essence you are saying to God first and Prophet Tom secondly that to the best of your knowledge you believe God is asking/telling you to be on our board of directors. If this is true, then there are a few things that will need to be established so we can have success now and in the future:
Unless two agree how can they walk together.
We expect our Board Members to be men/women above reproach- Being ever watchful to not bring shame on the name of Christ due to lack of integrity or character.
We expect our board of directors to bemorally chaste and ethically sound, not being reigned by the lust of their flesh.For in sowing to the flesh you will bring with it certain corruption and death but sowing to the spirit you will reap lifeand life more abundantly. Do not be deceived,your secret life affects everything you touch publicly.
We expect or board of directors to walk in a fear and reverence of being financially accountable to God, not being unstable in their tithes and offerings. For in doing so you will knowingly bring a curse upon the innocent ones who trust you to be faithful.Our ministry cannot demand you to be financially accountable to us or any other institution. It shouldn't ever have be demanded if you are a mature Christian. All tithes and offerings belong to the Lord. Those who do not do so are a thief in God's eyes... If you have another covering other than ours you must be faithful in this area. If BWM is your covering then you must be faithful in this area.
"WARNING"If it is detected that you are not faithful and you will not correct it, this can and will lead to immediate dismal if not rectified after several attempts.We cannot and will not compromise the integrity of the board nor jeopardize the future of our institution because of any single person or persons.
We know your tithes and offering are your gift to God and we honor you for your obedience and sacrifice to Him as you give. Be faithful, be diligent in your giving. Desire an walk in level of faith and commitment that can be emulated and trusted. As our board members God will entrust to us great riches, great secrets, great wisdom but we must be found faithful stewards of our own finances before He will ever entrust us with His.
We expect our board of directors to be people of prayer, our mission is spiritual first and natural second. We expect our board of directors to spend adequate time seeking God, thus assisting in the over all resolution of issues that will be generated through the activities of the ministry both locally, nationally and internationally. We expect our board members to be readers biblically and of other materials which will help assist in the overall welfare of the ministry but also guarantee continued growth in their own personal lives and relationships.Leaders are readers.
It's our desire that our board live out this scripture, Being anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving letting our requests known to God.
We expect our board of directors to be decent in action and attitude, not easily to offend. Our board meetings are and never will be a place to bring attitudes but we are mutually agreeing to come together to seek Christ first not self interest.
We expect our board to be accountable to God first then to the board itself as well all others where accountability is warranted.
To those who are under another ministry while serving on our board please note BWM reserves the right to contact your covering periodically to better understand how to serve you and assist you in maintaining balance, proper growth potential as well as solving any problems which may arise.
To those on the board who look to BWM as their primary covering and Apostle/Prophet Tom Hayden as their senior pastor please note being on the board is a responsibility of relationship which surpasses friendship and will define a faithfulness to God first and foremost.
We are not a board of yes people who are afraid to lose a friend but a people sent by God to do justice and handle most effectively what has been entrusted to us, Breakthrough Worship Ministries and its future.
We expect you to maintain proper boundaries concerning your obligations to this board and to those you are either accountable to, work for or are obligated to in marriage or friendship.
Understandably any and all of these expectations of this board can and will be met when we meet Gods demands on our own life.
Please understand the initial position of board of directors will be for a period of one year per your agreement.
Your agreement will allow Breakthrough Worship Ministries to take the next step in establishing itself as a legal entity in Sarasota Florida. We have a website, we have domain names, we have Breakthrough Centere's already existent on foreign soil but it's time for the ministry to manifest itself here. With your help, co-operation, prayers and faithful financial giving, Breakthrough Worship Ministries USA will soon become a reality.
I truly believe each of you was hand picked by God to fulfill this function.
This set of requirements is no means exhaustive nor is it meant to be. It's not our wish to bog you down with a myriad of do's and don'ts ... But please know it is our deepest desire to be led by the Spirit, working in harmony with the governing by laws and mandated by love.
Once the governing board has been established you will receive pertinent information about the other members, thus you will know who you are working with. Our immediate foundational board structure will be a little soft like cement drying but as we talk and share you will become more comfortable on how this whole process works.
If you can agree to these things then I know we will have great success in Him.
Your Word Is Your Bond:
Breakthrough Worship Ministries understands that we have the power of life and death in our tongue. Our words are binding... they are our bond. What we confess we receive. Your relationship, "as well as mine" with Christ is always growing. There is grace as we mature in Him. We are not perfected yet, but our integrity and character are always being looked at by those who aspire to be you. We may not be aware of the influence we have but by partaking of this board of directors position you will be elevated into the status of one who rules and reigns from a heavenly position not an earthly one alone. In this position you will have God given authority to rule and reign over His affairs upon the earth. Your word is your bond. We are not to swear to do a thing and not do it, as He is not pleased with this. Your decision making process should lead you to either a yes or a no concerning these matters of God. After soberly reflecting upon this matter and agreeing with the Spirit of God you will become accountable and fully responsible for your answers and actions. Each of us has a mouth, ears and a heart and it is with these instruments we shall create the ministry He desires to build. Your word is your bond, to one another, to me and to Him.
If you have nothing else to consider then please fill out form below. Any and all information is strictly confidential unless duly noted. I am available for consult if you should have further questions. Just let me know how I can help.
Again thank you for your participation.
Apostle Tom Hayden
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